Sick Day

There’s a few days delay between being exposed to a disease and displaying symptoms. This can translate into a couple sessions. This creates an interesting disconnect in cause-and-effect where they get exposed and several days later – perhaps even a week or two – before they begin to suffer the consequences. This can add some denial to the symptoms: it’s not the disease, it’s some other condition or effect causing the character to weaken and grow ill.

But then it still takes a quick second level spell slot to erase the illness…