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Tomes of Alchemy is a generic fantasy supplement that describes in detail 20 different books that players could find on bookshelves and in libraries, broadly on the subject of alchemy.

Each book has its name and author, a description of the book and contents, including appearance, size, weight and estimated value, and notes that suggest what effect the book could have in game.

Topics covered include poisons, ingredients, potions, plants, charlatanry, alchemical metallurgy and some more philosophical works.

These books could be used by players to build their own library, help enhance their knowledge, or simply be valuable pieces of treasure.

This PDF supports Adobe layers and the page backgrounds and images can be disabled to make printing easier.

Some sample titles are:

Imrauhil's Guide to Better Potion Making by Imrauhil

The Alchemical Primer by Carac Vonneyn

Alchemical Glassware - Its Manufacture, Uses and Maintenance by Celid Jelash

One page is the front cover and one the front matter.

This supplement is also available in a Pathfinder version. The latter is a bit longer and has Pathfinder stats rather than generic notes.

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December 27th, 2015
A great compilation of in-game books. Listing a little of their backstories, and potential uses for the books. Easy to create hooks and plots with the books as the goal or the books guiding the way to the creation of some lost lore. On the down [...]
June 19th, 2015
My opinion - this is cool! Though players may find its in-game use sort of limited, its contents can add an entirely new and unexplored dimension to game play. Some of the books are described as being valuable only as a collectible, but others have [...]
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This title was added to our catalog on June 06, 2015.
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