Herbalist'sPrimer is a system-agnostic illustrated guide to real-world magical plants. Inspired by the 19th-century herbalists and the millennia of folklore, myths, and legends, it brings a wealth of easily-accessible, organized information straight to your gaming table.
Fromscreaming mandragorastoshape-shifting deadly nightshadetohawthorns holding portals to the fey realms- the world of plant folklore is full of fascinating stories, magical rituals, and simple spells that are quite unbreakable.
Every entry lists—if possible—theirculinary, medicinal, magical, and poisonous properties. Each entry includes basic botanical information, a handy scale reference, commonly used names, and a short description, so there’s no need to read the whole thing if you’re just browsing for inspiration!
We have chosen the most interesting magical plants of theworld’s folklore, from the Arctic to Cape Horn. We’ve read numerous herbaria, and took a deep dive into theplanet’s biodiversity.
And now we bring it all to you: nicelyorganized for your convenienceandfully illustrated!
Created by Anna Urbanek from Double Proficiency. Additional writing by Jakub Wisz. Editing by Jarrett Crader and Fiona Maeve Geist, members of the MoonRat Conspiracy. Science edits by Rishi R. Masalia
A full-color, hardcover book (6" x 9") with360 pages of botanical, ethnobotanical, folklore, and tabletop roleplaying material.
100 illustrated, detailed descriptionsof magically-inclined plants from around the world - from aconite to yew.
Short, sweet, and useful lore chapterson the basics of botany, herb gathering, preparation, alchemy, poisons & antidotes, and more!
Recipes for magical and medicinal concoctions, written in-world and in accordance with occult lore of the ages past (mix aconite with animal fat, then rub it on a broom handle for an excellent flying experience!).
Toolsfor creating original magical plants, plot hooks, quest ideas, and a botanical Latin primer to give your custom, fantastical plants a semi-proper scientific name.
Convenienttables with magical and medicinal properties of plants, astronomical correspondences, and thelanguage of flowers- all according to the highest authorities in the fields.
An index, a detailed table of contents, references, bibliography—everything you’d expect from a popular-science publication that willmake your herbalistcry the tears of joy.
360 pages, A5 size (6" x 9"), hardcover book, full-color. Includes Digital files.
Herbalist's Notebook! Ever wanted to have more fun with plants at your gaming table? Well, here you go: a cool notebook for your herbalist character. Here's 80 pages for you to play with:make a Herbalist's Primer of your own!
Draw all the cool plants your character encounters in the game, note down your ingenious potions, or even make it a real herbal and put some dried flowers into it! It's spiral-bound, soyou don't have to worry about the extra bulk! We've also included some reference material there and a whole bunch of black and white illustrations, so you can doodle and color to your heart's content.
Space for 20 plants collected in the wild
A whole bunch of custom recipes
Space for notes, map-drawing, and coloring
We even put some dots on the pages, to make drawing squares and hexes easier.
We've also included a small guide on how to collect and preserve plants (in case you want to put all your dried four-leaf clovers inside),
As well as a bunch of useful tables and references, to cut down on time spent browsing the book.
80 pages, spiral bound notebook. Option of color cover or black and white cover to color to your enjoyment. Includes Digital file.
Get the visual plant guide all on a pretty poster in a glorious yet convenient size of 11" by 17". You can put it on your wall or use it as a dice-drop random table! The other side of it features useful tables for random plant generation.
11" x 17" (folded to 5.5"x8.5") double-sided, full-color poster. Includes Digital file.