Advanced Search

Diseases and Contagions expansion
Quick Preview
Full‑size Preview

Diseases and Contagions expansion


"One of the most destructive forces in the Realms, beyond the power of mighty dragons and terrible villains, is the simple, creeping curse of plague and disease. Simple, but unstoppable, diseases can lay low entire nations and infect even the mightiest of warriors..."

The Diseases and Contagions expansion is a content supplement for 5th edition Dungeons & Dragons, focussing on concepts of disease and plague. The expansion includes:

  • 6 new sample diseases
  • 3 new class specialisations: the Cleric Disease domain, the Rogue Barber-Surgeon archetype, and the Sorcerer Arcane Pathogen origin
  • 4 new spells
  • 2 new background options
  • Additional adventuring gear for medieval medicine
  • 3 new monster statblocks, including 2 types of infectious plague zombie.

In addition, the supplement includes guidelines on the implication of disease and cures in your campaign.

Artwork courtesy of Wizards of the Coast, Arcana Games, and Patrick E. Pullen. Produced using Natural Crit's The Homebrewery. Any feedback or suggestions appreciated!

 More from this Title's Contributors
 Customers Who Bought this Title also Purchased
Reviews (1)
Discussions (0)
December 31st, 2018
Love the extent of this content. I try to implement this any time I feel my campaign needs a little extra sinister bearing. [...]
Narrow Results
 Follow Your Favorites!
NotificationsSign in to get custom notifications of new products!

Product Information
Copper seller
Community Content
Rules Edition(s)
Original electronic
Scanned image
These products were created by scanning an original printed edition. Most older books are in scanned image format because original digital layout files never existed or were no longer available from the publisher.

For PDF download editions, each page has been run through Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software to attempt to decipher the printed text. The result of this OCR process is placed invisibly behind the picture of each scanned page, to allow for text searching. However, any text in a given book set on a graphical background or in handwritten fonts would most likely not be picked up by the OCR software, and is therefore not searchable. Also, a few larger books may be resampled to fit into the system, and may not have this searchable text background.

For printed books, we have performed high-resolution scans of an original hardcopy of the book. We essentially digitally re-master the book. Unfortunately, the resulting quality of these books is not as high. It's the problem of making a copy of a copy. The text is fine for reading, but illustration work starts to run dark, pixellating and/or losing shades of grey. Moiré patterns may develop in photos. We mark clearly which print titles come from scanned image books so that you can make an informed purchase decision about the quality of what you will receive.
Original electronic format
These ebooks were created from the original electronic layout files, and therefore are fully text searchable. Also, their file size tends to be smaller than scanned image books. Most newer books are in the original electronic format. Both download and print editions of such books should be high quality.
File Last Updated:
November 22, 2016
This title was added to our catalog on November 22, 2016.