Drugs

Drugs are a special kind of poison that grant a beneficial effect right away but also move the user a single step down the associated poison track. However, the user doesn’t lose Hit Points, even if the drug functions as a Constitution poison. Taking a drug also exposes the user to the addiction disease, with a DC that depends on how addictive the drug is. If a character is dosed with a drug against his will, he can attempt a Fortitude save against the drug’s DC. If he succeeds, this negates both the drug’s beneficial and negative effects, as well the chance for addiction. Immunity to poison or a similar effect prevents a character from experiencing the drug’s beneficial effects, and removing or suppressing a drug’s negative effects with restorative spells also cancels the benefits.

Sample Drugs

Dreamshiver

Type drug (ingested or injury); Save Fortitude DC 18; Addiction DC 18 (mental and physical)

Track Constitution

Effect 50% chance of falling unconscious (as per the Constitution poison track state) for 1d4 hours or +8 morale bonus to saves against fear for 1d20 minutes.

Hyperleaf

Type drug (ingested or inhaled); Save Fortitude DC 12; Addiction DC 12 (physical)

Track Strength

Effect +2 morale bonus to saves against mind-affecting effects for 1 hour.

Megaopiate

Type drug (ingested, inhaled, or injury); Save Fortitude DC 20; Addiction DC 20 (mental and physical)

Track Strength

Effect +4 morale bonus to saves against pain effects and gain DR 5/— for 1 hour.

Transdimensional Pesh

Type drug (ingested or inhaled); Save Fortitude DC 20; Addiction DC 20 (physical)

Track Dexterity and Wisdom

Effect +2 morale bonus to saves against fear for 1 hour and gain 2 Stamina Points per level. (Any Stamina Points exceeding the user’s maximum are lost first and can’t be recovered; any remaining are lost the next time the user rests to recover Stamina.)

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Starfinder Core Rulebook © 2017, Paizo Inc.; Authors: Logan Bonner, Jason Bulmahn, Amanda Hamon Kunz, Jason Keeley, Robert G. McCreary, Stephen Radney-MacFarland, Mark Seifter, Owen K.C. Stephens, and James L. Sutter, with Alexander Augunas, Judy Bauer, John Compton, Adam Daigle, Crystal Frasier, Lissa Guillet, Thurston Hillman, Erik Mona, Mark Moreland, Jessica Price, F. Wesley Schneider, Amber E. Scott, and Josh Vogt.