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The Campaign: Guilt Trip

May 15, 2023 by Tim


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ThatGuy
ThatGuy
11 months ago

I mean, that’s what happened to Mimir, just minus the layaway part. Pretty sure there’d be a fight between the two on who would carry the head.

Enclave
Enclave
11 months ago

Oh how I hope they cheap out and get a Druid to cast Reincarnate, the Druid of course will swear it’s just as good.

Halosty
Halosty
11 months ago
Reply to  Enclave

“It’s just as good- sometimes even better!”
“Oh… Kobold, huh? Look, a net -2 to attributes isn’t that bad.” *Walks away into the forest and makes use of pass without trace*

Jayle
Jayle
11 months ago
Reply to  Enclave

“Can we have Revivication?”
“No, we have Reincarnate at home. ”
“But it’s not the saaaaaaamuh”

Taylan Ertan
Taylan Ertan
11 months ago

Yeaaa, if the resurrection is gonna cost EVERYTHING you get from a dungeon, it is better to just say goodbye to that character and make them a new one. Cause screw that.

Acorr
Acorr
11 months ago
Reply to  Taylan Ertan

The real treasure are the friends you made along the way though. Also the EXP

Jayle
Jayle
11 months ago
Reply to  Acorr

For real, the whole point of playing a group RP game, and not some video game alone in your room, is the whole other real people to interact with aspect of it ….

Losing a party member may never feel like losing a actual loved one, but it sure as hell should dig up some of that same buried pain

MRD
MRD
11 months ago
Reply to  Acorr

Feh. The real treasure is treasure. That’s why they call it “treasure”.

Smol Bear
Smol Bear
11 months ago
Reply to  MRD

Jack sparrow voice: “not all treasure is silver and gold, mate”

Nobody
Nobody
10 months ago
Reply to  Smol Bear

Right. There is also platinum and gems.

Bwauder
Bwauder
11 months ago

You need to do the head last or you’ll be hearing the complaints during the whole payment process.

Merendel
Merendel
11 months ago
Reply to  Bwauder

That depends. She didn’t exactly specify which head.

Acorr
Acorr
11 months ago

Gods above, I need to offer “discount ressurection” if my players ever need one. It’s gonna be hilarible

Jayle
Jayle
11 months ago
Reply to  Acorr

haha it’s already in the game, it’s called “Reincarnate”
Make those cheap bastards roll the dice (literally) on what fresh hell their fallen compatriot will awaken to.

RblDiver
RblDiver
11 months ago
Reply to  Acorr

I forget exactly how I did it, but I essentially resurrected one of my players free…except, unbeknownst to her (outside my hints) her patron deity was now a demon lord. They had just met him (disguised as a paladin) when we stopped due to ‘Rona. I was sad I never got to play that out.

Oshi
Oshi
11 months ago

In my campaign, the Church started offering the heroes a punchcard, buy 10 resurrections, get 1 free!

It was intended as a one-off joke. The party took that as a challenge.

7eggert
7eggert
11 months ago
Reply to  Oshi

How many cards?

Eric the White
Eric the White
11 months ago
Reply to  7eggert

I’m sure each player got their own. 🙂

PersonalC0ffee
PersonalC0ffee
11 months ago
Reply to  Eric the White

But how many cards, though?

TamTroll
TamTroll
11 months ago
Reply to  Oshi

i had a character who was prone to dying in the previous campaign. no resurrection needed, but a lot of Revivify.

Eventually got to the joke of “Three more deaths and i get a free coffee!” with the plan of one day waking up from a revivify and just instantly taking a sip from a cup of coffee that wasn’t in her hand before.

Sadly the campaign died one death before the payoff would have happened 😛

Arcanum
Arcanum
11 months ago

“Resurrection”, “Reanimation”, they can’t be that different, right?

Jayle
Jayle
11 months ago
Reply to  Arcanum

lol , close enough for 4, for sure.

but there’s also always the option to go into the woods and have some dirty barklicker cast Reincarnate as well, really leave it up to chance if dude comes back as a voluptuous lady-goblin

Will B.
Will B.
11 months ago

I’m always a bit confused. There’s not a dedicated DM here. Since it’s *his* body, I’d definitely say there’s a discount available!

Smol Bear
Smol Bear
11 months ago
Reply to  Will B.

Eh. A good DM can separate from their PC, as the most important thing is the integrity of the world building. To be a combo DM and player you need to be trusted not to act as a Deus ex Machina all the time

Phaet
Phaet
11 months ago

Do they even need that guy? Can’t recruit another one?

Halosty
Halosty
11 months ago
Reply to  Phaet

Realistically it should get harder and harder to get people matching your level as time goes on.
Practically, GMs tend to just let people make whole new characters at the same level with all the wealth they should have. I can’t really argue with it, even if it doesn’t make in world sense.

Jayle
Jayle
11 months ago
Reply to  Halosty

I see your point, and counter with TERRION DARINGTON

Eldest Gruff
Eldest Gruff
11 months ago

You can tell Three’s a good GM, because he’s deliberately still making it hard for the party and giving them problems to solve and discuss, despite the fact that it’s his own character.

Jayle
Jayle
11 months ago
Reply to  Eldest Gruff

True, I think it makes a lot of sense, if you want to allow a party to avoid the tragic consequences of a pc death, it should REALLY fucking HURT. Big sacrifice to save a life, keeps it from feeling cheap.

Swiftbow
Swiftbow
11 months ago

I blame the gamemaster here… he set the price to resurrect his OWN character.

Giuliano
Giuliano
11 months ago
Reply to  Swiftbow

My exact thoughts… I bet a decent mausoleum costs a tenth of that.

Atros
Atros
11 months ago
Reply to  Swiftbow

Yeah, but that’s because he’s being a _good_ game master. Making resurrection easier because it’s your character is one of those things that sets a bad precedent. You either mess up the balance of your game by making resurrection easier all the time, or you effectively make it so that your team prefers your character to risk life and limb in all situations because you’ll be easier to resurrect. Being unbiased and retaining the inconvenience of resurrection is the right thing to do.

7eggert
7eggert
11 months ago
Reply to  Atros

He’s even doing the “corpse hits the ground” thing on his own body.

Swiftbow
Swiftbow
11 months ago
Reply to  Atros

Sure, yeah. Accurate. I’m just saying… he brought this on himself. He should know his players 😉

Jayle
Jayle
11 months ago
Reply to  Swiftbow

true, it this group at least.

if were just up to 1 & 4 , 3 would be getting …. dirt roaded , as they say in the Warrens

Greevar
Greevar
11 months ago

10,000 gold is actually quite the bargain since the spell he’s offering sounds like True Resurrection, which costs 25,000 gp worth of diamond dust.

wkz
wkz
11 months ago
Reply to  Greevar

That’s provided they’re playing under a D&D system. IIRC the author had stated that what they’re playing is “sorta the same, but also different”…

Pulse
Pulse
11 months ago
Reply to  wkz

take all the books, let 4 put them in a blender, put it in a bag and pull out bits

Jayle
Jayle
11 months ago
Reply to  Greevar

well, sure ya 25k retail value, but this uppity nutmunch probably gets them wholesale in bulk, or owns a diamond mine.

Crestlinger
Crestlinger
11 months ago

‘We will Double it, but that amount of gold was too heavy for us to haul out, read the mage’s mind for the location and as proof that it is still there. You’ll have to get a team with a disc to carry it. You can rez him once you verify the truth.’

Pulse
Pulse
11 months ago

knowing them theyd forget the payments for the limbs and suddenly resurrection repomen show up