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Grom's Guide to Potion Brewing
An adventurer's guide to Herbology and the benefits of brewing your own potions.  This manual will teach you all you need to know about where to search for and harvest exotic plants and how to brew powerful potions.  You must possess an Herbalism Kit to harvest these plants. 

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Mallory D October 04, 2017 4:37 am UTC
AWESOME RESOURCE! I can't wait to give this to my players. I have already planted it for them to find. One question, though: for the OLUS VERITIS (Truth Potion), the recipient must make a Constitution save or be compelled to answer all questions. What is the save DC? Thanks for sharing this amazing resource!
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Zac T October 05, 2017 3:25 pm UTC
Hi Mallory, thank you for the great review and the question! I can't wait to hear how you're players use the guide and what potions they end up making! Also, I love that you've planned for your adventurers to find it! Don't forget to throw some of the harvesting items at them as a way to reward their potion making efforts. Now with regards to the Olus Veritis (Truth Potion) I had originally left this up to the DM, but I think it would be a good idea to put a DC there to make it more clear and balanced. I would say with this being a moderately difficult potion to brew and 600gp price it should have a DC of 15. So a medium Con save. I would also say if you only got half of the potion in the mouth of the recipient that you reduce the duration of the effects by half, and keep the con save the same. Hope that helps. I'll update the guide and upload it today if you want to re-download a copy. Thanks again for reaching out and happy adventuring!
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ben D September 06, 2017 10:01 pm UTC
love the work keep it up
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Zac T September 06, 2017 10:20 pm UTC
Thank you!!! Would love to know how your group is using the guide or items? Message me on Twitter @zactru. I would love the feedback! Also, let me know if there is anything unbalanced.
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terry T April 19, 2017 8:55 pm UTC
what happened to potion of Superior Healing?
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Zac T April 19, 2017 9:30 pm UTC
Great call out! I just realized that I used Supreme healing as the Heal spell, and not the 10d4 + 20 that the PHB states. Give me a couple days to think through this, and I'll update the table and potions. I might have them all be a mix of the base healing potion, and rename the Heal potion. I'll get back to you on this. Thank you for calling it out.
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Zac T April 24, 2017 9:13 pm UTC
Thanks again for calling this out. We decided to redo how the Healing potions showed up. You now use just the Healwell fruit to create any of the healing potions. I added in the DMG potion table to show how this is done. Basically you use 14,28,42,56 harvested fruits to brew any of those potions (healing, greater, superior, supreme). We also made it so you can find this vine in All regions since healing potions are so needed. Also, since this edit took two of my potion slots away, I also added in a climb and speed potion. Seems like they were missing and could be fun to have. Take a look, and let me know what you think.
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Zac T April 18, 2017 4:48 pm UTC
Pocket Mimic reviewed Grom's Guide to Potion Brewing in their podcast and it was awesome! Take a listen (starts at 30:44):
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Zac T April 12, 2017 3:40 pm UTC
We got some great feedback so far. Lilfi made some great callouts about item weight, Sell price of individual plants, and what does # to Brew mean. I added weights to the items, and "Plant Sell Price" to each plant in case you want to just sell the individual plants to an herbalist. Then I updated the Brew potions section to:

To brew a potion, you must have the required number of plants as stated in the # to Brew section of the Potion and Oil table. Potions are brewed in towns only. The equipment to brew them can be found in an alchemist, potion, or herbalist shop. Not all potions are created equal. Ask your DM how many potions you can make during your stay in town.

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