Insults, Injuries, and Defects

Michael O. Varhola
creature is considered to be Sickened during this time. DC for the save is 10 if there is one asthma trigger, 15 if there are two, 20 if there are three, and 25 if there are four or more. 
 
Defect: Asthma, Severe [General]
A character with this disorder suffers from symptoms that might include chronic cough, shortness of breath when exercising, and a “tight” feeling in the chest, especially when exposed to triggers like dust or animal hair. 
      Prerequisite: Moderate Asthma. 
     Detriment:  When exposed to a trigger, a character with Moderate Asthma must make a Fortitude saving throw. Failure means the creature suffers an acute attack, during which the creature suffers an additional -2 penalty to Constitution for 1d10 minutes in mild asthma, -4 for 1d4 hours in moderate asthma, and -6 for 2d20 hours in severe asthma. The creature is considered to be Sickened during this time. DC for the save is 15 if there is one asthma trigger, 20 if there are two, 25 if there are three, and 30 if there are four or more. 

Enjoy! Thanks to Dr. Lis for providing the inspiration and mechanics for this collection of Defects; check out his work for yourself in his great  Insults & Injuries . And if the above has made you think you might enjoy trying out the concept of Defects, you can find more than 230 of them in  The Jester Dragon's Guide to Defects