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Dr. Otius's Field Guide on Magic and Maladies


For their inaugural publishing, the Shining Brothers present Doctor Otius's Field Notes on Magic and Maladies. Carefully compiled by the doctor himself, these notes provide information on a number of diseases that previously went undocumented. These diseases range from the common to the unheard-of, from the mild irritants to the fate worse than death.

The content of this book is designed to spark ideas for Dungeon Masters looking to bring more danger and (ironically) bring more life into any adventure or campaign setting. Why not spice your foray into the bandit town with a bit of Bendlock? Make your sewer labyrinth a little more precarious with some Roguesbane? Encourage laughs and get the spotlight with some Incantatio Dramatica?

Providing six new variants for the contagion spell, twenty-one new diseases to torment your players with, and two monster stat blocks (yes, monster stat blocks), and priced at less than $5, the Shining Brothers hope you enjoy our first foray into content publishing and look out for more!

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File Last Updated:
November 24, 2022
This title was added to our catalog on November 24, 2022.