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You have never read a game book quite like this one! Written by a practicing medical doctor, Insults & Injuries presents real world illnesses in OGL 3.5 system game terms. Why afflict characters with “filth fever” when you can give them rabies, the black plague, or the flu?

Within this sourcebook, you will find dozens of sicknesses that your players already know and fear in a format that allows them to be easily and realistically brought into your games. You will also find expanded rules for more effective non-magical healing.

This detailed book is divided into an introduction, 13 chapters, and five appendices and includes:

* Rules for more than 50 diseases and disorders, their game effects, and how they can be treated by both mundane and magical means.

* A chapter on the effects of alcohol, drugs, and poisons.

* A chapter on mental illnesses and their game effects.

* Rules for adjudicating surgical procedures.

* Three new prestige classes dedicated to nonmagical healing, the Alienist, Chirurgeon, and Physician.

* Special rules on the effects of illnesses upon non-Humans like Elves, Dwarves, and Orcs.

* New spells, equipment, and feats.

With this book, your players will never look at diseases the same way again!


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October 23rd, 2012
This book provides good information for introducing diseases into any RPG. However it is written from a modern perspective, so insights in how healers of the Middle Ages viewed diseases and would have treated them are not included. That has left me a [...]
October 22nd, 2012
Insults & Injuries is one of those rare 3.5 supplements that, instead of adding outlandish one-off mechanics to the game, actually makes a game world feel more like a living, breathing world. Disease is a major part of our daily lives, it's in the [...]
October 20th, 2012
First off I want to say I recieved this product for free. Skirmisher didn't officially ask me to review it, but after reading it, I wanted to do so. I work in healthcare in real life so the book's topic was of interest to me. It basically adapts rea [...]
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October 19, 2012
This title was added to our catalog on October 19, 2012.