Thursday, 6 February 2014

Day 6. First character death. How did you handle it?

If you read yesterday's post, you'll know that I'm finding many of my experiences with D&D are background experiences to other RPGs that would dominate my early gaming, thus these other RPGs are the source of many of my firsts

I can't recall a true first character death in D&D. There are for certain many dead skeletons littering the floor of that goblin hole above town where my fighters lost to the rust monster, goblins, rats, or skeletons. But those were cookie cutter attempts at learning the game. In fact, I'm going out on the limb to say, I never had a character die in D&D. The GMs I was running with at the time were either driving the epic story line of heroes or poor excuses for GMs running Monty Hauls for like-minded munchkins. In the former, I returned to games and the latter I learned lessons about bad gaming and handling cheats and munchkins at my table.

But my first character death came in a TMNT&OS game. I blogged about it almost three years ago and invite you to read all the details, but suffice to say: headshot, dead, moved on. I recall almost nothing about the character, but remember the session quite well.

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