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    221 KB Anonymous 02/10/12(Fri)22:00 No.17891143  
    So, our gaming group finally found someone to be Chef for a Sandwich and Suppers campaign, and he tells us that we're going to be played a low-powered gritty "Greasy Spoon" campaign. Grilled cheese only, no meat, white bread only, final destination. I kid you not, the only way we were allowed to differentiate between our characters was Open-Face, Diagonal Cut, Horizontal cut, and Basic Layout, and the choice between American Cheese or- no, just kidding. We all HAD to gimp ourselves with that E-ZCheeze bullshit.

    So we start in this awful diner where there are only Coked-Up Truckers and Whiny Families. And I mean ONLY. So we grind through these encounters for like three hours, surviving on measly Ketchup bonuses and godly Visual Appeal rolls from the guy with Diagonal-Cut. I was the only guy discontinued (Protip: Don't go Open Face when all you have to offer is shitty American 'Cheese.' and I rerolled as another Basic. Near the end of the session, the GM trollfaces and says that the ketchup has ran out, and then gives us XP to spend and a bunch of retarded limitations on how we can improve our sandwiches.

    Next session, we show up, and unanimously decide to each get Trusty Sidedish: Tomato Soup. At this, the GM freaks out and screams "If you are all going to be goddamn munchkins, you can go ROLLplay somewhere else!"
    (And no, there was zero roleplaying first session- it was literally just feeding those two basic Customers in various proportions for three hours.)

    Tell me your Sandwich and Supper stories, /tg/.
    >> Anonymous 02/10/12(Fri)22:04 No.17891189
    Dude, I am so sorry. No lettuce, no ham, nothing? Fucking hell, man. Your Chef has no sense of variety.

    If you tell me he even restricted salt and pepper on you, I don't even know what to say.
    >> Anonymous 02/10/12(Fri)22:06 No.17891222
    >Not taking Finesse: Dash of Cumin

    >> Anonymous 02/10/12(Fri)22:06 No.17891231
    Man, this games been bullshit since 7th edition. They cut the legs out of a la carte builds and hoagies are still op. Fucking sub sandwich editions, man.
    >> Anonymous 02/10/12(Fri)22:07 No.17891237
    I don't understand why people make these threads.
    >> Anonymous 02/10/12(Fri)22:07 No.17891241
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    >THAT GUY makes an open-face sauerkraut gorgonzola garlic/onion on rye
    >We tell him to change his build, because none of us want to suffer Conflicting Aroma bonuses
    >"Just because you all made generic cookie cutter characters doesn't mean I should have to restrict my character, you all are moralfags blah blah blah
    >GM "Rolls" on the catastrophe Chart
    >Rats devour all plant ingredients, leaving THAT GUY with nothing but a gorgonzola spread
    >GM's face when
    >> Anonymous 02/10/12(Fri)22:09 No.17891256
    What did you expect, when you can take every bonus conceivable and still have the space to pull it off? Get a Chips familiar and you are set for life. No one can stop you when it comes to lunch.
    >> Anonymous 02/10/12(Fri)22:10 No.17891267
    Start off working at a family owned pizza joint. I roll a newbie high school kid, because hey, it's fun playing someone with some vulnerability. Everyone else rolls variations of friendly co-workers.

    GM decides to be dick and put me through the ringer. The joint is piling in fast with highschool jocks and suburban families for a friday night, and I'm getting my shit handed to me.

    I can understand that my character story gimped myself a bit, but come on, it was my guys first day! Here I am falling over and messing up orders because IC my guy doesn't know shit. I only managed to survive with some incredibly good rolls from my party. Those guys are bro tier.

    Anyway, it finally looks like we made it through when suddenly the group of highschool kids that picks on my character in his backstory show up. Come on GM, really? those guys are way above anything we can handle right now.

    My disguise fails, predictably. I should invest in new dice. They mock my guy, I fail a manly check, start bawling like a fucking sissy. Party has to rush over to finish the order.

    I'm considering derailing the whole thing but sabotouging the ovens to explode, but that seems like too much.
    >> Anonymous 02/10/12(Fri)22:11 No.17891270
    >If you tell me he even restricted salt and pepper on you, I don't even know what to say.

    I quote "Those condiments are needless bonuses for people who can't roleplay"

    Oh, and in case it wasn't clear, we left that douche and are trying to figure out a rotating Chef style of play.
    >> LaBambaMan 02/10/12(Fri)22:11 No.17891278
    have you gotten "Hoagies and Subs" yet? If not; GO GET IT RIGHT FUCKING NOW. Oh my good god it adds so much fun stuff.

    Playing a campaign now; I am the master of the BMT!
    >> Anonymous 02/10/12(Fri)22:11 No.17891283
    Really, Tomato Soup is ROLLplaying to this guy?

    I wounder what he'd do if he saw the rules for inverted buns DINER 267.
    >> Anonymous 02/10/12(Fri)22:12 No.17891285

    It's called satire, robot traveler from the future! Incidentally, welcome to the heady days of the early second millenium!
    >> Anonymous 02/10/12(Fri)22:13 No.17891300

    That's all this is going to take.
    Plus, you'll qualify for the "Bitter" feat.
    >> Anonymous 02/10/12(Fri)22:14 No.17891312
    >Really, Tomato Soup is ROLLplaying to this guy?

    I think he thought anything that wasn't a basic sandwich fixin' is minmaxing

    Hence the dearth of condiments, side dishes, drinks, ect.
    >> Anonymous 02/10/12(Fri)22:15 No.17891314

    So its not ok for my rueben colmbo build with potato chips and special sauce (may base) to stack the flavor modifiers, but the fucker playing the Thursday special can get like 12 ingredients with no drawbacks? Fuck that.
    >> Anonymous 02/10/12(Fri)22:15 No.17891319
    My character is currently working on going into the Kosher-Style prestige class, but the prereqs are a little hard for me to fulfill. Any advice?
    >> LaBambaMan 02/10/12(Fri)22:15 No.17891322
    Well then he's retarded; you can't hope for the game to progress if you can't make full meals.
    >> LaBambaMan 02/10/12(Fri)22:17 No.17891339
    Oh, and does anyone know when the new Foodtruck splatbook is supposed to be out?
    >> Anonymous 02/10/12(Fri)22:18 No.17891361
    God. Damn. DRINKS were banned.

    Nah, brah, nah. Even in Roach-Ridden, the nastiest and grittiest setting, you get drink.

    Your "Chef" was a god-damn frycook.
    >> Anonymous 02/10/12(Fri)22:18 No.17891363
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    Fucking Dinner & Diners fag.

    Keep your bullshit to your own threads, this is about Sandwiches and Suppers.

    Sauerkraut master reporting in, corned beef for life!
    >> Anonymous 02/10/12(Fri)22:19 No.17891382
    Try to get everyone else to use at least one kosher ingredient, if the entire location is at least partially kosher it makes later kosher upgrades significantly cheaper

    Salt is a easy one to work in, see if you can convince other people to use that.
    >> Anonymous 02/10/12(Fri)22:21 No.17891406
    Okay, I know what you're thinking. "But I should do this because it will make it easier for me now while I work to gett-"WRONG

    Best way to build Kosher is to rush it. The Kosher prestige class (the only good one, at least) makes up for all the unoptimized stuff you have to do to get it early. And trust me, it's better to get those benefits early.
    >> Anonymous 02/10/12(Fri)22:22 No.17891417

    You are everything wrong with this edition
    >> Anonymous 02/10/12(Fri)22:22 No.17891421
    >playing my Picklemancer class
    >general badass, enslaving cucumbers
    >researching in my meat freezer
    >party member drops my pickle jar phylactery
    >> Anonymous 02/10/12(Fri)22:23 No.17891429

    They said March, but it's not likely to actually be released until June or so. Still. >>17891314 will be pleased, they're adding in penalties for Size so you can't create Sandwiches bigger than what people can physically fit in their mouth.
    >> s 02/10/12(Fri)22:24 No.17891442
    i tried this game just once.

    rolled up a classic ham, with some levels in lettuce.
    spent what little i had on a decent cheese upgrade.
    seems reasonable enoughr right?

    well, my party consisted of a guy playing a Butter mary sue, THAT GUY had jam, and this other guy rolled up some Fish and chips.

    so we tell the Chef that were ready, and the adventure goes along pretty well.

    we were blazing through hungry college kids, and shit in this cafe setting, when the Chef introduces the BBEG for the night.


    long story short, only the mary sue butter and that JAM guy had a chance, but those two had thier faces buried so deep in thier own condiments that they coundt even scratch the guy.

    we all get sent back to the kitchen, adventure fails.

    Fucking Chefs.
    >> Anonymous 02/10/12(Fri)22:24 No.17891443
    Sometimes I feel like I'm the only guy who enjoys doing lunch rushes.

    Chef sets up a crowd, and you send your sandwiches through, get thrown into the frenzy and try to finish the crowd before you run out of paper to write sandwiches on.
    >> Anonymous 02/10/12(Fri)22:31 No.17891528
    The Register spin off to this is pretty fun. Nothing like DD (Delivery Drivers for all you newbies). That game is the shit.
    >> s 02/10/12(Fri)22:31 No.17891529
    >banned drinks

    well fuck that shit.
    what were you working with? fucking tapwater?
    >> s 02/10/12(Fri)22:32 No.17891539
    Registers & Receipts was fun, but newbies were turned-off by it since, and i quote THAT GUY
    "math is hard"
    >> LaBambaMan 02/10/12(Fri)22:34 No.17891564
    What? I found it to add plenty of new stuff to the game and some of the new classes are really fun to play.

    Fuck man, I don't want to wait until June.
    >> Anonymous 02/10/12(Fri)22:35 No.17891573

    >plays rpgs
    >math is hard

    Pick one?
    >> Anonymous 02/10/12(Fri)22:36 No.17891580
    Fuck all y'all, Dinners & Desserts OG for life.
    >> Anonymous 02/10/12(Fri)22:36 No.17891583
    My chef let me triclass three meats, with two spreads, and gave me a lot of bread choices. I picked Turkey, Ham, and Pepperoni, got butter and mayonnaise, and went with butterbread as my bread. Shit was delicious, but the pepperoni didn't stand out that much.
    >> s 02/10/12(Fri)22:36 No.17891591
    hey man, THAT GUY only knew to yell "I ADD KETCHUP" at everything.

    im sure he coudnt even ring up sales tax and shit.
    >> Anonymous 02/10/12(Fri)22:39 No.17891633
    Delivery Drivers, mah nigga. Only food game where you can carry a piece and have it make sense. Last time I took a few potshots at a mugger encounter, did 80 in a small town, and got to my next delivery with 6 minutes left to spare. The guys pizza had blood from the mugger on it.

    Next week we're rolling the Chinatown variant. Fucking ninjas and Triad all ordering from us man. I think chopstick combat proficiency will help out.
    >> Anonymous 02/10/12(Fri)22:42 No.17891675
    Man, I don't envy you, Kosher always seemed like more trouble than it's worth. I played it once back when I was new, the Chief picked up a new setting and wanted to try it out. We all agreed without asking too much about it, just wanting to learn the game, you know. I turned out to be fukin Israel, Kosher only, no pork or anything from the processed splatbook. That one almost made me stop playing afterwords, but then we did a Philly campaign that was boss.

    Also these threads are my favorite thing about you /tg/, keep it classy.
    >> Anonymous 02/10/12(Fri)22:59 No.17891856
    I know it doesn't seem worth it, but when you have a low-powered game like that, the Thousand Island Dressing edge is a life-saver!
    >> Anonymous 02/10/12(Fri)23:01 No.17891887
    I always run a Ham & Cheese guy with a few points of Dagwood. Let's you be able to keep up no matter what the Chef throws at you. Picnic in the Park? White bread, cooked ham and mustard. Lunch Catering? Whole wheat, honey ham, lettuce, tomato and mayo. I once kept up in a high-powered, 2-star game by slinging Monte Cristos and Croque-monsieurs.
    >> Anonymous 02/10/12(Fri)23:07 No.17891970
    is this a real thing or just /tg/ being /tg/? oh you guys~

    >icatchm himsel
    >> Anonymous 02/10/12(Fri)23:08 No.17891981
    I have never had any luck with Monte Cristos. Last time I tried, the Chef threw nothing but health nuts at us, and "fried" is a buzzword with that crowd. Maybe my Chef is just a dick.
    >> Anonymous 02/10/12(Fri)23:13 No.17892052
    Just grab the "Ice Cream to Eskimos" and "It's All in the Presentation" feats and you'll be good. It won't make it a cake walk; just start talking about all natural, no transfats and lean meats and you'll get a nice dice bonus.
    >> Anonymous 02/10/12(Fri)23:17 No.17892107
    Is "Ice Cream to Eskimos" in one of the later Menu Handbooks? I only have the first two and I don't remember seeing it.
    >> Anonymous 02/10/12(Fri)23:20 No.17892137
    Yeah, it's in the Hard Sell splat. You also might want to take a look at the Grease Around the Globe splat too.
    >> Anonymous 02/10/12(Fri)23:47 No.17892446
    I had a DM once who ran a modified version of this system called Pastries and Pies. It was pretty good, except for this one player who INSISTED on specializing in "Erotic Cakes".
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)00:00 No.17892606
    Oh God, the Erotic Foods 3rd-party splat. The bane of all existence. I had a Chef try to pull that once, I just flipped the table and walked out of the game store.
    >> Someone else. !!Qb2aRW+wCPO 02/11/12(Sat)01:13 No.17893366
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    >implying meatballs aren't balanced
    deal w/ it nerd
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)01:17 No.17893412
    >The bane of all existence.

    No, that's the Molecular Gastronomer's Toolkit. Any sane group will ban 9/10ths of that book and its lists of chemicals and processes and equipment no sane person will want or need. for a game.

    If you don't, That Guy is going to derail the game blabbering about his min/maxed menu plan that kills the game.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)02:03 No.17893846
    The easiest way to keep the Molecular Gastronomer splat under control is to enforce the scarcity rules or to restat the item cost. If you play the time costs exactly it isn't too overpowered as written, the stuff inside it is definitely made for a "fewer dishes, higher rewards" style gameplay.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)02:32 No.17894070
    For our group it was mostly the 'okay, let me stat out a dish on the fly' that killed things. When you're rolling with something simple or classic, that's easy to do, its just a flat modifier. MoGa just becoems a clusterfuck of interconnected tables and the minmaxer has to make sure he's got the right setup for each dish...

    We've moved onto something simpler now: a Food Truck game. Now if only we could all agree on a cuisine focus...
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)02:35 No.17894096
    Food Truck, huh? I think there is a miniatures game based on that.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)02:44 No.17894173
    There's also an out-of-print supplement to the "running your restaurant" splat (I forgot the name). Couldn't get a hold of it, so we're treating Trucks as very tiny kitchens with low Pantry, poor Appliances and high/variable Customer Base.
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)04:24 No.17894963
    Oh man, I got invited to play in a game of this for the first time in a few years, but I'm not 100% on whether I should join. For one thing, the party is retarded- one of the players convinced the Chef to let him play a Dishwasher, for fuck's sake, and another player is playing a vegan hippie snowflake focusing on salad. Also, the Chef himself is really prejudiced against Bakers for some reason, saying they "ruin the pacing of the game" and "only assholes play them" (I've been playing Bakers pretty much exclusively since 2nd edition, and most of the stuff he's bitching about is due to either him misinterpreting the rules or shitty players who don't even remember to let their dough rise before lunch starts). On the other hand, the guy who invited me is playing a bro-as-fuck BBQ chef, and insists that the game isn't that bad. Any advice?
    >> s 02/11/12(Sat)04:37 No.17895025
    dont play baker, play frycook.
    great pacing, and pretty good startup combat.

    it cant go any farther though, unless you get that college thing.

    and still wont guarantee you any other shit
    >> Anonymous 02/11/12(Sat)05:24 No.17895312
    >another player is playing a vegan hippie snowflake focusing on salad.
    Oh fuck, I knew one guy who only ever played these types. Even at a truck stop dinner in the middle of rural Alabama. Way to drag down the rest of the staff by bringing your personal beliefs into the game, asshole.

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