Friday, December 1, 2023

Heroes’ Feast: Saving the Children’s Menu Review

Heroes' Feast: Saving the Children's Menu is an adventure for 6 10th-level adventures available on D&D Beyond. The adventure is 4.99 and is a tie-adventure with Heroes' Feast Flavors of the Multiverse: An Official D&D Cookbook. It takes place in Daggerford and the Delimbiry Vale in the Forgotten Realms. It's written by celebrity D&D players, Deborah Ann Woll.

The adventures are tasked by a chef to retrieve special ingredients for Kender Stumblenoodles, a special dish loved by the children of the area. The previous folks sent to get them were found dead. The characters arrive to the farm, which was ran by an eccentric druid. They find him dead and encounter Ignis, a NG fire giant and her twin children. The party must complete their mission and protect Ignis and stop her children from being kidnapped by a fire giant king's search party (which includes fire giants and large sized hellhouds). Completing the task they gain a new ally and a temporay boon from eating the delicious Kender Stumblenoodles.

The adventure contains several sidebars referencing Bigby Presents: Glory of the Giants. The book isn't needed, but can be used to help flesh things out. There are two appendices. The first details the Cheesemonger's Almanac, the druid's cheesemaking notes and almanac. This is a fun addition (and helpful in the adventure). Finally the recipe for Kender Stumblenoodles is presented. If you hadn't guess by the name and ties to children and kender... it's fancy mac and cheese. No shame in that, just funny to think there's an adventure related to mac and cheese. 

This adventure is fun and has a lot of character. Presenting a NG fire giant is another example of D&D move of not having every member of a race being universally evil and being able to make their own decisions, which I'm personally a fan of. There some fun combat and roleplaying encounters, so most players can find something they enjoy. This isn't a must buy, but it's a fun, short, and cheap adventure. 

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