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Thunderstones and Smokesticks: The Complete Guide to Mundane Alchemy


Put your proficiency to use!

So you've gotten your hands on your very own set of alchemist's what?  These tools are necessary for downtime activities like crafting potions, but they can also be used to craft a number of non-magical items as well.

From thunderstones to smokesticks, this guide will get you started crafting some old favorites and inventing new formulae of your own!

Contains crafting rules and 5E stats for a number of mundane alchemical items, including:

  • Acid
  • Alchemist's Fire
  • Healing Draught
  • Smokestick
  • Swift Step Draught
  • Tanglefoot Bag
  • Thunderstone (common)
  • Thunderstone (crystalline)

Also includes notes on design methodology for DM's who want to create their own mundane alchemical items.

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Worry W April 04, 2023 7:25 pm UTC
While looking at randomly generated loot tables written up by ChatGPT, I came across several items from this book. I am led to believe that your writing has been included in the AIs learning dataset. Do with that information what you will.
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EVAN J May 12, 2023 4:37 pm UTC
Thank you Tyler! Most of the items in this text are 5E conversions of items that appeared in previous versions of the game, so there are is a very wide range of official texts from which the names might have been sourced by ChatGPT. Thank you for reaching our and letting me know, though!
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Wodazbjorn V March 12, 2022 11:26 am UTC
Apparently, "a number of mundane alchemical items, including" means "these items and only these items".
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