Home Alchemy is a version of Alchemy that requires no special cards, however, it does require you to have a basic understanding of the rules of Alchemy and two standard decks of cards.
Both players use their decks of cards, minus Jokers etc, as their decks. Keep track of action points and game points on eithe dice or a piece of paper.
In Home Alchemy the elements go from 1 to 9 rather than 1 to 3, this is indicated on the individual cards.
Each suit represents an element:
♥ = Fire
♠ = Air
♦ = Earth
♣ = Water
These have the same strengths and weaknesses as Alchemy. You can no longer create a complex element.
The face cards are treated as process cards based on their name and all have the same cost reguardless of their suit.
Jack: Draw a card for every 2mg used to pay for this card.
You may only pay for this card with one other element card.
Queen: 5mg - Cancel an attacking element.
King: 7mg - Counter an attacking element.