so, I was foraging for all kinds of edibles in the local forest the other day, and while returning home with a pack full of miscellaneous berries, I thought to myself: if this were real, I would be carrying helluva lot of mushrooms right now as well.
I am not exactly sure if this is a thing in the US as well, but here (central EU), collecting all kinds of shrooms to prepare in a dozen ways and consume mercilessly afterwards is a kind of national pastime here. On a good day in Autumn, you could return from the woods with baskets full of fungal goodness, only waiting to be cooked, stewed, dried, powdered, fried, flambed or otherwise.
Would this potentially be interesting as an addition? Because my late grandpa, an avid mushroom collector, left a ton of his collected wisdom behind and I could transform it into playable form relatively easily, as far as I know - at least as far as the recipes and items themselves are concerned.
This is leaving out the other variety of mushrooms which would presumably have more to do with morale than with caloric intake - magic shrooms, amanitas and the like.
Shroom farms. Super easy to make and maintain and a safe alternative to growing plant food. Plus, dark growable: yeah, why not, photosynthesis is for noobs.
“Picked the wrong one” - without a specific book or enough points in Survival, you could accidentaly consume the thing you thought was a tasty boletus, only to be sent tripping to the other side of the galaxy or, worse, the Styx.
Homegrown molds! What for? Peniciline.
Just my two cents.
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