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(NPR)   "Settlers of Catan" cookbook is potential gift for foodie gamer in your life. All recipes have Settlers theme and accommodate typical food allergies and dietary restrictions of a geek, says lactose-intolerant author   (npr.org) divider line 54
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2013-12-19 09:07:00 PM  
Never mind the cookbook, bring on the knitting book. I want those socks.
 
2013-12-19 09:34:49 PM  
Wow! I can buy a cookbook that crowbars in an element to appeal to a niche audience to make a quick buck!
 
2013-12-19 09:36:41 PM  

jfarkinB: Never mind the cookbook, bring on the knitting book. I want those socks.


What socks?

/Bookmark.
 
2013-12-19 09:36:58 PM  
"I don't know what it is about us geeks, but you can't get three, four or five of us together in a room without three having something wrong with our digestive systems," Oseland tells The Salt.

You just hang out with the constitutionally feeble, maybe?

/never encountered this issue
//not even with the old men I currently game with
 
2013-12-19 09:54:46 PM  
Every recipe requires far more of one ingredient than you can reasonably get in any grocery store trip.
 
2013-12-19 09:56:05 PM  
So you're saying we could use a Settlers of Catan convention as a pretext for a eugenics program to cull the genetically inferior?
 
2013-12-19 09:57:41 PM  
Hey, everybody, I've got wood for sheep!
 
2013-12-19 10:04:23 PM  
If I knew anyone who called themselves a "foodie gamer", the only gift they'd get would be a professional hit.
 
2013-12-19 10:09:13 PM  

Jambalaya James: I love how easy Catan is to play, not to mention how easily you can expand it.


Much like Dominion
 
2013-12-19 10:14:29 PM  

Dazrin: What socks?

/Bookmark.


Why, these socks, of course.
 
2013-12-19 10:24:36 PM  
I need an "Oregon Trail" cookbook.
 
2013-12-19 10:28:26 PM  
Yeah, but if you roll a seven a thief takes your cake!
 
2013-12-19 10:36:51 PM  
I still think "A Feast of Ice and Fire" is the best tie-in cookbook ever. The writers really did their research and it shows. They have an excerpt from ASoIaF that mentions a food then the cookbook authors will give you a recipe for that food from the middle-ages and then a more modern recipe.
 
2013-12-19 10:47:10 PM  

wildsnowllama: Yeah, but if you roll a seven a thief takes your cake!


You don't even have to roll for this guy.

www.toplessrobot.com
 
2013-12-19 10:51:42 PM  
What does lactose intolerance have to do with anything?
 
2013-12-19 10:56:12 PM  

Theeng: Wow! I can buy a cookbook that crowbars in an element to appeal to a niche audience to make a quick buck!


Pretty much works with just about everything else us geeks like to buy.
 
2013-12-19 10:56:49 PM  
I think I've maybe played two games of Settlers in my life.

The first one to understand the rules, and the second involved monopolies and backstabbing wounds that haven't healed to this day.
 
2013-12-19 11:06:32 PM  
Freaking love Settlers.

/We built this city
//We built this city on Rock and Wood
///Couldn't resist, sorry for the ear worm folks but those of you that have played it get the joke.
 
2013-12-19 11:10:20 PM  
FTA: ""I don't know what it is about us geeks, but you can't get three, four or five of us together in a room without three having something wrong with our digestive systems,"

Pizza and Mt Dew are geek food....  Poser.
 
2013-12-19 11:12:15 PM  
I can eat anything, like a true geek.

/gfy, fakes
 
2013-12-19 11:15:06 PM  

Kome: Theeng: Wow! I can buy a cookbook that crowbars in an element to appeal to a niche audience to make a quick buck!

Pretty much works with just about everything else us geeks like to buy.


Geeks are smart.
Your comment suggests you are not smart.
Ergo, you are not a geek.

Q.E.D.
 
2013-12-19 11:28:28 PM  
ok, so I'm going to knead a coal fired brick oven to make wheat bread and baked mutton on a plank of wood
 
2013-12-20 12:07:28 AM  

ArcadianRefugee: "I don't know what it is about us geeks, but you can't get three, four or five of us together in a room without three having something wrong with our digestive systems," Oseland tells The Salt.

You just hang out with the constitutionally feeble, maybe?

/never encountered this issue
//not even with the old men I currently game with


My gaming groups include lactose intolerance, gluten allergies, a vegetarian, someone on Atkins, and someone else apparently allergic to bovine proteins. Potlucks can be difficult.

/I'm the lactose intolerant one
 
2013-12-20 12:09:47 AM  

Mike Chewbacca: ArcadianRefugee: "I don't know what it is about us geeks, but you can't get three, four or five of us together in a room without three having something wrong with our digestive systems," Oseland tells The Salt.

You just hang out with the constitutionally feeble, maybe?

/never encountered this issue
//not even with the old men I currently game with

My gaming groups include lactose intolerance, gluten allergies, a vegetarian, someone on Atkins, and someone else apparently allergic to bovine proteins. Potlucks can be difficult.

/I'm the lactose intolerant one


A thought occurs. What is your opinion re: tits?
 
2013-12-20 12:13:55 AM  

SearchN: Freaking love Settlers.

/We built this city
//We built this city on Rock and Wood
///Couldn't resist, sorry for the ear worm folks but those of you that have played it get the joke.


...wouldn't it be Rock and Wheat?
 
2013-12-20 12:22:07 AM  
I have tended to notice a correlation between peanut allergy sufferers and people who are total spazzes, so I think understand where this comes from.
 
2013-12-20 12:33:35 AM  

theorellior: Hey, everybody, I've got wood for sheep!


You probably shouldn't be sharing those proclivities.

/I wouldn't let my sheep go for anything less than 2 wood.
//You sheep shagger
 
2013-12-20 12:41:13 AM  

Suckmaster Burstingfoam: Mike Chewbacca: ArcadianRefugee: "I don't know what it is about us geeks, but you can't get three, four or five of us together in a room without three having something wrong with our digestive systems," Oseland tells The Salt.

You just hang out with the constitutionally feeble, maybe?

/never encountered this issue
//not even with the old men I currently game with

My gaming groups include lactose intolerance, gluten allergies, a vegetarian, someone on Atkins, and someone else apparently allergic to bovine proteins. Potlucks can be difficult.

/I'm the lactose intolerant one

A thought occurs. What is your opinion re: tits?


I have many thoughts re:tits. Mostly, I don't like fake ones because they look ridiculous and fake. And I'm not Mr. Universe, so I don't have a sexbot therefore redeeming fake tits.

/guy stabbed me with a sword, Mal
 
2013-12-20 01:00:26 AM  

Mike Chewbacca: ArcadianRefugee: "I don't know what it is about us geeks, but you can't get three, four or five of us together in a room without three having something wrong with our digestive systems," Oseland tells The Salt.

You just hang out with the constitutionally feeble, maybe?

/never encountered this issue
//not even with the old men I currently game with

My gaming groups include lactose intolerance, gluten allergies, a vegetarian, someone on Atkins, and someone else apparently allergic to bovine proteins. Potlucks can be difficult.

/I'm the lactose intolerant one


My son belongs to two gaming groups. The one that meets at our home includes a vegan couple (they usually bring their own snacks/food), two that are lactose intolerant, one that has Type 1 diabetes & doesn't control it very well, and one that is unable to digest beef, pork, lamb/mutton (basically hooved animals), but has no problems with poultry or fish. She's actually the easist to accommodate.
 
2013-12-20 01:20:04 AM  
phuzzycomics.monicaray.com
 
2013-12-20 02:20:59 AM  

stainedglassdoll: SearchN: Freaking love Settlers.

/We built this city
//We built this city on Rock and Wood
///Couldn't resist, sorry for the ear worm folks but those of you that have played it get the joke.

...wouldn't it be Rock and Wheat?


Depends on the trade man.
 
2013-12-20 02:29:27 AM  

baconbeard: Kome: Theeng: Wow! I can buy a cookbook that crowbars in an element to appeal to a niche audience to make a quick buck!

Pretty much works with just about everything else us geeks like to buy.

Geeks are smart.
Your comment suggests you are not smart.
Ergo, you are not a geek.

Q.E.D.


I'm pretty sure geek, hipster and nerd all mean the same thing: young person with square plastic glasses who you don't like.
 
2013-12-20 02:52:47 AM  
I farkin hate Settlers. Maybe because some of my friends are just bonkers over it. Give me a good game of Agricola anytime!

/Or Dominion
//Or RoboRally
///Or Small World
////Or Lords of Waterdeep...etc.
 
2013-12-20 03:10:18 AM  

Theeng: Wow! I can buy a cookbook that crowbars in an element to appeal to a niche audience to make a quick buck!


This is what I was thinking.  As far as I can tell, all she does is take normal food and arrange it in hexagons, then try and claim geek cred.  It's a blatant attempt to make money while doing nothing using a fad, and it will probably work, because Catan is popular enough that plenty of idiots now play it (or have children who do and want their kids to think they're cool).
 
2013-12-20 03:13:34 AM  
Never could get too much into Settlers, maybe because my gaming group had a couple of "I'll roll a die in my head to tell me what random thing to do this turn". Also the games of Carcassonne the nearly involved multiple people about to over the table at each other.

Now Dominion and Agircola OTOH, those are nice and relaxing and fun.

/Must try to get a 12 player game of Twilight Imperium setup in January or February
 
2013-12-20 03:14:49 AM  
Oh, and this "unauthorized" book is almost certainly authorized, or the author would be guilty of copyright infringement (this is a derivative work).  But hey, falsely claiming to be a rebel ought to be worth a few bucks.
 
2013-12-20 04:45:13 AM  
So for gluten allergies the solution is to replace any instance of wheat in a recipe with 3 times as much lamb.

/or bricks
 
2013-12-20 06:30:50 AM  

Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: I think I've maybe played two games of Settlers in my life.

The first one to understand the rules, and the second involved monopolies and backstabbing wounds that haven't healed to this day.


Amateurs. Play Diplomacy, where there are no dice to blame - just your soon to be ex-friends.

/Only game that our History department chair ever had to ban students and professors from playing together.
 
2013-12-20 06:49:38 AM  
Clever idea and highly marketable.
 
2013-12-20 07:01:51 AM  

UNC_Samurai: Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: I think I've maybe played two games of Settlers in my life.

The first one to understand the rules, and the second involved monopolies and backstabbing wounds that haven't healed to this day.

Amateurs. Play Diplomacy, where there are no dice to blame - just your soon to be ex-friends.

/Only game that our History department chair ever had to ban students and professors from playing together.


Yeah seriously Diplomacy is a game you play when you want to reduce the number of friends you have.  Great game though.

Axis and Allies is the game you play when you have a large supply of stimulants and nowhere to be for the next two days. Amazing game, just too damn long.
 
2013-12-20 07:22:08 AM  
Am I the only one who mis-read the headline as "Cattlers of Satan"?
 
2013-12-20 07:35:51 AM  

Egoy3k: UNC_Samurai: Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: I think I've maybe played two games of Settlers in my life.

The first one to understand the rules, and the second involved monopolies and backstabbing wounds that haven't healed to this day.

Amateurs. Play Diplomacy, where there are no dice to blame - just your soon to be ex-friends.

/Only game that our History department chair ever had to ban students and professors from playing together.

Yeah seriously Diplomacy is a game you play when you want to reduce the number of friends you have.  Great game though.

Axis and Allies is the game you play when you have a large supply of stimulants and nowhere to be for the next two days. Amazing game, just too damn long.


If everyone knows what they're doing, a general 2nd or 3rd edition base A&A game takes 2-3 hours (or less if Germany has a bad turn and the attrition becomes apparent soon enough).  I really liked the first version of Europe; it was pretty well balanced and took on average an hour and a half.  I assume A&A:Pacific has been fixed, because out of the box there was almost no way Japan could lose (and half the time it ended in Japanese-occupied central India).

And if you want to see a game that takes too damn long...when I worked at a gaming store while pretending to be an undergrad, we had a Saturday crew that played World in Flames.  This is cardboard insanity taken to its extreme; the base game comes with a couple thousand counters, and the complete game pushes that to ~6,000.

pds.exblog.jp
That's one of the three base maps - the core game also has a Pacific map just as big and a smaller map for all of the secondary theaters.  If you buy all the expansions (Africa in Flames, Asia in Flames, Planes in Flames, Patton in Flames, Kitchen Sink in Flames, etc.).
 
2013-12-20 08:11:40 AM  

Pentaxian: I still think "A Feast of Ice and Fire" is the best tie-in cookbook ever. The writers really did their research and it shows. They have an excerpt from ASoIaF that mentions a food then the cookbook authors will give you a recipe for that food from the middle-ages and then a more modern recipe.


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FIZBAN'S FIREBALL CHILI
This is a recipe about which it must be said,"If you can't stand the heat, stay out of the line of fire." Not to be confused with chili made with beans or hamburger, this is a meat entree for those whose tongue, esophagus, stomach, and intestines are truly prepared for combat.

1 lbs. beef
2 tbsp flour

Marinade:
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce(tip of tongue)
2 tbsp paprika(center of tongue)
1 jar tabasco sauce(back of tongue)
1/2 tsp chinese hot oil(smoothes things out)
2 tsp crushed red pepper(explosion!)


Prepare marinade: mix thoroughly. The effect of the marinade, for those brave enough to taste test it, should be a sensation of heat running along the tongue, culminating in an explosion at the back of the throat. If the sensation seems uneven, feel free to balance them.
Trim fat from beef and save. Cube beef into 1-inch squares; marinade in sauce 8 hours to 2 days in refrigerator. The longer the beef is marinated, the more shredded it will become upon cooking. If you wish the beef to remain cubed, marinate less than 24 hours; overnight is sufficient.

After meat has marinated, place it and marinade in pot or dutch oven over low heat for 2 hours. Stir occasionally to keep meat from sticking to bottom.

Rend fat to liquid in frying pan over low heat to use in a roux. If beef is too lean to produce 2 tbsp of liquid fat, bacon grease or lard may be used instead; mix thoroughly with 2 tbsp of flour.

After meat has stewed sufficiently, remove 1 cup of liquid from pot. Add liquid slowly to roux, blending thoroughly with whisk. Pour thickened sauce back in with meat and remaining juices; blend. This method will tend to shred meat more. Transfer to serving bowl.
Alternate sauce preparation: Strain all juices from meat. Slowly add juices to roux, blending thoroughly with whisk. Place meat in serving dish, and pour thickened juices over the top.

Each helping of meat should be served with a wedge of fresh lime to be squeezed over the meat mixture and a large dollop of sour cream to aide in the recovery of the tongue. A piece of bread, especially fried flat bread, may also help to cut the taste.
 
2013-12-20 08:24:06 AM  

UNC_Samurai: Egoy3k: UNC_Samurai: Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: I think I've maybe played two games of Settlers in my life.

The first one to understand the rules, and the second involved monopolies and backstabbing wounds that haven't healed to this day.

Amateurs. Play Diplomacy, where there are no dice to blame - just your soon to be ex-friends.

/Only game that our History department chair ever had to ban students and professors from playing together.

Yeah seriously Diplomacy is a game you play when you want to reduce the number of friends you have.  Great game though.

Axis and Allies is the game you play when you have a large supply of stimulants and nowhere to be for the next two days. Amazing game, just too damn long.

If everyone knows what they're doing, a general 2nd or 3rd edition base A&A game takes 2-3 hours (or less if Germany has a bad turn and the attrition becomes apparent soon enough).  I really liked the first version of Europe; it was pretty well balanced and took on average an hour and a half.  I assume A&A:Pacific has been fixed, because out of the box there was almost no way Japan could lose (and half the time it ended in Japanese-occupied central India).



My problem is getting my group to know the rules.  The first time you play it takes forever, the second time you play it takes half as long but you spend the saved time trying to convince your group to play the game and the third time you spend just as much time on first aid for whoever it was who suggested that you play it.
 
2013-12-20 09:02:22 AM  

Egoy3k: UNC_Samurai: Egoy3k: UNC_Samurai: Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: I think I've maybe played two games of Settlers in my life.

The first one to understand the rules, and the second involved monopolies and backstabbing wounds that haven't healed to this day.

Amateurs. Play Diplomacy, where there are no dice to blame - just your soon to be ex-friends.

/Only game that our History department chair ever had to ban students and professors from playing together.

Yeah seriously Diplomacy is a game you play when you want to reduce the number of friends you have.  Great game though.

Axis and Allies is the game you play when you have a large supply of stimulants and nowhere to be for the next two days. Amazing game, just too damn long.

If everyone knows what they're doing, a general 2nd or 3rd edition base A&A game takes 2-3 hours (or less if Germany has a bad turn and the attrition becomes apparent soon enough).  I really liked the first version of Europe; it was pretty well balanced and took on average an hour and a half.  I assume A&A:Pacific has been fixed, because out of the box there was almost no way Japan could lose (and half the time it ended in Japanese-occupied central India).


My problem is getting my group to know the rules.  The first time you play it takes forever, the second time you play it takes half as long but you spend the saved time trying to convince your group to play the game and the third time you spend just as much time on first aid for whoever it was who suggested that you play it.


Eh, I'd more argue that a good A&A game is usually over after the third or fourth turn - by that point it's clear who has the momentum to win.
 
2013-12-20 10:11:25 AM  

UNC_Samurai: Egoy3k: UNC_Samurai: Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: I think I've maybe played two games of Settlers in my life.

The first one to understand the rules, and the second involved monopolies and backstabbing wounds that haven't healed to this day.

Amateurs. Play Diplomacy, where there are no dice to blame - just your soon to be ex-friends.

/Only game that our History department chair ever had to ban students and professors from playing together.

Yeah seriously Diplomacy is a game you play when you want to reduce the number of friends you have.  Great game though.

Axis and Allies is the game you play when you have a large supply of stimulants and nowhere to be for the next two days. Amazing game, just too damn long.

If everyone knows what they're doing, a general 2nd or 3rd edition base A&A game takes 2-3 hours (or less if Germany has a bad turn and the attrition becomes apparent soon enough).  I really liked the first version of Europe; it was pretty well balanced and took on average an hour and a half.  I assume A&A:Pacific has been fixed, because out of the box there was almost no way Japan could lose (and half the time it ended in Japanese-occupied central India).

And if you want to see a game that takes too damn long...when I worked at a gaming store while pretending to be an undergrad, we had a Saturday crew that played World in Flames.  This is cardboard insanity taken to its extreme; the base game comes with a couple thousand counters, and the complete game pushes that to ~6,000.

[pds.exblog.jp image 850x637]
That's one of the three base maps - the core game also has a Pacific map just as big and a smaller map for all of the secondary theaters.  If you buy all the expansions (Africa in Flames, Asia in Flames, Planes in Flames, Patton in Flames, Kitchen Sink in Flames, etc.).


I suspect that a full game of  Sid Meier's Civilation the Boardgame may take an actual week to be played.
 
2013-12-20 10:41:17 AM  

bhcompy: Jambalaya James: I love how easy Catan is to play, not to mention how easily you can expand it.

Much like Dominion


Except Catan is fun.
 
2013-12-20 11:30:17 AM  

Pep Streebeck: Am I the only one who mis-read the headline as "Cattlers of Satan"?


I would play that.
 
2013-12-20 12:04:52 PM  
Trade you two pickles for that fried Oreo.
 
2013-12-20 02:08:40 PM  

JNowe: Pep Streebeck: Am I the only one who mis-read the headline as "Cattlers of Satan"?

I would play that.


There are two existing games like that - Battle Cattle and Unexploded Cow. Both are quite fun.
 
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