Since Dragon Age is half set in a Frenchish fictional country (called Orlais), I feel compelled to make French snacks and pastries my loose theme. There are worse compulsions to be faced with, I’m sure.
So what do we have here. Cheese, of course. Regardless of whether it’s particularly French, cheese seems to be an ongoing feature in every fantasy game ever, and Bioware games in particular. So cheese there must be, and alongside that I’ll be getting these Raincoast Crisps, which have been the ubiquitous local fancy cracker for the last fifteen years or so. As an aside: when I was in my early twenties, I thought that the key to looking like a proper adult was to show up at events and parties bringing these crackers (and cheese) as an offering. Nowadays, the idea of me “showing up at events and parties” at all is totally hilarious. Ha! No. But the crackers are really good, and I still buy them when I want to feel fancy.
Next, I’d like all sorts of little buttery pastries. I don’t even have to elaborate, because you guys already know what I’m about. Tiny ones would be ideal – then I could get tons of them – but I’ll probably have to make do with two or three in a normal size. Also, I had to think of something else to draw, and macarons seemed appropriate? I mean, I wouldn’t kick them out of bed. Actually, macarons: pretty much welcome in my bed at any time.
Last of all we have our beverages. In reality, once I’m totally engrossed in a new game, the contents of my larder start to feel rather distant and uninteresting. So I need to provide myself with a broad assortment of things I can drink: various fizzies, and silly trendy juices that become rapidly less socially acceptable when I pour them into my, ahem, taloned goblet (look at it, it’s fucking glorious). And of course, as I said, there will be endless cups of tea. And sweet, sweet coffee.