AND IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH SATANISM, WE PROMISE
Graph paper. Sure, it was good for geometry, but where it really shone was when you had to make maps while you were ignoring math class. Our favorite bit was making staircases with those little progressively shorter parallel lines.
But in the 80s, if you put a graph paper design at an angle to indicate perspective it was THE FUTURE. It was the inside of your Atari 800 or Commodore 64. It was the holodeck. It was ReBoot and Max Headroom. And that’s what this is. Your D&D game IN THE FUTURE. Of the past. Mmm. Retro futurism.
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