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07-01-2011, 02:14 AM
Originally posted on Friday 07-01-2011 02:12 AM at koboldquarterly.com (http://www.koboldquarterly.com)

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Master Pett’sYour Whispering Homunculus*presents only the finest in British gaming. Indeed, you are not likely to find a more comprehensive assortment of miscellany anywhere.

(So much more than just another bloke in a dress.)

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“Stew!”

“Lord?”

“Dumplings!”

“Master?”

“Tripe!”

“Your worship?”

“All delicious meals in their own right, slugthing, but I have need of more exotic meals tonight. I need those meals that truly stay in the minds (and possibly stomachs) of the true connoisseur.”

“I have the very thing here master. Hundro Ockpot’s Guide to Obscure, Unusual, and Occasionally Revolting Meals, Volume I…”


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Meals (Cost/Day)
Good (5 sp)
Common (3 sp)
Poor (2 sp)

The Pathfinder Core Rulebook gives an excellent potted description of meals, but categorizing all food in one of three ways misses out on a potentially interesting piece of interaction and color that gives an added dimension to your gaming table.

Regional meals vary enormously, and food within a fantasy campaign offers you a great chance to indulge in some imaginative delights: a meat pie in one town could be a significantly different meat pie in another. People tend to live off whatever happens to be abundant locally, but they soon grow tired of the same old dishes and try to spice them up a little.

Here are some foods to throw at your players to keep them on their toes, pique their interest, or just make them feel queasy as they tramp the byways and valleys of your villages, outposts, and camps.In each case, as they are local delicacies, you should consider them common local meals, or where more exotic ingredients are found, up the price to 5 sp. In general, meals with stranger parts—such as roast stirge—is the result of a happy chance encounter although if you really wish to have that stirge farm outside town feel free to develop it and its insane owner.

As usual, use these variations sparingly. A town full of truly weird food could be an unusual diversion.


Roast hedgehog with spinach
Pot Luck Pie
Whole roast stirge with cauliflowers
Pig’s blood with scrambled eggs
Stewed dormice with greengage jam
Beef tongue with pumpkin
Calf’s feet jelly
Deep fried monkey toes
Fermented herring
Cow’s heart with fresh vegetables
Jellied eels
Bison liver with boiled potatoes and parsley
Grouse pie and cucumber soup
Boiled shocker lizard and cabbage
Owl soup with black bread
Roast magpie with courgettes and pickled gerkins
Fried snails and asparagus
Giblet soup
Veal cake with marrows
Hashed dire game and cabbage
Lark pie and jumbles
Pickled tongue with apples and hard cheese
Roasted whole songbirds with dried fruit
Sea slugs with red pepper sauce
Steamed dire boar tripe with onions
Deep fried blind toad with turnips
Strips of dried darkmantle flesh with apple chutney
Rook pie and sprouts
Boiled giant frog with broad beans
Stirge livers and mushrooms
Larks in onions
Potted lobster
Goat’s head with stewed celery
Fermented giant crab meat
Ram casserole with horseradish sauce
Fried ugly fish with baked mushrooms
Curried cockatrice
Turnip soup with cottage loaf
Deep fried dire bat and hardbread
Stewed kidneys with sprouts
Broiled ox-tails with orange brandy
Rabbits stewed in milk
Pickled hams and eggs
Barley gruel
Roast sturgeon with turnips
Tapioca soup and fried whitebait
Toad-in-the-hole
Potted turbot
Boiled sea kale
Garlic fried sparrows with roast potatoes and chives
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