Questions tagged [alchemy]

For questions about alchemy, often referring to the creation of potions, poisons, and other nifty devices that are beyond the mundane but may not be truly on the same level as magic.

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What is a metal, for the purpose of a Forge cleric's Artisan's Blessing ability?

The Forge Domain cleric gets the Channel Divinity option Artisan's Blessing at 2nd level (XGtE, p. 19; emphasis mine): You conduct an hour-long ritual that crafts a nonmagical item that must ...
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Did a non thin-blood vampire can learn thin-blood alchemy?

I prepare a Vampire the Masquerade v5 campaign, and I try to figure what my players can ask me. So I have many question, and one of them is: Did a non thin-blood vampire can learn thin-blood alchemy? ...
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How do thin-bloods and thin-blood alchemy work?

I bought Vampire The Masquerade V5 book so I can play this new version with my players. However, even after a dozen reads, I still don't understand how thin-bloods, and their alchemy, work. To ...
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Is there a reason a Forge Cleric couldn't use Artisan's Blessing to convert metal into currency for profit?

The Forge Domain cleric's Artisan's Blessing Channel Divinity option (XGtE, p. 19) states: You conduct an hour-long ritual that crafts a nonmagical item that must include some metal: a simple or ...
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How does the Alchemist and Alchemy Craft work?

Fair warning, I really new player in the Pathfinder world so you may need to dumb it down for me quite a bit. This is the first time I've cracked open the subject of creating potions or poisons or ...
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Do you need to learn recipes first to use Craft (Alchemy)?

A character in my group, now at Level 2, put Ranks in Craft (Alchemy). He has not actually used it yet, but plans to do so. My question is: Which alchemical items is he at least theoretically able ...
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Can an alchemist create magic items using its formula?

I playing two characters in an adventure path and one of them it's the brawler that I have been asking about and the other is an alchemist. They are both 6th level now. My question is can an ...
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What happens when you touch an indirect combat spell preparation?

When you cast an indirect combat spell with sorcery, the target gets to resist/dodge the spell with a Rea+Int roll. The spell then is launched with an Opposed Test that pits the magician’s ...
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How can one qualify for the Imperishable Body ability?

The Enlightened Scholar class has this particular class menu ability: Note: I'll break down the requirements in bullet points, so its easier to refer to them. the bold faced ones are in the class ...
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Do non-Medium creatures use differently-sized splash weapons?

Because I wanted it to have some ability to make area attacks, I was considering arming with flasks of alchemist's fire (Player's Handbook 128) (20 gp; 1 lb.) a fire giant (Monster Manual 121–2). ...
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What would happen if I attached Alchemists Fire to an Arrow? Could I Assassinate with it?

Alchemist's Fire is a kind of Adventuring Gear which you can throw to deal 1D4 points of Damage to a creature and set it on-fire, dealing 1D4 damage at the start of each of its turns. From Roll20 (and ...
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Crafting: Price vs Cost

I think I get this, but I'm not 100% sure. Price is the value to purchase said item, and Cost is the amount required to craft it. Is that correct? Is there a general rule about the Cost ratio to Price?...
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Do alchemy-created alloys confer bonuses to weapons?

Is there a specific bonus to weapons created using alloys created with someone that has three dots in alchemy path? One of my players asked a blacksmith to make a sword out of alloys he made and I'm ...
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What is the price of an empty alchemical capsule?

I've been looking in the Complete Adventurer for the price for empty alchemical capsules (for putting other alchemical stuff / poisons into), but can't find the cost anywhere in the book. What is the ...
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Questions about Alchemy

I have some questions about alchemy in SR5 : Are "Contact triggered" preparation triggered by someone with gloves ? Or someone with a combat armor ? Is it possible to create some king of "grenade" ...
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What damage type is a sneak attack with a star candle firework?

The star candle firework is a type of firework that can be used as a ranged weapon, dealing 1 nonlethal damage and 1 fire damage. Unlike most alchemical weapons, this one can actually be used for ...
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Does the Alchemist's Lab provide “alchemical equipment” in the sense of Craft (Alchemy)?

So I am a little confused by the Core Rules Books definition of Craft (Alchemy); To make an item using Craft(alchemy), you must have alchemical equipment. If you are working in a city, you can ...
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Can alchemy be performed with magical items in a no-mana world?

I am currently reading through all the rules used for the Alchemy skill. It says (I quote from GURPS Magic, p. 210): It is a mechanical process, using the mana inherent in certain things. [...] ...
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Can you choose the energy type of Elemental Flux when creating it?

I am playing a level 10 alchemist and I've been wondering about Elemental Flux. The descriptions states that [a] DC 10 Craft (alchemy) check identifies what energy type the activated flask has. If ...
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Where can I find a system-neutral herbal designed for RPGs? [closed]

I'm looking for an herbal for RPGs. I'm not looking for a list of herbs and their real uses or reputed uses (as in the question “Reputed Magical Effects of Real-World Herbs”). What I'm looking for an ...
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What size is an Alchemist's Lab in PF?

The 200 gp and 40 lbs one ! How large is it ? Can I put it on a table ?
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Can I brew some True Strike?

According to the Alchemist's alchemy ability, alchemists cannot create extracts of spells with a focus component: If a spell normally has a costly material component, that component is expended ...
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Why are raining arrows listed under alchemy?

I was looking at the pathfinder craft alchemy skill and I have to ask, why are arrow, raining (or raining arrows) listed there? Their loaded with holy water which to my knowledge isnt an alchemy ...
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Do alchemists/investigators with swift alchemy take less time to make extracts?

Are extracts considered alchemical items for the purposes of swift alchemy? And what about mutagens and bombs? Do this items benefit from the halved creation time?
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Is there an Alchemy system that enables me to make all the potions? [closed]

I've been working on making a half-orc mercenary for a D&D Next campaign who used to be a field alchemist for his tribe. However, the way D&D Next is set up makes alchemy very hard. For ...
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Do alchemical weapons count as ammunition?

This amazing answer has inspired me to ask a very multi-faceted question. I considered breaking it up into multiple questions, but then I realized each question was really just a part of a big ...
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Is there a limit on the volume of material that can be affected by the Minor Alchemy class feature?

PHB Page 119, Wizard, School of Transmutation, Minor Alchemy: For each 10 minutes you spend performing the procedure, you can transform up to 1 cubic foot of material. After 1 hour, or until you ...
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Can magical objects exist in a no mana world?

This question came to me in direct relation with my question about world-hopping with alchemical materials. I have checked the Basic Set and GURPS Magic but couldn't find any information on this. It ...
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Which publications list alchemical items?

My character has just taken the Alchemist theme and can now make an item of his level or lower for free using a case of chemicals that costs 50gp (IMO, this theme is the only way to play anything like ...
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How does Herbal Poultice work?

When I take the level 3 Herbal Poultice Item, how does it work? It's a potion which does the following: Use before you or an ally takes a short rest. The target of the herbal poultice regains an ...
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Does a Dragonmark of Storm work with alchemical items?

If a player has a Dragonmark of Storm, which allows them to slide an enemy 1 square when they hit with a thunder or lightning power, will it work when they hit with ...
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Using FMA Alchemy as the basis of magic in a fate system

What rules would need to change/be added to use the concept of alchemy from full metal alchemist in an urban magic game using the FATE system. Are there any synthesized gaming discussions for how ...
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Can a character with the Alchemist feat make Assassin poisons?

Is the assassin poison considered an alchemical item? As I read alchemist(Eberron) it states poison as an alchemical item. Can someone with the alchemist feat make assassin poisons?