This FREE expansion for the massive Ultimate Herbalism book clocks in at 3 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 1 page of content, so let’s take a look!
So, this contains a total of 4 different plants. The first of these would be a fungus, namely Caustic Coals, which clocks in at a point value of 2 and has a duration of 7 rounds. These puffballs can be squeezed as a standard action to fire a jet of acid with a range of 30 ft., duplicating heat metal, with the exception of inflicting acid damage.
There are two herbs with a point value of 1, the first of which would be the Greasy Ragweed, which may be thrown as a standard action and a 10 ft.-range increment, generating a small grease pattern. The Siphonweed would be the second 1-point plant, and it is interesting: It is applied to the skin of a creature. The first ability score damage that is taken by the creature within the next minute inflicts the weed, which forms a toxic bubble that can inflict ability damage as per the type taken, translating it basically to poison. The ability score damage inflicted by the poison btw. increases with herbalist levels.
The final plant would be It Which Clings, which clocks in at a point value of 4 and it has a 1 round duration. The plant is a supreme survivor, but otherwise not as efficient. Conversely, when a character chews it, he becomes immune to dazed, dazzled, fatigued, shakened or sickened, but must suffer from the condition upon imbibing the weed. 7th level adds confused and nauseated, 15th blinded, staggered and stunned.
Editing and formatting are top-notch, I noticed no glitches on a formal or rules-language level. Layout adheres to a printer-friendly 2-column b/w-standard with green-vines on the side. The pdf needs no bookmarks at its length.
So, FREE expansion for Ultimate Herbalism? What’s not to like! Bradley Crouch’s new plants are creative, interesting and fun. 5 stars + seal of approval. If you like the excellent Ultimate Herbalism, then this is a no-brainer download!
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