Spicy food made from big cows

I’ve been particularly negligent in my promo duties for MY FIRST KICKSTARTER!

I am working on Fantasy Feasting, a cookbook / sourcebook (a saucebook!) for D&D 5e – though we’ll be going with less of their branding later as it’s OGL.
I had the pleasure to collaborate on Luis A. Amaya’s recipe for Dire Cow Enchilada Casserole by designing the stat block for the dire cow itself. It seems that once every year, a tribe of mountain goblins goes hunting for a giant cow and other ingredients to make a hearty feast, and Luis knocked that recipe out of the park.

I just hope my stat block for the cow does it justice. Careful now, it’s stompy!

Dire Cow
Huge Beast (Cattle), Unaligned
Armor Class 13 (natural armor)
Hit Points 47 (5d12 + 15)
Speed 40 ft.

STR 18 (+4) DEX 8 (-1) CON 17 (+3) INT 2 (-4) WIS 8 (-1) CHA 5 (-3)
Saving Throws Str +6, Con +5
Skills Perception +1
Senses passive Perception 11
Languages
Challenge 2 (450 XP) Proficiency +2

Reckless. At the start of its turn, the dire cow can gain advantage on all melee weapon attack rolls it makes during that turn, but attack rolls against it have advantage until the start of its next turn.
Trampling Charge. If the dire cow moves at least 20 feet straight toward a creature and then hits it with a Gore attack on the same turn, that target must succeed on a DC 14 Strength saving throw or be knocked prone. If the target is prone, the dire can make one attack with its Hooves against the target as a bonus action.

ACTIONS
Gore. Melee Weapon Attack: +6 to hit, reach 10 ft., one target. Hit: 13 (2d8 + 4) piercing damage.
Hooves. Melee Weapon Attack: +6 to hit, reach 5 ft., one prone creature. Hit: 22 (4d8 + 4) bludgeoning damage.
Ground Stomp (Recharge 6). The dire cow rears up and slams down into the ground. Each creature within 10 feet of the dire cow must succeed on a DC 14 Strength saving throw or be knocked prone. It can then make one attack with its Hooves against a prone creature within 5 feet of it as a bonus action.

Fantastic art for the Dire Cow Enchilada Casserole by Yorugami

To try the Dire Cow Enchilada Casserole recipe by Luis A. Amaya right now, head on over to this post on the Kickstarter page for full details.

If you’d like to know more about the book, you could check out project leads Isaac and Ashley on America’s Test Kitchen podcast Proof, linked here from the Kickstarter page.
To join the conversation, you could also head on over to our discord community to talk food, ttrpgs, and anything else.

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