In "A Dark Room" I noticed I can take a Charm when exploring. I never seem to run out of them so I take one every time. I have no idea what they do though. Are they Lucky Charms? Do they increase some kind of stat? Do they make you get attacked more? Less?

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    Their only purpose is being magically delicious.
    – SaintWacko
    Commented Jun 25, 2013 at 16:14
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    @SaintWacko dammit you beat me to it!
    – Ender
    Commented Jun 25, 2013 at 16:40

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If you have one when you're exploring, and you come across a frog in a swamp (M), and you give one to it, you will obtain the "gastronome" perk. This will double the amount of health that you gain when you eat cured meat. The perk is permanent, just like all other perks.

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    Is this a permanent change or just for that adventure?
    – Batophobia
    Commented Jun 25, 2013 at 16:48
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    There is also the place where you speak to the old man in a hut.
    – SMeznaric
    Commented Jun 30, 2013 at 19:06
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    you come across some creature (a frog I think) in a swamp, and you give one to it it will give you a chocolate bar.
    – Synetech
    Commented Sep 11, 2013 at 19:41

First off, it's an old man in a swamp that you have to give it to, and secondly, the perk is permanent. So every adventure you go on after that, you will heal more from eating meat.

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