Spirit of Giving

Nothing says “Christmas” like a feral werebeast savaging your tender flesh.

I tend to see lycanthropy as a way to judge the tone of an edition. Is the curse something that defines your character from that point on, or is it an expensive penalty to be removed? Is it difficult to rid yourself of requiring adventuring and a plot arc to resolve or is it just a speedbump on adventuring? Some editions don’t even let you catch lycanthropy at all, removing that entire chunk of lore as “unfun”.