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School of Nekros


Necromancy. The dark art. Raising the dead and commanding them to do your bidding. Draining the life force from your foes. Creating replicas of living beings. Detaching your very soul from its corporeal housing and roaming through another plane of existence. These are the magicks the School of Nekros teaches.

School of Nekros is a stand alone adventure for characters of Levels 6-12 who are hired to investigate why bloated corpses are appearing in a previously pristine river. The PCs must penetate a school filled with wizards studying necromancy, and face down some powerful foes.

School of Nekros can also be used as a sourcebook for PC wizards who want to learn spells from the school of necromancy, allowing the acquisition of new spells to become a roleplaying event. It includes tables that allow wizard PCs to randomly determine why they decided to study necromancy, what their spellbooks look like, and how those books are magically warded.

This 60-page pdf includes a complete adventure with new magic items and spells. It offers DMs a new way of categorizing necromancy spells (corpus, spiritus, anima) and new rules for necromancer PCs who specialize in each of those branches. It also includes 16 fully fleshed out characters (NPCs who are staff and students at the school) that are detailed enough to be used as player characters.

Based on an adventure published in Dungeon Magazine in 1991, School of Nekros has been extensively updated for 5th Edition D&D. Both the original adventure and this expanded 5E reboot are designed by Lisa Smedman.

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August 31st, 2023
My favourite resource for playing a Necromancer in DND 5e! Lots of great thematic descriptions and ideas to help you flesh out your character. This expansion was great when first published in 1991 Dungeon magazine and is now even better! I’m always [...]
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