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Charm Person

Post by henis » Thu Apr 26, 2012 4:33 pm

Curious if anyone else had noticed under Charm person that it says that a wizard can use charm on an un-dead creature at a -2 penalty and outsiders and demons at a -4. Would this work like normal charm or "turn" in a wizard sense? Since later on in mentions that all un-dead are immune to charm.

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Re: Charm Person

Post by Lightfoot1678 » Fri Sep 28, 2012 8:42 am

I was wondering the same thing!

The book has conflicting statements in there - one saying that the spell works on undead, and the monster entry for all undead states that they are immune to charm effects.

As a house rule, our judge ruled that only intelligent undead can be charmed (at -2, according to the spell). Mindless undead are immune, because you can't charm something without a mind.

Hope the house rule helps.

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Re: Charm Person

Post by Pesky » Fri Sep 28, 2012 8:39 pm

I think you should feel free to "mix it up" a bit and keep your players guessing. :twisted: Maybe this particular skeleton is charmable, maybe it isn't. The discussion on pg. 381 should help you decide if you want to make a particular undead immune to charm or not.
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