The Bacterionomicon

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Thank you Kickstarter backers and everyone who pre-ordered! The Bacterionomicon is on its way in the mail.

For those of you just catching up with us, what is the Bacterionomicon, you may ask? Step into a fantasy world of monsters and heroes inspired by bacteria and antibiotics, from Acinetobacter baumannii to Yersinia pestis and Amoxicillin/Clavulanate to Vancomycin.

The Bacterionomicon is a compendium of infectious bacteria and antibiotics presented in the style of a RPG bestiary, in order to use imagination, metaphor, and stories to aid learning and promote awareness about antibiotic misuse. A doctor, a game designer, a graphic artist, and many talented fantasy illustrators have teamed up to design this one-of-a-kind book.

Learning about bacteria and antibiotics can be overwhelming. There are numerous biological and pharmacological names and categories, different mechanisms of action, and ever-changing therapeutic recommendations to absorb. Embracing the idea that stories make more of a lasting impression than flash cards, Nerdcore Medical has created a fictional compendium of monsters and heroes to give people imaginative metaphors to help them differentiate the prominent actors in infectious disease medicine.

So how do you get a copy? You can pre-order right now at Coming soon, the book will be added to our webstore at for direct ordering.