GM Dictionary: Medicine #10

This month the GMD will be taking a look at medicine. This will include all kinds of words, many of which are used on fairly regular basis in the world of D&D. But what are salves and poultices? This month let’s narrow it down a bit!


Snake Oil

In some cases this is a substance that is literally derived from snake fat for medicinal purposes but is also often used to describe medicines and health products that are, at best, panaceas and, at worst, completely fake.


This is a mini-article series featuring short explanations for words more commonly used in RPGs (or potentially so!) than normal conversation. Each month will hold a different theme and each weekday will have a different word. Note: these are personal, simple breakdowns and not perfect. Please tell me if I am mistaken and I will work to correct it! For anyone looking for a collected work please check out our Patreon. All patrons get a PDF collected copy each month!

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