Cullinomancer (3.5e Prestige Class)
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NOTE: This page is unfinished as of 2007. I do have the rest of the information, and I should be able to update it sometime soon. -Pwnester
Ever see a spell and think "Man, that's boring. I've already seen people make fire out of nowhere. Do something new!" Yeah, me neither. But apparently these guys have. -Korric the Wizard, on the subject of the Cullinomancer.
The Cullinomancer is a spellcaster who grows tired of mundane, normal, or boring spells, and instead opts for a more creative approach, through cooking. Usually a Wizard or Sorcerer, although occasionally Bards become Cullinomancers as well. Cullinomancers tend to stick out, not because of their unique brand of spellcasting, but simply because it's hard to stay completely sane when you start treating food this seriously.
To qualify to become an Cullinomancer, a character must fulfill all of the following criteria.
- Spellcaster level 2nd.
- Skills: Concentration 8, Knowledge (foods) 6, Profession (Chef) 8
- Special: Must have defeated an enemy of Medium size or larger with nothing but food-based weapons, improvised or not.
Note: Without a set of cutlery, pots, pans, ingredients, and a portable heat source, a cullinomancer severely weakened. Such items are detailed further down.
|Special||Spells per Day/Spells Known|
|1st||+0||+0||+0||+2||Food Weapon Mastery, Spell Specialization||+1 level of existing class|
|2nd||+1||+0||+0||+3||Bonus feat||+1 level of existing class|
|3rd||+1||+1||+1||+3||-||+1 level of existing class|
|4th||+2||+1||+1||+4||Bonus Feat||+1 level of existing class|
|5th||+2||+1||+1||+4||-||+1 level of existing class|
|6th||+3||+2||+2||+5||Bonus Feat||+1 level of existing class|
|7th||+3||+2||+2||+5||Spell Retention||+1 level of existing class|
|8th||+4||+2||+2||+6||-||+1 level of existing class|
|9th||+4||+3||+3||+6||Preforming Arts||+1 level of existing class|
|10th||+5||+3||+3||+7||Food Mastery||+1 level of existing class|
 Class Features:
All of the following are Class Features of the Cullinomancer prestige class.
Weapon and Armor Proficiency: Cullinomancers gain proficiency with any food based weapon or armor, For example a hard Baguette or a Bread knife.
Spell Specialization: A Cullinomancer is primarily a food-based spellcaster, so once making the decision to become a Cullinomancer it becomes much easier for him to cast food based spells. As such, a Cullinomancer can prepare one additional culinary spell per spell level each day. He also gains a +2 bonus on Spellcraft checks to learn culinary spells.
Spells per Day: When a new Cullinomancer level is gained the Cullinomancer gains new spells per day as if he had also gained a level in a spellcasting class he belonged to before adding the prestige class. He does not, however, gain any other benefit a character of that class would have gained, except for an increased effective level of spellcasting. If a character had more than one spellcasting class before becoming an Cullinomancer, he must decide to which class he adds the new level for purposes of determining spells per day.
Food Weapon Mastery: At 1st level, the Cullinomancer becomes more proficient with all foods, to the point that he can use them effectively as weapons in battle, doing lethal damage. A cullinomancer receives a +1 bonus to attack rolls every two levels and a +1 bonus to damage rolls every four levels. Conversely, a Cullinomancer trying to use non-food based weapons takes a -2 to attack rolls.
Bonus Feat: At levels 2, 4, and 6 a Cullinomancer becomes more advanced at his food skills, earning himself a bonus feat. A Cullinomancer may choose from any Metamagic Feat, or Item Creation Feat. Additionally, if a Senior Cullinomancer is present then a Cullinomancer can learn one of his spells as a feat, treating it like a 2/day spell like ability. This process takes a week per Cullinomancer level spent in meditation, with 1000gp per spell level spent on ingrediants.
Spell Retention: At 7nd level, the Cullinomancer learns some of his spells as recipes. A Cullinomancer can sacrifice a spell slot to permanently learn a spell as 1/day spell like ability, or an equal number of lower level spells that add up to that spell slot. Example: A Cullinomancer sacrifices a 4th level spell slot. He can now learn one 4th level spell, two 2nd level spells or four 1st level spells, or any other combination.
Performing Arts: A Cullinomancer with 5 or more ranks in Perform (Culinary) can use his active creation of a food (Such as a cake, bread or even a full feast) to cause one or more creatures to become fascinated with him. Each creature to be fascinated must be within 90 feet, able to smell, see and hear the cullinomancer, and able to pay attention to him. The distraction of a nearby combat or other dangers prevents the ability from working. For every three levels a cullinomancer attains beyond 1st, he can target one additional creature with a single use of this ability.
To use the ability, a Cullinomancer makes a Perform check. His check result is the DC for each affected creature’s Will save against the effect. If a creature’s saving throw succeeds, the Cullinomancer cannot attempt to fascinate that creature again for 24 hours. If its saving throw fails, the creature sits quietly and watches the show, taking no other actions, for as long as the Cullinomancer continues to create and concentrate (up to a maximum of 1 round per bard level). While fascinated, a target takes a –4 penalty on skill checks made as reactions, such as Listen and Spot checks. Any potential threat requires the Cullinomancer to make another Perform check and allows the creature a new saving throw against a DC equal to the new Perform check result.
Any obvious threat, such as someone drawing a weapon, casting a spell, or aiming a ranged weapon at the target, automatically breaks the effect. Performing Arts is an enchantment (compulsion), mind-affecting ability.
Food Mastery: At 10th level, The Cullinomancer reaches the Pinnacle of food. In this way, he gains the ability to imbue his foods with magical ability, akin to the Create Potion feat. Prices for creating such items are doubled. Objects that would be much larger than a normal potion may be tripled or more, on DM's discretion.
 Cullinomancer items:
Note: Only a Cullinomancer or someone with the Food Weapon Mastery ability is profecient with Food weapons.
|Simple Weapons||Cost||DMG (S)||DMG (M)||Critical||Range||Weight||Type|
|Light Melee Weapons|
|Bread Knife||2gp||1d3||1d4||x2||-||1 lb.||Piercing or slashing|
|Meat Tenderizer, light||4gp||1d3||1d4||19-20/x2||-||2 lb.||Blugeoning and Piercing|
|One-Handed Melee Weapons|
|Fresh Baguette||12sp||1d4||1d6||x2||-||1 lb.||Bludgeoning|
|Meat Tenderizer, Heavy||5gp||1d4||1d6||19-20/x2||-||6 lb.||Bludgeoning and Piercing|
|Two-Handed Melee Weapons|
|Spatula, Thin||7gp||1d6||1d8||19-20/x2||-||4 lb.||Bludgeoning|
|Extra sharp Sharp Cheddar||10gp||1d6||1d8||x3||10ft||8 lb.||Slashing|
|Melon, Light (5)*||3gp||1d6||1d8||x3||40ft||5 lb. (Each)||Bludgeoning|
|Melon, Heavy (1) *||2gp||1d8||1d10||x3||20ft||8 lb. (Each)||Bludgeoning|
|Martial Weapons||Cost||DMG (S)||DMG (M)||Critical||Range||Weight||Type|
|Light Melee Weapons|
|Meat cleaver, Throwing||8gp||1d4||1d6||x3||20ft||2 lb. (Each)||Slashing|
|One-Handed Melee Weapons|
|Large Fork||12gp||1d6||1d8||x2||10ft||4 lb.||Piercing|
|Two-Handed Melee Weapons|
|Spatula, Thick||12gp||2d4||2d6||x3||-||4 lb.||Bludgeoning|
|Crusty Baguette||3gp||1d8||1d10||19-20/x2||-||8 lb.||Bludgeoning|
|Pizza, Personal (5) *||10gp||1d8||2d4||19-20/x2||60ft||5 lb. (Each)||Bludgeoning and heat damage|
|Pizza, Large (5) *||15gp||1d10||1d12||19-20/x2||100ft||5 lb. (Each)||Bludgeoning and heat damage|
* Note- A melon or Pizza must be "Loaded", meaning that you pull it out and draw back as a move action (Or standard action) and throw it as a standard action.