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100 Reasons to be Committed in the 19th Century - Vol 2

100 Reasons to be Committed in the 19th Century - Vol 2


People were committed to Insane Asylums for a variety of mental, physical and social reasons. Whether they were committed to contain a disease, hide socially embarrassing behavior, to gain an inheritance, end a marriage, hide an accusation or address a true mental disease or limitation, everyone was committed for a (often strange) reason.

This list is intended for any 19th century to late 1920s campaigns (like Call of Cthulhu, Gangbusters, Pulp Hero, Justice Inc., etc.) where reform from social planning and psychology was starting to address issues of sickness, poverty, and mental illness. Any reasons with a “*” are intended for women only.

NOTE: This roleplaying tool is intended to add drama and more realism to roleplaying experiences in historical mental asylums. While we touch on historical examples of racism, sexism and cruelty, we do NOT condone this behavior in our modern world. Please respect each other.

This Roll Percentile list has one hundred possible results in this format:

Roll result: The reason for being committed (An explanation of what it means or a modern day equivalent)

Example 101: General Paralysis (Physical injury or possibly Syphilis for upper class males or prostitutes)

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