Characters + monsters.

I'm looking for some ideas on interesting character classes
that would add to a game.
Not you basic Tanker, Mage, and Healer.
But some truly ingenious classes.

Example Chef: increase item health + Mp regeneration by a lot.
Not completely weak against physical attacks.
Increase food item drop rates. Some of there skills have a
chance of creating a weak food item.

I'm also looking for interesting monster ideas.
Anything that isn't completely ridiculous is acceptable.
I already have a cake monster ;D

Benefits of a world map?

I can't decide if I should make it a Tos or a Zelda
Style World.
What do you think are the benefits of having a world map?
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