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  1. Yep. The soft, sweet pulp of the chocolate fruit might have been used to make a fermented drink (about 5% alcohol). Which, incidentally, is something they still do in Latin America. Also, as of November 2018, evidence now suggests that the cultivation of cocoa is actually much older than we previously thought it was. Until now, the oldest evidence was among the Olmecs of Mexico about 4,000 years ago, but now there's reason to think it was being cultivated by the Mayo-Chinchipe people of South America as far back as 5,300 years ago.
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  2. It doesn't show up in the Guide. Crystallized sugar exists, however, even though it's a rarity and cult secret somewhere in Kralorela (I briefly talked about it in a Wind Words episode). Sugar canes are somewhat common in a few places so you can have some sweet beverages.... and on that same Wind Words episode we had mused a bit about the possibility of some nectar called "elf blood", made from.... well... let's call it "tree sap", a bit like Canadian maple syrup. That might be a fancy kind of honey to put in your tea! Of course, it's not because cocoa isn't mentioned in the guide that yo
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  3. Glögg/Glühwein/Mulled Wine must surely exist.
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  4. Anyone got any more questions?
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  5. I'm trying to think if there's a single cereal grain in the real world that isn't roasted and steeped to make a drink. I'm fuzzier on the New World grains and seeds, but I think even a number of legumes are used for beverages -- certainly for making "milks". Provided they haven't been 'effed out of canon, Glorantha has most counterparts and a few new ones. I have some boricha right here -- roasted barley "tea" -- though I'm drinking it cold, and some genmaicha (roasted brown rice with green tea) up in the cupboard. How 'bout some hot bloodbean milk? !i!
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  6. Dou you place an there an upper limit on that? Otherwise novice archers with a high DEX 5% bow skill could delay their shots for 10-15 DEX ranks and shoot at over 100%, all the time. In Elric! the +10% per 5 ranks gave you a practical limit of +20-30% but with +10% per rank it could really add up. Just the sample Archer from the core book (DEX 13, Hunting Bow 60%) could delay for a dozen DEX ranks and attack at 180%! IMO capping the aim bonus at half again or twice skill would make sense
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  7. I'm not sure where else to post this and it's not directly podcast related but I'm loving the Wind Whispers newsletter. What a great way to keep those of us short on time up to speed about what's happening with the real world goings on for our favourite fantasy world. My favourite bits are the snippets of archaeological / historical / curiosity stories that have Gloranthan parallels at the end of each newsletter. A real pleasure to discover Wind Whispers #`10 in my inbox this morning and browse it with my morning brew. Thanks so much. Brent. P.S. I was curious if h
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