SRD Talk:Disease

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Changes From the Original SRD[edit]

Disease Descriptions


  • Cascade Flu header
  • Cerebral Parasites header

Cascade Flu

Added (from Psionic Maladies):

  • "Spread by brain moles and other vermin."
  • "A psionic cascade is a loss of control over psionic abilities. Using power points becomes dangerous for a character infected by cascade flu, once the incubation period has run its course. Every time an afflicted character manifests a power, she must make a DC 16 Concentration check. On a failed check, a psionic cascade is triggered. The power operates normally, but during the following round, without the character’s volition, two additional powers she knows manifest randomly, and their power cost is deducted from the character’s reserve. During the next round, three additional powers manifest, and so on, until all the psionic character’s power points are drained. Powers with a range of personal or touch always affect the diseased character. For other powers that affect targets, roll d%: On a 01–50 result, the power affects the diseased character, and 51–00 indicates that the power targets other creatures in the vicinity. Psionic creatures (those that manifest their powers without paying points) cascade until all the powers they know have manifested at least twice."

Cerebral Parasites

Added (from Psionic Maladies):

  • "Spread by contact with infected psionic creatures."
  • "Cerebral parasites are tiny organisms, undetectable to normal sight. An afflicted character may not even know he carries the parasites—until he discovers he has fewer power points for the day than expected. Psionic creatures with cerebral parasites are limited to using each of their known powers only once per day (instead of freely manifesting them)."

Added cascade flu and cerebral parasites entries into Table: Diseases.

Sledged 21:29, 10 December 2006 (MST)


Are there published rules for diagnosis of disease (and for that matter, poison)? --Daniel Draco 10:54, 25 July 2007 (MDT)

Heal is the best bet. However, you are correct. I do not see any rules for identifying the effects. I only see rules for treating those effects.--Dmilewski 13:23, 25 July 2007 (MDT)


Diseases need to be individually anchored so outside links can directly link into them. -- Sleaker 23:49, 11 May 2009 (MDT)

The way you link is to type [[SRD:Disease#Blinding Sickness|Blinding sickness]]. This formatting style works for any page with headings in it. Hope that helps (even though I just explained it to you in the Tavern, I figure I should put it here too). --Ganteka 00:00, 12 May 2009 (MDT)
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