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I need a potion name

Sialia

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I need a really good name for a potion of scalding hot steam breath.

It needs to be made up of recognizable English words, and not entirely give away what the potion does.

It might suggest that the potion users mouth and throat will not be wholly immune to the effects.

I've been toying with "Brief Horrible Moments of Sanity," but if I were an adventurer who found a bottle labelled that, I'm not sure I'd be tempted to drink it to find out what it does.

The genre is for something set in contemporary U.S.A. So fire away with the 19th-20th-21st century idioms if you like

Send me ideas.
 

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ForceUser

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Sialia said:
I need a really good name for a potion of scalding hot steam breath.

It needs to be made up of recognizable English words, and not entirely give away what the potion does.

It might suggest that the potion users mouth and throat will not be wholly immune to the effects.

I've been toying with "Brief Horrible Moments of Sanity," but if I were an adventurer who found a bottle labelled that, I'm not sure I'd be tempted to drink it to find out what it does.

The genre is for something set in contemporary U.S.A. So fire away with the 19th-20th-21st century idioms if you like

Send me ideas.
Draught of Fire
Draught of Flame
 

Sialia

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Keep 'em coming.


I'm looking for something more film noir, or gothic.

Something you might find on a modern mad scientist's lab bench and not be certain whether it was his current work, or something he uncovered from an earlier age.

Perhaps something evocative of gaslight Cthulhu, or steam punk.

A mysterious potion, which it may or may not be wise to imbibe. One of those shady borders between science and magic things.
 


Mark

CreativeMountainGames.com
"Boiler's Beverage" or have a bunch of them in a box and cal it a "Case of Victorian Vapors"
 
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PowerWordDumb

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Sialia said:
A mysterious potion, which it may or may not be wise to imbibe. One of those shady borders between science and magic things.

So, in other words, pretty much any modern designer hot-sauce bottle with depictions of skulls, flaming back passages, and chili symbols drawn upon it, with outrageous titular references to death, explosive diarrrhea, and sobbing like a girl?
 


Henry

Autoexreginated
Potion of Breathalyzer's Dismay

Potion of the Pan Lung (or whatever that Dragon from Oriental Adventures was that shot steam)
 

Desdichado

Adventurer
PowerWordDumb said:
So, in other words, pretty much any modern designer hot-sauce bottle with depictions of skulls, flaming back passages, and chili symbols drawn upon it, with outrageous titular references to death, explosive diarrrhea, and sobbing like a girl?
I happen to be a fan of those kinds of hot sauces. I haven't yet picked up anything from the "Kick Yo Ass" hot sauce line yet, though... ;)
 


PowerWordDumb

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Joshua Dyal said:
I happen to be a fan of those kinds of hot sauces. I haven't yet picked up anything from the "Kick Yo Ass" hot sauce line yet, though... ;)

Must.... resist... threadjacking urge.... *fails*

I have one which is pure capsaicin in an oil suspension. I don't even label it a hotsauce as there is no tangible benefit to eating it, only a guaranteed hospital stay for ulcerations of the colon. No pleasure, no flavor, only pure pain. Of course I had to own it though. :)
 


Kobold Marine

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Sialia said:
Keep 'em coming.


I'm looking for something more film noir, or gothic.

Something you might find on a modern mad scientist's lab bench and not be certain whether it was his current work, or something he uncovered from an earlier age.

Perhaps something evocative of gaslight Cthulhu, or steam punk.

A mysterious potion, which it may or may not be wise to imbibe. One of those shady borders between science and magic things.

How about:

Calorous Exhalant
Elixer of Phlogistic Emanation
Respiratory Vapors
 

Scalding Brew
Scalding Cough
Dragon Turtle Cough
Satan's Armpit
Demogorgon's Butt Crack (can I say Butt Crack? Can I say it more than once?)
Belch of Pain
Teeth Desinfectant

AR
 




Sialia

First Post
PowerWordDumb said:
I have one which is pure capsaicin in an oil suspension. I don't even label it a hotsauce as there is no tangible benefit to eating it, only a guaranteed hospital stay for ulcerations of the colon. No pleasure, no flavor, only pure pain. Of course I had to own it though. :)
See, that's kind of what I'm talking about. Only assume you could damage someone else with it.

Or possiblly, that in addition to being excruciatingly painful to use, and possibly lethal to the target, it was also highly addicitive. As soon as it wears off, you began craving more, and then if you don't take another swig, you start to go through really horriffic DTs.

Enough more horrific that taking another swig starts to sound like a really wonderful idea.
 

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