So... even with the new alchemy manual that is out - I find myself looking for actually interesting magical\mundane\special gear that works well with the alchemist class.
Looking up items that actually interact with the alchemist special abilities leads me to find a honest lack - boro beads and the vials (which are almost the same item - but slightly twisted in how they work enough to make them different).
Considering the above I thought I'd create this thread looking to poll the excellent community here (which has given me 100+ handkerchief items, and 100+ awesome tome ideas).
I have to be honest - even with my player hitting level 6 now - I still really haven't gotten my head around this class, and thus I'm having a total 'creative' block trying to find interesting things for him (and outside of generic stuff - to make it interesting in an older AP you have to be willing to tailor things a tad).
So please help - hopefully some more ideas will get me going and I'll feel up to contributing - but as of right now I don't think I 'have it'.
What I can do is give you a bit of background - a half elf slightly disfigured by a previous explosion - likes to collect samples of almost anything they encounter, enjoys fireworks a great deal (even though they never seem to go off well for him) - he is a 'mindchemist' and enjoys the idea of actually mixing his stuff up to find a solution, while he does want boro beads (it's the #1 item he is looking forward to) those don't last an entire campaign. Hopefully this helps.