- the bite of a live ant, tiny farms must be carried around
- a mantra from a forgotten language chanted several times
- tiny human-like creatures that are gazed at in wonder
- a lamprey the size of a mouse, attached to the body under clothes
- feathers burnt
- tiny pastries made exquisitely with rare spices
- the exudations off the back of a giant toad
- ashes of ancient heroes snorted
- paste made for the fat of the executed
- entrancing figure made with string as in cat's cradle
- the rarest drug, only the blood of someone previously intoxicated
- reptile scales held under the tongue
- animal spines used to pierce the flesh
- clothes woven from the hair of an anti-saint
- dust taken from the footprint of witches/giants/demons
- nymph tears
- centaur milk
- a Feng shui-like arrangement of furniture, candles, and flowers
- a temporary tattoo from plant sap
- an arcane pattern painted across the face
- plant pollen of low efficacy so that the user must be covered with it
- breath of a dying mage
- heavy water
- distillation from the scraps of an ordination feast
- Yogic-like poses performed in a particular sequence
- pink crystals from deep in the earth
- palm-sized clay coin, broken for effect
- Ent water
- Tomb salt, scraped from the mineral buildup on tombs
- Temple tar, scraped from the smokey residue in the dark corners of busy temples
I was thinking the mantra and yogic poses would be a little different because the character can partake any time they want. I might adjust the addiction rules to make them require them more and more often, until the mantra chanter would be unable to pray, cast spells, or be quiet in the dungeon. The yogi would have to withdraw from adventuring to perform the postures full time.
The lamprey seems gross to me, I might roll randomly to see what it does, then make it a fad in Nidus.
Nice chart! Might come in handyReplyDelete
William S. Burroughs meets Edgar Rice Burroughs.ReplyDelete
This is just what I need just when I was just thinking about needing it. Nice.ReplyDelete
31. an earworm, possibly with sanity-eroding side effectsReplyDelete
32. a taboo on taking any action to preserve your own life or that of another
33. a taboo on eating, drinking, speaking and sleeping
34. a word that must be repeated continuously without stopping to draw in breath
(...actually I guess that last one's a potion duration: it works as long as you can keep repeating the formula).
@Needles: thanks, hope so.ReplyDelete
@Roger: hah, yeah, thanks.
@John: That is great to hear.
@Richard: great ideas, thanks.
trad. icon for drugs: mortar and pestle. No doubt you could find one with more character...ReplyDelete
What lovely variety!ReplyDelete
The lamprey one reminded me of the beard leeches I designed for my necrodwarves...
Thanks, Richard. When I see the mortar I think more of legitimate medicine or, in this case, alchemy. Probably the clearest icon would be a big ganja leaf, but I'm thinking more of sinister stuff like black lotus and such.ReplyDelete
ff: thanks, and creative how the leeches are like little hp batteries.
This, or the biohazard symbol, perhaps.ReplyDelete