Well, that’s that.
Well, that’s that.


News: Posted October 17th, 2018 by Alina

^ 32 Comments to “Well, that’s that.”

  1. Steven Clark Says:

    Aaaaaaand…Dead. RIP barbarian Mark.
    Hmmm, Wraiths and Wyvern Poison and a domination to lure a PC into it….it’s almost like the GM is out to TPK at this point 😛

    Posted October 19th, 2018 at 2:36 am
  2. Chad Says:

    I love that Joel isn’t celebrating. I never feel good about killing a player.

    Posted October 19th, 2018 at 2:50 am
  3. Anna Noni Mouse Says:

    I’m not sure which is more intimidating: 10 con damage in one shot or that it’s *another* 10 con damage.

    Posted October 19th, 2018 at 4:44 am
  4. Kenku Says:

    Woooof! What a way to go. Poisoned into the flipping ground.

    Posted October 19th, 2018 at 6:20 am
  5. Dean Says:

    10,000gp in diamonds for a resurrection spell!

    Posted October 19th, 2018 at 6:59 am
  6. Bluegeek Says:

    Mark better hope there’s a Scroll of Resurrection in the loot somewhere…

    Posted October 19th, 2018 at 8:44 am
  7. Lurker Says:

    Well, I can see the next campain being about bringing him back.

    That’s how our games used to go at least…

    Posted October 19th, 2018 at 8:45 am
  8. jukehero461 Says:

    Alas, poor Mark… I knew him well Abby, a fellow of infinite rage and most excellent buttkicking.
    He hath borne me through combat a thousand times, and now, how abhorred in my dice rolls it is… my hit points weep for it!

    Here hung those fists I dodged I know not how oft…
    Where be your power attacks now? Your criticals, your roars, your mighty blows that were wont to send our enemies to the floor?
    Not one now to spite the villain’s grinning, my companion fallen?

    Now, get you to the afterlife’s mead hall, and tell them to bring thy keg a meter thick, to toast our reunion soon to come! Make them laugh at that!

    Posted October 19th, 2018 at 9:40 am
  9. Looking forward to see where this goes. Different people deal with losing characters differently.

    If he rolls up another one it’d be fun to see him play something that’s not just a standin for him.

    Posted October 19th, 2018 at 12:21 pm
  10. Narrowwing Says:

    Very much dead

    Posted October 19th, 2018 at 2:39 pm
  11. Weatherheight Says:

    The dice giveth…

    Posted October 19th, 2018 at 2:52 pm
  12. Dierna Says:

    *mourns* 🙁

    Posted October 19th, 2018 at 3:52 pm
  13. KatteLars Says:

    Is this Mark’s first character death?

    Posted October 19th, 2018 at 4:41 pm
  14. Gnat Says:

    Oh poor Mark, it’s probably gonna take him a bit to accept it but I wonder what he’ll play next.

    Posted October 19th, 2018 at 5:12 pm
  15. wren Says:

    Oh man, I once died by getting negative constitution! Mark and I are in the same boat. Course, our party had a dark paladin who kept resurrecting me. That was like the 2nd out of 5 times I died in that game. (my CON was really bad)

    Posted October 19th, 2018 at 6:03 pm
  16. Raron Says:

    Ouch… death of the first character he ever made. That… is rough.

    Posted October 19th, 2018 at 8:41 pm
  17. DocMcConvoy Says:

    I guess Mark now reaches his next level as a gamer: Cope with his first character-death. But on the upper side, it is D&D, the game with more then one way back to life.

    And since Joel seems also not really happy about this, I root for Mark has better chances to deal with it the right way, other then Dustin when his Vampire-Char died. That was actually so bad, i was starting to doubt if Dustin was ever ST or GM himself, since he doesn’t seem to have understood the rules a ST must abide, or he isnt a good ST.
    He has to stay neutral and cannot favor a friend in the game, and also apologizing for that is totally out of question. I really thought, that Dustin has enough experience to understand that. That he didn’t actually crushed my picture of him more then a little.

    So my best wishes for Mark to deal with it better, even if the situation this time is actually worse. Joel should allow Mark one last heroic action before his lights go out, like throwing his sword after the snakewoman. Or maybe a save in the last second by some hidden aftereffect of the myconoid spores, that leaves him barely alive long enough to not ultimately kick the bucket, bevore he gets help. Joel is maybe long enough an GM to have one of these tricks up his sleeve.

    Posted October 20th, 2018 at 1:33 am
  18. Shinjischneider Says:

    I think it’s his first char-death if you don’t coubt the Zombie-Game.

    But yeah. Ressurection is often a thing.

    Posted October 20th, 2018 at 2:58 am
  19. Kaunisnekeli Says:

    Yeah, characters die. Last game of D&D I played (about 20 years ago…), I basically needed a new character every session they were dying so fast and all because of bad rolls (ESPECIALLY saving throws, I had horrid luck with those).

    Posted October 20th, 2018 at 2:59 am
  20. Dean Says:

    To be fair, putting CON-draining undead and CON-damage poison in the same encounter may have been a mistake.

    Posted October 20th, 2018 at 6:01 am
  21. SolitareLee Says:

    TEN CON in ONE HIT? Rest in peace, my dude. @_@ Stacking con damage monsters on con damage monsters is a surefire way to TPK.

    Posted October 20th, 2018 at 7:07 am
  22. Nathan Says:

    Aaah, that great feeling of loosing a character you spent many nights creating and you bonded with so well. Only upside here is that he dies during a boss battle, last char i lost was because of a player who refused to help me….

    Posted October 20th, 2018 at 8:36 am
  23. Aita Says:

    I remember a character I had who died of stat damage… I did not see it coming, and died due to negative DEX.

    I had promised my soul to my god, and when he wound up coming to haunt the party my new character killed him…. with Dex poison.

    My DM’s sole comment on the matter: “That’s why you bought that… what… six months ago? You’re a sick bastard, ya know that?”

    Posted October 20th, 2018 at 7:23 pm
  24. HousePet Says:

    All is not lost though.
    Abby just has to save the rest of the party, then Sarah can cast Gentle Repose on Mark’s corpse, then they take it and the gem back to the Elves and ask for a favour.
    What else could go wrong?

    Posted October 20th, 2018 at 11:01 pm
  25. Fabfunk von Cronenberg Says:

    Nice fake compassion from Joel.

    Posted October 20th, 2018 at 11:29 pm
  26. Antani Says:

    @DocMcConvoy Dustin was in the right there, his character was killed through cheating, a cheating the ST allowed in order not to contrariate another player. There was nothing fair there, the ST behave exceptionally bad and dismissed him on top of that.

    Posted October 21st, 2018 at 4:21 am
  27. devilsadvocate Says:

    But it’s just Constitution Damage, that doesn’t kill characters, Drain will kill them but damage can’t.

    If a character’s Constitution score drops, then he loses 1 hit point per Hit Die for every point by which his Constitution modifier drops. A hit point score can’t be reduced by Constitution damage or drain to less than 1 hit point per Hit Die.

    He’d be in the negatives on HP’s but he won’t actually die, unless this is a version of DnD I’m unfamiliar with.

    Posted October 21st, 2018 at 7:37 pm
  28. Buster Says:

    @devilsadvocate I’ve been trying to figure this entire encounter out, but all I can come up with to make it make sense is the addition of homebrew rules we’re not privy to. There are a number of reasons, but I don’t really feel like going off on a tangent about it.

    Posted October 22nd, 2018 at 12:53 am
  29. Fabfunk von Cronenberg Says:

    @Buster: if they’re playing 3.5 the DMG says on page 289: “Constitution 0 means the character is dead.”

    Posted October 22nd, 2018 at 9:07 am
  30. TiredReader Says:

    It’s not the HP loss from the con damage that’s killing him, it’s the fact that he has no con left at all, which is straight death regardless of HP, unless my memory has gone totally…

    Posted October 22nd, 2018 at 6:32 pm
  31. Fabfunk von Cronenberg Says:

    @devilsadvocate The 3.5 DMG says that if a character hits 0 Con they’re dead.

    Posted October 22nd, 2018 at 9:15 pm
  32. David C Says:

    @devilsadvocate According to http://www.d20srd.org/srd/conditionSummary.htm#abilityDamaged “A character with Constitution 0 is dead.” Doesn’t matter if it’s drained or damaged, the result is the same.

    Posted October 22nd, 2018 at 10:19 pm