I have a character with the Guild Artisan background. His guild was an Alchemists' Guild so he is proficient with the alchemist's tool kit. I mentioned to the DM that I could theoretically chop up monster corpses for use as alchemical raw materials and he said it was a good idea but provided no guidance.

Is there any published material that explains how to do this in 5th edition? Because the last time I saw guidelines, they were in the AD&D Dungeon Master's Guide.

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    \$\begingroup\$ Would lore answers or answers from older edition be acceptable? And what about 3rd party published material? Also, I took liberty to edit your title a little bit and add alchemy tag. Feel free to roll back if you disagree. \$\endgroup\$
    – Mołot
    Oct 17, 2019 at 10:23
  • \$\begingroup\$ I hope this question is happy with older lore, I would be tempted to raise my own version if not, this is a really good question! \$\endgroup\$
    – SeriousBri
    Oct 17, 2019 at 10:36
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    \$\begingroup\$ I believe that due to the fact this is focused on 5e and Published Material, there shouldn't be heavy references to old lore, lest it be off-topic. I've got an idea for an answer however I'll need to reference some books like XGTE first. \$\endgroup\$ Oct 17, 2019 at 12:07
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    \$\begingroup\$ Possible duplicate of Are there rules for disassembling a slain creature? I also know there was some other question on this and the answers mentioned lizardfolk but I can't seem to find it \$\endgroup\$ Oct 17, 2019 at 12:29
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    \$\begingroup\$ That linked question is very dragon focused, the answers might end up the same, but this is a wider question. \$\endgroup\$
    – SeriousBri
    Oct 17, 2019 at 14:38


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