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Hi! :D If I want to make a good Necromancer, what book do I look… 
25th-Apr-2005 10:16 pm
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Hi! :D

If I want to make a good Necromancer, what book do I look for? the Libris Mortis? I'm unsure.

also: are there stats for a zombie-like undead creature that's been shellac'd? (as in, parts of his body have become hard and clackclacky from usage of shellacs and/or other stuff)?

...and where can I find a long list of every/any god of Death in the D&D systems? :D
26th-Apr-2005 03:46 am (UTC)
Penalty to Move Silently, maybe? A higher natural AC bonus, I'd say. Hmm, how about an even lower Dex bonus. Also, tyou could consider upping the slam damage a bit. As an alternate to the higher natural AC, maybe bludgeoning weapons are less effective (or most types of damage).
26th-Apr-2005 03:57 am (UTC)

This Undead I'm talking about is fairly advanced, and has been shell'd where aror goes (lower arms, chest, shins), and used to be a ~8th level Bard.
26th-Apr-2005 03:46 am (UTC)
If you want an undead that is hardened and resembles being shellaced, why not use a mummy. The embalming process, sans bandages seems to be about what you were aiming for....
26th-Apr-2005 03:56 am (UTC)

I was thinkning about that. I could lower the CR by removing that nasty mummyrot thing.

it's for a Cohort-PC-buddy-Dude of a Necromancer.
26th-Apr-2005 03:48 am (UTC)
Libris Mortis would certainly be the most obvious choice and help you out the most (especially the True Necromancer prestige class).

As far as Core gods go: Nerull, Wee Jas, and Sulerain (Complete Warrior) are the only ones I know of who grant access to the Death domain.
26th-Apr-2005 03:50 am (UTC)

not just the Death domain, but filling the roles of gods like Anubis and the Grim Reaper and Hades.
26th-Apr-2005 04:53 am (UTC)
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26th-Apr-2005 09:09 am (UTC)
Libris Mortis has a handful of death gods and anything a good evil Necromancer could want.

Eberron Campaign setting had Karrnathi Skeletons and Zombies which are designed for war and are made tougher through alchemical reagents and this like, that maybe what you're looking for.
26th-Apr-2005 12:42 pm (UTC)
The Complete Necromancers Handbook. It's 2E, but you could get some good ideas and convert them to 3E/3.5E later.
26th-Apr-2005 04:40 pm (UTC)
Dude, Sweet.
26th-Apr-2005 05:02 pm (UTC)
it's a third party book, but its freaking sweet, check out the Secret College of Necromancy book.
27th-Apr-2005 12:03 am (UTC)


*weeps for her wallet*
26th-Apr-2005 11:27 pm (UTC)
A few campaigns ago, I was DMing and I had a friendly NPC that was himself undead, but was a follower of Kelemvar (FR deity). According to FR, Kelemvar *hates* undead. I saw that as a challenge. It wasn't too hard to justify, in my mind. Rather than being created as an undead in the normal way, (as backstory) I had him form a pact with Kelemvar. He was a high level cleric anyway. Anyway, he got Kelemvar to allow him to become "undead" willingly. There were also other undead around the place. Each one became undead on their own accord and with Kelemvar's blessing. Part of the agreement was that they could not make other undead.

Check out Eberron too. They have a template called "deathless". It is essentially undead, but powered by positive energy. They even have different reactions to positive/negative energy, turning/rebuking, etc.

Monsters of Faerun has a template in the back for "good liches" too.

If needed, there is also a Dragon magazine issue from a year or two ago all about necromancers, including goodly-aligned necros. Sorry I don't have the issue number. The whole issue and even the cover art was very geared towards undead/necromancy.
26th-Apr-2005 11:46 pm (UTC)

The unded guy in question's a normal undead, but CG. (wassa bard).

so that's Two Dragon issues I want-- the Githyanki one and now the Necro one.

And three books: Draconomicon, Libris Mortis, and the Eberron race book.

I am doomed.
27th-Apr-2005 06:10 pm (UTC)
May the hobby god grant you a boon, and let you find one or all at a flea market!!!!
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