Ajala

The Great Wurm Communist Cookbook Lending Library Experiment (SFI)

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Want to complete your journal cooking quests, but can't be arsed to learn to cook and don't want to pay for the recipes?

 

Why don't we try this the old-fashioned socialist way?

 

I have here a stack of books filled with cooking recipes -- 450 of them -- that I will send, for free, to anyone who wants them.

 

When added to the recipes everyone already knows by default, which is about 90, this is enough recipes to complete the "Learn 250 cooking recipes" and "Learn 500 cooking recipes" quests in the "Going The Distance" and "Destinations Unknown" sections of your journal.

 

All the recipes on offer here are of the "learned" variety. No looted recipes and no starter recipes.

 

They come delivered via mail in 18 books of 25 pages. The COD cost is about 30c for the whole batch.

 

There is a catch, of course.

 

Because each recipe is destroyed when you read/learn it you have to replace each recipe you use and then send the whole, completed collection, with all 450 recipes intact, on to the next person in need.

 

That means making or buying a reed pen and enough paper sheets and dye to re-transcribe every recipe you learn.

 

This will take you hours.

 

I'll maintain a list here, in this post, of the order of delivery.

 

To participate, post in this thread with your in-game name.

 

After you're done completing your journal quests, refill the books with the missing recipes and send them to the next toon on the list as quickly as possible. If the list is empty, send them back to me (in-game name also Ajala).

 

The recipes are on Southern Freedom Isles, so please don't ask to be added if you're NFI.

 

Make sure to specify your in-game name if it's different to your forum name.

 

Here's the list:

 

1. Spacy 

2. Blaike

3. Seriphina

4. perji

5. Chromega

6. roarkindrake

7. Eleraan

8. Klaa

 

Let's see how long we can keep the chain going before we get our first douchebag.

 

UPDATE APRIL 22, 2022 -- SECOND ATTEMPT

 

Klaa has had the recipes since March 12 -- six weeks -- without transcribing and sending them on, and has pretty much ghosted me since April 1.

 

I figured the experiment was over, but yesterday @Zachariahoffered, completely unsolicited, to transcribe a whole new set of cookbooks and set the ball rolling again if I supplied the paper. So that's what we did. Three cheers for Zachariah!

 

He tells me he's used better-quality books, so there are fewer of them and the mailing cost has gone down, but there's only 405 recipes this time. Added to the 97 starter recipes everyone now gets after the caffeine update, that's still just enough to get everyone's journal boxes ticked.

 

The list now:

 

9. Alpengeist 

10. Ctpax 

11. Goldfinch

12. Rothschild 

13. Jonathon

14. Lisimba

15. VelvetSun

16. Stonesolid

17. Elrohiir

 

UPDATE JULY 13, 2022 -- EVEN MORE RECIPES

 

Thanks mainly to @Elrohiir and possibly some other participants, the QL of the books has increased and more recipes have been added.

 

The collection currently has eight books and 512 recipes, for the true completionists out there.

 

I currently have the books.

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3 minutes ago, Tpikol said:

didn't you just auction this same thing?

 

Nah, I changed my mind.

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Seriphina 254

 

I started doing this for my alliance as well a while back, so adding to the library sounds awesome ❤️

 

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Pumpkin Fields looks fantastic by the way :)  This looks like a great project and hope it benefits many.  I'd add my name, but I haven't learned any recipes because I hate to cook.

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One the one hand, this sounds great, on the other, it sounds like more work than just sitting there and cooking! :D

 

I need to do this at some point, I only have 110 recipes so far, but I don't know if I'm ready for this kind of commitment.  I can definitely supply people paper if they want/need it.  I am working on papyrus making right now, and my low ql paper is 30+ql.  Just throwing it out there if that would help someone else get more motivation than I have. :)

 

 

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capitalization, trying to look a little more educated!

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--snip, got it done--

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Looks interesting, I can offer some 45-50 ql books for this if you'd like them.

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Does the paper ql matter? 
I would like to take part please! 

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Is this still available? I am currently at 136 recipes but im also cooking some things. If this is still an option I would be interested and try to obtain a ton of paper. name in game is RainbowTigress on Harmony if server matters

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Apologies to everyone who responded to this. Due to a combination of offtime, forgetfulness and laziness, I never got around to getting this project off the ground.

 

But I still have the books, so let's restart it!

 

I'll be PMing people who have expressed an interest to see if they're a) still playing and b) still interested in participating. Then I'll make the list and send the books to the first person.

 

Note -- if you're one of the people who expressed an interest in-game, you'll need to post here instead as I'll never be able to keep track of it all.

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First update!

 

Spacy now has the recipes. It's his job to learn what he needs, replace the recipes, and send them on to the next person on the list in the OP, which is Blaike.

 

Anyone else who wants to be added to the list, just reply here.

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3 minutes ago, Odinstardew said:

I'd like to be added. I currently have 302 recipes. 😀

 

Added :)

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3 minutes ago, Ajala said:

 

Added :)

Thank you! Very excited about this. I have set out on the task recently of expanding my cookbook so this is great timing. 

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Please add me to the list. Only at 164 recipes.

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Just now, Chromega said:

Please add me to the list. Only at 164 recipes.

 

Done.

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Might be worth adding (SFI) to the thread title. I know it's in the body of the thread but people don't read, even titles 😜, I'm not certain but I think you have a nfi in there.

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