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Welcome to Culinarypunk!

Are you loyal to the Queen Bee of Pollenesia or the Pit Master of Simmeroon?
What of the Deep Frysar of Frizzle or the Fishmonger of Sushimia? There's a different flavor of adventure for everyone.

NOTE: This article is very under construction until the full campaign setting information is released. Please excuse the "coming soon" where it appears!

What the Flambé is Culinarypunk?


Roving parties of adventurers traverse the triangular continent of Culinaria struggling to unite the heated kingdoms before emotions boil over.
  In Culinarypunk, magic derives from food. Disagreements over the power of certain edibles have caused a split in the once peaceful land. Allegiances shattered into the seven main kingdoms, leaving small migratory groups mincing to choose a side.
  It's time to jump out of the frying pan and into the fire. You may be underdone now but with training you'll be a supreme sub hoagie hero!
Culinarypunk is a fork and saucery RPG setting for the Quests & Quarrels system with high magic use and light steampunk elements.
  Food and magic are intertwined in this setting but you won't need any food knowledge to play. Suggestions for menus and pairings will be available soon!
 
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  So, what is Quests & Quarrels?
It's a new d6 system that uses skill trees instead of classes and spell lists. It adds a social proficiency mechanic, allowing anyone to be the face depending on the situation. Put your party's reputations on the line, do more during downtime, decorate a home base, and build adrenaline points for weapon mods and spell power-ups. Create stunning, unique characters for wild battle strategies, or cut combat completely for a narrative-focused game.  
Quests & Quarrels begins playtesting in 2023.
 
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The magic of Culinarypunk is based around food. Family recipes pass down ancient magics learned by ancestors, carefully tweaked throughout the centuries.
  A stew is more than a delicious combination of ingredients, it's a handcrafted mix designed for a specific magical output. Ghost peppers spew fire, amateur chefs face new obstacles, and masters of flavor are king.
  What is your preferred method of magic? Do you have a sweet tooth or do you like to spice things up? Do you prefer an herby bite to the arcane? Perhaps you're looking to tour the continent and taste the world?   It's all on the menu.
 

The Lands of Culinaria

A Brief History

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In the dawn of thyme, when the flavorverse was beginning to tickle its taste buds, Culinaria sprouted forth as a land ripe with culinary possibilities. As diverse palates sizzled and sautéed their way through the untamed wilderness, they forged a bond with the bountiful ingredients that nature served up on a silver platter.   From fire-kissed meats to the medley of flavors at extravagant banquets, food became the main course in Culinaria's cultural buffet. The culinary saga saw empires rise like well-proofed dough, leaving their flavorprints on the ever-evolving gastronomic tapestry. Throughout the ages, Culinaria's denizens cooked up a storm of celebrations, stirring up culinary carnivals and sizzling showdowns. It became a melting pot where chefs, culinary artists, and food fanatics sautéed their way to greatness.  
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But Culinaria's journey wasn't a piece of cake. It had its share of food fights, spice wars, and recipe secrets guarded like ancient family heirlooms. Yet, through thick and thin crusts, the culinary spirit persevered, driven by all things delicious.   The spice routes crisscrossed like a treasure map, unveiling new tastes, ingredients, and sorcery that stirred the imagination, the amalgamation of flavors ignited new traditions.   It's a world where every bite writes a delicious story, and each recipe carries the legacy of generations past. From humble street eats to regal refreshments, the people of Culinaria embrace the joy of eating and the limitless creative potential that food brings to their lives.   Grab your forks and shields, because in Culinaria, every meal is an adventure, every dish a masterpiece, and every chef a maestro. Welcome to the delectable potluck of Culinaria, where taste buds tango and magic is always on the menu!
 

Kingdoms of Culinaria

 
Chaff
Frizzle
Herbacium
Lactasia
Pollenesia
Simmeroon
Sushimia
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Chaff

Chaff is a sprawling expanse of open plains and rolling hills, known for its independent and resilient people who value freedom and self-sufficiency. While the influence of other kingdoms seeks to extend into Chaff, the people fiercely maintain their own way of life and aggressively defend their lands.  

The History of Chaff

Chaff has a rich culinary heritage rooted in the art of breadmaking and grain cultivation. In the early days, Chaff's farmers toiled the soil, perfecting their techniques to yield abundant crops. The kingdom's renowned bakers embraced the sacred craft of breadmaking, creating loaves that became a symbol of sustenance and unity. As the kingdom flourished, its culinary reputation spread far and wide, attracting food enthusiasts and adventurers seeking the taste of Chaff's legendary creations.
 
Herb and Cheese Boule
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon active dry yeast
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoons salt
  • 1 ½ cups lukewarm water
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup grated cheese (cheddar, gouda, or your favorite)
  • 2 tablespoons mixed fresh herbs (rosemary, thyme, oregano, etc.), finely chopped
  • Extra flour for dusting
  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, active dry yeast, sugar, and salt.
  2. Slowly add the lukewarm water and olive oil to the dry ingredients while stirring with a wooden spoon until the dough comes together. Transfer the dough to a floured surface and knead it for about 8-10 minutes until smooth and elastic.
  3. Place the dough in a lightly oiled bowl, cover it with a damp cloth, and let it rise in a warm place for 1 to 1 ½ hours or until it doubles in size.
  4. Preheat your oven to 450°F (230°C). Place a cast-iron skillet or baking stone on the bottom rack of the oven to heat.
  5. Punch down the dough and knead in the grated cheese and chopped fresh herbs until evenly distributed. Shape the dough into a round boule loaf and place it on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Using a sharp knife or a bread lame, make a few slashes on the surface of the dough to allow it to expand while baking.
  6. Place the baking sheet in the preheated oven and quickly pour a cup of water into the cast-iron skillet or baking stone to create steam. This will help develop a crispy crust. Bake the bread for 25-30 minutes or until it turns golden brown and sounds hollow when tapped on the bottom.
  7. Let the Herb and Cheese Boule cool on a wire rack before slicing and enjoying its delightful flavors that reflect the heart of Chaff's bread-making traditions.
Ruler: The Riceroy
Guard: Pastryarchy
Demonym: Chaffers
Crustfolk
The Crustfolk, a unique race born from the magic of freshly baked bread, are a hardworking and sturdy people. With bodies made of flaky pastry and doughy interiors, they have an exceptional ability to knead dough and bake extraordinary bread. The Crustfolk are valued for their baking skills and their role in preserving Chaff's culinary traditions.
   
 

Frizzle

The Frizzle Kingdom, nestled in the volcanic heartlands, is a realm of bubbling culinary experimentation. Its inhabitants, known for their slick passion and zest for flavor, have harnessed the power of flames to create unique dishes. Frizzle boasts bustling kitchens, sizzling markets, and renowned oil chefs who master the art of controlled conflagration.  

The History of Frizzle

Frizzle's history is intertwined with the deep geothermal energy of the area, developing culinary techniques that have elevated Frizzle's cuisine to legendary status. The origins of Frizzle can be traced back to an ancient group of culinary pioneers who sought to unlock the secrets of crispy perfection. Through their relentless experimentation, they discovered the transformative power of hot oil, harnessing its magical properties.
 
Crispy Deep-Fried Tempura Vegetables
  • Assorted vegetables (e.g., zucchini, sweet potatoes, broccoli, bell peppers)
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup ice-cold sparkling water
  • Oil for frying
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Wash and cut the vegetables into thin slices or bite-sized pieces.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, cornstarch, baking powder, salt, and pepper.
  3. Slowly add the ice-cold sparkling water to the dry ingredients, stirring until a smooth batter forms.
  4. Heat the oil in a deep fryer or a heavy-bottomed pot to 350°F (175°C).
  5. Dip the vegetable pieces into the batter, ensuring they are evenly coated.
  6. Fry the battered vegetables in batches for about 2-3 minutes until golden and crispy.
  7. Remove with a slotted spoon and place them on a plate lined with paper towels to drain excess oil.
  8. Serve the crispy tempura vegetables with your favorite dipping sauce.
Ruler: The Deep Frysar
Guard: The Fry Force
Demonym: Frizzlers
Crispborn
The Crispborn, a race born from the magic of deep-fried cuisine, have bodies that possess a golden, crispy texture. They excel in the art of frying and have an extraordinary ability to create perfectly crispy coatings and batters. The Crispborn are known for their resilience and are capable of flight.
   
 

Herbacium

Herbacium is a lush and verdant kingdom that celebrates the bounties of nature. It is a realm where herb gardens flourish, and the air is filled with the sweet scent of botanical wonders. The kingdom is known for its herbalists, gardeners, and the harmonious balance they maintain with the natural world.  

The History of Herbacium

Long ago, Herbacium was founded by a group of visionary herbalists who dedicated themselves to the study and cultivation of herbs, unlocking their hidden potential through meticulous experimentation and ancient rituals. As their knowledge grew, so did Herbacium's reputation as a haven for herbalists and alchemists, drawing seekers of botanical wisdom from distant lands.
 
Grilled Fruit Skewers with Honey-Lime Glaze
  • Assorted fruits (e.g., pineapple, peaches, strawberries, kiwi)
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  1. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat.
  2. Wash and cut the fruits into bite-sized pieces.
  3. Thread the fruit pieces onto skewers, alternating between different fruits.
  4. In a small bowl, mix together honey, lime juice, and ground cinnamon to make the glaze.
  5. Brush the fruit skewers with the honey-lime glaze, coating them evenly.
  6. Place the fruit skewers on the preheated grill and cook for about 2-3 minutes on each side until grill marks appear.
  7. Remove the skewers from the grill and drizzle any remaining glaze over the top.
  8. Serve the grilled fruit skewers as a refreshing and flavorful dessert or appetizer.
Ruler: The Duke of Seed
Guard: The Pepperbrands
Demonym: Herbians
Rootbound
The Rootbound have bodies intertwined with the essence of herbs and roots. They possess an exceptional understanding of plants and potions. The Rootbound play a crucial role in Herbacium's traditions, cultivating magical herbs and channeling their healing properties for the benefit of the kingdom's inhabitants.
   
 

Lactasia

Lactasia, a kingdom nestled amidst rolling pastures and dairy farms, is a realm where cheesemakers, milkmaids, and dairy enthusiasts thrive. Lactasia is renowned for its rich and creamy culinary creations, from delectable cheeses to velvety desserts. The kingdom is home to the secrets of dairy alchemy, passed down through generations.  

The History of Lactasia

In the annals of Lactasia's history, this dairy paradise trace back to a legendary cow named Buttercup. According to ancient folklore, Buttercup possessed a divine udder, capable of producing the most exquisite milk. nspired by this fortuitous encounter, the first settlers of Lactasia built their kingdom around the principles of dairy excellence. They developed innovative techniques for cheese making, churned butter with unmatched precision, and crafted desserts that could transport one to the realm of sweet ecstasy.
 
Creamy Three-Cheese Pasta
  • 12 ounces pasta (e.g., penne, fusilli, or fettuccine)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh parsley for garnish (optional)
  1. Cook the pasta according to the package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a large saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Stir in the flour and cook for about 1 minute to make a roux.
  3. Gradually whisk in the milk, stirring constantly until the sauce thickens and becomes smooth.
  4. Lower the heat and add the grated cheddar, mozzarella, and Parmesan cheese to the sauce. Stir until the cheeses melt and the sauce is creamy.
  5. Season the cheese sauce with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Add the cooked pasta to the cheese sauce, tossing until the pasta is evenly coated.
  7. Garnish with fresh parsley if desired and serve the creamy three-cheese pasta while warm and gooey.
Ruler: The Cream Queen
Guard: The Jollie Ranchers
Demonym: Lactasian
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Tauric
The Tauric folk of Lactasia are a unique and diverse group of beings who possess both bovine and human characteristics. With their origins deeply rooted in the lush pastures and dairy farms of Lactasia, they embody a harmonious blend of strength and grace.
   
 

Pollenesia

Pollenesia, a realm of blooming flowers and lush gardens, is a land where the art of floral cuisine and the delicate balance of flavors reign supreme. Pollenesia is known for its skilled botanists, perfumers, and chefs who transform petals, blossoms, and nectar into culinary masterpieces. The kingdom embraces the beauty and versatility of edible flowers, nectar, and honey, infusing dishes with captivating aromas and enchanting flavors.  

The History of Pollenesia

The earliest recorded history of Pollenesia dates back to the time of the Great Fae Migration, when the fae first arrived in the region and established the Promised Land. The fae and the beefolk of Pollenesia lived in harmony for many years, sharing the bounty of the land and working together to protect it from outside threats.   Tensions began to rise between the two groups as the population of Pollenesia grew and expanded their territory. The fae saw the expansion as a threat to their way of life. Conflict broke out between the two groups, leading to a long and bloody war that would shape the future of Pollenesia.
 
Honey and Edible Flower Panna Cotta
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons gelatin powder
  • 2 tablespoons cold water
  • Assorted edible flowers (such as lavender, rose petals, pansies, or violets), washed and dried
  1. In a saucepan, heat the heavy cream and honey over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally until the honey is fully dissolved. Be careful not to bring it to a boil.
  2. Once the mixture is warmed through, remove the saucepan from heat and stir in the vanilla extract. Let it cool for a few minutes.
  3. In a separate small bowl, sprinkle the gelatin over the cold water and let it sit for a minute to bloom. Add the bloomed gelatin to the warm cream and honey mixture, stirring until the gelatin is fully dissolved.
  4. Let the mixture cool to room temperature, then strain it through a fine-mesh sieve to remove any lumps or impurities.
  5. Prepare small ramekins or molds and place a few edible flowers at the bottom of each one. Carefully pour the cooled honey and cream mixture into the ramekins, covering the edible flowers.
  6. Refrigerate the panna cotta for at least 4 hours or until fully set. Once the panna cotta is set, gently unmold each one by running a knife around the edges and turning them upside down onto serving plates. Garnish the Honey and Edible Flower Panna Cotta with additional edible flowers on top for a stunning and delicious presentation.
Ruler: The Queen Bee
Guard: The Swarm
Demonym: Pollenesians
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Beefolk
The beefolk are a race of bee-like people, with wings and antennae, who are fiercely loyal to their queen. They are skilled honey collectors and expert farmers.
   
 

Simmeroon

Simmeroon is a land shrouded in wood-smoke where ancient culinary traditions and spices from lands outside of Culinaria converge. Simmeroon is known for its spice markets, fire masters, and their ability to weave spells through the application of heat. The kingdom embraces the transformative power of dishes that awaken dormant magic.  

The History of Simmeroon

From humble beginnings to a kingdom of grilling greatness, Simmeroon's history is as rich as the flavors that emanate from its grills. Centuries ago, a small community of pitmasters gathered around the first bonfire, igniting the passion for barbecuing that would shape the kingdom's destiny. Through generations, their techniques were refined, recipes passed down, and grilling secrets whispered from one grill master to the next.   The kingdom's fiery traditions were embraced by all, and the art of grilling became an essential part of Simmeroonian culture. From tender meats slow-cooked over smoldering embers to vibrant spices that dance on the taste buds, every dish in Simmeroon tells a story of passion and dedication to the grill.
 
Smoky Spiced Lamb Chops
  • 8 lamb chops
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper (adjust to your spice preference)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh lemon wedges for serving
  1. In a bowl, mix together the olive oil, minced garlic, smoked paprika, ground cumin, ground coriander, ground cinnamon, cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper to create the marinade.
  2. Place the lamb chops in a resealable bag and pour the marinade over them. Seal the bag and massage the marinade into the chops, ensuring they are fully coated. Let them marinate in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours, or preferably overnight for more flavor.
  3. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat and lightly oil the grates to prevent sticking.
  4. Remove the lamb chops from the marinade and grill them for about 4-5 minutes on each side for medium-rare doneness, or adjust the cooking time to your desired level of doneness.
  5. Once grilled, remove the lamb chops from the heat and let them rest for a few minutes before serving.
  6. Present the Smoky Spiced Lamb Chops as a delicious representation of Simmeroon's expertise in grilling and barbecue, and serve them with fresh lemon wedges for a burst of tangy flavor.
Ruler: The Pit Master
Guard: The Order of the Tong
Demonym: Simmeroonian
Sousfiends
In the smoldering realm of Simmeroon, a unique lineage known as Sousfiends emerges from the depths of the grill fires. These enigmatic beings embody the fiery essence of the kingdom, wielding their culinary prowess with skill and passion. Born amidst billowing smoke and sizzling embers, Sousfiends possess an innate connection to the elemental forces of fire and the art of barbecuing.
   
 

Sushimia

Sushimia, a coastal kingdom surrounded by the bounty of the sea, is a realm of precision and artistry in culinary craftsmanship. It is a land where sushi chefs and seafood connoisseurs excel in the delicate art of sushi, drying, pickling, and smoking. Sushimia is renowned for its sushi schools, smoked fish parlors, kipper dens, fish markets, and the meticulous preparation of fresh and preserved seafood. The kingdom embraces the elegance and grace of sushi, elevating ingredients into edible works of art.  

The History of Sushimia

Nestled on the eastern shores of Culinaria, Sushimia's history traces back to ancient times when the first settlers, a seafaring people known as the Umamites, established a bustling coastal community. Guided by their reverence for the sea and its bounty, the Umami built Sushimia into a thriving kingdom that blended culinary artistry with the wonders of marine life. This fusion of traditions shaped Sushimia into a vibrant culinary hub renowned for its mastery of fish, seaweed, and other seafood delicacies.
 
Miso-Glazed Salmon
  • 4 salmon fillets
  • 1/4 cup white miso paste
  • 2 tablespoons mirin
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  1. In a bowl, mix together the white miso paste, mirin, soy sauce, brown sugar, rice vinegar, grated ginger, and sesame oil to create the miso glaze.
  2. Pat the salmon fillets dry with paper towels and then coat them with the miso glaze, ensuring they are evenly covered. Let the fillets marinate in the glaze for about 30 minutes.
  3. Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).
  4. Heat a tablespoon of vegetable oil in an oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat. Once the oil is hot, sear the salmon fillets for about 2 minutes on each side until they develop a golden crust.
  5. Transfer the skillet to the preheated oven and bake the salmon for an additional 8-10 minutes or until the fish is flaky and cooked through.
  6. Serve the Miso-Glazed Salmon with Seaweed Salad as a delectable representation of Sushimia's fish-centric cuisine.
Ruler: The Fishmonger
Guard: The Swordfish
Demonym: Sushimians
Hydrodactyl
Hydrodactyls, a subrace of Gastroarians, are water-dwelling lizardfolk known for their affinity with aquatic environments. With their reptilian features and dragon-like ancestry, Hydrodactyls possess webbed claws and streamlined bodies that enable them to navigate through water with remarkable agility. Their scales range in shades of blues, greens, and iridescent hues, resembling the vibrant colors of the ocean depths.
   
 
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New, updated map for Culinaria! A lil shinier and a whole lot more locations.
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Playable Races

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Cotton Candy Dwarf
Fluffy Resilience: You have a natural resistance to physical damage due to your marshmallow-like body. You gain resistance to bashing damage.
Delicious Regeneration: Once per encounter, you can take a bite of your beard to regenerate 1d6 health.
Faelora
Photosynthesize: When exposed to sunlight, your speed increases by 10ft and you regain 1d6 hit points each turn you do not take damage.
Plant Spirit Bond: You can establish a telepathic bond with nearby plants, allowing yourself to communicate with them.
Gingerbreadfolk
Sugar Rush: Once per encounter, you enter a sugar-fueled frenzy, gaining a 20ft boost to movement speed and Blessing on Prowess-based checks and attacks for 1 turn.
Tough Cookie: You have a sturdy body that can withstand damage. You gain Blessing on Constitution checks and saves.
Crustfolk
Flaky Escape: Once per encounter, you can crumble a bit of yourself, losing 1d6 health but allowing you to Dodge without losing your next action.
Pastry Manipulation: Once per day, you can transform parts of your body, allowing you to stretch, flatten, or shape yourself in unique ways for a 1d6 minutes.
Sousfiend
Searing Aura: Once per encounter, your presence radiates intense heat. A number of enemies equal to your level take 1d6 fire damage.
Fiery Grasp: Once per encounter, you can do an additional 1d6 + your level fire damage when attacking.
Rootbound
Herbal Brew: Once per rest, you can brew a potent herbal concoction that grants temporary hit points or cures minor ailments. Roll 1d6 + your level to determine the amount gained.
Rooted Resilience: Your bond with the earth makes you resistant to movement. You have Blessing on Prowess saving throws against effects that would force you to move or knock you prone.
Hydrodactyl
Aquatic Adaptation: You can breathe underwater and once per day, you can summon a small wave to knock enemies off balance, giving them Burden on their next attack.
Tidal Surge: Once per encounter, you can imbue your weapon with the power of a crashing wave, dealing additional 1d6 + your level bashing damage on a successful hit.
Tauric
Trample Charge: Once per encounter, you can charge forward with immense force. Choose a target nearby and make an attack. On a hit, the target must succeed on a Prowess saving throw or be knocked prone.
Milk of the Land: During a break, you can produce a glass of milk that grants 1d6 + your level temporary hit points when consumed.
Beefolk
Hive Mind: You are part of a collective consciousness shared among your fellow beefolk. You can communicate telepathically with other beefolk across the continent.
Honeyed Sting: Once per encounter, you can make a melee attack with your stinger. The target becomes poisoned and takes 1d6 + your level piercing damage.
 
Full article on playable races coming soon!
 

Creatures of Culinaria

Berrybirbs are a delightful sight to behold. These enchanting avian creatures have feathers adorned with vivid hues of strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries, evoking the essence of the berry fields they call home. Berrybirbs are known for their sweet and melodious songs that carry the flavors of the fruits they adore.
These charming octopus-like creatures dwell in colorful taffy coves along the Sugarcanaan shores, where they have mastered the art of crafting delectable saltwater taffy. With their soft, candy-coated tentacles and playful personalities, Taffylopods embody the sweet essence of their sugary habitat.
Citrus Lollie Collie
Bounding through the sunny groves of Culinaria, Citrus Lolly Collies are a lively and vivacious bunch. Citrus Lollie Collies are known for their loyalty and their ability to detect the juiciest and most succulent fruits. They have become beloved companions to many residents of Culinaria, and their zest for life is truly contagious.
 
Fungiphants
These gentle giants roam the lush woodlands, their colossal mushroom-like ears and towering trunks weaving among the ancient trees. With each step, they leave behind a trail of spores that bestows life upon the woodland around them. The Fungiphants' presence brings harmony to the forest, and their wisdom is sought after by those who seek to understand the secrets of nature's wonders.
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Rose Foxes possess a keen sense of curiosity and are known for their playful demeanor. They blend seamlessly with the blooming flora, and their presence brings life and vibrancy to the garden. Beware, for these enchanting creatures may lead you on a merry chase through the maze of petals and leaves, leaving you spellbound by their floral allure.
Bloodthirsty Beets
These cunning creatures disguise themselves as ordinary beetroots, their vibrant red exteriors concealing their true nature. When an unsuspecting traveler draws near, the Bloodthirsty Beets reveal their sharp, gnashing teeth and ferocious appetite for adventure-seekers. With roots that dig deep into the earth and an uncanny ability to blend in with their vegetable brethren, these living beats catch many a wanderer off guard.
 
Neapolitan Cows
These extraordinary bovines boast a unique magical ability to produce not just milk, but three delectable flavors of ice cream: chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry. Their velvety soft fur comes in delightful shades of brown, creamy white, and blush pink, representing the trio of iconic ice cream flavors they create.
Sherbet Frog
These enchanting amphibians have a magical secret hidden within - they are filled with a rainbow of sherbet flavors. As they hop and leap with boundless energy, the Sherbet Frogs release tiny bursts of effervescent sherbet, creating a mesmerizing display of colors and fizz. Each leap is accompanied by a delightful burst of sweetness, and children and adults alike are charmed by their playful antics.
BreadbOwl
These delightful owls are not your ordinary avian companions. With a crusty exterior and a warm interior pouch, these adorable BreadbOwls can be used as living containers for soups, stews, and hearty chilis.
 
Full article on the Feastiary coming soon!
 

Magic

From simmering cauldrons to intricate rituals, magic weaves its delectable spells throughout the land.   Arcane kitchens serve as sanctuaries for culinary mages, where they experiment with magical recipes and perfect their craft. Within these sacred spaces, shelves are lined with mystical ingredients—rare spices, enchanted herbs, and arcane sugars—each with its unique magical properties. The choice of ingredients and the methods of preparation greatly influence the potency and nature of the spells cast.   Magic is not limited to mages alone in Culinaria. It permeates every corner of the world, adding a delectable touch to everyday life. Enchanted cutlery that cleans itself, sentient fruits that converse with passersby, and talking recipe books that offer guidance are a few examples of the magical phenomena encountered in this wondrous realm.
   

Sugars

 
Sugar magic is equivalent to Pact magic.
Sugar magic is used by the impatient Culinarians looking for a quick fix. Edibles created with sugar magic are not long-lasting but can be effective in a pinch.

Herbs

 
Herb magic is equivalent to Nature magic.
Herbs contain the easiest, yet longest, magic to obtain and utilize. Herb magic can be distilled through many methods to increase potency.

Spices

 
Spice magic is equivalent to Divine magic.
A harsh, difficult magic to master, spice is often misused. Spice wizards have become adept at using complex combinations of spices to achieve great feats.
 

Household Magic

 
Family Meals
Families gather three times a day to create and partake in magical meals embued with group traditions.  
Family meals can be crafted during an 8-hour rest and gives all players 2 Adrenaline points.
Quick Meals
Most often crafted by individuals, these single-serve meals are easy on-the-go magical fuel.  
Quick meals can be crafted using 1 Adrenaline point and heal 2d6 hp.
 

Technology

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The Spaghettrain, a steam powered train and spaghetti delivery system, makes its rounds across the continent of Culinaria daily. Steamed dumpling boats dash through the many rivers and waterways. The intertwining of magic and culinary arts has led to awe-inspiring innovations in Culinaria. From enchanted spice grinders that release flavor-enhancing magical dust to self-stirring cauldrons powered by culinary incantations, magical elements are seamlessly integrated into everyday culinary practices.
 
 

Mini Meta

What Makes Culinarypunk Different?
This setting is a zany mix of cultures, cuisine, and camaraderie, where your lunchbox is your component pouch and your cookbook is your spell list. Get ready for the food fight of your life.
 
Vibe
Where Beckettville is Re-Animator (1985), Culinarypunk is Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979). By creating a setting where the ridiculous can be played seriously and the serious played ridiculously, RPGers are openly encouraged to poke fun at the silliest parts of gaming.
 
Themes
This world is a scrumptious mix between a steampunk fantasy and a cookbook. Culinarypunk is your classic fork and saucery rpg deep fried with as much cheese as I could muster.   Players will want to travel across every kingdom to unlock secret recipes, collaborate with famed chefs, fight ancient dragonfruit, and even prevent war!
 
Conflicts
  • Frizzle has been pushing the Duke of Seed to marry his son to the Deep Fried Diva, the Deep Frysar's daughter, to attempt an alliance but parties are hesitant due to rumors about both families. Could the rumors be true or a horrible misunderstanding?
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  • Pollenesia is risking another Frenzy within the Sugarcanaan Isles. The Swarm won't stop pushing the tiny gumdrop buttons of the gingerbreadfolk and threatening to take over the tiny islands. Can the potential war be stopped before the sugar gets spilled?

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About Emily
Born in the wildest corners of the universe (okay, just outside New York City, but close enough!), Emily was destined to breathe life into the realms of the zany and bizarre!   Emily fell headfirst into WorldAnvil, enchanted by the design possibilities with the platform. She began crafting silly and spooky worlds like Culinarypunk, where culinary concoctions get goofy, and Beckettville, an eldritch sanctuary for all things eerie and mysterious!   In her spare time, Emily spoils her bearded dragon Reptar and spends too many hours playing games like Fallout, Borderlands, Bioshock, D&D, and more. You can hire Emily for branding, design, or post production here!
 

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E. Christopher Clark
26 Nov, 2023 11:58

Ooh, this is lovely. nnie linked it over in the Sage channel on Discord as a great example of a primer, and she wasn't kidding!

Check out my progress on WorldEmber 2023
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Emily Armstrong
26 Nov, 2023 14:34

Thank you!! I love making primers xD They really help me keep track of the setting, plus they can be so funnn hahahah.

Check out my worlds of Beckettville and Culinarypunk!
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