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Necromancy Can Be Good :)


Errol Skull

Quoth the spells misunderstood,

Necromancy Can Be Good :)

Errol Grim takes you through their book of exhumed necromancy spells, and into the world of this school of magic that many have never seen before! As an undead themself, Errol's perspective is enlightening, if a little grim. :)

CONTENT WARNING: The spell Petite Mort alludes to a sexual double entendre in French and may not be suitable for all audiences

You'll find:

  • 21 new necromancy spells with a wide variety of utility and flavor
  • Hauntlings, little fragments of spirits with a big sweet tooth
  • Echoes, a new player option that allows you to play as the memories of a corpse for a short while
  • A simple puzzle within the supplement itself that may lead to an interesting surprise on your adventure :)

Along with horrifyingly adorable art crafted by Chelsea Livingstone (

Little ghosts

"From a design standpoint, I love that the team ensured that there’s at least one spell for every playstyle out there. There is at least something for dealing damage, role-playing, utility, etc. so I’m confident that everyone can find a spell or two that they love in Necromancy Can Be Good!" - Eldadres, Dungeon Solvers (

As a bonus, here's a new spooky familiar for your casters to summon: the Butterfly

(based on the original tweet found here

Butterfly Stat Block

You may find that this spellbook pairs well with the Residual Magic sorcerous origin from The Book of House. See for yourself :)

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Alexander C December 21, 2019 1:52 pm UTC
Oh boy... This is a must buy for my Inner-Heroic-Necromancer.
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jb A November 18, 2019 11:36 pm UTC
On another topic I don't know if it's intentional but the spell "petit mort" should be spelled "petite mort", the word death being female, the adjective takes an e at the end.
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Willy A November 19, 2019 3:40 am UTC
And yup, you caught me! Thank you very much for pointing it out. I'll have it fixed in a jiffy!
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Willy A November 19, 2019 4:33 am UTC
The update ssshould be in. Fingers crossed!
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jb A November 18, 2019 11:21 pm UTC
I was wondering why the sorcerer had access to so few of this spells? Of corse I can chose to ignore it but I'm curious about the thought process behind this choice.
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Willy A November 19, 2019 3:39 am UTC
Hey jb! You're right that they don't really get all that many spells here. I'm happy to elaborate as best I can~

So my thought process started with how I see the sorcerer. Their spellcasting comes from within themselves and don't usually involve a lot of preparation (except when stronger magic requires some hefty material components). This set of necromancy spells is majorly focused on utility and preparing materials. I made sure the sorcerer got as many of the spells as I saw appropriate, but most of them didn't quite fit.

That said, it's exactly why I advertise my Residual Magic sorcerer along with this supplement! Residual sorcerers get their magic from their families being all wizards, and have access to additional wizard spells from a single school. You can have a super impressive necromancer sorcerer between the two books~

If I were to be more lenient with giving them spells, I suggest Death Sense, Numb, Heart Link, Petite Mort, Soul Swap, and Death of the Author. Let...See more
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jb A November 20, 2019 2:30 pm UTC
Thank you for you answer! I understand the logic behind the choice. Concerning the spells I would have added, they are pretty much the one you spoke of. Especially the high level ones, first because they are cool, but also because they fit well with the "bending the rules" theme.

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Christopher B November 01, 2019 7:38 am UTC
There seems to be an error with the PDF. The black boxed text of Errol's commentary is not rendering correctly throughout the document--it is showing as scrambled text with only a few lines of each box legible.
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Willy A November 01, 2019 11:04 am UTC
Ahoy Christopher!

If you or anyone else could send me a screenshot of what you see ( I'll send you screenshots of what you're supposed to see while I solve the issue! I have a hunch of what might be happening
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Christopher B November 01, 2019 12:07 pm UTC
Hi Willy, I sent you an email with a couple of screen shots showing the issue.
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Willy A November 01, 2019 12:40 pm UTC
Alrighty! I responded to your email, and I just added the [DEROTATED] pdf to the download. DMsGuild should be sending out the update to you and everyone who's bought the supplement so far :)
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