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Can a D&D Necromancer be of a good alignment? [closed]

I've been considering creating a good-aligned necromancer, but I'm not sure if it's realistic from a role-playing perspective. Is there anything inherent in necromancy that would require someone to be ...
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What happens to spells (buffs, curses, etc) that are active on you when you die?

Let's say I have a Wizard. I cast mage armor on myself. Nasty kobolds kill me with their traps. Luckily, I have a cleric who (for sake of this question) can cast breath of life, at will. He "raises"...
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Does Petrifying Gaze special ability still work posthumously in D&D 3.5/Pathfinder?

Meaning can a PC use the severed head of a medusa or basilisk as a weapon to petrify his opponents?
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Will zone of truth affect the dead?

Cleric Bob has hit on an idea to try and compel an orc that attacked him (and is now deceased) to speak the truth so he can find out where their stronghold is. Cleric Freds plan is to cast Zone Of ...
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How to prolong the time limit on resurrection?

The Scenario: Three-thousand years ago, a powerful mage has died. As soon as he died, someone cast Temporal Stasis on him. The effects of the spell are as follows: You must succeed on a melee touch ...
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Is there a psionic power that can cure the victim of decerebrate?

There's a 7th level save-or-die psionic power called decerebrate that, in short, removes a part of the victim's brain stem, turning the victim into a limpy vegetable, and, if the victim's not cured in ...
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Can you be afraid if you're dead?

At 7th level, a Dread becomes immune to fear. The class feature says the following: At 7th level, the dread gains immunity to fear (psionic or otherwise). This ability functions whether the dread ...
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Is there a way I can turn bone into metal?

I am playing a campaign that starts us off as commoners who have no adventuring experience. My character is a town drunk who has never gotten into a fight in his life. In our second session our party ...
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Do creatures have spell resistance while they are dead?

For example, if I were trying to cast a spell on a dead creature who previously had spell resistance, would it still apply?
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How does “Know Age” work with bones?

In our campaign we're discovering items from an ancient civilization that nobody knows about, so we're digging around in search for clues about these people. We already know that they lived up to 600 ...
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Can I burn my enemies to ashes with fire spells?

People die and bodies burn to ashes when you burn them. I don't want to see my enemies corpses burning, I want to see them turned to ashes immediately without resorting to disintegrate and similar ...
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What happens to a mythic creatures mythic pool who is resurrected on a different day?

Mythic power is a much newer aspect of the game than being killed and resurrected. Those spells were never updated with respect to the new character feature. So the question is, at what level is a ...