Heroes’ Feast: The Official Dungeons & Dragons Cookbook

From the D&D experts behind Dungeons & Dragons Art & Arcana comes a cookbook that invites fantasy lovers to celebrate the unique culinary creations and traditions of their favorite fictional cultures. With this book, you can prepare dishes delicate enough to dine like elves and their drow cousins or hearty enough to feast like a dwarven clan or an orcish horde. All eighty dishes—developed by a professional chef—are delicious, easy to prepare, and composed of wholesome ingredients readily found in our world.

Heroes’ Feast includes recipes for snacking, such as Elven Bread, Iron Rations, savory Hand Pies, and Orc Bacon, as well as hearty vegetarian, meaty, and fish mains, such as Amphail Braised Beef, Hommlet Golden Brown Roasted Turkey, Drow Mushroom Steaks, and Pan-Fried Knucklehead Trout—all which pair perfectly with a side of Otik’s famous fried spiced potatoes. There are also featured desserts and cocktails—such as Heartlands Rose Apple and Blackberry Pie, Trolltide Candied Apples, Evermead, Potion of Restoration, and Goodberry Blend—and everything in between, to satisfy a craving for any adventure.

Heroes' Feast: The Official Dungeons & Dragons Cookbook
Heroes’ Feast: The Official Dungeons & Dragons Cookbook
Heroes’ Feast – Elven Bread recipe

Die-Cast Replica Poke Ball

The Wand Company will be shipping limited quantities of this die-cast Poke Ball for $100, complete with proximity and touch sensing that activates the Poke Ball’s light-up button.

This is apparently the first in a series of die-cast Poke Balls the company plans to release.

Die Cast Poke Ball
Die Cast Poke Ball

Non-Transitive Dice Are Weird

Non-transitive dice are beyond weird. As seen in the image below of Bradley Efron’s four-dice nontransitive set, these dice are not like normal six-sided dice in that each has a unique pattern of numbers.

Imagine setting up a game where each person picks a die and then rolls that die 50 times. Whichever die rolls higher, the most times wins.

The purple die will roll a higher number than the yellow die 2/3rds of the time.

The yellow die, in turn, will roll a higher number than the red die 2/3rds of the time.

Finally, the red die will roll a higher number than the green die 2/3rds of the time.

Here’s where the weirdness of the non-transitive nature of the dice comes into play. The green die will roll a higher number than the purple die 2/3rds of the time.

Wikipedia has a nice entry on non-transitive dice, including a detailed look at the probabilities of the Efron dice. The set of Efron’s dice in the image is available for $5 plus shipping from the National Museum of Mathematics.

Non-Transitive Dice
Non-Transitive Dice