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Offline outlander78

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Control undead?
« on: January 30, 2018, 04:40:34 PM »
I could have sworn that evil clerics get a "control undead" version of "turn undead", but I cannot find it in my Rules Cyclopedia.  Does anyone know if that is a BECMI rule at all?  Or, if it is found in a 1E or 2E book?

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Re: Control undead?
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2018, 05:16:10 PM »
Just checked the 1e phb and it appears on 104 that evil clerics can destroy or command undead

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Re: Control undead?
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2018, 06:35:02 PM »
Wrath of the Immortals allows for clerics of Hel to control undead as a liege of 3HD higher than their clerical level.

Edit: Ah ha! Found the "control rather than turn undead" reference. It comes from the Avenger description, on RC page 18.
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Re: Control undead?
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2018, 08:11:31 PM »
Thank you!
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Re: Control undead?
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2018, 10:16:31 PM »
I could have sworn that evil clerics get a "control undead" version of "turn undead", but I cannot find it in my Rules Cyclopedia.  Does anyone know if that is a BECMI rule at all?  Or, if it is found in a 1E or 2E book?

In the Rules Cyclopedia, avengers have this power (see pg 18), but it's never mentioned for clerics in any version of basic D&D.  Of course you can always make like AD&D treat Chaotic clerics as if they were avengers for the purpose of controlling undead, and I think most everybody does anyway. :)