I have long felt it the sacred duty of the Game Master to do all within their power to challenge the player characters. It have always taken it as a personal matter of pride to ensure that the players face death, so that they know that their victory is not assured. From my point of view that means regularly attempting to kill them with nasty critters.
Well I have finally reached the lofty heights of a Master Game Master. I managed to kill off the entire party!
In short, below is a brief obituary:
- Here lies Ekckhhardth. Or what's left of him! With but a single hit point and five Beastmen to beat. Sadly blown asunder, oh what swift exit was made when casting Fire Rune at his feet without so much as an adieu to his companions he bade.
- Here also lies Bullseye Berry, unconscious she did lay. Prone on cold stone, a sigh she did bade. Wounded by fell arrow in the darkness of grave then falling victim to Draugr's dark blade.
- Here also went mad the sorceress Liara, spell misfire setting her mind all asunder. While fell demons of Chaos clawed edge of mind, Horned Rat took possession of the shell left behind.
- The final resting place of Meraung was bleak. Certainly not what he'd hopped for at life's full peak. Now shot through with arrows in tomb long forgot. Goodbye valiant Meraung, rest long forgot.
Now of course I have to paint up a whole lot of new player character miniatures for the crew. No rest for the Game Master!