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53 minutes ago, WhiteWulfe said:

 

I suspect it's mainly two things - need a new frying pan, and more importantly, more practice.  I'm getting better at it, but I greatly prefer scrambled eggs because it's easier.  They just don't go well on a sandwich!

 

Yes they do. Just don't break them up. Cook them like you would an omelette but don't worry much if you can't fold the thing all pretty. Voila, you've got a scrambled egg patty for your sandwich.

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1 hour ago, WhiteWulfe said:

I suspect it's mainly two things - need a new frying pan, and more importantly, more practice.  I'm getting better at it, but I greatly prefer scrambled eggs because it's easier.  They just don't go well on a sandwich!

 

Or you can cook the egg over hard instead of over easy, which works well on a sandwich.

 

And I like over hard much more than over easy anyway, but that seems to be a minority taste.

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12 minutes ago, Unruly said:

 

Yes they do. Just don't break them up. Cook them like you would an omelette but don't worry much if you can't fold the thing all pretty. Voila, you've got a scrambled egg patty for your sandwich.

Yeah, but those ones you ha e to dirty up a bowl and the whisk.  They sure make some nice sandwiches though as three eggs whipped up good, and then flip the whole thing over halfway through, then when done, fold in half, fold in half again, put on bread, add toppings, and you're done... 

 

2 minutes ago, Doug Sundseth said:

 

Or you can cook the egg over hard instead of over easy, which works well on a sandwich.

 

And I like over hard much more than over easy anyway, but that seems to be a minority taste.

I tend to wind up going for something that's three quarters of thew ay to over hard.  My biggest issue probably is when flipping eggs I'll break the yolks. 

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You could pre-break the yolks. Sure you don't get the oozy over-easy (gross) yolks but it'll flip easy and fold into a sandwich. If you're like me and dislike the flavor of pure yolks then popping the yolk is just the first thing you do while cooking them ::P:

 

Egg in pan, pop yolk, flip the egg a few times before it's getting cooked in order to mix things around, then cook normally. Doesn't even require an extra fork, can pop and mix with the spatula.

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The 2nd session of Saltmarsh went well - they are now at the Haunted House. *EDIT* Running two sessions a week, until Megan is ready to run her Northlands campaign.

 

I amgoing with a hybrid of the two versions, since the population for Saltmarsh in the newer version is just plain impossible, given that map.

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That is not a city of 5,000....

 

Instead, going with a small town of some 750 Superstitious and Rumormongering citizens, mostly humans. Dwarfs are unwelcome newcomers.

 

I added a third faction - the oldest families in the town are... a trifle odd - and follow a strange sea god.

 

 

(Brinies and Half-Skum hybrids, mostly. Father Dagon has not answered their prayers in many, many years.)

 

The Auld Grump - I also moved Saltmarsh  to not all that far from The Blight.

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Well, at least I got most of the CAV KS3 terrain assembled....  4/12 paints are DOA, and it's kind of seriously tempered my excitement to finish doing inventory on the last 60 items (just the CAVs are left, to verify all their parts are included).

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Well, we’re back home after the road trip to Michigan.  It was a good year; my parents were glad to have the whole family together.  There was endless feasting, and I’m almost ready for some fasting to make up for it, but that will wait until we go back to work on the 6th to get too serious.  

 

Today is the recovery day, with laundry and some grocery shopping as the main goals, but I also need to start clearing my hobby desk so that I can actually get something done again.  As mentioned in Acquisitions, I had a large box of siege equipment waiting for me when I got home, and a castle kit arrived just before we left, so 1/72 scale fantasy warfare is about to step up from raids and get to seizing and holding some terrritory...if I can build the pieces.  ::P:

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5 hours ago, TheAuldGrump said:

That is not a city of 5,0000....

Maybe once you include all the new suburban developments west of that old city center? I mean, those are probably not incorporated, but that number totally was meant for the metropolitan area.

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6 hours ago, TheAuldGrump said:

 

That is not a city of 5,0000....

 

Sure it is. They all just live like the four Yorkshiremen. If there's not 150 of them living in a shoebox in the middle of the road then they're living in luxury.

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2 hours ago, Arkady said:

Maybe once you include all the new suburban developments west of that old city center? I mean, those are probably not incorporated, but that number totally was meant for the metropolitan area.

More likely WotC gave conflicting directives - keep the old map, but make Saltmarsh a city, instead of the village it was intended as.

 

Even 750 assumes a fair number of people in each building.

 

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Eh, you're just forgetting every home has at least 2 levels of cellars with rats and squatters, plus possibly an entire dungeon filled with assorted inhabitants beneath that. Everyone knows that's Fantasy Building Design 101!

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1 hour ago, TheAuldGrump said:

More likely WotC gave conflicting directives - keep the old map, but make Saltmarsh a city, instead of the village it was intended as.

 

Even 750 assumes a fair number of people in each building.

 

The Auld Grump

Best I can do here is dont think too hard about it.  There are farmsteads outside of the town that arent shown on the map and at least 1 or two other hamlets are mentioned in the 'events' section of the various factions.  there are about 100 buildings in town so a population in town center of 700-1000 is not difficult to imagine for that period in the earth's history.  Given dwarves, you can safely assume there is at least a thousand of them in the tunnels. The other potential source is the fishermen and cargo ships.  A good part of the population could just not live in town most of the time.

 

But in the end, you are probably right.  The wanted a bigger city but didnt want to redraw the map.  the bigger city was probably to allow for more equipment and capital access for the party.  this can be remedied by just making the city heavier in resources and ignoring the 5e city design system

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He's running it in Pathfinder.

 

Small town, low GP limit, etc. etc.

 

His version of the chandler has the Saltmarsh Look. He swallows then blinks as he is talking or listening.

 

There is something fishy about him. :;,;:

 

The town is also in a state of decay and long neglect. Maybe more Dunwich than Innsmouth.

 

And EVERYONE complaining that the crown has started paying attention to them, and what's wrong with a bit of smuggling, anyway? One chubby guy talking about how Grandpa was a PIRATE, and that piracy had been good for the town.

 

You could drop it on the Maine coast and it would fit right in. All it needs is a souvenier shop selling tacky trinkets to the tourists, it's a wicked good deal, ayuh.

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