Alchemy

I have never been fond of how Dungeons and Dragons addresses magical items, so I am making some adjustments, which will play into some of the main themes of the campaign.

First, unlike the standard rules, I plan to have nearly all magical items be limited use items. So for instance, that magical sword might be good for a few swings, but it's power quickly fades. That bag of holding could come unthreaded at any moment. Be sure before you decide to stuff all your loot in there. 

However, I plan to incorporate rules for creating magic items from ingredients you find. In fact, searching for and finding ingredients for magical items will be a key plot element in many of your adventures.

Those very rare items that do possess a permanent enchantment are always artifacts of the capricious Shadow Fey. There is always a cost for using power from the Shadow Realms, and the bill always comes due…

Creating potions or magic items requires bringing together specific ingredients. Each item has it's own recipe, which is based on a particular combination of aspects. Each ingredient has four aspects. So for instance, a Potion of Healing requires combining ingredients with the following aspects:

Element – Water

Humor – Blood

Astrological Sign – Virgo, Aquarius, or Sagittarius

Divinity – Any

You may learn that Blue Eyed Maribelle has the Water aspect, Brimstone is aligned with both Sagittarius and the Blood humor, and you have some Holy Water blessed by a priest of Rava. Combine them and you've successfully created a potion of healing.

Of course, starting out, you won't know any recipes, and you won't know the aspects of ingredients. That should all be learned through play. You'll want to collect all sorts of things you come across and put time into learning their properties. I've currently got a list of 182 different ingredients that can be collected!

List of Aspects

Element

  1. Earth
  2. Fire
  3. Air
  4. Water
  5. Death
  6. Life

Humor

  1. Blood
  2. Yellow Bile
  3. Black Bile
  4. Phlegm

Astrological Sign

  1. Aries
  2. Taurus
  3. Gemini
  4. Cancer
  5. Leo
  6. Virgo
  7. Libra
  8. Scorpio
  9. Sagittarius
  10. Capricorn
  11. Aquarius
  12. Pisces

Divinity

  1. Ingenuity/Alchemy
  2. Change/Apocalypse
  3. Beer
  4. Birds
  5. Chaos
  6. Clockwork
  7. Deep
  8. Drakes
  9. Evil
  10. Fish
  11. Hunger
  12. Hunting
  13. Good
  14. Glyphs
  15. Insect
  16. Knowledge
  17. Law
  18. Luck
  19. Moon
  20. Prophecy
  21. Protection
  22. Rune
  23. Sea Monsters
  24. Ocean
  25. Transformation/Evolution
  26. Tree
  27. Trickery
  28. War
  29. Pain
  30. Sleep

List of Ingrediants

Ingredients

 

  1. Wormwood
  2. Blue Eyed Maribelle
  3. Wheat Chaff
  4. Sunflower Seeds
  5. Quicksilver
  6. Watermelon Seeds
  7. Astral Salt
  8. Beef Jerky
  9. Bluegrass
  10. Cannabis
  11. Hopps
  12. Tomato
  13. Troll Fat
  14. Tobacco
  15. Morrell Mushrooms
  16. Cupcake
  17. Donut
  18. Honey
  19. Urine
  20. Lemon Cake
  21. Stinkshroom Caps
  22. Strawberries
  23. Blackberries
  24. Manure
  25. St. John’s Word
  26. Goblin Ear
  27. Goblin Knuckles
  28. Goblin Skin
  29. Goblin Fluid
  30. Goblin Blood
  31. Goblin Fingernails
  32. Goblin Hair
  33. Preparation H
  34. Aspirin
  35. Penicillin
  36. Potato
  37. Shark Teeth
  38. Dried Lotus
  39. Purple Lotus Powder
  40. Rice
  41. Mandrake Root
  42. Fish Scales
  43. Radish
  44. Salt
  45. Primrose
  46. Ogre Nipple
  47. Sassafrass
  48. Lavender
  49. Goblin Gall Stone
  50. Gall Stone
  51. Beozore
  52. Ectoplasm
  53. Ginko
  54. Flax Seeds
  55. Caramel
  56. Goblin Wax
  57. Bees Wax
  58. Demon Dust
  59. Black Mold
  60. Death’s Head Mushroom
  61. Toadstool
  62. Bone
  63. Aloe Vera
  64. Supervitamin
  65. Moth Wings
  66. Bee Venim
  67. Bullette Egg
  68. Lindwurm Droppings
  69. Goblin Oil
  70. Frostgrass
  71. Dandelion Root
  72. Juniper Berries
  73. Antler
  74. Sugar
  75. Goblin Sugar
  76. Chitin
  77. Ground Pearl
  78. Spider Sac
  79. Firefly Butts
  80. Cotton Seeds
  81. Heroin
  82. Opium
  83. Poppyseeds
  84. Elemental Ash
  85. Lichen
  86. Blue Sand
  87. Sacre Blu
  88. Centaur Penis
  89. Diamond Dust
  90. Grave Dust
  91. Broken Mirror
  92. Broken Glass
  93. Resin
  94. Pine Tar
  95. Duck Fat
  96. Grease
  97. Berry
  98. Preserves
  99. Pickles
  100. Goblin Jelly
  101. Ent Heart
  102. Soap
  103. Sulfer
  104. Brimstone
  105. Black Poder
  106. Ball Bearings
  107. Eagle Feathers
  108. Raven Feathers
  109. Raven Fetus
  110. Raven Egg
  111. Abolith Brain
  112. Goblin Brain Fluid
  113. Goblin Juice
  114. Angel Feather
  115. Ankheg Spit
  116. Azer Salts
  117. Banshee Lung
  118. Basilisk Eyes
  119. Goblin Liver
  120. Goblin Heart
  121. Behir Sac
  122. Skull
  123. Goblin Skull
  124. Blight Blossoms
  125. Bullywug Skin
  126. Crawler Tentacle
  127. Centaur Testicles
  128. Chuul Flesh
  129. Coauatle Scales
  130. Doppleganger Oil
  131. Dragon Scales
  132. Dragon Horn
  133. Unicorn Horn
  134. Narwhale Horn
  135. Feystones
  136. Dryad Leaves
  137. Flugsvamp Mushroom
  138. Ettercap Webbing
  139. Flumph
  140. Green Slime
  141. Fomorian Puss
  142. Chalk
  143. Palm Oil
  144. Dream Spores
  145. Grimmoss
  146. Maggots
  147. Ghoul Stomach
  148. Protoplasm
  149. Gith Blood
  150. Gnoll Snot
  151. Golem Ink
  152. Gorgon’s Breath
  153. Grell Needles
  154. Hag Hair
  155. Harpy Nectar
  156. Hellhound Scabs
  157. Hydra Bile
  158. Kuo-Toa teeth
  159. Cheetah Blood
  160. Tiger’s Eye
  161. Manticore Venom
  162. Medusa Hair
  163. Mud
  164. Mouth Milk
  165. Merrow Spittle
  166. Mimic Plasm
  167. Illithid Lobe
  168. Mummy Wrappings
  169. Maga Caca
  170. Northic Eye Juice
  171. Black Pudding Starter
  172. Gelatinous Gelatin
  173. Mashed Pixie
  174. Rust
  175. Rust Monster Eggs
  176. Slaad Skin
  177. Slaad Gem
  178. Succubus Toung
  179. Weird Water
  180. Squirrel Teeth
  181. Misshapen Candle
  182. Mucus
  183. Elven Brain
  184. Blackberry Brandy
  185. Fairy Grass
  186. Driftwood
  187. Grapevine
  188. Crimson Herb
  189. Lingdonberries
  190. Fey Ball
  191. Sea Cucumber
  192. Ancient Runes
  193. Crystal
  194. Pure Water
  195. Milk
  196. Green Slime
  197. Talisman
  198. Seashells
  199. Stinky Cheese
  200. “Good Shit”

Alchemy

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