-- Setup -- Create Competitors (PCs): Our adventurers seek the Lich's magical trove. - What's your signature ingredient? - What school of magic infuses your baking? - What magical cooking artifact do you seek? Describe Lich: Powerful but ennui-ridden, this spellcaster longs to die. Only perfectly crafted confections can destroy their phylactery. - What flavor is their phylactery? - Which ancient food-related specialty have they mastered? Name NPC Competitors: Number = 7 - PCs. - What makes each NPC inadequate? Determine Five Rounds: Biscuits, Breads, Cakes, Chocolate, Pastries, Pies, etc. -- Challenges -- Each round: 1. PCs accrue +1, 0, -1 to their stats: Presentation Flavor Luck 2. Flip a coin for the Lich's Criteria: Heads = Presentation Tails = Flavor 3. PCs describe their bakes. Each rolls 1d6 + Lich's Criteria: 6+: You're a frontrunner. Narrate the Lich's delight. 4-5: You're safe. Narrate the Lich's disappointment. -3: You're up for elimination. Narrate your baking disaster. Frontrunners roll 1d6 + Luck. Highest roll wins; others become safe. Potential eliminees roll 1d6 + Luck; lowest roll loses and narrates their elimination. If all PCs are safe/win, eliminate an NPC; if all NPCs are eliminated, eliminate the PC with lowest +Luck roll. -- Endgame -- Fifth round: Winner narrates the ending ceremony and the Lich's release.
This project combines my two great loves: baking and necromancy.