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The world of Contagion is a dark and terrifying place. On the surface it is no different than the world you and I live in. Most people go on about their lives never realizing the terrors that walk among them.

Despite humanity’s vast ignorance, the horrors are there. Angels demons, gods and Hellspawn make war in the shadows. Clergy and Slayers rise from the human flock to protect their brethren and work God's will. Magi and Witches wield powerful magics in their pursuit of enlightenment.

There's a war in the shadows. Choose a side. 

Contagion Second Edition is a roleplaying game of modern horror and urban fantasy that utilizes a highly modified version of the 3.5 OGL. Contagion Second Edition provides a self-contained game system, unique in approach and design. The updated, streamlined system is familiar enough that seasoned OGL players and Gamemasters should be able to jump right in, while being simple enough for even novice gamers to quickly grasp.

We have updated Contagion Second Edition to reflect the book's upcoming release on Amazon and to commemorate its GOLD Best Seller status at DriveThruRPG.

This update includes:

  • All previous Errata integrated into the book

  • A new, improved Index

  • Bookmarks for all Chapters and Tables

  • Numerous art, layout and typo corrections

  • New Cover Art from Kraken Press

The Contagion Second Edition corebook updates the Contagion game setting, with expanded information on the history of the setting, exposing the secrets of the universe and opening the setting up to entirely new worlds and worldviews.

New rules include an improved combat system, an all new take on magic, magic items and metamagic feats, the elimination of levels and introduction of a points-based character creation and advancement system, the inclusion of Contagion Points, which allow the characters greater flexibility and resilience when facing the terrors of the night and serve as a central narrative force within the game.

Contagion Second Edition offers 20 playable races, 35 Callings, new feats, features Occupations and Traits enabling players to create unique, customized characters with which to explore the world of Contagion.

Contagion Second Edition was developed and written by Travis Legge with additional material by Kyle Hoskins, Darius McCaskey, Sarah Scharnweber, Jason ssg, Cathleen Stark, Tim Stotz, Thomas L. Vaultonburg and Adam Williams

Available in print on AMAZON!

Be sure to enhance your Contagion Second Edition game with these FREE supplements:

Contagion Second Edition Errata & NPC Folio

Contagion Second Edition Bonus

Contagion Second Edition Editable Character Sheet


Contagion 5e Alpha Test: People and Subtypes

Contagion 5e Alpha Test: People and Subtypes

This Alpha Test Document contains rules for the various playable people of the world of Contagion for use with the 5e OGL. These rules will be refined with player feedback and expanded upon as the opening steps toward bringing our world of modern horror and urban fantasy to 5e! It will be released for a nominal fee (those of you with Contagion Second Edition will recieve a discount offer) and digital copies will be upgraded for free as the rules are solidified. Make sure you are set up to receive emails from Aegis Studios so you don't miss out!



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Alex G March 05, 2022 10:15 am UTC
You missed the opportunity to give this the title "Contagion: The New Variant."
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neil S November 07, 2019 1:55 am UTC
Are there campaign ideas in the book?
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Travis L November 07, 2019 2:41 am UTC
Loads, though they are presented more as hooks within race, calling, and monster descriptions than a checklist of story beats if that makes sense.
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neil S November 02, 2019 6:08 am UTC
does this include foes or do I need the monster manual?
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Travis L November 02, 2019 10:46 am UTC
There are several foes included
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neil S November 04, 2019 1:26 am UTC
What sort of foes?
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Travis L November 04, 2019 1:32 am UTC
There are about 50 pages worth of oozes, aberrations, outsiders, monstrous humanoids, undead, vermin, plants, and magical creatures. Most of them are darkly horror themed, such as the Bleeder Nurse, the Holocaust Host, and the Unthinkables.
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neil S November 05, 2019 1:47 am UTC
Thanks for that so the mm would still be useful then
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Travis L November 05, 2019 1:53 am UTC
You can never have too many monsters ;) The monsters in this book are all original presentations and interpretations, so the MM would still be of use for sure!
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Francesco B December 04, 2017 4:50 pm UTC
What are the differences between this version and the first edition? Are there story and fluff differences, does it advance the timeline, or are they just rules changes?
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Travis L December 04, 2017 5:02 pm UTC
The story and timeline advance with considerable changes in metaplot (which can be incorporated or ignored in your own games) the rules are altered fairly drastically, with the elimination of classes and levels, streamlined magic and combat systems, and the integration of point buy character creation and advancement.

The core engine remains d20 system based, and the basic functions are the same, but apart from that it is a different system, and a broader, more developed world with FAR more options for your campaign.

Hope this helps!
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