Wednesday, September 24, 2008

From Across the Table - Potions



Here's the first in a (hopefully) ongoing themed series of posts offering interesting results from my private reserve of random tables. Here's 20 potions to get started. Feel free to snag them for ideas or even add some more.





* The potion of Agility is kept in a clay jug. It is a viscous, vibrant livid pink in color and tastes a bit like Paint.
* The potion of Delusion is kept in an alabaster phial. It is bubbling, dull mauve in color and tastes like a blend of trout & toffee.
* The potion of Bug Repellent is kept in a leather wineskin. It is oily, dusty sanguine in color and tastes a bit like syrup.
* The potion of Flying is kept in a stone narrow-mouthed Jar. It is lipid, glossy charcoal in color and tastes like flowers with a hint of yoghurt.
* The potion of Swimming is kept in a terra-cotta phial. It is very thin and watery, deep dingy gray in color and tastes at first like walnuts and then like coconut.
* The potion of Speech is kept in a clay horn. It is oily, ivory in color and tastes like a revolting melange of sour cream, Lucozade & sulphur.
* The potion of Elasticity is kept in a glass carafe. It is viscous, revolting leaf-green in color and tastes pleasantly like rum.
* The potion of Heroism is kept in a clay tube. It is very thin and watery, vivid robin’s egg blue in color and tastes like a revolting melange of urine & vinegar.
* The potion of Strength is kept in a glass horn. It is frothy, vivid bistre in color and tastes suspiciously like cinnamon.
* The potion of Invisibility is kept in an alabaster horn. It is limpid, bright robin’s egg blue in color and tastes like a revolting melange of hot sauce, flowers & marzipan.
* The potion of Healing is kept in a glass jar. It is frothy, dark chestnut in color and tastes a bit like mead.
* The potion of Undead Control (Ghouls) is kept in a glass pitcher. It is very thin and watery, revolting argent in color and tastes like a revolting melange of stout, prune & pina colada.
* The potion of Gaseous Form is kept in a clay decanter. It is viscous, vivid primrose in color and tastes like potato with a hint of whiskey.
* The potion of Plant Control is kept in a glass canteen. It is nearly transparent, tinted kelly green in color and tastes at first like noodles and then like lime.
* The potion of Polymorph Self is kept in a clay phial. It is translucent, pure soot in color and tastes exactly like horseradish.
* The potion of Animal Control (Amphibians and Reptiles) is kept in a terra-cotta jug. It is swirling, watery hunter green in color and tastes like varnish with a hint of urine.
* The potion of Poison Antidote is kept in a crystal beaker. It is bubbling, clear purpure in color and tastes like peppermint with a hint of corn.
* The potion of Ethereality is kept in a wood flask. It is thin, clear bat gray in color and tastes like a revolting melange of eucalyptus leaves, egg yolk & peppermint.
* The potion of Freedom is kept in a glass tube. It is stagnant, blotched flaxen color and tastes like water.
* The potion of Fire Resistance is kept in a glass vial. It is crystalline, muted soot in color and tastes a bit like pepper.

1 comment:

PatrickWR said...

Thank! I've been on the prowl for a nice list of potions to stock my campaign world.