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Scipio you dork.
You handsome, rugged, impeccably chiseled dork.
Ok. I’ll bite.
Why are the alcohol prices in Templar so high?
taxes! at a guess anyway.
Looks like Scip found himself the fancy bottles. Presumably the Templar universe equivalent of Aristocrat isn’t in the business of making rhubarb liquers.
Fancy? In handle sizes (The two left ones are obviously handles/1.5L)? No way. Probably taxes and just ’cause they can. I imagine importing them is a doozy.
Bottle size means nothing here.
Most liquor stores stock their shelves based on liquor type, not brand, with all the vodka on one shelf, all the gin on another etc.
When you find gin next to vodka next to cognac next to anything containing laudanum, you have found the expensive shelf.
Could just be inflation. Have we seen any other prices in Templar for comparison?
My guess, too. Dystopic societies always come with rampant inflation, no?
Dystopian? It doesn’t seem particularly worse than our timeline. I mean, none of our cities come without their sketchy neighborhoods, and Kingdom Come certainly wouldn’t be located in a “good” area of Templar.
Perhaps it’s that the currency is worth less.
cause there are no farms or breweries near templar so everything is shipped from some ware else
Évêque — The House of Tallyrand’s favorite cognac.
This colour is so pretty! Pretteeeeeeee!
The Bitter Truth! It’s rhubarbelicious!
I want to sell liquor called The Bitter Truth now.
Too late! Bitter Truths do some really good bitters (in a range of flavours) and some nice spirits and liquers as well.
REAGAN REAGAN REAGAN REAGAN
Oh dang. Scipio looks Leaner and more angular these days. ++ would ogle surreptitiously again. Also…i can’t /imagine/ this is for him.
Oh man, there’s an elephant’s foot on the Pripyat vodka. Nice subtle reference there.
Wonder if this vodka glows in the dark? ;)
Ray-gun and Scip, Woooo! Their chemistry makes me go GUH
…Did Scip get a nose job?
You can buy laudanum over the counter in the Templarverse?
Seems that opium is tolerated there, then.
If you can buy pot and Ecstasy, why not?
My first assumption was that inflation has been pretty severe in this alternate universe. But on second look, that doesn’t look like cheap booze at all. That’s probably actually the joke here — “which one gets you drunk fastest” while looking at the expensive bottles.
Scip’s been hitting the Buddhism so hard, for so long, he doesn’t know how vices actually work. From a naive perspective, it’s all the same active ingredient. Why would one sort be more expensive than another, if not greater efficacy or reduced side effects?
I wouldn’t assume it’s all ‘just’ alcohol, given the store’s facade text…
Oh, so happy to have them back!
Housekeeping note: is anyone else noticing a less crisp line with the change to color? It’s only an issue on my semi-ancient desktop…on the tablet the new look is fantastic.
Point him toward the big bargain, massive-pounding-hangover brands, quick. Tell them I sent him; he’ll get a discount.
You gotta wonder – did the Chernobyl meltdown happen in Templar’s timeline? Is Pripyat a joke name for the characters, or the readers?
This timeline splits off sometime during the Roman Empire, if I remember correctly. It’s been a while since I went through the archives, but I don’t remember seeing any evidence that they’ve even discovered nuclear fission, let alone tried to harness it to produce power.
The timeline doesn’t diverge from real life so much as run parallel to it. Details are different but major things like Jimmy Carter, Andrew Jackson, and, presumably, the Chernobyl disaster still happened.
And fission isn’t really a technology to discover so much as something developed from an increasing understanding of physics. It’s hard to see how the templarverse could have the technology to create working semiconductors and the atomic physics behind it and not have come by fission along the way. If fission hasn’t been mentioned in the storyline, it’s probably from its lack of relevance to the story.
A rhubarb aperitif actually sounds pretty delicious. Then again, I’m the guy who loves akavit and Malort.
it does exist http://rhuby.se/
Ooo! I love the internet!
Fastest? Probably the one Ray just bought.
Get the cheap stuff, Scip. Whatever you buy is just gonna end up getting dumped on Ben’s wounds.
That is not how you spell Припять.
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