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Perseus's Guide to Substances

Perseus's Guide to Substances

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NB: Previous versions of this .pdf were cut off after page 2.  Please download substances_v2.pdf, now the only option for download, for the full experience--it is identical but with all 6 pages.

  • 13 Substances, all with unique effects and drawbacks.
  • 3 Levels of Addiction + Overflow for severe addicts--substances are not to be trifled with nor treated like regular potions.
  • Simple, fully-fleshed addiction system for handling substances easily adapted to new ones.
  • Colour-commentary describing all of the substances by the illustrious Perseus.

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Dakota C December 07, 2016 6:27 pm UTC
Hello. Really interesting take on substances and addictions! Your writing style is very fluid. However, I am sad that you chose to digress so much from established D&D substances. I am planning on doing just what you did, and I picked up both 3.5e and 4e editions of the Book of Vile Darkness in order to do so. I highly suggest giving them a read through, because if you do, I have less work to do for my campaign lol. Great job!
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Lee A December 07, 2016 9:02 pm UTC
Hi Dakota! I, once again, appreciate the feedback.

Whilst I am familiar with the Book of Vile Darkness's substances (elemental and agony based, anyway, as I once made but never played a 3.5 Cleric rather reliant upon the use of Agony), I consciously deviated for fear of being derivative. That being said it occurs to me I'm really just squandering the liberties granted by the DM's Guild materials' access to older, official material so I'll strongly consider adding back those substances--either in another installment of Perseus's Guide or a v2 expanded to have more substances.

Out of curiosity would you be more interested in another installment of Demand & Dividends or an expansion on substances? I already plan to write both and have broken ground on the next D&D, am just attempting to gauge wider audience interest.
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Dakota C December 22, 2016 3:18 am UTC
Personally, as I said, I'd rather have you do my work on updating the book of vile darkness 3.5 substances to 5e than me! Saves me time and energy lol.
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Lee A April 11, 2017 5:38 am UTC
Hey Dakota, I know this was awhile ago but the Perseus's Guide to Vile Substances has just come out and it includes every Drug from 3.5's BoVD (couldn't get my hands on the 4e version of same).
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Dakota C April 18, 2017 11:40 pm UTC
Thanks! I'll take a look!
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Terry H December 01, 2016 1:21 pm UTC
Pages 3-6 are blank, please check and fix your download.
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Lee A December 01, 2016 4:54 pm UTC
Really? I have that exact same .pdf working on Chrome.

May I ask what reader/OS? I will resolve this issue ASAP.
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Terry H December 01, 2016 6:45 pm UTC
Browser is Firefox, reader is Adobe Acrobat. I tried opening online in the browser as well as downloading.
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Lee A December 01, 2016 11:54 pm UTC
Thank you very much for bringing this to my attention, Terry; I uploaded a fixed version which is hopefully working for everyone. If you look at the product in your account there should now just be substances_v2.pdf for download under it which I have working and loading all 6 pages. Let me know if there are any further problems.
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