Giving this palemaster one a little go again, cept basing him on the Death Master from The Dragon magazine. Half-orcs allowed(Humans, H/O's, dwarves only) there so running a H/O with various ol school Death master restrictions:
Max Wis 12
Max Chr 7
(does not take too much of a roll for that)
Chaotic Evil, Orcus worshiper
Weapons: Daggers and staves only (NO weapon that uses fire damage) SOMEBODY needs to make a sickle and a scythe.
Restrictions on Magic Items as well- NO frre wands, only paralyzation, fear (frost wand ok).
Only a few rings usuable, inc free action, fire resistance, invisibiliy and regen.
No robes of archmage (vecna ok for latter as undead related), o looks like Critter Parts mod mage robe will be the best option.
Most protection items ok.
Claw of Kazgoroth ok once he gets necromantic arm graft at 6th, as he'll graft it onto the flash golem like arm for use as a hand.
No spells or items that control the living (NO ring of Human influence)
No tomes that increase wisdom or Charisma allowed.
No healing potions (some herbal concoctions from herbs and potions mod will be allowed)
Limited spell selection based on article from Dragon. Only scrolls used that are penned in the Language of Death (that's gonna be only the ones from his limited list(all necromancy, gas type spells, cold, some invisibility, shield, identify,FF, enfeeblement, etc.
Gonna evaluate the spells that are newer since this came out on a case by case basis.
ONLY NE or CE allies. NO paladins,rangers,clerics (as they don't worship Orcus), druids, monks, bards, or illusionists.
Trying to stick with humans, h/o's, and dwarves for the most part, so Dorn, Ishlilka(ONLY once I get Helm of Alignment Change. Possible a Drow, not sure,article came out before Unearhted Arcana allowed drow as characters. Cant be Viccy, maybe Vynd, an assassin), Baeloth's a jackwagon and does not help in the way Xzar can with training.
Kagan is out as he's LE but Korgan will make the roster ifin I can stick with it long nough.
Xzar (for formal necromancy learning as PM is sorcerer)
Monty as a true anti-social halfling prolly ok,NE as well, so that might work after all.
Let the graveyard diggin begin. Gonna need a base, better visit Bassilus, the poor Cyric worshipping fool. (Gorion prolly didn't like that diggin and spermintin and dissecting on dead bodies, hehheh)
I know, but I do enjoy it.
Needs him an Igor asst. No Marty Feldman NPC's with his proper eyes... Ok, got it, FF Quasit can be named Igor, there.