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Laeressa had gathered the necessary materials for her sacred bag of protection and was at last able to create it. Settling into her alchemy lab, she placed the plants, flowers, and ground-up bones into her mortar and entered a meditative state as she mixed them together. With the protection of this herbal amulet, she would stand a much better chance of surpassing the thorny branches and dangerous creatures of the Dark Forest. The wisdom of the ancients and the forces of nature guided her.

Herbal Alchemy is a new Arcane Background that empowers characters to create magical concoctions such as potions, poultices, medicinal foods, and adhesives using natural components. Herbal alchemists are uniquely able to harness the inherent arcane properties in the flora and fauna of their environment. With an additional new Power Edge, Herbal Mastery, these alchemists can infuse even greater strength into their brews.

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David A April 18, 2020 5:25 pm UTC
Simple and elegant. A perfect addition to any campaign that uses Arcane Backgrounds. I could see this fitting in perfectly with a modern fantasy game as flawlessly as any low / high fantasy game.
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Kristian S April 18, 2020 5:42 pm UTC
Thank you so much, David! Would you mind adding this comment as a review?
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James K April 15, 2020 1:02 am UTC
I love this Arcane Background. It fit perfectly for the idea of a down to earth medicine man. If you looking for a caster class that relies on nature then this is the one for you.
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Kristian S April 18, 2020 5:45 pm UTC
James, thanks so much for sharing this! Would you mind adding this as a review as well?
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Kristian S February 25, 2020 2:47 pm UTC
After collecting a good amount of feedback on Herbal Alchemy and making some minor corrections and clarifications in the PDF, we feel pretty confident about the product. As such we've changed it from PWYW to $1.

We want to thank everyone who took the time and gave us their honest critiques. We greatly appreciate it.
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This title was added to our catalog on February 18, 2020.