Lol! Seriously though, what foodstuffs would the military of the various races create/use during campaigns?Iron Rations!
At higher levels, meteorite rations, mithral rations, and adamantine rations.
In more primitive societies, bronze or stone rations.
Not really. "Iron rations" as a name dates from just before the Great War, at least in English. But "rations" as the D&D 5e PHB describes - "dry foods suitable for extended travel, including jerky, dried fruit, hardtack, and nuts" - go back quite a long way, at least to the Romans, and arguably farther, if Xenophon's Anabasis is to be taken as fact and not allegory.[...]long-term storage of food was more or less limited to salted and dried meats. The concept of "iron rations" is relatively new, and not really used in the same way as DnD tends to assume.
I know it's picking nits, but there's a big difference between canon and cannon.Castle walls started losing out to cannon fire, so I have a feeling a world with mages throwing fireballs around would result in castle construction looking very different (maybe a focus on large moats).
There's a thought. I mean, authors have explored "standard" arms of service in terms of different creatures - goblins mounted on wargs, for instance, acting as cavalry - but just unleashing a pack of owlbears? Whoa dang.And what king wouldn't love to have his beast master release half-trained monstrosities on his enemies, given the chance?
I don't know about that. Create food and water is a third-level divine spell. That means for every fifteen humanoids or five steeds, you'd need to have one 5th-level Cleric, 5th-level Druid, or 9th-level Paladin expending a 3rd-level spell slot every 24 hours just to keep the army fed. Given that persons with adventuring-class levels are supposed to be somewhat rare - not every soldier has any Fighter levels, after all! - that means a very small army, not the larger one you imagine.With basic historical elements of fantasy that we all take for granted in question, it stands to reason that simple things like feeding an army would probably end up a rather trivial affair; either large armies are too vulnerable to magic and thus not used, or the ability to conjure up some food as needed results in even larger armies than in history (or armies with a much lower percentage of support staff).
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It is heavlyy flavoured to taste like chicken and salted to last. You can feed 200/day men on a single troll, assuming you make sure to remove its limbs and jaw.