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Particle_Man
2019-07-15, 12:42 AM
It all started in 1983 with the Lost Worlds booklet Skeleton with Scimitar and Shield. These were combat booklets, not rpgs, but I was struck with the idea of playing an intelligent skeleton warrior.

https://www.nobleknight.com/P/7768/Skeleton-with-Scimitar-and-Shield

Fast-forward 36 years later and I finally found a DM willing to let me play one! The 5th edition D&D rules with the skeleton npc from the dmg. I am going to play a berserker barbarian. This should be fun!

Koo Rehtorb
2019-07-15, 12:52 AM
Enter the bone zone.

Spriteless
2019-07-15, 01:01 AM
I'm sorry all I can think of is the song of my favorite skeleton warrior (https://youtu.be/-aUARXevQCo?t=21).

Spore
2019-07-15, 05:14 AM
It all started in 1983 with the Lost Worlds booklet Skeleton with Scimitar and Shield. These were combat booklets, not rpgs, but I was struck with the idea of playing an intelligent skeleton warrior.

https://www.nobleknight.com/P/7768/Skeleton-with-Scimitar-and-Shield

Fast-forward 36 years later and I finally found a DM willing to let me play one! The 5th edition D&D rules with the skeleton npc from the dmg. I am going to play a berserker barbarian. This should be fun!

I hope this is 5e, because a PF undead can explicitly not be affected by moral boni and 3.5 skeletons dont have a con score.


I'm sorry all I can think of is the song of my favorite skeleton warrior (https://youtu.be/-aUARXevQCo?t=21).

I like, nay LOVE Undertale but tbh this is what I thought of first (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTgFtxHhCQ0).

JNAProductions
2019-07-15, 08:49 AM
It all started in 1983 with the Lost Worlds booklet Skeleton with Scimitar and Shield. These were combat booklets, not rpgs, but I was struck with the idea of playing an intelligent skeleton warrior.

https://www.nobleknight.com/P/7768/Skeleton-with-Scimitar-and-Shield

Fast-forward 36 years later and I finally found a DM willing to let me play one! The 5th edition D&D rules with the skeleton npc from the dmg. I am going to play a berserker barbarian. This should be fun!

Probably belongs in the 5E Subforum.

But neat! Happy for you!

AdmiralCheez
2019-07-15, 09:46 AM
That's an option? Hmm, I'm going to have to re-read that section because that sounds like a lot of fun!

Particle_Man
2019-07-15, 10:00 AM
I put it here because I wanted it long before 5e or even 2e existed. I came close with GURPS once but couldnít find a gm then.

And it is not strictly speaking a pc option in 5e but an npc option exists in the dmg so ask your dm.

No brains
2019-07-15, 08:09 PM
Here's my contribution to the skeleton song playlist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3ZlpTp_dJA

Let me know how it turns out. I'd like to play a skeleton sometime too. :smallsmile:

Particle_Man
2019-07-15, 08:43 PM
My dm is being generous. But says that way he doesnít have to hold back. We shall see.

Xuc Xac
2019-07-16, 01:09 AM
I hope this is 5e, because a PF undead can explicitly not be affected by moral boni and 3.5 skeletons dont have a con score.


If they were animated by an evil necromancer, they're already under immoral bony effects, so that's consistent.

Phhase
2019-07-16, 02:46 PM
Skeletons are awesome. How are you planing on healing, though? I'd rule that necrotic or at least negative energy effects like Enervation heal you, but 5E doesn't have any official rules for that.

Tawmis
2019-07-16, 02:51 PM
It all started in 1983 with the Lost Worlds booklet Skeleton with Scimitar and Shield. These were combat booklets, not rpgs, but I was struck with the idea of playing an intelligent skeleton warrior.
https://www.nobleknight.com/P/7768/Skeleton-with-Scimitar-and-Shield
Fast-forward 36 years later and I finally found a DM willing to let me play one! The 5th edition D&D rules with the skeleton npc from the dmg. I am going to play a berserker barbarian. This should be fun!

So he has no bones about you playing a Skeleton?
Glad that this idea has been in your skull for so long! Finally being able to play one must tickle your funny bone!
I will stop with the pun, and stop ribbing you!
I have beat this dead horse and made a grave mistake by hitting SUBMIT REPLY...

:smallsigh:

Particle_Man
2019-07-16, 09:03 PM
Skeletons are awesome. How are you planing on healing, though? I'd rule that necrotic or at least negative energy effects like Enervation heal you, but 5E doesn't have any official rules for that.

Yeah I think I am stuck with resting and silently begging for potions of healing for now.

hoaiphong123
2019-07-23, 09:35 PM
Here's my contribution to the skeleton song playlist:

Let me know how it turns out. I'd like to play a skeleton sometime too.

this song sounds funny

Particle_Man
2019-07-24, 12:33 PM
The DM ainít pulling punches. I had to outrun a rolling boulder and then was face to face with opponents with bludgeoning weapons, all of which would do twice the damage to me! Thank goodness my face companion talked us all out of combat, as skeletons canít talk or write!

Phhase
2019-07-26, 01:01 PM
The DM ainít pulling punches. I had to outrun a rolling boulder and then was face to face with opponents with bludgeoning weapons, all of which would do twice the damage to me! Thank goodness my face companion talked us all out of combat, as skeletons canít talk or write!

I feel like if you're a player character with your own intelligence and not someone else's minion, you should be able to talk and write. That's a little unfair.

Particle_Man
2019-07-26, 03:00 PM
Well I donít want to wait another 36 years so I will take it. :smallbiggrin:

No brains
2019-07-26, 09:13 PM
this song sounds funny

I'm glad you enjoyed it! Have another spicy skeleton song: https://youtu.be/hzPpWInAiOg


Well I donít want to wait another 36 years so I will take it. :smallbiggrin:

Tough break that you can't even write. Usually not being able to quickly communicate is hindrance enough. Still, thanks for the update on the skeleton story!

BTW, what page is the skeleton NPC on in the DMG? I haven't seen it.

Particle_Man
2019-07-26, 09:24 PM
I am fortunate that the party wizard uses Raryís Telepathic Bond. So I can communicate with the party and sometimes can tell them what some non-common speaking monsters are saying as I know a lot of languages (I can hear them at least).

And I politely pretend not to notice that the party has equipped themselves with bludgeoning weapons.:smallsmile:

Oh, and the npc skeleton is on dmg p. 282.

CombatBunny
2019-07-29, 09:52 AM
I'm not sure if you already know this, but maybe you could be interested in this free indie RPG

https://bullypulpitgames.com/games/the-skeletons/

Basically you play a skelleton from a dungeon. It even has an option to play alone (so to speak).

Particle_Man
2019-07-29, 01:02 PM
That looks interesting, thanks! That said, my wife lets me out to play once a week and the game my friends are into right now is D&D so it may have to wait. Hopefully not another 36 years!

Mordaedil
2019-07-31, 07:32 AM
Well, thanks for the idea, now I know what I want to make my next game.