By the wa<y, why is summoning only related to some dark, deadly figures ?

I mean that summoning Skeletons, Demons, Lichs, whatever is quite normal in an RPG. Everything nice dark and gritty.

Why aren't some lighter creatures to be summoned ? Fairies, for example ?

Are RPG players so that they just can'tcope with "cute-looking" creatures, especiually whwn they are summoned ?

And why do the big bad bosses often so poverly cool and the "Good guys" so boring ?

Time to recall some clichťs, I'd say ...

I think that comes from the fact that necromancy requires bodies, and bringing pepole back from the dead isn't particulary nice. The same goes for demons, they allready exist (and they're all evil! EVIL!), and you can bring them up by useing a gate. How would you summon (say) a fairy? Bring her here from Neverland through a gate? And wouldn't be cruel to rip her from that world into our cold, hard world?


Hmmm... aren't those assumptions that a definite race is evil and another race good, that "fairy land" is nicer than the dimension of the summoner?

And... there could be ways of performing summoning like contacting said person beforehand and having their implicit understanding and consent before attempting it or even establishing codes of conduct among fellow practitioners like what you should do and what you shouldn't.

Well, raising people back from the dead would depend too on their feelings about it: perhaps said person has been waiting for you to do it, so they can find redemption or for whatever purposes and intentions they've got. Whereas a vengeful person might be angry at you for doing so: she simply wants an outlet to vent her anger and her other negative feelings.