[OOC] Out of Character.   Posted by Game Master.Group: 0
Game Master
 GM, 109 posts
Sun 20 Aug 2017
at 18:26
Re: [OOC] Out of Character
Er, oops. Patience reminds me that there would also have been juice on the table. Silly me for getting so deep in what Egyptians eat that I forget what Europeans eat. ;)
Gabriella Conti
 player, 58 posts
Mon 21 Aug 2017
at 01:44
Re: [OOC] Out of Character
Europeans eat all sorts of thing but probably not as bizarre to us as what the Egyptians eat.
Patience
 player, 59 posts
Tue 22 Aug 2017
at 04:53
Re: [OOC] Out of Character
Game Master:
Er, oops. Patience reminds me that there would also have been juice on the table.

Maybe the chef just wanted to present us with an Egyptian Experience.  Some chefs are artsy like that.
Gabriella Conti
 player, 60 posts
Wed 23 Aug 2017
at 00:43
Re: [OOC] Out of Character
Sounds fine to me!
Patience
 player, 61 posts
Fri 1 Sep 2017
at 22:13
Re: [OOC] Out of Character
quote:
after a breakfast of ham, eggs, coffee, tears and juices.

...

...tears?

Is the cook having some problems at home?  I mean, I'm sure we've all offered the occasional glass of tears as a guilt-laden aperitif, but I've never been able to fill a carafe in time for breakfast.
Peter Stewart
 player, 90 posts
 Charisma 1
Fri 1 Sep 2017
at 23:32
Re: [OOC] Out of Character
I'm back.
Ma Itso Boggs
 player, 82 posts
 Quiet & Observant
 Steady & strong willed
Fri 1 Sep 2017
at 23:40
Re: [OOC] Out of Character
In reply to Patience (msg # 275):

It was the Habeņero Juice ... brings tears to grown men.
Peter Stewart
 player, 91 posts
 Charisma 1
Sat 2 Sep 2017
at 00:22
Re: [OOC] Out of Character
One time I mistook some Habenero concentrate for barbecue sauce and just slathered it all over my chicken. That was not a good day.
Artemis P. Fox, Esq.
 player, 73 posts
 Antiquities Professor
 Cambridge University
Sat 2 Sep 2017
at 00:32
Re: [OOC] Out of Character
   Quietly strums the refrain from Johnny Cash's 'Burnin Ring of Fire' in the background ...
Game Master
 GM, 111 posts
Sat 2 Sep 2017
at 01:09
Re: [OOC] Out of Character
GM:
...coffee, teas and juices...


Wha'chu talkin' 'bout, Cletus? It very clearly says "teas." :D
Patience
 player, 62 posts
Sat 2 Sep 2017
at 02:22
Re: [OOC] Out of Character
Peter Stewart:
One time I mistook some Habenero concentrate for barbecue sauce and just slathered it all over my chicken. That was not a good day.

Ahh!  Just the other day apparently somebody brought a bunch of habaneros in to our son's school and was offering them around... he thought it was one of those little sweet peppers and he was hungry, so he took one and popped it into his mouth.  Poor thing ended up throwing up and had to come home early.

...Of course, he got to come home early, so it wasn't all bad, but from what he said, it wasn't worth it.

quote:
Wha'chu talkin' 'bout, Cletus? It very clearly says "teas." :D

You're such a teas.
Artemis P. Fox, Esq.
 player, 75 posts
 Antiquities Professor
 Cambridge University
Sat 2 Sep 2017
at 05:19
Re: [OOC] Out of Character
Patience:
You're such a teas.


   - And you are incorrigible, young lady. And the GM should stop 'incorriging' you ...
Peter Stewart
 player, 93 posts
 Charisma 1
Sat 9 Sep 2017
at 15:52
Re: [OOC] Out of Character
Are there cultural familiarity penalties to the bargaining rolls if we don't have CF: Arabic or Islamic or whatever?
Gabriella Conti
 player, 63 posts
Sun 10 Sep 2017
at 00:31
Re: [OOC] Out of Character
Spicy is always good.
Artemis P. Fox, Esq.
 player, 77 posts
 Antiquities Professor
 Cambridge University
Sun 10 Sep 2017
at 04:55
Re: [OOC] Out of Character
   Gabriella, using your good looks sounds like a great idea, but you'll be pegged as a Westerner to the locals (and unless you are modestly covered - something I don't think you'd want to do) you might not get too far in dealing with the Egyptians. They can be a little ... conservative in their thinking about the fairer sex. But good luck in your negotiations, nevertheless.  :)
Game Master
 GM, 112 posts
Sun 10 Sep 2017
at 13:27
Re: [OOC] Out of Character
Peter Stewart:
Are there cultural familiarity penalties to the bargaining rolls if we don't have CF: Arabic or Islamic or whatever?


There are, but I generally handle those sort of things "behind the screen." That said, I can assure you that, depending on what you're doing, cultural familiarity penalties can be pretty nasty. (However in this case, they're generally just sorta average, although - and I haven't read her note yet, so keep that in mind - an attempt at sex appeal is probably not the best way to do things ;) Going to read Gabriella's post now... given the comments here and in PMs, I'm hopeful. ;)
Game Master
 GM, 113 posts
Sun 10 Sep 2017
at 13:30
Re: [OOC] Out of Character
Aww! I feel cheated. *grumbles something about how he was hoping Gabriella was going to be swaying her hips and smooching the young shopkeeper boys* ;)
Peter Stewart
 player, 94 posts
 Charisma 1
Sun 10 Sep 2017
at 14:06
Re: [OOC] Out of Character
Pity I don't have Merchant. I'll sit out the negotiations.
Artemis P. Fox, Esq.
 player, 78 posts
 Antiquities Professor
 Cambridge University
Sun 10 Sep 2017
at 17:29
Re: [OOC] Out of Character
    I lived in a Lebanese neighbourhood and learned firsthand about Muslim custom and even picked up a smattering of Arabic in the process. I wound up being deeply smitten with a shopkeeper's daughter (They were moderate Muslims, but still held deep conservative views about the possibility of her marrying a Western boy.)  I had to worship from afar, sadly. Still kept a good relationship with her father, despite it all.

   Learned more about Muslim customs in the 80's than I have since the whole "Desert Storm" mess started.
Game Master
 GM, 114 posts
Sun 10 Sep 2017
at 20:44
Re: [OOC] Out of Character
Artemis P. Fox, Esq.:
Learned more about Muslim customs in the 80's than I have since the whole "Desert Storm" mess started.


Wait, wait... so you're saying not all Moslems are terrorists? Hmm. *makes note to send message to the Thought Police.*

... On a related note, I totally miss the days when I could say "the Russians are coming!" with a (semi-)straight face or blame "the Commies" for everything. Back in my day, being a Soviet actually meant something, dammit! ;)
Artemis P. Fox, Esq.
 player, 79 posts
 Antiquities Professor
 Cambridge University
Sun 10 Sep 2017
at 21:08
Re: [OOC] Out of Character
quote:
... On a related note, I totally miss the days when I could say "the Russians are coming!" with a (semi-)straight face or blame "the Commies" for everything. Back in my day, being a Soviet actually meant something, dammit! ;)


   - Sends a quick encrypted email to the Russian Embassy ... the Komitet Gosudarstvennoy Bezo --
 er, Russian Security Directorate will be interested to know they are still thought kindly of in certain ... circles.


   - K.G.B = Kinda Good Boys. :P
Ma Itso Boggs
 player, 84 posts
 Quiet & Observant
 Steady & strong willed
Sun 10 Sep 2017
at 22:44
Re: [OOC] Out of Character
As bad a friend visiting another American family in Germany in the early 70s; he knocked sharply and announced Geheimer Stats Polezei (aka Gestapo) ... his friend looked irritated when he opened the door and an older German couple that were visiting still looked very startled and upset.
Game Master
 GM, 115 posts
Sun 10 Sep 2017
at 23:31
Re: [OOC] Out of Character
That's a cruel joke to play.
Gabriella Conti
 player, 65 posts
Mon 11 Sep 2017
at 00:37
Re: [OOC] Out of Character
I miss the old soviets.
Artemis P. Fox, Esq.
 player, 80 posts
 Antiquities Professor
 Cambridge University
Mon 11 Sep 2017
at 03:02
Re: [OOC] Out of Character
   At least it wasn't a "Midnight Knock" as the Gestapo, as well as the Stasi (GDR Secret Police),  was known for.  But yeah, a rather cruel joke to play.

   I miss the Soviet Union as well ... but, there's no sense 'Russian' into things.  :)

   I'll be here all week - try the fish!