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Medical Drug Generator
Publisher: Ennead Games
by Shane P. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 01/15/2014 17:50:33

I was generally happy with this product and enjoyed the random drug name tables although it often took several rolls before I got a name I preferred - but trying to pronounce the rejected names was half the fun. The biggest hole in the product was a lack of information on the use of the drug. The opening paragraph seems to suggest that all drugs are used for curing disease. In my role playing games this is one of the less frequent uses. I categorised my drugs as Poison antidote, antibiotics for disease, general healing (hit point restoring) drugs, ability boosters, control drugs (eg pentathol, rohypnol), and recreational drugs (depressants and euphorics). The dosage tables were cumbersome with all drugs requiring a long term regimen of use. Most characters want to know how quick a single dose will work and how long the effects will last. The other tables gave a well rounded picture of the affects and usage although another table on misuse (over dosage or incorrect application may have been useful - do extra doses increase the effects or the side effects? and what happens if you take a suppository orally?)



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[3 of 5 Stars!]
Medical Drug Generator
Publisher: Ennead Games
by Megan R. [Featured Reviewer]
Date Added: 12/16/2013 05:54:43

If you play a medic in a contemporary or science-fiction game, but don't happen to be one yourself, it can be quite hard to sound convincing... so here's a handy system to generate likely sounding drugs and derive their uses, side-effects, etc. Likewise if you GM such a game and want to expand on what can be a quite limited list in your chosen ruleset, this will be of use.

Basically, the product consists of a wealth of tables which cover everything from how legal the drug is to how it should be administered, how effective it is and what side effects it may have, as well as a rather nifty name generator that enables ready creation of the tongue-twisting monstrosities of names that adorn most packets of pills. However, there are notes on how to come up with a shorter 'use name' for the drug that you have created, as most of the time if you say the full name, the patient will have expired before you can administer it!

The one thing that isn't covered is what condition the drug is supposed to treat... no doubt this will be the topic of a future 'generator' book. Until then, cobble together a few symptoms and call it the 'plague' or the like.



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[5 of 5 Stars!]
Creator Reply:
Hiya, thanks for the review, allways appreciated. :D Just a small correction - What the drug treats is under the \"Conditions/Side Effect\" section - they both use the same chart. Although it just lists the basic problem not the full condition
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