Multiple potions in a single container


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Is it possible to have multiple doses of a potion in a single bottle?

Obviously due to the nature of magic/action economy/game balance only one dose could be consumed per action.

Is this a reasonable extrapolation of this FAQ?

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thorin001 wrote:

Is this a reasonable extrapolation of this FAQ?

No.

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Where does that say anything about potions?

Grand Lodge ****

I'm not aware of any Pathfinder RPG rule that allows it, in contrast to scrolls.

page 477 wrote:
A potion or oil can be used only once.

**** Venture-Agent, Tennessee—Chattanooga aka ZenithTN

There are some multi-potions on PFS chronicle sheets.

I believe they use the "+50% to the lower-priced property" pricing algorithm.

Eg: Potion of cure moderate CL 3 + mage armor CL 1
300 gp + (50 gp * 150%) = 375 gp.


It sounds like Thorin is talking about multiple doses of the same potion in one bottle. With the stipulation that you can only consume 1 dose per standard action, then the practical effect of this is that if you need to consume multiple doses, then you don't need to spend an action pulling out another potion bottle.

I don't see that as game-breaking. It's balanced by the risk that a sunder or disarm will cost you more. I think I'd allow this.

I'd probably rule that the bottle is bigger. It would be harder to hide and wouldn't fit in things like spring-loaded sleeves.

Liberty's Edge ** Venture-Captain, Nebraska—Omaha

Philo Pharynx wrote:

It sounds like Thorin is talking about multiple doses of the same potion in one bottle. With the stipulation that you can only consume 1 dose per standard action, then the practical effect of this is that if you need to consume multiple doses, then you don't need to spend an action pulling out another potion bottle.

I don't see that as game-breaking. It's balanced by the risk that a sunder or disarm will cost you more. I think I'd allow this.

I'd probably rule that the bottle is bigger. It would be harder to hide and wouldn't fit in things like spring-loaded sleeves.

That is fine for a home game. For PFS, it is not allowed.

Also flagged to move this over to the Rules area.


Gary Bush wrote:
Philo Pharynx wrote:

It sounds like Thorin is talking about multiple doses of the same potion in one bottle. With the stipulation that you can only consume 1 dose per standard action, then the practical effect of this is that if you need to consume multiple doses, then you don't need to spend an action pulling out another potion bottle.

I don't see that as game-breaking. It's balanced by the risk that a sunder or disarm will cost you more. I think I'd allow this.

I'd probably rule that the bottle is bigger. It would be harder to hide and wouldn't fit in things like spring-loaded sleeves.

That is fine for a home game. For PFS, it is not allowed.

Also flagged to move this over to the Rules area.

Well based on the linked FAQ I think the OP is looking for a PFS answer not a general rules one even though in this case the general rule is what would apply.

The Exchange ***** Venture-Lieutenant, Texas—Dallas & Ft. Worth aka Belafon

If you’re NOT playing PFS, check out the Cailean Fighting Tankard in Weapon Master’s Handbook. It lets you keep six potions in one handy container.

Grand Lodge *****

My google-fu fails me right now, but I could swear that there was a rule that FAQs only effect the things they specifically stated they effect. In other words, don't extrapolate anything from FAQs but take them at face values.

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Gary Bush wrote:
Philo Pharynx wrote:

It sounds like Thorin is talking about multiple doses of the same potion in one bottle. With the stipulation that you can only consume 1 dose per standard action, then the practical effect of this is that if you need to consume multiple doses, then you don't need to spend an action pulling out another potion bottle.

I don't see that as game-breaking. It's balanced by the risk that a sunder or disarm will cost you more. I think I'd allow this.

I'd probably rule that the bottle is bigger. It would be harder to hide and wouldn't fit in things like spring-loaded sleeves.

That is fine for a home game. For PFS, it is not allowed.

Also flagged to move this over to the Rules area.

Yeah, I know that it is currently not allowed. The point of the post was to get the powers that be to consider it.

Sczarni *****

Starfinder Charter Superscriber

That would be a change to the rules of Pathfinder, which is outside of the scope of PFS.

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Nefreet wrote:
That would be a change to the rules of Pathfinder, which is outside of the scope of PFS.

No more so than the FAQ I referenced.


alchemist can mix potions.

And in the alchemy manual are rules for it. also, in 5the in the dmg are rules for this too


also, if it is for homebrew game, then skip all the rules and all the rulelawyers saying, just mix a number of potions, perhaps, max your int mod in a single potion with a percentage of fail or becoming a new potion

Sczarni *****

Starfinder Charter Superscriber

Since this is the PFS Forum, none of those options would be available.

Shadow Lodge

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thorin001 wrote:
Nefreet wrote:
That would be a change to the rules of Pathfinder, which is outside of the scope of PFS.
No more so than the FAQ I referenced.

The Pathfinder rules already allow for scrolls with multiple spells on them; the FAQ you referenced places limits on that ability.

The Pathfinder rules do NOT already allow for multiple uses of a potion in a single container, so PFS allowing this would be adding a new rule, as opposed to limiting an existing one.

So yes, more so than the FAQ you referenced.

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