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#1 Postby MountZionRyan » Mon Oct 20, 2008 6:49 pm

Recently we had a character death in our Deadlands group. Lack of preparation on the players' part, and wicked dice rolls on my part (as Marshall) ended with Reverend Joshua Shaw dead. (He ain't comin' back either. We drew cards and no Jokers)

The player eulogized him at RPGnet.

Pretty cool. And sad :cry: *

*I mean sad in a "it sucks I wont get to have him in the story anymore, he was a great character" way; not a "this guy is an obsessive loser" way.
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#2 Postby Count Zero » Mon Oct 20, 2008 7:11 pm

Wow, its not often someone gets that attached to their character.
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#3 Postby Dave Blewer » Tue Oct 21, 2008 2:21 am

It's not often that the decesed one posts to his own eulogy thread either :)

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#4 Postby MountZionRyan » Tue Oct 21, 2008 7:31 am

Well it is a Deadlands game :)
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#5 Postby joshuaslater » Tue Oct 21, 2008 8:47 am

I've not read the eulogy, but I can tell you that Savage Worlds has been the only game in recent memory I was really bummed about a character's death.

Usually I'm pretty devil may care about rpg characters, and desire to roll up a new one with every new miniature I come across, but this time I had invested a little more. With the Edges and Hindrances, a great campaign, great crew of players, and GM to match, I found I got a little more attached to the character than I had since I was a teenager, and we're goin' way back.

I'll check out the eulogy, but I don't think I'll be surprised very much by it.

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#6 Postby joshuaslater » Tue Oct 21, 2008 8:49 am

I thought it was cool to post a snippet like that, having read it, and found it not to be a two page eulogy. 'Didn't appear to be so out there as the casual reader might infer.

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#7 Postby Wendigo1870 » Tue Oct 21, 2008 11:07 am

We've had such a moment too once, with 7th Sea. On Halloween no less! One of our players was enticed to go look behind a door in a sinking ship. While the rest of us fled, he was too curious to see where the door lead to. Then imagine the mysterious enticer was in fact Legion (aka The Devil) himself! You know where that door leads to ...
Anyway, when the player had to pass his sheet to the GM, a silence fell upon the group. Everyone was sad, and later on one player sent out mourning letters to all other players.
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