D&D Alumni: A Brief Look Back at the Undead

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D&D Alumni
A Brief Look Back at the Undead

By James Maliszewski

In these final days of the year, we look back the game's most nightmarish monsters: the undead! So, how did these creatures evolve in the game? Read on to find out!

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Nice read. Undead are my favorite creatures to throw at my players.
I Am A: Neutral Good Human Druid (5th Level)

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Neutral Good A neutral good character does the best that a good person can do. He is devoted to helping others. He works with kings and magistrates but does not feel beholden to them. Neutral good is the best alignment you can be because it means doing what is good without bias for or against order. However, neutral good can be a dangerous alignment when it advances mediocrity by limiting the actions of the truly capable.

Humans are the most adaptable of the common races. Short generations and a penchant for migration and conquest have made them physically diverse as well. Humans are often unorthodox in their dress, sporting unusual hairstyles, fanciful clothes, tattoos, and the like.

Druids gain power not by ruling nature but by being at one with it. They hate the unnatural, including aberrations or undead, and destroy them where possible. Druids receive divine spells from nature, not the gods, and can gain an array of powers as they gain experience, including the ability to take the shapes of animals. The weapons and armor of a druid are restricted by their traditional oaths, not simply training. A druid's Wisdom score should be high, as this determines the maximum spell level that they can cast.

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Nice read. Undead are my favorite creatures to throw at my players.

I love the concept of undead... I hate the fact that they are particularly vulnerable to one group of classes (divine) and even more vulnerable to clerics. It makes it difficult to predict a challenge. Even in my home group it is rediculous to see the difference between facing a group of undead when certain dailies are active and when they are not...
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