It might be exciting to have intermediate steps, each one creating a potion which is useful on its own, but even more useful in a later/final form
I do like the sound of having intermediate steps in order to make a powerful potion. It would make alchemy interesting and if done right maybe even fun. Thanks!
involve mathematical formulas where each ingredient would have certain values which are used in a formula to determine how it reacts to other ingredients. The amount of each ingredient would also play a role, as well as preparation methods
Yeah I think having different preparation methods is a must and depending on how the potion is prepared should definitely affect the outcome. The amount of an ingredient could also be fun to experiment with when making potions. Thanks this has given me some ideas to work with!
I like lots of different mechanisms involved in the process that behave in different ways and possibly affect ingredients differently, just like real chemistry. It's fun to need distillation apparatus of a certain quality, or with certain intermediate components or conditions needed to extract some compound from an ingredient.
I think I might study more on some real life methods in chemistry to see if I can come up with anything. I think having different qualities/conditions of ingredients affecting the outcome of the potion would be cool too. Thanks for your input!