jamestown weed

D&D Homebrew Poisons

So, im working on a mini series for badassdanddpics and was wondering if you guys had any ideas. im calling the mini series “Bewildering Botany and Perilous Poisons” that will basically showcase magical plant homebrew that will aid adventures and villains alike. for the poison section of it, i put together some basic information from D&D about the rules as well as how they are applied and used against others as well as common symptoms from plants in the real world.

different poisons are applied to victims by

  • contact
  • ingested
  • inhaled
  • injury
  • smoke from being burned

common rules (for 5th edition D&D regarding poison)

  • A weapon coated with poison will dry out in one minute.
  • When you are poisoned, you will usually suffer from the poisoned condition.
  • Poison can be bought or crafted using the downtime rules and a poisoner’s kit.
  • Cures for poison include low level spells or anti-toxin.
  • Truth Serum is listed under poisons, and is something I think could be useful in your campaign in many different ways.
  • Poisoned: A poisoned creature has disadvantage on attack rolls and ability checks.
  • each round until you make a saving throw.

Common symptoms of poisoning include nausea, vomiting, convulsions, liver failure, disables nerves, lowers blood pressure, and can stop the heart, muscle twitches, and sometimes paralysis, irritation of skin throat and mouth, swelling, burning pain, breathing difficulties and stomach upset. dilated pupils, sensitivity to light, blurred vision, tachycardia, loss of balance, staggering, headache, rash, flushing, dry mouth and throat, slurred speech, urinary retention, constipation, confusion, hallucinations, delirium, convulsions and photo-toxicity

underneath the “keep reading” i have included some actual plants that could help with creating realistic homebrew.

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Plant Ally Project #1

Latin Binomial name: Datura Innoxia

Taken from the Kashmiri datur (thorn apple), a variation on the Sanskrit  धत्तूर dhattūra (’white thorn apple’ - referring to Datura Metel) and the Latin Innoxia  (”inoffensive” - referring to the smell). Note that the “inoxia” spelling in the image above has been abandoned as it was a result of a misspelling when botanist Philip Miller was first describing the species. 

Folk Names:

Indian apple, Thorn Apple. Mexican Thorn Apple, Lovache, Moonflower, Prickly Burr, Recurved Thornapple, Downy Thornapple, Jamestown Weed, Jimsonweed, Sacred Datura (rare, actually refers to  Datura wrightii),  A-neg-la-kia (Mazatec), Ch’oxojilghei (Navajo, ‘crazy maker’) Dekuba (Tarahumara), Devil’s Weed, Hehe Camostim (Seri, ‘ plant that produces grimaces’), Hierba del Diablo, Hoozhonee Yilbeezh (Navajo, ‘beautyway decoction’),  Katundami (Pima), Loco Weed, Menj (Arabic/Yemen),  Nocuana-patao (Zapotec), Nohoch Xtohk’uh (Mayan, ‘great plant in the direction of the gods’), Ooze Apple, Poison Lily, Rauchapfel, Tecuyaui (Garigia), Uchuri (Tarahumara), Toloache, Toloache Plant, Toloaches, Wichuri, Xtohk-uh (Yucatec Mayan, ‘in the direction of the gods’), Yerba del Diablo (Spanish, ‘devil’s herb’)

Intention for this project:

To align myself more closely with the Datura spirit and to develop a working, mutually beneficial relationship. Datura is widely known for being an extremely fickle and aggressive plant spirit particularly when used recklessly or for purely recreational purposes but I suspect that when approached with the proper respect and reverence, she can become a very useful ally. On the more practical side of things, I’d like to learn more about the various methods of utilizing the psychotropic effects of Datura.

(Plant Ally Project 30 Day Challenge by Worts + Cunning)