Spiraller
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How often do PC deaths occur in your games?

Tue 30 Jun 2020, 16:54

How often do PC deaths occur in your games? If not a lot, did you make a conscious effort to make the game less lethal? Or is it such that you're finding a hard time to make the game more lethal?

Also, as a player, do you find that deaths due to random rolls or traps feel unfair to you? Or are you ok with such deaths since this is an OSR themed game?
 
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Melvin
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Re: How often do PC deaths occur in your games?

Tue 30 Jun 2020, 17:56

It happens...

Short campaigns (2-5 sessions) :
2 sessions => 0 death (The Hollows)
5 sessions => 1 death (Haggler's House and some other stuff), saved by the use of a artefact (hourglass) then magic mishap 66 (yes, the same character)
4 sessions => 1 death (Weatherstone + some other stuff). Still one session to go, maybe another one bites the dust... ?
2 sessions => 0 death (weatherstone)

1 Long campaign (10+ sessions) : 1 death => bring back from the death by the druid. Only 1 empathy left now. First and last raise dead for this goblin...
They are very very cautious, and first shoot with bows before going to melee when they must.
 
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Rymdhamster
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Re: How often do PC deaths occur in your games?

Tue 30 Jun 2020, 20:08

We played around 40 sessions if I recall corectly with not a single fatality.

1 out of 4 characters had luck 3 for most of it, which probably helped a lot (though interestingly enough he was often in mortal danger despite of this). I think one or two others got luck 1 after 25-30 sessions or so.

We did loose two NPC followers though, due to critical injury rolls.

This is despite doing a lot of fighting.
 
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pytheas
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Re: How often do PC deaths occur in your games?

Fri 03 Jul 2020, 00:04

I don't think the game is actually that lethal. While it is really easy to become broken that usually doesn't result in death. There certainly is a real risk of dying but it doesn't actually happen all that often. In my campaign, after 9 sessions, we haven't had a single PC death yet. There have been multiple critical injuries and the last session almost ended in a TPK but so far everyone is still alive.
 
Davian
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Re: How often do PC deaths occur in your games?

Fri 10 Jul 2020, 00:57

The game is very non lethal and it is very rare a character die.

The most common result for us is the Magic mishap. And when players do something really stupid.
 
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Re: How often do PC deaths occur in your games?

Fri 10 Jul 2020, 08:30

I’ve had one PC death in about 15 sessions. A handful of close ones too. Last week a wolfkin PC was swallowed by a drakewyrm, got broken but rescued. I ruled he lost his fur.
 
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hperantunes
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Re: How often do PC deaths occur in your games?

Sun 12 Jul 2020, 05:29

I've got a total party kill after in the 10th session, and no deaths in the 27 sessions afterwards (so far).

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