Empty Calories: A Nuisance Spell for Pathfinder

William T. Thrasher
It looks good, but it'll go right through you.

An army marches on its stomach. This is true from an emperor's liveried cavalry to the most bedraggled horde of goblinoid raiders. It stands to reason that if you can take down an entire army if you aim for the gut. With this new spell, you can render even the finest meal devoid of any nutritional value.


School necromancy [curse]; Level cleric 3, sorcerer/wizard 3, witch 2, anti-paladin 2

Casting Time 10 minutes

Components V, S, M (a dried kernel of corn)

Range close (25 ft. + 5 ft./2 levels)

Effect neutralize the nutritional value of enough food to feed up to three people/level.

Duration permanent

Saving Throw none; Spell Resistance no

The food targeted by this spell looses all nutritional value and becomes incapable of sustaining whoever consumes it. Though the food will fill the belly of the consumer, the eater must check for starvation as if they had not eaten. So long as a creature continues to consume food cursed by this spell, they cannot recover from starvation. Purify food and drink can be used as a counterspell against empty calories.