Astrologaster is a game bookended by pandemics. It begins in 1592, when a wave of the Black Death sweeps London. The player takes on the role of Forman, an unlicensed doctor who swaps the traditional physician’s tools for astrology and fortune-telling. Forman catches the plague, but looks to the stars to decide which ingredients he should mix into a tonic. After drinking the resulting “strongwater,” he somehow survives.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/7kpmba/can-you-be-a-good-doctor-with-bad-medicine-astrologaster-thinks-so