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Old 04-16-2021, 03:03 AM   #34
Michele
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Udine, Italy
Default Re: Create Food and it's effect on infrastructure

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Originally Posted by jason taylor View Post
In People's of Middle Earth it says that was because they bought their food.

In the Second Age there was a symbiotic relation with allied men in which food was exchanged for technology. As it happens those were the same men that provided cavalry when they went on campaign because Dwarves were primarily good as infantry.

There are also hints of that in LotR ("All such things they could obtain in traffic") although in that case it wasn't referring primarily to food if I recall.

Basically they had a favorable trade balance with agricultural peoples.
So this goes into GURPS Realm Management territory...
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