Is it a coincidence that health potions in video games and fantasy work are always painted in some shade of red? I think not. A color they share in common with the fabled alchemic wonder, the Philosopher’s stone. Though that stone also shares it’s color with blood, the substance that keeps humans alive. Are potions in video games a playful throw at alchemy? Or perhaps red is just a color that symbolizes life due to these somewhat mystical routes. Just wondering.