Narrated D&D Story: How Our Dungeon Master Created An In-Game Cooking Competition With Real Food

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Narrated D&D Story: How Our Dungeon Master Created An In-Game Cooking Competition With Real Food


[Channel Teaser] How Our Dungeon Master Created An In-Game
Cooking Competition With Real Food I am a Chef extraordinaire in search of new
spices and recipes to reinvigorate my country’s cuisine after years of stagnation. I can recreate any flavors I’ve tasted before
by using lower-quality ingredients. I’m joined by my DM and the best cook I
know. Made healing-potions out of tea, honey and
cream dyed red. Tasted great. Her house always smells of freshly baked bread
and slow cooked pork with her pans on — basically 24/7. My sous-chef is a Half-elf snob that knows
his stuff and won’t shut up about it. He once talked crap about the King’s wine
cellar’s choice and quality before identifying 10 barrels of poisoned wine. My body-guard is a half-orc Barbarian dressed
in a black suit running a red tie and white shirt. Classy. Wields an axe for chopping wood and chopping
faces. Eats just about anything, really. We actually experiment daily to find something
he doesn’t like. We just came back from a short adventure where
we gathered a beholder’s eye as a special ingredient for a dish we were going to use
to win a cooking competition. We get in to town and buy some spices, meat
and a life-time supply of onions. Sous-chef was going over every item including
onions in order to find the best ones. Let’s get cooki’n! I make the stock by chopping an ancient dragon’s
tailbone in two lengthwise in order to get the marrow-y goodness out, making ample use
of our half-orc’s large axe and strength. I then throw some roughly chopped onions,
carrots, beef and bay leaves in, before leaving it to simmer. Dragon marrow tends to be harsh unless cut
with some acid, so I wanted to make a vinaigrette with lemons and chili for an added kick. But my sous-chef recommended pairing the soup
with a sweet-grape wine. To which I agreed. When it comes to wine, nobody is better. Barbarian was sitting in the corner rage-smashing
onions in to a fine pulp. He was trying to ignore the burning pain in
his eyes, which only fueled his fury. I slowly take the beholder’s eye out of our
bag of colding. I stare at the dismembered eye, pristine in
its condition. I get a glimpse of its iris — now white. There is a beautiful woman baking the most
wondrous of breads and goods, begging me to come closer. I luckily caught myself before I fell prey
to the salacious woman depicted inside. I make a small hole to drain the anti-magical
fluid out of its eye before rinsing it out. Taking care not to waste it because it can
make a wonderful spice when dried. After I rinse out its insides, I hand it over
to my Sous-chef who fills it with the now done dragon-bone stock. We transfer it to the oven to bake, turning
every 10 minutes to let the stock evenly evaporate, thereby infusing the eye with great flavor. After this we took the onions and threw it
in a large pan and slowly fried it until it started clumping up. I added some cream and secret (possibly illegal)
spices, putting it over to the hold-warm area. This is also known as the Barbarian’s forehead
since he was perpetually raging due to the pain in his eyes. We wait 1 hour for the eye to finish and we
plate the dish. A soup made of ancient dragon bones, boiled
with fresh vegetables and meat. Left to concentrate its flavors inside a beholder’s
eye with onion soup as a side-dish. Served with chilled sweet-grape wine. We all patiently await the DM’s verdict of
the dish. The mayor of the town speaks up, “We will
have the competitors vote for each other.”Uhh, alright? The DM stands up, tells us to wait and leaves
the room. Comes in speaking in the mayor’s voice, clutching
a pumpkin pie. “Our first contestant, Martha and her pumpkin
pie. Made with love and a boatload of butter!” This damn pie was the greatest pie I’ve tasted. I asked the DM what the recipe was. DM responded with, “The mayor already said,
made with love and waaay too much butter.” I think the pie was wonderful, but a bit too
heavy. Sous-chef thinks the pie was great but it
could have been served with some cream. The barbarian eats everything, and shoots
the DM a thumbs up. Average 9.4 in score. The DM leaves and returns with bread. Ok? Like normal bread… I mean it is freshly baked so it will probably
be good. “And now, for a specialty made by The Rolling
Scones, we have milk bread.” It was amazing. Thing was so fluffy it was insane. Like a cloud and cotton had a baby and we
ate it. And moist, how can bread be moist!? It was the greatest invention since sliced…
bread. After much speculation we gave it a 9.8 DM leaves and returns with another dish… A familiar one. “And now, for the last meal of this ultimate
cook-off. Beholder’s eye soup!” The DM made an approximation of the beholder’s
soup we told her we wanted to make from a previous session. Used dry-age bone marrow instead of ancient
dragon marrow and a giant puffball mushroom in place of a beholder’s eye. And some misc sweet wine i can’t remember
the name of. It was also served with french onion soup
topped with cheese and pepper. Basically, a meat-mushroom stew since the
mushroom absorbed so much of the liquids. In all fairness it wasn’t the greatest stew
I’ve tasted, but damn it came close. The wine didn’t taste too good, but I don’t
like wine in general, so don’t take my word for it. We gave our own soup an 8.9. But dammit if Martha didn’t win the competition! Old ladies really know how to compete. This is the definition of bringing a game
to life! What a great way to really immerse your players
in the game. Have you ever done something like this? Please let us know what you think! Don’t forget to subscribe to our channel,
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100 Comments

All Things DnD · February 29, 2020 at 7:00 pm

Have you done anything as creative as this in any of your sessions? Let us know in the comments section.
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Amberly Veil · February 29, 2020 at 7:48 pm

Vampire game. My immersion attempt was a bit simpler but…

They're investigating a Tzimisce's lair… this particular one has the body and mind of a small sociopathic child… so I brought out her toys…

All of said toys were made from the flesh, bones, organs, and blood of humans and vampires that had disappeared recently…

The Prince's ghoul had been turned into a set of Lincoln logs (which I'd sloppily painted red and white … bone and blood)

Several random humans had been used to make a Lego set (normal white legos covered in prop blood)

A ball made out of a still sentient but now insane vampire (a toreador contact of thr cotorie's, the gangrel on the team recognized the scent and partially passed a frenzy check here… this was a bright red ball I left unaltered and described as looking completely normal until you touched it… when touched you would feel dozens of tiny pinpricks and feel yourself getting weaker as the vampire ball fed on you)

Finally, they encountered a dice bag on a table… one I'd been using all session but kept one side of it hidden until now..
It was one of those bags meant to look like they were made out of a dragon's hide, with an eye sticking out on one side.

I finally let the players see it properly… and tell the nos and gangrel players to run a frenzy check because this one was made with a familiar gangrel's flesh and beastly eye…

The cotorie gangrel's child and the Nos's lover…

Both fail their frenzy checks and start tearing away at everything and everyone in the room.

First, they overpower the Tzimisce girl and dianlorize her, but that apparently didn't satisfy their Beasts… so they turned on the party… and we almost had a TPK from that. Luckily, the girl's much kinder Sire happened upon them and managed to knock them all out. End of session.

Andrew Spencer · February 29, 2020 at 7:51 pm

Bread that is fresh is always moist inside and good bred can stay that way. Only bad mass produced bread is naturally dry.

Robert Williams · February 29, 2020 at 7:56 pm

This narrative! The guy who posted this was a genius!

Lazy Cacao · February 29, 2020 at 8:00 pm

🔥🖤🔥

Johnny Sizemore · February 29, 2020 at 8:03 pm

Normally i'd do a full "Notes from …" here, but for some reason i'm suddenly very hungry…. 😉

Owen Keenan · February 29, 2020 at 8:04 pm

wish I could have my players go to a tavern, order food, and then surprise them with actual food.

Derek Ma · February 29, 2020 at 8:18 pm

Not for a campaign, but last summer I spent about a month thinking up recipes for rustic dwarven style dishes to enjoy with my friend. He did end up describing the lamb with roasted root vegetables I made as part of a scene in an adventurers league game he was DMing though. You, know, with a bit more high fantasy flair thrown in.

Storyspren · February 29, 2020 at 8:28 pm

"Rolling Scones" nice

William Falls · February 29, 2020 at 8:31 pm

The Mighty Dungeon wants to know your location

Son of Flemeth · February 29, 2020 at 8:31 pm

Found your channel from the False Hydra stories. Would love if you could another one of those.

Alex Martinez · February 29, 2020 at 8:37 pm

I went to cooking school and this sounds just like a class. I hope they open a school

Paul O'Connell · February 29, 2020 at 8:44 pm

Holy shit I’m hungry stop describing food to me

That Filthy Weeaboo · February 29, 2020 at 8:50 pm

The host of the cooking contest is Chairman Kaga.

John Phox · February 29, 2020 at 8:52 pm

Had the party in a hags hut. She served them a cake as an old lady. It was my players birthday so i baked a cake and produced it from under the table. Its served and another player asks "so do we have to make a saving throw now?"
"As a matter of fact yes, con saves everyone vs the dream cakes sleep spell. Knocked out all but 2 of the 7

Demonbuu · February 29, 2020 at 8:52 pm

I love the new intro btw! it's amazing!!!

BadassFreeman · February 29, 2020 at 9:06 pm

Great, now I'm hungry and crave fucking EYES.

Giggle Fart · February 29, 2020 at 9:06 pm

Love the new intro

The animation Station · February 29, 2020 at 9:17 pm

Hers a story I have so me and my party which consists of a level 2 fighter and a bard also level 2 and a level 2 Druid and me a level 1 wizard we were playing saltmarsh. so we are exploring a abandoned house we find this guy in his underwear and we release him we found his cloths a couple of rooms back and we give it to him and we all start fighting to impress him. we aren’t a very good party. Later In The session we encounter a room full of bandits and scouts so we are lined up like a normal party the fighter taking on 2 guys at once and the Druid protecting our flanks while I am running straight into battle and casting burning hands and the bard is in the back with bob the guy we rescued earlier. So when it is bobs turn he pulls out the dagger the bard gave him pored poison on it and said “let me give this back to you.” And stabs the bard who proceeds to fail his con sac for poison. So the guy we just rescued stabbed the bard and no one Is around to help him because we are all up front fighting. So after this happens the Druid disengages and go to help his brothers pc leaving me with two people to kill with 1 spell slot left. Then the fighter kills his people and helps me kill mine and we all gang up on bob it took us like 3 rounds to kill him. since then we have called a betrayal pulling a bob. Skip a couple sessions we are all level 3 except me I’m level 2 we are on a ship and we free a sea elf and the first thing our bard says is “don’t pull a bob.” I know we just started the campaign but it was really funny and I hope this becomes a video

Sorry N Advance · February 29, 2020 at 9:50 pm

Bro I think your bodyguard is The orc version of agent 47

Makishi Mirian · February 29, 2020 at 10:00 pm

Between all the "that guy" and "how insert ruined/derailed/broke the campaign" stories this is absolultely wholesome and beautiful

lotuswraith · February 29, 2020 at 10:02 pm

I now want to try this. Luckily my players already like my cooking.

Reuben Matthias · February 29, 2020 at 10:14 pm

New type of DM one that finds any possible way to feed you

Clement Moulin · February 29, 2020 at 10:16 pm

I REALLY love that intro ! Do not get me wrong the old one was good too 🙂

Cameron McMeekin · February 29, 2020 at 10:26 pm

Once, during a session that was essentially one giant combat, I brought in a tin of chocolates to act as the minis for our allies. I assigned all the DM's favourite flavours to the low-value units that we didn't really care about, and the flavours he hated to the ones we needed to survive. I told the DM he could eat the chocolates for any units he killed. It went over pretty well.

Dameon Gray · February 29, 2020 at 10:29 pm

I'm loving the new into for the channel

clonedelta22 · February 29, 2020 at 10:35 pm

My players encountered a feast being held in a town they traveled to and I described the foods they encountered being eaten… As we eat them ordered from a barbecue place.

John Henderson · February 29, 2020 at 10:42 pm

This is literally just food wars dnd

Dakota Russell · February 29, 2020 at 10:44 pm

Loving that new intro

andrew the geek · February 29, 2020 at 10:44 pm

That intro is so much better then the old one

TheDanishViking · February 29, 2020 at 10:55 pm

D&D shokugeki 😂😂😂

Rozu777 · February 29, 2020 at 11:02 pm

I'm starving, why am I watching this!? It all sounds so delicious!

Ultraknight · February 29, 2020 at 11:47 pm

where can I acquire a bag of colding do you realize how useful a minifridge would be on other campaigns

Ted Dickinson · February 29, 2020 at 11:55 pm

Thankee for the story 😁

Pointless Ink · February 29, 2020 at 11:59 pm

Your a thousand years way to young to compete with Grandma.

Indigo Steel · March 1, 2020 at 12:10 am

Ah, yes, that little known D&D offshoot, "Delicacies & Deliciousness."
EPIC Meal Time, indeed 😁

MajorSebbaa · March 1, 2020 at 12:20 am

Imagine how much time the DM put into cooking all of these dishes. That is some real dedication. Never heard of anything like it.

Jinx Dragon · March 1, 2020 at 12:39 am

Oh this story made me hungry.

Luke Baker · March 1, 2020 at 1:06 am

The new intro is awesome !

Simon Tracer · March 1, 2020 at 1:13 am

I'm also noy much into wine. But. Cooking in the game. Needing acid or. Idk its neat and complex.

Ixiaz · March 1, 2020 at 1:21 am

Wait.. I've actually read this greentext before.. neat

Thistleswift · March 1, 2020 at 1:30 am

In 3.5, i had a spirit shaman character that, after combat, would offer 'after battle cookies'. It was just healing herbs and such baked into the cookies, and milky healing potions she created to go with them. She also had a small, awakened iron golem specially made as her cohort/follower, with a built-in oven and stove, and a tiny ice elemental that owed her a favor, that hung around in her bag of holding to keep her stuff frozen and fresh.

Terentius Moonborn · March 1, 2020 at 1:38 am

Love the new intro. Much better. <3

The Milkman · March 1, 2020 at 1:52 am

Bruh bag of colding

grymhild · March 1, 2020 at 2:34 am

Eating sentiment beings isn't really different than cannibalism. 🙁

Krobra Gragre · March 1, 2020 at 2:49 am

My favorite character was the barbarian…nailed his role playing at 4:26 mark lol. I can't stop laughing!

Adam Stpierre · March 1, 2020 at 2:58 am

I love the new opening! I think this is my first time seeing

Aelanna64 · March 1, 2020 at 3:09 am

I love the content, but I miss the old dragon opening.

Tim Woods · March 1, 2020 at 3:21 am

Dang, DnD and a (delicious sounding, minus the mushroom) full course meal IRL!? How do I get in on that!?

finris1 · March 1, 2020 at 3:56 am

My group once took out an entire group of goblins by feeding them poisoned food. How did we poison it? One party member convinced the goblins he was a famous chef, “Dwarven Ramsey” and told them he would prepare them a feast if they spared the party. Nat 20 on persuasion.

jean maillard · March 1, 2020 at 3:57 am

I'm disgusted yikes forever
not by the fact that they ate but the image of eating a eyeball URGH

Andres Marrero · March 1, 2020 at 4:06 am

The cooking class at the local university probably loved doing this, or they would.

Windi Ashe · March 1, 2020 at 4:15 am

that was adorable lol and really cool

Cazerburn · March 1, 2020 at 4:28 am

What is this?

patykaarp legos · March 1, 2020 at 4:48 am

Damn it martha, give me your recipe already. I have asked you 15 tims too many

Cali · March 1, 2020 at 5:17 am

I really dig the new intro! Very cool!

gnarth d'arkanen · March 1, 2020 at 6:08 am

Yeah, I rather fancy the dubious title of "frustrated amateur chef"… SO when there's a drink invented in-game, I like to think about how I'd actually accomplish that… I've created a very close approximation for elven bread, among others… It's always "approximately" when I bring something to the Table, but the group generally enjoys it…
On other occasions, just for the additions to my repertoire, I've brought all manners of things from 7 cheese lasagnas, to homemade cordials and beers… Even served mini-quiches that I baked in recycled foil "pot pie" pans when they still put those out in foil.

One of my favorites was when I settled the arguments the Group was holding on a longer term than just about any other. They could quite wrap their heads around the concept of "hard tack"… SO when I found a cookbook with the recipe (granted, from the 1920's) I had to do it… and of course an extra thick egg-drop soup to let them soak it so they could eat it without breaking teeth. (lolz) Finally, my group understood the legend of Civil War soldiers preferring to use the hard tack as ammunition in their cannons rather than try to eat it…

Honestly, though… While Hard Tack isn't exactly my favorite form of bread (if you can call it bread?) BUT it's not bad at all… Obviously it depends on your preference regarding the soup or stew you soak it in, but should you ever get the chance (or find the recipe) you should give it a chance once in a while. ;o)

Sam Gonzalez · March 1, 2020 at 7:54 am

This just makes me want to do a cooking based campaign because that sounds DELICIOUS

Wobbegong · March 1, 2020 at 8:23 am

Our dm saves us from rolling if we can perform the action in real life. This mostly comes down to social e counters a d it is simply so good when players prepare speeches and really act out convincing a duke of a gnoll incursion instead of saying "I want to roll persuation" but this mechanic can also backfire hard, so people think before talking.
One side effect was that the dm had to spice up the level of intricate political details because my lvl1 wizard was 3 chats away from sparking a coup.

AMPMASTER10 · March 1, 2020 at 8:40 am

Dragons and Beholders? They used SENTIENT CREATURES for INGREDIENTS. I don't give a dang if they weren't human or that all Beholders are evil. If you could hold a conservation with it, it is still cannibalism. Why am I the only one freaking out!?!

leopard eye · March 1, 2020 at 8:56 am

reminds me of the orc master food critic story.

Guy Russo · March 1, 2020 at 9:41 am

I’m playing Pathfinder’s Kingmaker campaign converted to D&D 5e. My character is a Firbolg Shepherd Druid who is proficient in herbalism, alchemy and brewery. I decided to open an apple cider factory that will be our kingdom’s formal drink and will make us some extra gold. When deciding on the flavor of three distinct flavors (the everyday, simple flavor; the better, richer flavor; and the elite, high class flavor), I bought 15 different types of cider to the meeting and had everyone around the table taste them and help me decide on 3 that will go to mass production. Needless to say we played very little that session because everyone was hammered! 😂

Tori Tan · March 1, 2020 at 10:33 am

Not that much related to the story itself, but I like how the new intro/opening them looks. xD

Psycho Nightmare · March 1, 2020 at 10:38 am

I love it nya

Pig Man · March 1, 2020 at 12:38 pm

The Stagnation of Damnation

Alan Marcelino Santos · March 1, 2020 at 2:17 pm

"Like a cloud and cotton had a baby and we ate it" r.i.p baby

Ag silver Radio · March 1, 2020 at 3:06 pm

Arn't dragons and beholders sapient? In other words: canablism!

Unkulunkulu · March 1, 2020 at 3:26 pm

I dont think it was a fair cooking comparison, cause milk bread and pumpkin pie are both sweet and more related to desert. While the stew is savoury.

Christian Groff · March 1, 2020 at 5:36 pm

Having been a big fan of Food Network and its competition shows, I loved watching this video and seeing how culinary art can be used as the basis of a campaign. 🙂

bezerkoid · March 1, 2020 at 6:05 pm

I want to do a Hallowe'en 5e one shot version of Kitchen Nightmares, but I have no idea what the restaurant owner's motivation will be, aside from getting rich maybe?

David Lundberg Jeppesen · March 1, 2020 at 8:05 pm

“The roling schones” I. Just leaving it here

Lordof Music 420 · March 1, 2020 at 8:09 pm

NICE INTRO

Here will start the dnd cinematic universe

Jaller 8 · March 1, 2020 at 9:01 pm

the new intro is really nice

Mitchell Smith · March 1, 2020 at 9:50 pm

I'm actually running a campaign based on cooking right now, so seeing this in my feed just fills me with inspiration!

DragonDemons · March 1, 2020 at 9:55 pm

If any of you wanna play Dnd here's a server I'm on.
https://discord.gg/EXgPv8k

MaikeruHunter187 · March 2, 2020 at 1:41 am

I want to make a d&d character for cooking now.

Brendan Peterson · March 2, 2020 at 4:25 am

Love the new intro. This is one of my favorite channels on YouTube! Keep up the great work man!

primordial chaos · March 2, 2020 at 5:34 am

I would imagine putting dragons into a cooking dish would give Magic if eaten since dragon are magic beasts or eating food made with the help of fey magic would have random effects on you like Turing into random animal

Naxer · March 2, 2020 at 5:50 am

I guess monster parts dont make for good food ingredients. Oh well, at least nobody was poisoned 🙂

HarleyRox 2010 · March 2, 2020 at 8:17 am

List of videos in the opening?

Lightning Point · March 2, 2020 at 8:23 am

If that campaign wasn't called "Mithril Chef," I will be very disappointed.

Mk Reaper109 · March 2, 2020 at 9:14 am

Dear All Things DnD, I need help. I have just made two characters on D&D Beyond, but I can't find anyone who's online. The only site I could POSSIBLY do that on is Discord, but I mucked that up horribly. Can't find my phone to fix it, and I need help. I want to play D&D Sooooo bad! Never played before, so if I finally get this to work, I would be so happy. Could you pleeeeeaaase help me?

Maximilian L · March 2, 2020 at 10:02 am

The intro makes me chuckle like a children

brandon Curtis · March 2, 2020 at 1:21 pm

The new intro is amazing!

Doom Boy · March 2, 2020 at 1:29 pm

Are you making a DNDCU?

Orangey · March 2, 2020 at 2:51 pm

“The Rolling Scones”.
This story gets a thumbs-up for that pun alone.

Kevin Shaw · March 2, 2020 at 4:31 pm

Sounds like D&D Food Wars

BaoHadir · March 2, 2020 at 5:54 pm

And now I'm hungry

Kogasengaha Hishoshi · March 2, 2020 at 5:55 pm

How to create a D&D Foodwars XD

Sir. Guru · March 2, 2020 at 10:24 pm

Great, now I've got the hungies

david Taylor · March 3, 2020 at 12:04 am

Thank god for the new intro

Scooter Tahusky · March 3, 2020 at 3:57 pm

What a wonderful idea! I'll definitely have to try this with my group next time I DM. We usually bring snacks each session, but Making a meal in theme of the game could be alot of fun once in awhile.

Just Jeff · March 3, 2020 at 6:02 pm

No garlic?! Sacrilege!

Qualquer gamer · March 3, 2020 at 6:21 pm

Did the DM just "food wars"s the campaing? That's neat

Pastor Plague · March 3, 2020 at 6:25 pm

So evil, im baking deserts now for my kids…my 2 year old son asked for bread so im making homemade cinnamon bread now.

Bluedreamer A.K.A Dragon · March 3, 2020 at 6:55 pm

Your channel intro sounds like a Bloomberg ad and makes me irrationally upset lol. Love your vids tho!

knightshousegames · March 3, 2020 at 8:34 pm

Imagine bringing this sort of thinking into other facets of DnD:
"I attempt to pick the lock" Picks up dice
"Oh no no no" DM Pulls out big ass pad lock and lock pick set
"So you're level 6, so I'll give you 3 minutes. And because you have a thieves tool proficiency, I'll let you use this book on the basics of lockpicking. Good luck with that!"

General Skalinera // Neon Silver · March 3, 2020 at 9:39 pm

Where's the Beholder SAUCE???

Sean Klipp · March 3, 2020 at 10:37 pm

Wow… That is an amazing idea and basically straddles the line between the trpg and larp genres!

deathbytouch · March 4, 2020 at 12:06 am

That’s awesome

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