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RPG Superstar 7 Season Star Voter. Organized Play Member. 451 posts. No reviews. No lists. No wishlists. 22 Organized Play characters.



Liberty's Edge

I've been playing PFS from year 0-present ( three full seasons plus ). During this time, i've found the character death rate to be extremely low. As an estimation, at an average of at least 1.5 tables per week our groups have had less than six character deaths over that period of time, or less than six out of at least 1050 character participations. This is less than a character deathrate of .6%. At times, DM's bend over backwards to assure that characters do not die. And, even when they do die, they are relatively easily ressurected. Maybe i'm very old school; but I think there should be more character risk involved, especially the higher level your character attains and the greater the adventure the character is involved in. (By the way, i've never resurrected one of my own characters). What do you think about this? Should there be a voluntary campaign in which, by player consent, there is a greater chance of character death and/or character reward?

Liberty's Edge

To me, the use of unlimited cantrips/orisons makes no sense, and tends to make classes like the rogue less useful (you dont need a specialist to open a lock when your spellcaster can simply and repeatedly acid it open).