The Humble Spud

Neil's picture

So, Robin

Are there potatoes on Harn?

I've always said no, but yesto other medieval european root vegetables.

Does it really matter one way or another?


Jan's picture

It certainly matters -- not only for the gluten-intolerant folks (:D) but also from a descriptive point of view.

While the ultimate decision lies with each individual GM of course, I would also be interested in the official version. ;)

Robin's picture


We actually answered this one in one of those 'did you know' thingies on the previous version of this website... Hey... maybe we should get those back?

Here's the word:

An 'editorial error' once changed 'no new world crops' into 'no root crops', leaving several generations of peasants at a loss as to what to put in their turnip soup.

Off the top of my head, this includes members of the nightshade family (?) such as potato, tobacco, & tomato, as well as cocoa (although carob is available). I'm also thinking maize, but I'm not quite sure about this one, because my brain is not working right...

I simply love the 'adventure' concept of bringing a sack of spuds and dropping them in front of King Sîrnen...

Severin's picture

Sort of like that Blackadder episode: Potato

Robin's picture

Yes, sort of just like that, brown lumpy things... only different. You've hit the nail right on its side there well done :)