ISLE OF D&D RED
You know, for being all about “adventuring,” an awful lot of D&D is set in that first D. There are far more more castle ruins and underground mazes and monsters than what we typically think of as “adventuring” today – outdoor hikes, river crossings, time spent outside under the sun.
In the real world today, you may need more than a basic adventurer’s starting equipment kit when you set off on your next vacation. First pack SPF 90, but we’d also like to recommend this festive Hawaiian shirt with D&D’s iconic ampersand incorporated. It can easily take the place of that 10 foot pole, because unless your DM is throwing traps left and right how useful has that thing been? At the very least, not everybody in the party needs one, right?
On a dark, haunted night, a Russian oligarch dares a circle of international chefs to play the samurai game of 100 Candles--where each storyteller spins a terrifying tale of ghosts, demons and unspeakable beings--and prays to survive the challenge.
Inspired by the Japanese Edo period game of Hyakumonogatari Kaidankai, Hungry Ghosts reimagines the classic stories of yokai, yorei, and obake, all tainted with the common thread of food.
First course: With bad consequence, a ramen chef refuses to help a beggar, and a band of pirates get more (and less) than they were bargaining for after their encounter with a drowning woman turns ghastly.
Hungry Ghosts is cooked up by the infamous author and chef, Anthony Bourdain (Kitchen Confidential, Emmy-Award winning TV star of Parts Unknown) and acclaimed novelist Joel Rose (Kill, Kill, Faster, Faster, back again from their New York Times #1 best seller, Get Jiro!). Joining them this issue are stellar artists Alberto Ponticelli and Vanesa Del Rey, with amazing color by Jose Villarrubia, and a drop-dead cover by Paul Pope