I don't love Save or Die poison. It's a bit to on off for me. It's also not that realistic. I often end up ad-libbing something less gnarly but more interesting.I saw this post from the Dungeons & Possums blog and got inspired(Thanks!) to make it a little more like my Death & Dismemberment table (also stolen from various blogs).
I use 2d6 instead of d10 gives a bit of a bell curve. Adding a column for "Damage Type" meshes well with my ruleset and allows for some heavy duty damage that is not straight HP. If "Hit Points" are rolled along with a condition penalty, that means it applies to all rolls.
I also changed to static damage because I figure you are already rolling a bunch, why roll all the dice just to roll again?
Finally, I automated it (see button below) and added that to my Uncommon Tables page.
I've added this to my Spells Etc supplement to Uncommon Dungeons and I think I'll use it.
Where to go from here? Well I just had a thought that I could add a further column of "Presents as" for entertaining descriptions: "Foams at the mouth" etc.
Random Poison Table