Welcome back, Geeky Gluttons, to another episode of Munchies & Minis!
Munchies & Minis is my tabletop RPG-inspired live cooking show for those just joining us. Once a week, I make a snack or meal to pair with a side of dice rolls. You can catch me on Twitch (unless indicated otherwise on social media) Wednesday nights at 7 pm EST.
Last video, we made herbed honey cookies from Amaratha’s Teahouse featured in D&D’s Volo’s Guide to the Dalelands. In this episode, we trade swords and shields for wits and words with a Regency-era punch recipe perfect for pairing with the RPG Good Society.
Punch and Prejudice
Good Society is a collaborative story-telling game in the style of Regency-era authors such as Jane Austen. The first part involves discussing the story arc, setting, boundaries, and character relationships. Then guided by the facilitator, the players play both their characters and other players’ NPCs — chasing or repressing their desires. You could play about any character type, from the meddling gossip, the sensible spinster, or even the manipulative rake.
Say you want a little something more than the pursuit or wealth of marriage in your gameplay? Good Society also has expansions involving servants, magic users, secret sword-wielding personas, and even the fae courts. Party of two? There are options for two-person gameplay. All about the costumes? There are even instructions for a LARP version.
Whatever your gameplay style, though, I find that many good conversations start around a punch bowl. And funnily enough, I found a recipe specifically named “Regent’s Punch” using green tea, citrus rind, pineapple juice, rum, amaretto, brandy, arak, and champagne. According to Eliza Acton’s Modern Cookery for Private Families (1845), this recipe was made “daily for [George IV] ‘s table, at Carlton palace, for six months; it has been in our possession some years and may be relied on.” After a glass or two of this concoction, I imagine your characters would be more than willing to spill the tea.
Want to learn how to make Regent’s Punch for your adventuring party? Watch the video or find out how to get the recipe card below!
Sing for your Supper!
This video will always be around to cook along with. But I also have the printable PDF recipe cards available for my Ko-Fi and Patreon supporters.
This week, my blog post and Munchies & Minis recipe cards are available in exchange for a $2 donation on my Ko-fi page. Recipes from previous Munchies & Minis episodes are also being added to my Ko-fi store, so keep an out for updates!
If you join my Patreon community at the “Kitchen Twitch” ($5/month) level or higher, you will not only get access to ALL of my Munchies & Minis recipe cards. You’ll also get blog-post Spotify playlists, community polls, random digital and physical swag surprises, AND a welcome gift of my Lord of the Rings recipe cards and playlists.
I hope this episode inspired you to start a culinary campaign of your own. Next week, I’ll continue the third season of Munchies & Minis with a recipe chosen by my Patreon subscribers!