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Alternative Medicines: A Compendium of Fascinating Alternatives for Healing


Alternative Medicines: A Compendium of Fascinating Alternatives for Healing

100 magic items, including potions, salves, ointments, wraps, slings, and more! Included with each item is a brief history or background for inspiration in any game.

The realms can be a dangerous place, and intrepid adventurers are always in need of healing, restorative, curative, and preventative items. Sometimes a plain healing potion just won’t do. With this in mind, we have compiled a listing of the various and sundry medicinal magic items we have found across the lands, gathered here in one place for your perusal.

Many of these wondrous remedies are easy to acquire, especially in the larger cities and urban centers that many of our citizens call home. Even still, plenty of opportunity to procure some of the more basic alternatives to a simple healing potion listed herein can be found in even the most remote and isolated burgs and hamlets one may find oneself encountering while “on the road”, as it were.

Inspect and scrutinize our gathered information, and we will take the utmost in satisfaction knowing that we may have imparted some knowledge that may very well have saved a life, or at the very least made the dear reader’s adventures a bit less unpleasant.

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December 17th, 2019
Alternative Medicines is a great collection of lore and specialized healing potions, tonics, ointments, and salves. Interestingly, this supplement specifies the damage type relevant to each healing method, which creates a tradeoff between the [...]
August 19th, 2019
Interesting fluff to items. I think that a lot if them where they heal X of a given type of damage but Y for other types is a bittoo awkward to track for players nless tied to a medicine check (which would be cool if they had a certain number of uses/ [...]
June 24th, 2019
This is just an excellent supplement for those interested in going a bit deeper than flat-out calling for a Medicine check when a player wants to heal another character. Highly recommended! [...]
April 21st, 2019
This guide is a fantastic expansionon the idea of simple healing items. The variety of items will let me create some much more meaningful healing choices for future campaigns, befitting of the setting. [...]
April 19th, 2019
This is a great supplement to help with role playing the use of healing potions. Really opened up opportunities for creative healing. Tons of fun healing potions, lotions and other healing items, so you are not stuck just using a standard healing poti [...]
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