Anime Dead....confusion


Rules Questions


So, animate dead does (insert spell).

Question is this: is the HD of the undead created equal to the HD of the monster/body used? I.e. 8 HD Giant is an 8 HD Undead? or can you make a 1-8 HD undead from it? I know you can't go higher because there is not enough HD to use.


Also, a character with class levels. I already know this but wanted to be sure on this; a character with class levels raised is not equal to HD right?


A skeleton or zombie has the same number of hit dice as its original creature's racial hit dice, save that they're d8s instead of whatever the original used. Hit dice gained from class levels are dropped. No, you can't animate a dire tiger as a 1 HD skeleton--it has 14 hit dice, so you get a 14 hit die undead, assuming you're high enough level to animate a 14 hit die creature.


ok so it'd be prudent to carry onyx gems of various HD values depending on what you come across.


Or just have some way of storing/preserving the bodies until you get back to your base of operations where you can animate them under the effects of a desecrate spell. Additionally, zombies get bonus HD based on the size of the creature. So that Large Dire Tiger becomes a 16 HD zombie, again assuming you're high enough level to animate a 16 hit die creature.


Forgot about the zombie bonus HD thing; thanks!


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Thread title is totally misleading, was hoping to read about the demise of a genre....


Java Man wrote:
Thread title is totally misleading, was hoping to read about the demise of a genre....

i just noticed the thread typo too lol i'm sorry


Java Man wrote:
Thread title is totally misleading, was hoping to read about the demise of a genre....

Heh...this.


read it as animate dead confusion, and missed that it said anime.

funny


Java Man wrote:
Thread title is totally misleading, was hoping to read about the demise of a genre....

The Japanese cartoon industry isn't allowed to die until it's given me a third season of Attack on Titan!


lol. this derailed hard.


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I'll have to add anime dead to my list of spells accidentally cast while using Hard of Hearing Harold's Tome of Misheard Magicks, somewhere after alter shelf but before limited fish.


excellent


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blahpers wrote:
I'll have to add anime dead to my list of spells accidentally cast while using Hard of Hearing Harold's Tome of Misheard Magicks, somewhere after alter shelf but before limited fish.

Were you planing on sharing this tome with the rest of us or just keep it for yourself?

Or am I stupid and it is somewhere out there already?

Or am I taking a joke too seriously because I desperately want it to be true and would kill to have such a tome? And I MEAN kill. Not kidding, really want that Tome.

:(


Don't forget to add "Blink Mammoth" to it.


thelivingmonkey wrote:
blahpers wrote:
I'll have to add anime dead to my list of spells accidentally cast while using Hard of Hearing Harold's Tome of Misheard Magicks, somewhere after alter shelf but before limited fish.

Were you planing on sharing this tome with the rest of us or just keep it for yourself?

Or am I stupid and it is somewhere out there already?

Or am I taking a joke too seriously because I desperately want it to be true and would kill to have such a tome? And I MEAN kill. Not kidding, really want that Tome.

:(

Half joking? It's been a running gag of mine for years (triggered by binge-reading the old Mr. Welch lists), but I'm considering finally statting the thing as a replacement for a certain artifact now that we're playing the corresponding campaign.


My question is what does anime dead actually do? I'm gonna say it sends the target's soul to a private purgatory that's a wacky highschool.

Alter Shelf sounds pretty practical.


it sends a newly slain creature's soul to the worst possible anime's known to mankind.


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Saffron Marvelous wrote:

My question is what does anime dead actually do? I'm gonna say it sends the target's soul to a private purgatory that's a wacky highschool

Or it allows the target to reanimate themself through concentrated power of will like some kinda Shonen protagonist, but only after there's been a few episodes to screw with viewers.

Hence it's "anime dead", not "actually dead as in they won't just come right back, maybe even with a new suite of powers they learned by training with the old dead master who lives in the afterlife except it isn't really living, is it, since he's dead".

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Alter Shelf sounds pretty practical.

I'd prepare it.


DungeonmasterCal wrote:
Don't forget to add "Blink Mammoth" to it.

Or color spay

It reminds me of the old aprik fools spells. Things like
Feign invisibility
Burning mouth
And charm dead (doesnt work on undead)

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