Got a question yesterday from Eric:
“How do you handle PC death in your games? Find priest, get raised? Ritual skill challenge to see if they can be brought back? Roll new character?”
Ultimately, I think it depends on the group and the setting.
If I’m playing with my 9-year-old niece (get ’em while they’re young!), I’ll probably do some skill challenge or have a friendly priest help out.
With my Waterdeep group, it was easy to find a local priest, being Waterdeep and all.
With a later game I was in as a player, it was a barren, unfriendly world. No priests around. It was a harsh, grueling campaign, so in that case, I expect most likely that if my character died, it was a goner.
In any case, it’s neat to have a “last-moments” opportunity for the character to go out in a blaze of glory (hopefully), and if there is a resurrection chance, the skill challenge a la Mercer style is kind of a fun touch.
All that being said, I’m curious what you do … you can always reply to these emails, and I’d love to know how you handle PC death in your games.
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