Serve the Grim Reaper Breakfast
Death would kill for some bacon.
Today’s quest was designed by guest writer Luke Herr from the RPG Pals Club podcast. It’s great to have him back! I recommend checking out his free digital comics.
When you’ve polished off this quest, let’s discuss best breakfasts in Table Talk, and we’ve got a new starter guide. Tally ho!
You sling hash at a small diner in the middle of Metro City. You don’t own the diner but it's practically your place. The regulars know your name, the owners leave you alone, and you're happy here.
Hash browns, flapjacks, eggs every way, and the blackest cups of coffee are the tools at your disposal to provide for folks that come to you for, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. And then around 5 pm, you prepare to close early, with this sense there won't be a last minute rush when it happens.
The door opens and bell jingles, alerting you to a customer, the final person many people see. The Grim Reaper, a human skeleton, clad in a black robe, cinched with a rope, carrying a large scythe. A customer is a customer though and you approach the Specter of Death with your pen and notepad drawn.
They hold up the menu for a second before setting it down. "I'm not sure what I am in the mood for," they reply with a surprisingly smooth and soft voice. You nod and gulp briefly before coming closer to look over the placemat menu with them.
"Well how are you feeling today, because I feel like the optimal hash house has something for any mood you might have."
They move their bony head back and forth as they mull the question over in their mind. "Today has been alright. Nothing special or anything. Nobody is trying to trick me into not reaping their souls. So I don't know, what would you say you make the best? Just get me that."
You nod and reply with a "Coming up!"
What would you like to make for the Grim Reaper?
If you’d like to serve Death eggs: How do you prefer your eggs?
🧞♂️ When you’re done with this quest, check out Luke’s first three Adventure Snack games: Genie of the Duck Pond, Hold Your Horses, and Sell the Goods in the City.
When your quest is complete, it’s time to debrief. Join your fellow adventurers at the virtual D&D table we call the comments section. I keep the trolls out with my Sword of Deletion.
Discuss one (or all) of today’s topics in the comments:
🍳 What did you serve Death for breakfast… and why?
🥓 What’s on your food bucket list? Is there a perfect meal or food you want to eat before you die?
🧇 🥞 Which is the superior breakfast treat: waffles or pancakes? I’ve been thinking about this a lot after listening to the very funny debate podcast Hold Up with Dulce Sloan and Josh Johnson. This is not an easy choice for me to make, because one of the most delicious breakfasts I’ve ever had was Liege Waffles, but I’m on Team Pancakes. I’ll explain why in the comments.
ADVENTURE SNACK STARTER GUIDE
Over the past six months or so, Adventure Snack’s player base has grown by leaps and bounds. It’s very exciting! And it got me thinking about tutorials. Games often have rule books, starter guides, tutorial levels, etc, to teach players what they need to know to play the game. Adventure Snack didn’t have anything like that, so I cried about it for hours alone in my bedroom. No, just kidding. I wrote one!
YOU can contribute to the guide! The starter guide has its own comments section, where you can introduce yourself to your fellow players. Shout-out to adventurers Jay, Mando, Chevanne, Michael Estrin, Gwen Katz, and Nick Mazmanian for not just breaking, but shattering the ice. Now it’s your turn to enter the fray. Trust me, you’re gonna love entering frays!
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I have this argument a lot with people and I can't believe you had the AUDACITY to not even include French Toast. It goes:
1. French Toast
I served hash browns because, come on, they're awesome. But then, I've never met a potato I didn't like...
My final meal would probably consist of my special cheese fondue or some similar orgy of cheese.
Pancakes vs waffles: I usually take pancakes because waffles get cold instantly. You really have to scarf them before they cool, and that always ends in regret. My first choice would be my dad's french toast, which he only makes around the holidays, so it's a special treat :-)