>GM angry when player brings potatoes from the new world back to the old world. >no more starvation

>GM angry when player brings potatoes from the new world back to the old world
>no more starvation
>grimdark slowly dies

  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    GM should allow this and create potato guild, which shall regulate who can own and raise potatoes
    Grimdark saved

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why didn't china import potatoes and stop eating hard-as-fuck-to-farm rice?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      cuz Korea stole all the potatoes!

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Because rice is still more efficient in terms of calories per square meters provided. In spite of the difficulty in planting and harvesting it really can't be beat as a staple crop.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        calories maybe but not in terms of actual nutrition
        potatoes are the best

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        An acre of rice feeds more people than an acre of potatoes. And they’ve always had a lot of fucking people.

        China did, actually. In addition to what the others said, potatoes were typically grown on the mountains at altitudes rice didn't survive on. The introduction of the potato was one of several reasons why China's population boomed from about 300m to about 600m before industrialisation caught on.

        Rice is more calorie efficient per acre if you’ve got the climate and irrigation. Potatoes grow well in craggy cold geography… like Ireland

        Thanks ricebros. I don't know where I picked up the idea that rice was hard to grow. I guess I would have guessed northern china to be very cold and thus potatoland though.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Most of the rice production in China is in the mountainous and wet south, ideal for rice paddies. Northern China cultivates more wheat.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >rice was hard to grow
          Rice cultivation rewards diligence. That is, if you work harder at weeding and so on, you'll get more and better rice. What's more, Asia doesn't have the one growing season like in Europe. So there's no off season. At least that's how I've heard the difference in work ethic explained.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      An acre of rice feeds more people than an acre of potatoes. And they’ve always had a lot of fucking people.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      China did, actually. In addition to what the others said, potatoes were typically grown on the mountains at altitudes rice didn't survive on. The introduction of the potato was one of several reasons why China's population boomed from about 300m to about 600m before industrialisation caught on.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Rice is more calorie efficient per acre if you’ve got the climate and irrigation. Potatoes grow well in craggy cold geography… like Ireland

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >no more starvation

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    /tg/ what was your country using in a similar fashion before potatoes arrived from the new world? mine chestnuts. A lot of traditional dishes still use them

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >try backyard gardening
    >get 40 liter plastic buckets
    >drill holes
    >get soil
    >plant chunks of potato
    >water them, cover with dirt over time
    >every year they are either thumb sized at best or they get eaten by grubs that I don't even know how they got into the bucket
    >give up
    If the food gets cut off I'm fucked.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You could make a Spud Box.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Try putting alternating layers of bloodmeal and bonemeal in the dirt. That always worked for me. You can get them at any farm supply store.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I'll give that a shot. Is it cheap?

        You could make a Spud Box.

        What?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          A decent sized bag of each will probably run you about $25-30, but that's enough for maybe 8 buckets, assuming you're using those big plastic ones you see at most hardware stores.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Farming is hard work, even when it's just potatoes*

      * of course there's an asterisk here because America exists where you can be paid specifically not to farm

      That said, growing is more about soil quality than anything else, and knowing how to improve local soil quality is a major differentiator between a casual and an accomplished farmer. Alternatively you can plant an orchard and wait 7 years.

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >GM realizes the players also brought diseases from the old world to the new world
    >no natives with resistances to old poxes
    >grimdark slowly revives

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Nobody cares.

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If your setting can be fixed with potatoes, it's most certainly not grimdark.

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >the potatoes are blighted
    >the Iris- peasants starve to death again!

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Your GM is shit.
    All he has to do is introduce a little world called "famine".

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >salamander infestation poisones all the wells

Your email address will not be published.