is an enigmatic entry from the tome of Dungeons and Dragons Monster Manual I. A loathsome creature of the undead, its a step up from the zombie or the underappreciated skeleton. With powers that could drain the life of a hero and the take the life of the party at the table.
“… are most evil and hateful, seeking to destroy any life form they encounter.”
in spite of its name, is a mysterious creature with a specific set of rules. And the rules suck! We take a look at an undead entry from the vaulted Dungeons and Dragons Monster Manual I.
“Ghosts are the spirits of evil humans who were so awful in their badness …”
was a cruel creature of the undead. From Monster Manual I, the tome describes the feeder of corpses as cruel and deranged. It was a reason to avoid graveyards at night.
“Any human killed by a ghoulish attack will become a ghoul …”
From Dungeons and Dragons: Monster Manual I, a popular undead encounter was the Skeleton. Animated by evil magic-users and clerics it was a common challenge to low-level heroes.
“[Skeletons] are found only in burial places or dungeons and similar forsaken places.”
From Dungeons and Dragons: Monster Manual I, the Zombie was an undead creature, a corpse animated by evil magic-users or clerics.
“… typically found near graveyards, in dungeons, and in similar charnel places.”