On RetroMUD, characters get hungry. This includes both food and drink combined. You don't have to drink anything and there is no separate thirst system.
Eating is usually a simple matter. However, there is a wide variety of diet types to choose from. You can only eat foods that are within your diet.
There are a few other ways to eat food, by using race powers (HELP FEAST, HELP SUCK), skills, or spells. However, food is the most common means of satiating yourself. Failure to eat can result in starvation.

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