A system-agnostic illustrated guide to real-world magical plants. Inspired by the 19th-century herbalists and the millennia of folklore, myths, and legends, it brings a wealth of easily-accessible, organized information straight to your gaming table.
Publisher website: Double Proficiency
Distributor website: Exalted Funeral
In the News
Dicebreaker.com: The Herbalist’s Primer gives roleplaying groups a crash course in practical and magical botany (26 August 2021)
GeekNative.com: Herbalist’s Primer: A system-neutral RPG guide to plants pushes past 1/3rd of a million on Kickstarter (1 September 2021)
OnTheTabletop.com: The Herbalist’s Primer – The RPG book you never knew you needed! (8 September 2021)
About the Author
Anna Urbanek is a Polish-born, Finland-located, constantly curious librarian, a researcher, and a graphic designer working in the tabletop gaming industry. While not a botanist herself, with Herbalist’s Primer, she is paying her respects to all the botanists, gardeners, tincture-makers, kitchen witches, and pharmacists that appear suspiciously often in her genealogical tree.
She loves living on the intersection of natural sciences, folklore, occult, and roleplaying games. After the success of the Herbalist’s Primer, she is hoping to turn it into a series of Primers on various topics; the Geologist’s Primer is already in the works!
When she’s not delving into obscure topics, she is working with her partner Jakub Wisz on other Double Proficiency projects, such as Wayfarer’s Decks and Globetrotter’s Guides to Greenery.