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There is nothing I love more than a wedding. The cake, the dancing, the demon lords, the bridesmaids created out of mushrooms—it’s all so beautiful and magical.
So imagine my delight when I heard that Zuggtmoy would be getting married in Out of the Abyss! And to top it all off, I hear the groom is a real fun guy.
As a geek who loves a good party, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to make Zuggtmoy’s wedding into something special. If you plan on incorporating the wedding into your Rage of Demons campaign, try some of these activities to make the party come alive for your players!
When the characters find out about the wedding in the game, hand the players a wedding invitation in real life. This can give them the information they need (location, date, and time) to crash the event, and will set the tone for other interactive wedding elements.
Turn your home into a forest setting meant for a wedding with just a couple of quick decorations. Hang green and brown streamers from the walls to create the feel of moss and plants, and place vases or mason jars full of ferns and greens around the room. String up small white Christmas lights to add a bit of sparkle and flair. (Check out a variety of décor ideas on Pinterest!)
Take a quick break from the campaign to serve a wedding-worthy meal. Start with a fresh salad made of spring greens, mushrooms, heirloom tomatoes, and your favorite vinaigrette. Serve the salad with a crusty baguette and some truffle-infused butter. Then bring out the main course of portobello “steaks.”
When dinner is done, end the night with cake. (It’s a wedding. Cake is mandatory.)
After dinner, tell your players that there’s a bouquet toss. Put together an arrangement of inexpensive greenery or weeds, and then toss it. But unlike with a traditional toss, the winner isn’t the next person to get married. Instead, that player’s character takes 5 points of damage from Zuggtmoy. Whoops!
At the end of the session, give your players a wedding favor of truffle salt. It’s easy to make, though a bit expensive. Using a microplane grater, just grate a black truffle and mix with salt, using a 10-parts-salt-to-1-part-truffle ratio. Let it sit for a few days, then pack it into small glass containers and give it to your friends!
Looking for something a bit cheaper? You can also make a shiitake mushroom salt. Both varieties are delicious on popcorn, fries, eggs, pasta, potatoes, and meats.
Need more ideas and inspiration? Check out Zuggtmoy’s Wedding Pinterest Board! We’ll be pinning everything a demon lord would need to throw the wedding of the century. See you there!
About the Author
Tara Theoharis is the creator of The Geeky Hostess, a geek party and recipe site and brand. When she's not coming up with weird cupcake flavors and punny foods, she spends her time playing tabletop games, attending cons, and binge-watching TV.