It was pretty awesome.

News: Posted November 26th, 2018 by Alina

^ 18 Comments to “SO AWESOME”

  1. Dean Says:

    Why is everyone barefoot? It’s November!

    Posted November 26th, 2018 at 7:28 am
  2. RNN Says:

    Yes it was.
    A good deathscene really hits all the feels-buttons!

    Posted November 26th, 2018 at 9:10 am
  3. Peya Luna Says:

    so…i guess abby failed her role and had to stay dead? oh well, i´m sure she has tons of ideas for a back-up character 😉

    Posted November 26th, 2018 at 10:44 am
  4. ArthurRex12 Says:

    I hope to get this reaction out of my players one day.

    Posted November 26th, 2018 at 10:50 am
  5. Angelic_Dragoon Says:

    A goddess-fueled viking-esque style “Funeral” to your character does sound pretty swag.

    Posted November 26th, 2018 at 10:50 am
  6. zangetsu675 Says:

    This. This moment right here is when you know you have done your job as the DM. This level of emotion in your players is what all the stress and planning is for.

    Posted November 26th, 2018 at 11:33 am
  7. doLst Says:

    So, let me get this straight: I’m supposed to feel emo about a fictional character’s fictional character? Yeah right. I’ve… just got… something in my I’M NOT CRYING! YOU’RE CRYING!
    Surf Wisely.

    Posted November 26th, 2018 at 11:39 am
  8. Introverted Chaos Says:

    I’ll be curious to see if Abbie rolls a new character, and if so, what she picks.

    Posted November 26th, 2018 at 11:44 am
  9. Dru Says:

    It really was!!!

    This arc has been so much fun to follow – I hope you feel super proud of yourself Alina and that you’re celebrating too!

    Posted November 26th, 2018 at 1:22 pm
  10. Hfar Says:

    @Dean: “Why is everyone barefoot? It’s November!”
    I’d guess either good internal heating at that house or comic time means it’s not November in the Weregeek universe right now.

    But really, it comes down to going shoeless is just darn comfortable and everyone who knows should do it.

    Posted November 26th, 2018 at 1:59 pm
  11. Grampybone Says:

    @Peya Luna,
    Nope; Actually that’s incorrect. Abbie, ‘Chose’, to have her character move on; had she wanted to be raised, she could have. But, based on her character’s backstory; ( a backstory filled with pain and loss, based on the “Flash Back”) She would have chosen to move on to Anasalon (The elves version of Valhalla.)
    And yes; that was a most epic death! Also remember what Mark said about “if she was “Raised”, her ‘Epic Death’ would slightly less ‘Epic.’ So she chose to keep the Epic Death.

    Mad props to Abbie, for making the tougher, but much cooler choice.

    That’s not an easy choice to make.I know first hand. I once had a character who died defending a town all by himself. My party was on the way to back him up but arrived too late. Based on his history and personality I “chose” to have him deny to be resurrected. Because he would have wanted to die in battle. For him, anything less would be dishonorable.

    Posted November 26th, 2018 at 2:50 pm
  12. Huttj Says:

    Peya Luna it wasn’t a roll to be resurrected. The spell was cast, the character was offered a choice, and the character declined the resurrection.

    Posted November 26th, 2018 at 3:19 pm
  13. A much better death than two years ago, but both were handled very well. Sometimes, there is little more boring than how one’s character did X (where X can be died), but Alina does such a good job.

    Posted November 26th, 2018 at 11:03 pm
  14. Aita Says:

    Character death, done properly, will always have this reaction by the players~

    Posted November 27th, 2018 at 1:26 am
  15. noerartnoe Says:

    @Peya Luna: By RAW, no roll required for Raise Dead. But DM might houserule things;like making the process more difficult/involved with an RP scenario and a number of skill challenges for instance*. In this case I think Abby just felt that her character had completed her story.

    (See the story about Pike ‘s death in Campaign 1 of Critical Role – no, that’s not really a spoiler. It happened prior to the show and comes up in conversation *really* early)

    Posted November 27th, 2018 at 3:17 am
  16. Paperiahma Says:

    I like so many things about this page!

    The sullen moment of grief. It could be in-game, could be off-game, could be both. A death of a dear character is rarely fun per say, but it can be awesome. A beautiful story coming into a conclusion, the character making a choice that is natural to them and the death having a deep meaning. Kudos for Joe how he handled the situation as a DM: he didn’t “force” the resurrection but instead made it even more emotional. I like that Abbie stuck with her character’s sacrifice despite clearly feeling a bit wistful about it.

    Another detail I love is the way Sarah’s face lits up and Abbie’s “there it is” -grin when she sees it. It’s like she’s counting down seconds for the synchronized hype.

    Everyone else smiling, too. The last panel just overall reminds me onw of the biggest reasons I love tabletop games: the teamwork and the way people root for each other.

    Posted November 27th, 2018 at 3:46 am
  17. Weatherheight Says:

    @Dean – I assumed that Joel and Steph have a “shoes off at the door” household (mine has become such over time). Helps cut down on tracked-in mess.

    Incidentally, this ending has been in the making since 2007!

    Posted November 27th, 2018 at 10:08 am
  18. BethAthena Says:

    I once had a halfling cleric of Pharasma, who died to a fireball after melting several waves of oozes with negative energy. The group’s magus also died because he was showing off and being very not smart. The group really wanted to raise my halfling, and scrounged up enough to get a raise for the magus too, out of a sense of fairness (and because the player wouldn’t stop bitching). I really wanted to keep playing my character, but she was a cleric of death, who spent her life archiving people’s stories so that they would be honored in the afterlife. I couldn’t justify her turning back. We had a touching scene between her spirit and the ranger who’d she’d been giving motherly advice too. Then the magus went and turned his afterlife into a fart joke.

    Posted November 27th, 2018 at 1:13 pm