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D&D Sunday morning quiz: The Undead!

Written by Expy - Published on April 20, 2008

DNDSMQ 04-20-08

Everybody likes to smash zombies to piece. But the undead are people too! There’s more to them than bad looks and smashability.

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This week’s quiz – THE UNDEAD!

What’s the average number of hit points for a 12 HD undead?


  • 54

  • 66

  • 78

  • My math teacher was right – I should have studied more!

Which one of these undead creatures rocks the most?


  • Skeleton

  • Zombie

  • Ghoul

  • Lich

What happens if an undead has to make a concentration check?


  • The undead’s head explodes.

  • The undead makes a concentration roll, -4 for ADD undeads.

  • The undead fails the roll automatically because concentration in a CON skill and the undead don’t have CON scores.

  • The undead makes the roll with, er, its charisma modifier or something like that instead of constitution. I’m the DM so I decide anyway

Which one of these undeads has the highest Challenge Rating?


  • Wight

  • Wraith

  • Specter

  • Shadow

Which one of these undeads has the highest Challenge Rating?


  • Bodak

  • Nightwalker

  • Mummy Lord

  • Dread Wraith

Can the spell Resurrection affect an undead creature?


  • Yes

  • No

What’s the base attack bonus of an undead creature


  • Half the number of HD

  • The number of HD

  • It depends if they’re mindless or if they have and INT score.

  • +1

BONUS QUESTION #1 – How far can an undead see in total darkness (not magical – answer in ft. – just the number – i.e.: 14)

VERY, VERY IMPOSSIBLE QUESTION – Liches have a +8 racial bonus on 6 skills. Name them! (Not case-sensitive, comma-separated. Example:
appraise, balance, Bluff, Climb, concentration, craft)

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13 Responses to “D&D Sunday morning quiz: The Undead!”
  1. Sandrinnad says:

    Your score before profiling: 54 / 100
    Your psychological profiling modifier: -4
    YOUR SCORE: 50%
    You did alright. But you know you could use more undead in your game.
    —————–
    probably true :)
    it looks like I’ve got a 50/50 chance of knowing which undead to run away fastest from though, so I’m happy :D

  2. Saber says:

    Your score before profiling: 102 / 100
    Your psychological profiling modifier: 13
    YOUR SCORE: 115%

    You know everything about the undead! You must be popular with the opposite sex!

    ———————-

    While the last part is true, I got two questions wrong. Crazy random score generation system! :P

  3. Tommi says:

    Umm…

    Resurrection can’t affect the undead. Something that was undead and has been destroyed is affected as though it were the relevant living creature, so the spell is not affecting an undead there. What am I missing?

  4. sean says:

    I thought undead always have maximum HP for their hit dice?

  5. Jamie says:

    “Your score before profiling: 102 / 100
    Your psychological profiling modifier: 4
    YOUR SCORE: 106%

    You know everything about the undead! You must be popular with the opposite sex!”
    —————–
    Thank god the recent 4e lich preview got everyone looking at the 3e stats for comparison, or I would never have gotten that one.

    @Tommi: I just looked it up, and under Undead Traits it says “Not affected by raise dead and reincarnate spells or abilities. Resurrection and true resurrection can affect undead creatures. These spells turn undead creatures back into the living creatures they were before becoming undead.” So undead are affected by resurrection.

    @Sean: No creature type gets max hit points per die; all the Monster Manual critters have average HP.

  6. Adalore says:

    Your score before profiling: 53 / 100
    Your psychological profiling modifier: -2
    YOUR SCORE: 51%

    You did alright. But you know you could use more undead in your game.

    Eh, the most undead I have ever had was in a 2e game, thus not applyable! Also, I dislike Wrights. (bye bye level 4… Sniff)

    Also! Hypertext jetsu on Super impossible question! whooRAH!

  7. Kili says:

    Your score before profiling: 111 / 100
    Your psychological profiling modifier: -27
    YOUR SCORE: 84%

    Astounding! You passed! Do you have skeletons in your closet?

    If not for the profiling modifier :(. Oh, well, as I said with the quiz on Wizards, know thy enemy. I have a Ranger that has become an Undead Hunter (Foe Hunter Prestige Class from Masters of the Wild), so I’d better know a few things about undead :)).

  8. Reverend Mike says:

    Your score before profiling: 85 / 100
    Your psychological profiling modifier: -10
    YOUR SCORE: 75%

    Astounding! You passed! Do you have skeletons in your closet?

    Yes…yes, I do…

  9. AlphaDean says:

    Just used finished and Undead campaign Ruled by a mummy lord and night walker

  10. cpanthersfan says:

    Your score before profiling: 33 / 100
    Your psychological profiling modifier: 2
    YOUR SCORE: 35%
    Wow… That must hurt. It’s ok – I’m sure your parents still love you.

    Huh?! That is no way!! Oh well. I guess that’s good to know that my parents still love me in sprite of me being me :)

  11. KnowItAllDM says:

    I am the Undead Master. Undead rock. (Especially a Gnome Bard8/Sor7 LICH)

  12. EoT says:

    Your score before profiling: 93 / 100
    Your psychological profiling modifier: -5
    YOUR SCORE: 88%

    Almost perfect! Are you a vampire?

    Ressurection is a spell that brings a subject back to life with full health, as it is a positive energy spell if you cast ressurection on an undead it kills it.

  13. Killergold says:

    @EoT
    True story… sometimes, ultimately up to the DM, but if you play those cards the question is still true… A resurrection casted on an Undead does affect it… it kills it

    However, i was always under the impression that in order to resurrect a creature/thing, it must have once possessed and still poses a soul! correct me if im wrong… if you resurrect an undead without the presence of a soul… it dies… if you try to resurrect a creature under some soul trap spell… the spell fails… although, a True Resurrection can be casted on a creature who is either A: soulless, B: misplaced his/her/its soul, or C: Has its soul anyway and your too busy to go digging through your countless numbers of books to remember the words for just resurrection (or something like that)…
    I could be wrong, but if I am its just a houserule i use then, because its how i was taught and i just bantered on for no reason hahaha
    But on another note… I love undead… actually im cooking up a twisted scheme to magically transport “The Worm that Walks” (Kyuss) in his imprisonment to my world for my players to have a little fun with… hes soooo amazingly crazy hes almost my hero!!!

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