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MoonHunter's comment on 2008-07-01 12:52 AM
There are things to be said for the classics. And hand it to the Greeks to be ... inventive. Go to Comment
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kalabar's comment on 2008-06-01 06:40 PM
I like it ^.^

19: Death by Deep Fried Chocolate
20: Choked to death from a bug flying into your/their throat Go to Comment
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Michael Jotne Slayer's comment on 2008-06-02 07:49 AM
In my opinion this needs deleting. The submission is extremely short, I can not see how a GM could ever use this at all.

Sam and Tommy at the age of eight and nine might actually find this funny as they would grow tired of an RPG game after ten minutes. "Haha Tommy, you are eating yourself and DIE TROUGH SELF CANNIBALISM". Seriously, what is the meaning of this? This is in my opinion far from the standard of what is usually tolerated in the citadell. The way I see it you add free text silly and explain to us how this list might be useful and you finish the list or this should be deleted.

Sorry but this is my honest opinion. Go to Comment
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Michael Jotne Slayer's comment on 2008-06-03 02:54 PM
Well- the part about telling the players that they die during the sessions you gamemaster is,... a pretty narrow way of GM'ing. I am not saying that there is anything wrong with it. I am sure you and your players have a magnificent time. But here is the deal, instead of replying to my comment: Why not simply edit your submission and add what you just told me in a sensible way. Your submission needs to be something we can understand and possibly use. You are right in that a scroll is a community effort, but the community needs well done submission as base for their efforts. Do that and this might be something. Go to Comment
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Drackler's comment on 2008-06-01 12:37 PM
I cannot actually see a use for this list "in game", yes it's something that could keep us amused here in the Citadel, but you're not actually trying to kill the PCs. I suggest that you add the "Silly" freetext. That being said, I do like it. Go to Comment
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axlerowes's comment on 2010-10-29 02:53 PM


This gets no love.  I think we could rework this so that it could be more useful.  Often times the gaming worlds we have are teaming with spirits.  Very often the PCs have the ability to contact these spirits to gain information about a person, an item or perhaps just ask for directions.  If you have this ability in the game you may never know for sure when the PCs are going to use it. An easy  go to list of death stories may be handy to have around when you have to come up with a ghost on the spot. When you conjure a spirit you conjure both a life and a death. You also conjure up the past and get in touch with a lost time.  The story of that person's death should be short but it should hint at a large amount of information and at a larger world.  Each of these lines in this 30 hint at a story.  I think there is use to this list of demises. I have five suggestions for what might be on that list. Check the forum.  

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valadaar's comment on 2008-06-02 01:44 PM
I would suggest turning this into a list of cause of deaths for a random background generator, with different sections for 'serious' and 'silly' sections.

Even better would be a scroll solicting the most outrageous/ingnomious TRUE PC/NPC deaths from your campaign.

I strongly suggest putting this into In-work Advice Requested - it is not ready in any case. Go to Comment
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Stephie's comment on 2008-06-05 02:25 PM
I agree with Valadaar on this one. I would love to see this as a random generator. I'd definitely love to contribute. Go to Comment
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Misanpilgrim's comment on 2008-06-02 03:37 PM
I'm not sure whether you were trying for entertainment or utility. Either way, the sub's too lean to satisfy.

Also, you might want to give some thought to freetexts. The "Death" freetext links you to macabre, death-themed subs like the Armor of the Last Stand and Never Ending Silence. The "Dying" freetext, though... not only does it seem redundant, but it links to absolutely nothing.

P.S. Self-cannibalism? How does the game get there? (The last time I saw autocannibalism mentioned was in a throwaway line in Transmetropolitan.) Go to Comment
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Silveressa's comment on 2008-06-02 08:59 AM
I really don't see much point to this what so ever; if a gm is "out to slay the party" there's really no point to playing (Although cotc games are a notable exception to this bit) since it's hardly enjoyable for the players, and I'd imagine the GM to simply flat line a pc in some off the wall manner.

Also like Micheal said, it's really too short, and seriously needs the silly free text to go along with it. Go to Comment
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Grey's comment on 2008-06-30 09:11 PM
23. Hit by an unusually focused burst of radiation from a solar flare
24. Realizes that there was some major paradox in own life, vanishes from existence with a look of vague surprise
25. Struck by a falling dwarf while walking in the mountains
26. Struck by a falling mountain while walking with a dwarf
27. Seduce / Seduced by a Minotaur
28. Tripping while picking blackberries, death from blood loss
29. Attempting to pitch a tent on a "hill", actually the belly of a sleeping giant. Not sleeping for long though.
30. Caught in the crossfire in a running battle between Gnoll and Hobgoblin skirmishers, quilled from both sides Go to Comment
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Grey's comment on 2008-06-30 09:12 PM
An odd idea, but it's a sorry scroll that has no... well... scrolls. Let's fix that! Go to Comment
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Ted's comment on 2008-06-01 08:44 PM
Part of the humor of my games is telling the players that they have died in some bizarre fashion, only to continue on with the story like nothing has happened at all. It's a good way to break the tension in the air. Go to Comment
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Ted's comment on 2008-06-02 04:29 PM
I have looked a player in the eyes and told them that they'd died in some idiotic, random inane way. Then I continued playing like nothing happened.

Ever wanted a spell idea? How about something that duplicates an item on the list (and you guys complain about a -scroll- which is supposed to be a community effort being too short- well, add to it!)?

Not all games have to be serious- having some random guy randomly fall from the sky can be a wonderful encounter.

This isn't about killing PCs. This is about absurd ideas that apply to other areas in the game. Yes it's silly. Yes it might not be fun to pull on the players. Worthless? Hardly. Humor is an integral part of the games I DM, and little touches like these (Haven't YOU gotten sick of "You kill it." "You stab it and it dies.") can add personality to a campaign- even serious Bushido followers can enjoy a quick, tension breaking moment. Go to Comment
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Ted's comment on 2008-06-02 04:33 PM
There was a greek myth where someone was so consumed by hunger (he ticked off the wrong god) that he eventually began to eat himself... that was the inspiration for that! Go to Comment
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Kassy's comment on 2008-07-11 07:25 AM
Not bad, although i have to agree with quite a lot of what is being said, on the one hand it is slightly short in terms of description, but as you say it's the humour that counts. Go to Comment
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Nafar's comment on 2010-10-29 12:30 PM
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PseudonymDL's comment on 2010-06-09 08:12 AM
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Corran's Glove
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manfred's comment on 2008-06-02 05:31 PM
Of course, the opposite piece can be easily made by any better leatherworker (without the magical effect, unfortunately). And one pretty day, the glove stops working... darn, did somebody make another glove?!

An okay item. Go to Comment
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EchoMirage's comment on 2008-06-02 01:50 AM
Only voted Go to Comment
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