🎨 Creative 101 fun things to do with necromancy

DarkMum

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59. Bring back extinct species. Study their anatomy and behavior. Publish your findings in a peer-reviewed journal.
Do you want undead T-Rex rampaging down main street?
Because that is how you get undead T-Rex rampaging down mainstreet!

60. Someone is digging up all the late great bards of the kingdom, and some chap by the name of Cutler and his itinerant cultists keep talking about a 'Comeback Tour' for acts that haven't been alive in centuries...

61. Dead men do tell tales. Consult your friendly local post-mortem specialist today, simply to ensure your secrets go to the grave!
 

LordofArcana

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62. Call up the spirit of your enemy's mother to tell said enemy to knock it off.

63. Hide your heart in a turducken to keep it safe. It seems unorthodox but this Russian guy swears by it.
 

Cerulean Lion

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64. Hide your heart in something mobile. An enhanced zombie. A ghoul or wight. Make several of whatever it is so your enemies have to learn not only what you did but which one.
 

Dalillama

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64. Hide your heart in something mobile. An enhanced zombie. A ghoul or wight. Make several of whatever it is so your enemies have to learn not only what you did but which one.
Bad idea. Those are things that people will try to kill regardless of whether they know your heart's in it or not. If you were relying on the personal might of the carrier for defence, you might as well leave it behind your ribcage.
 

Dagor

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Do you want undead T-Rex rampaging down main street?
Because that is how you get undead T-Rex rampaging down mainstreet!
I'll have you know that undead T. rex are entirely too cool to not have them just because of such minor quibbles. Behold exhibit A!
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Adeps

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65 - Use your necromantic expertise to turn this crummy little (fantasy setting) into a highly-advanced medically-enhanced utopia. Courier lost his arms? Don't just heal them back on the way they were before! Heal up the stumps, animate the still dead arms, and stick them back on with ten times the strength, powered by the "life-energy" that the courier no longer uses to keep the arms alive! A courier's legs got eaten by an owlbear, so you can't stick them back on? Go hunt down a gazelle, remove the back legs, enhance and improve. Now that courier can run faster than any courier with human legs! Wants to look human? Enchantment! Wants to be even faster? Enchantment! Wants to also improve eyesight and hearing because secretly 'Courier' is just a codeword for spy, instead of being a messenger? One eagle eyeball, one owl eyeball, and guess what else!? Enchantment!

Necromantic enchanting. Better living through partly dying!
 

Cerulean Lion

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Bad idea. Those are things that people will try to kill regardless of whether they know your heart's in it or not. If you were relying on the personal might of the carrier for defence, you might as well leave it behind your ribcage.
Okay. Hide your heart in something mobile, then hide the carrier. Hide it extremely well. Mobility is the last defense if the carrier is found.
While you're at it, disguise both the carrier and the hiding place to make it unattractive to adventurers.
 

LordofArcana

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66. Get posthumous testimony from the murder victim at trials.

67. Have the newly deceased help administer their own wills.

68. Help reduce political violence by extending suffrage to the dead. I mean, if the dead can't vote then you could just kill all the people who disagree with you.

While you're at it, disguise both the carrier and the hiding place to make it unattractive to adventurers.
So, a homeowner's association meeting?
 

Crimson Carcharodon

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69. Bringing dinosaurs back to 'life' for shits n' giggles.

70. The classic brain-in-a-jar, installed in a massive undead skeleton 'robot' body.

71. Automatic dungeon clean up squad. Go into a dungeon, clear it out, animate everything, order the new undead to clean it up, restock it, and live like a king off the remains of adventurers that come to plunder the tomb. For bonus laughs, have the main 'treasure' actually be a chest covered in bone that reaches out and attacks, mimic-style, when someone tries to open it.
 
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