For you d20 Modern gamers out there, I wrote a small app that uses The Little Black Drug Book as OGL source. You can make custom pharmaceuticals for your in-game use with the app alone, but you won't get the full explanations without the PDF (it's only $1 from LPJ Design and www.drivethrurpg.com). I use this PDF and my software when running Spycraft 2.0 campaigns and it works well.
Below (or included on this page) I've included a full ZIP file with setup executable as well as a naked binary (ie just the binary, no zip, no setup, etc. just run it). Pick whichever one you're more comfortable with. I'm not sure why Instructables does this, but it renames the executable into a tmp file. Right click and save as.... and rename to DrugDesigner.exe (or whatever you want to call it) without the .tmp extension.
Start the next step to see how easy it is!
Step 1: Determine Form
The delivery method, or form, is just the physical structure the drug comes in. Popular forms are gel caplets, tablets, and liquid. Think about the delivery method as it determines -- in real terms -- how quickly the drug is available (or its metabolite) in the system.
The available delivery methods are:
- Direct contact
- Gel caplet
Step 2: What Type/Class of Drug Is It?
These are the general/broad classes of drugs. They don't map to pharmaceutical drug classes (like benzodiazapenes, corticosteroids) so just go with it and pick the drug type that your custom drug falls under or is the closest to.
- Pain Reducer
Step 3: Overdosing Effects
All drugs have some effect if taken too much at once. This is called the Overdosing Effect. Some overdosing effects are temporary and minor, such as headaches, ataxia, etc while other overdosing effects are much more deleterious and permanent.
Step 4: Benefits
See my application or download the PDF for a greater discussion and description of each benefit.
Step 5: Side-Effects
Step 6: Set Strength
The strength of the drug represents, of course, how strong the drug is and accordingly, how quickly it hits you, how long it lasts, its addictiveness, and so on. In the Little Black Drug Book and this application, the strength is an arbitrary (somewhat...you pick it, but the scale is arbitrary) number between one (1) and five (5).
When you select a strength, the following values are set automatically:
- Onset time
- Fort DC save
- Next Dosage
- Withdrawal Period
- Withdrawal Effects
Step 7: Name It and Describe It
Click "Create" and you've created your custom drug.
Once you've named it you need to describe it. In the window of text following drug creation, there is a section with <
Step 8: Copy and Paste
Once you have copied the text, open a text file or copy directly into your gaming material.
Voila, you have now a d20-compliant custom drug to use in your campaigns -- for good or bad!
I hope you've enjoyed this instructable and have lots of fun playing your favorite Role Playing Game! As always, feel free to comment or offer suggestions. You can also catch me on irc.freenode.net as nevdull on #instructables.