Chapter 5: Sexual Diseases
Intimate relations can cost the curious adventurer their purse, life plans or even (with the help of succubi) their mortal soul. As if this wasn’t enough of a deterrent, their health is under constant threat from an array of mundane and magical sexual diseases.
Table 5-XX: Magical Diseases
On a failure, characters must make another save or one point of
damage is permanent.
Blossom: A bizarre lymphatic infection. When a character takes any ability damage from this disease, they are affected by a continuous pheromone cloud effect until they are cured. This only affects creatures of the same race as the character.
Cheese rot: An unpleasant affliction characterised by yellow discharge. Characters using Oral proficiencies on someone infected by cheese rot take a –4 circumstance penalty.
Crimson boil: Permanent Charisma drain from this disease causes unsightly red boils to appear. Victims usually degenerate afterward into delusions, stupor, spasms and death. Crimson boil requires three successful checks in a row to be rid of.
Harlot fever: Characters who take permanent Wisdom drain from this disease are stricken by the nymphomania/satyriasis kink, with a Potency equal to the points of permanent Wisdom drain taken.
Itching fury: Causes a constant nagging itch that proves severely distracting. Characters affected by itching fury take a –4 circumstance penalty to all Concentration checks.
Pallid droop: Males infected by the disease become impotent; all Prowess checks made against them suffer a –4 circumstance penalty.
Scrotal bloat: A truly hideous disease. Female sufferers suffer from painful swelling, effectively decreasing the size category of their vagina by one; male sufferers sport raw and hideously swollen testicles. Characters infected by scrotal bloat cannot run.
Seething fever: A rightly feared virus that weakens the body, often terminally. Seething fever requires three successful checks to be rid of.
Tuna dredge: Women suffering from tuna dredge secrete an oily black fluid smelling strongly of tuna: anyone using Oral proficiencies against them suffer a –8 circumstance penalty, and they are often followed around by cats and other hungry animals.
Yellow bugger: Originating from orc and goblinoid raids, yellow bugger causes a distinctive ochre pallor and decline in mental abilities.
* On a failure, characters must make another save or one point of damage is permanent.
Elemental Secretion: Upon Climax, a character infected with Energy Secretion shoots forth a stream of elemental energy, dealing 1d6+1/HD damage to whatever gets in its way. When infected, roll a d% to determine which kind of secretion the infection causes: 01-20 a stream of acid, 21-40 a bolt of electricity, 41-60 a gout of fire, 61-80 a blast of cold, 81-00 a wave of sonic energy. Using the withdrawal method gives a chance of avoiding the blast – if the conception check is negated by use of the withdrawal method, no damage is inflicted (but arguments over who has to sleep on the burnt patch may still remain).
Freud’s Immersion: Sufferers of Freud’s Immersion begin to obsess over sexual matters, before long becoming lost in a realm of misperception and fantasy. Characters who take permanent Charisma drain from this disease receive the nymphomania/satyriasis kink, at a Potency equal the points of permanent Charisma drain taken, and are continually Horny. A spell of higher caster level that prevents or reduces horniness can suppress this effect for the spell’s duration.
Morden’s Petrification: Upon Climax, a character with Morden’s Petrification secretes a potent fluid that acts as a transmute flesh to stone spell on their partner. Using the withdrawal method gives a chance of avoiding this secretion – if the conception check is negated by use of the withdrawal method, no damage is inflicted (but arguments over who has to sleep on the burnt patch may still remain).
Mummy Crotch Rot: The effects of this hideous groin-wasting disease is terrible to behold. For every point of permanent Constitution drain taken, the character will become incapable of any physical arousal. Only a greater restoration, limited wish, wish, miracle or similar effect can reverse this.
Orgasmic Arcana: A character infected with Orgasmic Arcana is imbued with volatile magic. Upon their first Climax in a sexual session, roll on the 1st-level arcane scroll list and apply the spell effect: harmless effects are usually targeted on the infected character, and others are usually cast on their partner (DM has final and evil discretion over this). The second Climax in a sexual session requires a roll on the 2nd-level arcane scroll list, the third Climax on the 3rd-level arcane scroll list, and so on up to the 9th level arcane spell list upon the 0th Climax and beyond.
Orgasmic Channelling: A character infected with Orgasmic Channelling has a tenuous link to the Inner Planes. Upon their first Climax in a sexual session, they cast either cure minor wounds (if of good alignment) or inflict minor wounds (if of evil alignment) on their partner. Neutral characters roll randomly between them in each instance. The second Climax in a sexual session results in the casting of either cure or inflict light wounds, the third in cure or inflict moderate wounds, the fourth in cure or inflict severe wounds, and the fifth in cure or inflict critical wounds.
Screaming Glamer: During intercourse, a character infected by the Screaming Glamer has an irresistible urge to scream, shout and moan loudly. Furthermore, every minute of direct sexual activity doubles their volume and the distance they can be heard from. Sufferers are also incapable of keeping quiet in social situations.
Shata’s Bane: Whenever a character with Shata’s Bane rolls a natural 1 for a check, they must (in addition to normal effects) make a Fort save against the disease or instantly be brought to Climax for a minute, suffering sexual fatigue afterward.
Toto’s Irresistible Performance: Characters infected by Toto’s Irresistible Performance automatically have the nymphomania/satyriasis kink at Potency 5. Anyone they sleep with adds 5 to their gratification, and automatically ‘catches’ nymphomania/satyriasis at Potency 5. This effect is at the caster level of Toto’s Irresistible Performance, and may be negated in much the same way.
Voyeur’s Dream: When a character with Voyeur’s Dream Climaxes, everyone within a mile feels that someone has Climaxed. Should they Climax again in that sexual session, people within a mile sense that someone done so, and where. Each further time they Climax, everyone within a mile knows that they have done so, where they are, and receives a dream-like vision of what they’re doing. A Spot check (DC XX) allows a viewer to identify the people involved in the act. Characters undergoing Ecstasy extend the range of this effect to ten miles.