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In my usual perusing of these forums, I found them disappointingly devoid of bacon related subject matter.

Let this thread serve as a platform for any discussion regarding bacon, salted pork, and furthermore.

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Can I reskin Bacon as canadian ham?


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I was shocked and awed that a coworker of mine (of a particular faith that does not believe in the consumption of pork products) extolled the virtues of *BACON*.

Nearly floored me, even.

And then they explained that *BACON* doesn't have to come from pork, it's just the common American perception of it...

*mind blown*

Silver Crusade

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Bah! Bacon is OP! Paizo please fix!


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I, for one, really enjoyed playing Pathfinder Society Scenario 6-04: Bacon Below.

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Today is the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare, who was once rumored to have used Bacon in order to write his plays...

As a vegetarian, I am a great fan of what my family calls 'Fakon' -- no meat smoky harvest strips that can be microwaved crisp and inserted into sandwiches with lettuce and tomato.

Hmm


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Actually thinly sliced smoked tofu makes a good vegan bacon when fried.

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Oh, that sounds so yummy! I'll have to try that since my family loves tofu! It's always nice to find another way to make it.

And if you count Hong Kong martial arts movies as inspiration, tofu clearly has mystical properties, as shown in this tofu fight!

To bring this thread back to its original subject matter, in the very first We Be Goblins game I ever played, a disgruntled goblin decided to go off script and battle Squealy. The crowd was upset when he emerged victorious until he offered... bacon!

Hmm


Hmm wrote:

Today is the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare, who was once rumored to have used Bacon in order to write his plays...

As a vegetarian, I am a great fan of what my family calls 'Fakon' -- no meat smoky harvest strips that can be microwaved crisp and inserted into sandwiches with lettuce and tomato.

Hmm

You know not what you are missing.


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When I played them, I played them in a weird order Too, then Free, then Be.

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Imagine my shock and pleasant surprise when my goblin diplomancy to free 'knot-bakin' in Too manifested itself in Free as Squealy being Poog's companion. We called him 'Squealy Dan' and the GM went along with it and had an avatar for it that had sunglasses, because his personality as we played him was sort of like Slurms Mckenzie -- he'd partied so hard he was just tired. Despite that, he ended up being MVP in the last fight of Free.

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Jessex wrote:
Hmm wrote:

Today is the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare, who was once rumored to have used Bacon in order to write his plays...

As a vegetarian, I am a great fan of what my family calls 'Fakon' -- no meat smoky harvest strips that can be microwaved crisp and inserted into sandwiches with lettuce and tomato.

Hmm

You know not what you are missing.

Yes we do. We're missing bacon.

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Hmm aims arrow.

Precise Shot plus Bard Song: 1d20 + 5 + 3 ⇒ (13) + 5 + 3 = 21

No, I'm pretty sure that I hit it.

Shadow Lodge RPG Superstar Season 9 Top 8

Bacon-related question here that came up during our current session: can Riddywipple be de-clawed? Our mystic theruge is moving to a place with hardwood floors and doesn't want him to scuff it up.

The character in question is neutral good, so there shouldn't be an alignment shift. Also Riddywipple is under the effects of insanity and is currently trying (futility) to kill him.

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Let's say HYPOTHETICALLY that we got Riddywipple de-clawed and now he's on a murderous rampage.

How much would it cost to procure a muzzle, and a blender and a straw so that we may continue to feed him bacon?


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I do not approve of this thread!

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I want a 30 page thread on the DC to jump over a 6 inch piece of bacon.

And then a 20 page thread about whether you can remember the bacon you may or may not have eaten last session.

And then a 10 page one about being able to recognize if this piece of bacon is the same type of bacon I had 3 sessions ago without a Knowledge: White Meat roll.

Liberty's Edge

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But let's be clear here, we're talking about proper bacon, rather than the far inferior American attempt, right?

Grand Lodge

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One of my players considered making a Bacon Sage costume after the he learned of the Bacon Below scenario. Also there was talk of a Bacon Sage character, it must have a pig familiar or boar animal companion was all he could agree on.

The Bacon Sage and the Spiced Sages!


Matt Lewis wrote:
But let's be clear here, we're talking about proper bacon, rather than the far inferior American attempt, right?

Didn't we fight a war about this back in the 18th century and win?


Jessex wrote:
Matt Lewis wrote:
But let's be clear here, we're talking about proper bacon, rather than the far inferior American attempt, right?

Didn't we fight a war about this back in the 18th century and win?

Well the loser had to eat nothing but boiled food fish and chips for the next millennium so...


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I want to know how the bacon is going to make the paladin fall.

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BigNorseWolf wrote:
Jessex wrote:
Matt Lewis wrote:
But let's be clear here, we're talking about proper bacon, rather than the far inferior American attempt, right?

Didn't we fight a war about this back in the 18th century and win?

Well the loser had to eat nothing but boiled food fish and chips for the next millennium so...

Sorry folks. Canada definitely wins the "best bacon" wars


Paul Jackson wrote:
BigNorseWolf wrote:
Jessex wrote:
Matt Lewis wrote:
But let's be clear here, we're talking about proper bacon, rather than the far inferior American attempt, right?

Didn't we fight a war about this back in the 18th century and win?

Well the loser had to eat nothing but boiled food fish and chips for the next millennium so...
Sorry folks. Canada definitely wins the "best bacon" wars

You stole the recipe when you burned down the white house. They told dolly madison to save it but NooOOOOOoo.. she had to get the paintings....


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Hmm wrote:

Today is the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare, who was once rumored to have used Bacon in order to write his plays...

As a vegetarian, I am a great fan of what my family calls 'Fakon' -- no meat smoky harvest strips that can be microwaved crisp and inserted into sandwiches with lettuce and tomato.

Hmm

Made a sandwich with this just yesterday for my newly vegetarian daughter. She loved it.


So what city is BaCon being held in this year?

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Actually, fakon sandwiches are quite on topic. Though not at all bacon, they are definitely bacon-inspired.

Although they belong to another food class, the archetype invokes some of bacon's class features...

Hmm

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So um, where's my Bacon Boon?

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Matt Lewis wrote:
But let's be clear here, we're talking about proper bacon, rather than the far inferior American attempt, right?

As someone with first hand knowledge of the pork processing industry (my day job is working for the largest pork processing company in the US. I trust you can Google that, if you'd rather know specifically who), I can tell you that you are wrong, on several fronts.

1. True bacon is cured and smoked pork belly. To legally label a product as "Bacon" without any qualifiers, it must be pork belly that is cured and smoked. All other products require further parsing in the description that must be prominently displayed on the labeling.

2. "Canadian Bacon" is neither bacon nor is it ham. It is a cured pork tender loin. Ham is from the rear portion of the hog. The muscles that make up that portion of the animal are significantly leaner (less marveling and connective tissue) and have a higher density of glands, than other parts of the animal that are further forward.

3. Modern Bacon is an American invention. As such, it is far superior than all other versions (I am looking directly at you prosciutto) of processed pork products.

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I have my next day job. Profession: Baconmaker.

Grand Lodge

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Daniel Ziermann wrote:
Matt Lewis wrote:
But let's be clear here, we're talking about proper bacon, rather than the far inferior American attempt, right?

As someone with first hand knowledge of the pork processing industry (my day job is working for the largest pork processing company in the US. I trust you can Google that, if you'd rather know specifically who), I can tell you that you are wrong, on several fronts.

1. True bacon is cured and smoked pork belly. To legally label a product as "Bacon" without any qualifiers, it must be pork belly that is cured and smoked. All other products require further parsing in the description that must be prominently displayed on the labeling.

2. "Canadian Bacon" is neither bacon nor is it ham. It is a cured pork tender loin. Ham is from the rear portion of the hog. The muscles that make up that portion of the animal are significantly leaner (less marveling and connective tissue) and have a higher density of glands, than other parts of the animal that are further forward.

3. Modern Bacon is an American invention. As such, it is far superior than all other versions (I am looking directly at you prosciutto) of processed pork products.

I here by name you leader of the Bacon Sage faction sir! Which style of bacon do you think is superior for the storing of the knowledge of esoteric secrets of the culinary arts for future generations?

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Dennis Gregg wrote:
Daniel Ziermann wrote:
Matt Lewis wrote:
But let's be clear here, we're talking about proper bacon, rather than the far inferior American attempt, right?

As someone with first hand knowledge of the pork processing industry (my day job is working for the largest pork processing company in the US. I trust you can Google that, if you'd rather know specifically who), I can tell you that you are wrong, on several fronts.

1. True bacon is cured and smoked pork belly. To legally label a product as "Bacon" without any qualifiers, it must be pork belly that is cured and smoked. All other products require further parsing in the description that must be prominently displayed on the labeling.

2. "Canadian Bacon" is neither bacon nor is it ham. It is a cured pork tender loin. Ham is from the rear portion of the hog. The muscles that make up that portion of the animal are significantly leaner (less marveling and connective tissue) and have a higher density of glands, than other parts of the animal that are further forward.

3. Modern Bacon is an American invention. As such, it is far superior than all other versions (I am looking directly at you prosciutto) of processed pork products.

I here by name you leader of the Bacon Sage faction sir! Which style of bacon do you think is superior for the storing of the knowledge of esoteric secrets of the culinary arts for future generations?

Applewood smoked is by far the best (and coincidently the signature flavor for the facility at which I am closest to), as some may prefer hardwood smoked (hickory being the predominant wood). The fruit wood smoked flavors are lighter and sweeter and produce a product that is worthy of being the center of the plate versus an ingredient among many (such as diced on a salad or added to a hamburger).

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I have heard that Drandle Dreng is making a bacon golem to fight the cabbage golem that he was making in the Wounded Wisp


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Looking forward to the write-up for the new archetype: Baconeer

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Why is Improved Bacon even a feat? You should just get it automatically when you get 5 ranks in Craft (Bacon). Its as much an uncessary feat tax as Precise Bacon and Bacon Focus.

Dark Archive

Wei Ji the Learner wrote:


I was shocked and awed that a coworker of mine (of a particular faith that does not believe in the consumption of pork products) extolled the virtues of *BACON*.

Nearly floored me, even.

And then they explained that *BACON* doesn't have to come from pork, it's just the common American perception of it...

*mind blown*

Cow bacon is awesome.


Daniel Ziermann wrote:
Applewood smoked is by far the best (and coincidently the signature flavor for the facility at which I am closest to), as some may prefer hardwood smoked (hickory being the predominant wood). The fruit wood smoked flavors are lighter and sweeter and produce a product that is worthy of being the center of the plate versus an ingredient among many (such as diced on a salad or added to a hamburger).

Never seen it commercially available but peach wood bacon is tasty as well. Knew a guy growing up who raised hogs and smoked his own bacon and hams.

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Jessex wrote:
Daniel Ziermann wrote:
Applewood smoked is by far the best (and coincidently the signature flavor for the facility at which I am closest to), as some may prefer hardwood smoked (hickory being the predominant wood). The fruit wood smoked flavors are lighter and sweeter and produce a product that is worthy of being the center of the plate versus an ingredient among many (such as diced on a salad or added to a hamburger).
Never seen it commercially available but peach wood bacon is tasty as well. Knew a guy growing up who raised hogs and smoked his own bacon and hams.

Peach wood smoked bacon is generally not available at the retail level (i.e. at the supermarket), but is available through the foodservice channel (i.e. restaurants) or smaller delis or meat markets.

Shadow Lodge

Attention everyone. For the last few posts I have been vastly disappointed in the lack of bacon related imagery. So I shall update this draconian forum with images of divine pretense.

Liberty's Edge

BigNorseWolf wrote:
Well the loser had to eat nothing but boiled food fish and chips for the next millennium so...

Fish and chips is delicious! You don't know what you're missing!

Anyway, this from the country that invented spray-on cheese?


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Totally shameless cross-post...

If I have a Ring of Seven Colorsand I assume songbird form, can I eat bacon faster?

Grand Lodge

Wei Ji the Learner wrote:


Totally shameless cross-post...

If I have a Ring of Seven Colorsand I assume songbird form, can I eat bacon faster?

No but you can probably get to the bacon faster. Which might be just as good.

Grand Lodge

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Joe Ducey wrote:
Wei Ji the Learner wrote:


Totally shameless cross-post...

If I have a Ring of Seven Colorsand I assume songbird form, can I eat bacon faster?

No but you can probably get to the bacon faster. Which might be just as good.

I've heard that birds that live in urban areas are more bold about stealing food from people. This makes me wonder if there are thieving magpies that make their nest out of bacon. Gingerbread House? No! This is an Applewood Baconhouse.

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Want: Extra Bacon
Have: Vishkanya


Dennis Gregg wrote:
Joe Ducey wrote:
Wei Ji the Learner wrote:


Totally shameless cross-post...

If I have a Ring of Seven Colorsand I assume songbird form, can I eat bacon faster?

No but you can probably get to the bacon faster. Which might be just as good.
I've heard that birds that live in urban areas are more bold about stealing food from people. This makes me wonder if there are thieving magpies that make their nest out of bacon. Gingerbread House? No! This is an Applewood Baconhouse.

Where I went to college there was a colony of feral parrots. They'd steal food right off your plate if you weren't actively keeping an eye on it. They did seem to prefer bread but that may have been because they knew that bread is often what contains bacon.

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If I have +1 Holy Bacon, can I upgrade it into a Bacon Avenger by paying the difference? I'd rather not use Cold Iron bacon, as I prefer when its crispy and my Paladin is of Sarenrae.

Scarab Sages

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Matt Lewis wrote:
BigNorseWolf wrote:
Well the loser had to eat nothing but boiled food fish and chips for the next millennium so...

Fish and chips is delicious! You don't know what you're missing!

Anyway, this from the country that invented spray-on cheese?

You're all heathens. You all need to bow down to the awesomeness that is Gouda!


Yeah time to make that never-ending bacon wondrous item.


S7R1D wrote:
Yeah time to make that never-ending bacon wondrous item.

That's an artifact, minimum

The Exchange

Here's the St. Louis contribution to "the Bacon Thread"...

Heart Stopping BLT

I'm not sure, but I think it could use a little more BACON!

Dark Archive

I think it's time we all accept that Bacon just doesn't get the kind of rules support it requires and we need an Unchained Bacon to really make things work.

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