023 – Creating the Herbalist’s Primer with Anna of Double Proficiency

We are talking about plants today! Anna is a graphic designer and the co-founder of Double Profiecieny, a company publishing tabletop rpg supplements and games. They have just launched the Herbalist’s Primer on Kickstarter, which is a supplement you can use to add real life plants into your games with magical properties, the know-how for potion creating, and more. Anna tells us all about this project, and I am so excited to get this book. We also dive into how she started Double Proficiency with her partner and the types of projects they like to work on. She is an absolute delight, and I hope you enjoy learning from her today!

Before we dive into the interview, if this is your first time tuning in to the show, welcome. This podcast is a part of Lightheart Adventures, which is a small company I co-founded with my husband. We offer a weekly blog on our website where you’ll find tips for running games, free monthly one-shot adventures, product reviews, and more. You’ll find that blog at Brenton also creates beautiful dungeon maps, both on DM’s Guild and on a commission basis.

Some other ways you can support us and this show are by checking out our Patreon, subscribing to this show, leaving a review, and checking out our affiliate links. The affiliate I’m going to highlight today is Dice Envy, the creator behind some of our favorite dice in a variety of materials, including wood, metal, stone, and resin. Go to and enter code LightheartADV to get 10% off your order, get some snazzy dice, and help me keep this show running.

That is all for now, so please sit back and enjoy this conversation with Anna.

Download & Subscribe

Time Stamps & Screenshots

  • 00:00:00 Introduction & Updates
  • 00:02:25 Anna Introduction
  • 00:07:14 All about the Herbalist’s Primer
  • 00:17:00 Creation & Design Process
  • 00:24:30 All about Double Proficiency
  • 00:30:16 Kickstarter & Fulfillment Plans
  • 00:37:41 Project Aphelion
  • 00:42:49 What has been the most challenging part?
  • 00:47:03 What has been the most rewarding part?
  • 00:51:33 Where can people find you?
  • 00:52:58 Wrap-up

Find Anna & Double Proficiency

Thanks for dropping by! We would love to know who would like us to interview, so please drop a comment here on the blog, on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or Discord to let us know who your favorite creators are! If you’d like access to more maps and content, including downloadable PDFs of our adventures, check out our Patreon. We’re able to do what we do because of all our amazing Patrons!

Recent Episodes

Leave a Comment