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Experimental Alchemy (Alchemist rule thread)

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Re: Experimental Alchemy (Alchemist rule thread)

Postby j_dean80 » Monday January 2nd, 2017 1:29pm

How I would make the Alchemist unique from other Heroes:

Alchemists traditionally are not Sorcerers so I would not give him any Spell Cards. He should be able to create Fighting Potions and Healing Potions as his main focus. Leave attack and defense similar to Wizard. I would give him the same MP but 1 extra BP. (That should make up for the lack of all the Spells.)

Every time another Hero draws a treasure card with a Potion the Alchemist also receives a half of that same Potion.

He should have a formula chart to mix different Potions. As an Action, he can mix a new Potion. (If he has the needed Potions on the recipe.) When in a room with an Alchemist Bench he can mix a Potion as a free Action or choose a basic Potion off the Bench (Once per Quest).

Between Quests he would gain 4 basic Potions.

Each time he mixes a Potion roll 1 white die. If a black shield is rolled then his mix failed and he loses 1 BP.
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Re: Experimental Alchemy (Alchemist rule thread)

Postby knightkrawler » Monday January 2nd, 2017 2:38pm

I wrote up a card deck for my Alchemist that is based on potions.
The difference to spells is most of them do not require an action.
He may choose 6 from 12 before a quest and he may use one equipment card that a wizard is not allowed to.
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Re: Experimental Alchemy (Alchemist rule thread)

Postby Count Mohawk » Thursday April 6th, 2017 11:18pm

My current plan for the Alchemist: Color-code all the Potions and give him a set of roughly 24 formulas, which he can use a number of in between Quests up to his Mind Points. Some formulas are more complicated than others - the number of "winged grail" icons dictates how complex the reaction is.

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Pay special attention to that last one: according to the Wikipedia article on the alchemists' Magnum Opus, or Great Work, there are four processes to undergo, corresponding to the colors Black, White, Yellow and Red. Nigredo is but the first of those four. To see the rest, you'll have to look through my Dropbox folder of Alchemy!

(i offer no apologies for the fact that these cards are not written with players of vanilla hero quest in mind)


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Re: Experimental Alchemy (Alchemist rule thread)

Postby slev » Friday April 7th, 2017 4:04am

Seem to be some itallic formatting missing ;)

I take it the notes I put together for you where not useful. I barely remeber back then though! Seems like forever!


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Re: Experimental Alchemy (Alchemist rule thread)

Postby Count Mohawk » Friday April 7th, 2017 8:02am

Although the Latin-ese names were cool, in the end I decided it would be simpler to just stick with the original potion names and re-label them with color/potency combinations. I mean, imagine going through the Treasure Deck and finding an "Ignis Ratio" or an "Aqua Vitae" - what's a Barbarian to do when he can barely read, let alone think?! :P

I do feel a little bad about wasting your hard work, though - there's nothing inherently wrong with names like "Terra Summa" and the like, and they win big style points. Perhaps I just haven't been creative enough to use them yet.


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Re: Experimental Alchemy (Alchemist rule thread)

Postby slev » Friday April 7th, 2017 8:14am

May steal them back for another project...


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Re: Experimental Alchemy (Alchemist rule thread)

Postby knightkrawler » Friday April 7th, 2017 8:46am

Five of 12 Concoctions for my Alchemist who basically has the Wizard role including rules,
BUT discarding a concoction is not an action.
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Re: Experimental Alchemy (Alchemist rule thread)

Postby knightkrawler » Friday April 7th, 2017 8:51am

Five more.
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Re: Experimental Alchemy (Alchemist rule thread)

Postby knightkrawler » Friday April 7th, 2017 8:54am

And the last two plus the card back.
The Alchemist picks 6 of these 12 before a quest, which weighs back down the advantage of no-action-casting.
The icons under the titles are quite intuitive methinks.
A target figure (that man with the full-body-halo) must be adjacent or the Alchemist himself.
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