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This interpretation immediately leads to another question: what sort of problem does the character suffer when the magical food expires?

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This interpretation immediately leads to another question: what sort of problem does the character suffer when the magical food expires?

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The answer may depend on how much normal food, compared to magical food, the character ate in a given period. The rules on page 77 say that the character becomes “extremely hungry;” it’s not clear whether this implicitly assumes the character had eaten only magical food for a considerable length of time, or whether it’s meant to imply extreme hunger is some kind of side effect of eating any magical food. (An extreme interpretation is that extreme hunger must result from eating one magical pea amid an otherwise mundane diet; though people who read the rules that way generally seem to prefer a house-rule “fix” rather than actually playing them that way.)Some players treat the magical food as never having existed, once its duration expires. The character is treated exactly as if he had not eaten it. If this had been one meal, several days ago (and the food had a Duration of Moon) then the character may not even notice; if he had subsisted entirely on magical food for weeks, then he would

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