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A lich kneeling next to a headstone.
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>>35099371
A Paladin, crying before a burning town.
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I rolled a 1 vs a disjunction.
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>>35099371
A DM, his campaign up in flames.
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The dragon returns, her eggs are gone.
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Retired PC Archer, only one good eye.
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>>35099371
I am surrounded by "That Guy" Kenders.
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The hero failed, and they know it
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>>35099436
>>That bastard didn't get custody, so he does this!
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>>35099371
Flames, screaming, the paladin Searches for evil
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The paladin fell for ultimately pointless reasons.
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Poison gas was inside, instead of treasure.
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>>35099436
For sale, dragon sized craddle, unused.
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>>35099487
Oh shit run, here comes the dragon!
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>>35099371
A holy symbol, marked a grave, Squire.
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Elf watches human friend's last descendant die.
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Four empty chairs in the tavern's corner.
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Locate City Nuke. Fuck all you wizards.
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That city guard was one week from retirement.
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knight battles and loses to existential meaningless
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"Creator, I love your daughter" a Warforged
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>>35099609
Wizards: No sense of right or wrong.
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Having personal issues, game's on temporary hiatus.
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He was an evil priest all along.
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I just wanted to be a hero.
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>>35099879

Good job breaking it, 'hero'.
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All I wanted was to save her.
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This quest's worth nothing here without her.
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Damn snakes! Why is it always snakes?
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Guys? I think this sword is cursed.
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>>35099925
Wizard cast illusion, to see dead friends.
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Go home. There's nothing left to see.
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>>35100012

>having friends
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>>35099371
Two skeletons clutch each other amidst ash.
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>>35099371
Alas, an old hero dies in vain.
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Wizards, no sense of right and wrong.
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The corpse of his former newborn, smited.
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He says they're dungeons dark and deep.
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Horde marches, armies flee, and cities burn.
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Across the land the barbarians rove freely
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There was never any loot in there.
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>>35100264
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"Mommy...? I'm scared" says flesh golem.
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the obsessive wizard, bested by the soccer.
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>>35100325

says the flesh golem*

Used one word less than I needed to.
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The dragon hoard was actually a mimic!
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This is an original character, I swear
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"In response to that I exile [blank]"
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>>35099371
I always only play Dungeons and Dragons
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>>35099371
Knight on battlefield, holds best friend's body.
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God is real and utterly hates you.
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The BBEG was actually right all along
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>>35099371
>If my research was correct, this man had the largest bones in the entire kingdom!
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I played a fighter in PF
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>>35100486
For Sale: One +1 pacifier. Never used.
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>>35099658
great fuckin' movie
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A living human, who was rotten inside.
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>>35100256
Across the land the barbarians Love freely!
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"If only you could speak their language"

Happened tonight as a matter of fact. Didn't really turn into a feels trip until one of them basically surrendered but we were hip deep into a Thunderdome situation and the Barbarian "put him out of his misery" GM later admitted there was a potential diplomatic "out", but nobody spoke Gnoll
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Paladin? You fell from grace years ago.
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>>35099609
Didn't this happen to some girls RP board? Girl ran fantasy/cyberpunk/postapoc game of some sort and a bunch of guys from /tg/ invaded and played as a trio of Adeptus Mechanicus brothers and proceeded to nuke the city the story was set in?

Cuz that was a dick move. Brilliant, but a dick move.
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>>35099371
So many bandits and only three arrows.
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A three headed hound whimpering in pain
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Two dying comrades; last Cure Wounds
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My faith could not allow our love.
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The Blackguard was our last hope.
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>>35100264

Oh, Jesus, God, no.
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"Alright everyone, can you please roll initiative"
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Pelor's beard shaved; the Evil descriptor appears.
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You adventure begins in a crowded tavern
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>>35099487
thats 9 words dammit
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>>35100264
>>35100936
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>>35099473
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>>35099371
Everyone plays a martial character, no magic
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One man stands alone against the darkness.
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>>35100969
I think you mean awesome story.
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You ally was the villain all along.
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>>35100264
Turns out friendship was the real treasure.
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>>35099371
The succubus' latest conquest broke her heart.
Not even Necromancy can bring her back.
His men marched, his orders, none returned.
Heavy crown, hollow eyes, a doomed kingdom.
You can blame no one but yourself.
He traded friends for riches, died alone.
The Resurrection spell only prolonged the torment.
He died years before the journey's end.
You forget, I prepared Explosive Runes today.
Woman scorned, party broken, no second chances.
The Bard silent, his former allies screamed.
Your love crushed her like a mace.
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Dying paladin's final prayer resurrects wiped party.
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>>35101204
Dying paladin's final prayer is not heeded
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>>35099467
Old man logan pls
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>>35101438
What heartless GM would do this?
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Bleeding out, he whispered "Hastur Hastur Hastur"
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A gorgon weeps over her petrified child
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>>35101580
jesus
that one got me
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>>35101133
I have been sowing the seeds of hate for Pelor among the players I'm DM'ing a campaign for. They'll end up with powers specifically meant to kill deities too.
I can't wait to go "Okay. Pelor's final form explodes in a shower of light, blinding you all and causing your very souls to tremble in the wake of the terrible act that you've performed. When you regain your sight, in Pelor's place stands a humanoid, fifteen foot tall with reddish skin and curled horns, wearing luxurious robes and the most expensive jewelry you've ever seen."
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The resurrection failed. They didn't miss me.
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>>35101609
Not Zarus?
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>>35101438
his prayer was granted by Asmodeus himself
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>>35101204
>>35101438
I finished a campaign recently where the players had found a room that basically can randomly shift between planes at will, but also carrying a giant core of magic that was going to explode with enough force to vaporize everything in sight. Party has to get away, but the paladin realizes that the based way is to shift to a plane where nobody else can get hurt. Somebody had to stay behind, and he volunteered. As he died, he did pray for the survival of him and the party member in there with him, but I didn't reveal whether he did at the end of the session.

I should leave him dead, right? It's a better story that way.
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In a witch's ashes, a blessed cross.

Too putrefied, he can't say "I'm sorry."

Curse broken, but she still miscarries.
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"Too young to drink." grumbled the Liche
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>>35101825
If he does turn up, have it be at a suitable time and have the player reintroduce him.
Or he could become a legacy character in your campaigns, unstable due to the magic he phases in and out of planes on a regular basis, but wherever you go there will be stories of him showing up at just the right moment to fight off evil and fading back into the Aether once the battle is over.
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>>35099371
Fifth ed shit more three fiddy ed
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Rounding the corner, you trigger the trap
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The DM declares epic spellcasting not allowed
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Monk's are overpowered, I'm nerfing them
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>>35101981
Just make the player reroll a new character and turn the paladin into doomrider/mysterious stranger.

Get the same number x times in a row and he appears and helps for x amount of rounds based on the roll.

Make it so that the damage he takes from previous encounters will still be on him when he reappears later on. Tell the players that for the paladin, each appearance is continuous and he will eventually tire out/need healing the longer this goes on.
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>>35102844
oh and maybe make the players roll every time they camp. if they roll doubles on at least two dice then the pally shows to take a break and disappear in the morning.

Make it a 4d4 roll or something if you want him to appear more often or maybe 10d20 if you want a little extra suspense.

>The players decide to munchkin up and kill him for his gear.
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>>35101981
I might. Although the thing was that the drow had gotten the tar beaten out of him against the BBEG and had disgraced himself in the eyes of lolth, so in an effort to do one good deed before he died (the player was retiring him, got bored of playing small-e Chaotic evil) he tossed the paladin the wineskin he had left and the last bit of dialogue of the session was "Nobody should have to die alone. Even you." And I thought it was a nice way to end it.

Bringing either character back might spoil it.
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>>35102880
>10d20
players roll three 6's and the paladin shows up evil and fights against them.
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>>35099606
liek this won
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DM's mother shows up, refuses to leave
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>>35099371

Over his daughter's corpse, the blackguard sobs.

"My nemesis is dead." A regretful sigh.

Dying eyes see the release of Levistus.

"The...tarrasque..." And then, the ground shakes.
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>>35100264
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>>35102883
Do it super secret like. Spread rumours of a pair of ghostly warriors later on in the campaign, stuff like that.
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His spells could not hold long enough.
Even his strength could not stop it.
His faith could not keep them strong.
Her arrows ran out far too soon.
Her blades could not pierce the hide.
It's wrath was worse than it's legends.
Seven words can tell you only woe.
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We all made it, except for Ariel...
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>>35099592
Oh fuck...
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Pain was her weapon, then her fate.
"Is there anyone left?"
None had said.

All they could say was "Why you?"
"You all expected me not to fall."
Can no one be a hero, today?
Know what you can never fight for.
Heroes are where glory turn to nothing.
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War over, her son's room remains empty.
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>>35101580

THAT actually got me, fuck.
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>>35104891
>Pain was her weapon, then her fate.
>"Is there anyone left?" None had said.
>All they could say was "Why you?"
>"You all expected me not to fall."
>Can no one be a hero, today?
>Know what you can never fight for.
>Heroes are where glory turn to nothing.

>Pain is all you know Heroes
>Fate said you fall today for Nothing
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There are no more heroes; just protagonists.
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Ancient wood nymph found buried under factory.
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My group will never into science fiction
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Gelatinous Cube. Friend's signet ring inside it.
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For eternity, he searched for the way

Her lips met his, driving the stake

All her power, pointless before the truth

Sword in hand he left her waiting.
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Nobody ever learned of their final deed.
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>>35099371
A knight stands against a Rust Monster
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For sale: a Lich's phylactery. Never used.
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>>35105022
I'm on my phone right now so I can't do it. But somebody with photoshop knows what to do.
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The werewolf, now slain, was your daughter.
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>>35105278
The knight retired, to a empty keep.
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>>35105344
> to AN* empty keep.
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>"Goodbye, Caretaker" "LET US WORK, MY CHILD"
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Heavy duty firepower, great the Ork's delight
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/pol/ was right once again.
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>a eulogy
One of those people who doesn't count
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>>35099371

The goddess of good is a negro.
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Started a land war in Asia. Shit.
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His son didn't believe in heroes anymore

His sword and friends broken. Gave up.
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>>35099371
We stopped it, but they're gone forever.
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Broken warforged, left by creator, to rot
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>>35106532
Why would you make me feel this feel, anon.
Why.
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"Damnable beasts", last thought the brave bunny.
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The hero rests in an unmarked grave.
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A quiver of arrows, a broken bowstring,
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Not fantasy but I can do it in two words

SQUAD BROKEN
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Even goblins can cry for their mother.
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>>35101580
>gorgons not being immune to petrification
fef
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>>35099371

We are going to play Pathfinder tonight
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>WIFE BE KILL, HIS REVENGE IS BEGIN
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Drums in the deep. They are coming.
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>>35108656
A vengeful wizard found a way.
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Do you feel like a hero yet?
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Thirsty dwarf, the bar is too high.
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>>35101142

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkAYze6ae18
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Good night. I love you. See you ...
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>>35099371
Boots of Elvenkind, infant sized, never used
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The last flame burns. The wind howls.
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>>35099879
No one ever is, Walker.
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>>35108504

The cause? Wooden stairs in building, no elevatus
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It w a s a calm, peace-loving village.
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>>35100885
>>35100929
And now I have an idea for a character named Tylenus, The Pain Killer. He stops suffering the only way he knows; by killing those who suffer.
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Dm doesn't know what he's doing
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Our darkest hour, the brightest light ignites

Even in death, no child will cry
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>>35099371
My Drow is good. Wait, come back!
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A peaceful kingdom before the elves returned.

Industrious dwarves dig too deep, find death.

Zealous paladin obtains ultimate macguffin, burns world.

Aspiring necromancer can't find wife's body.

Mazed by Lady of Pain, forgot glasses.

The last God watched the sun set.

Your family crest is amongst the ash.

Lich reaches for indestructible phylactery in desperation.

Mummy and fire elemental fall in love.
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Creating a fighter in 3.5e or PF
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Four men left, four books came back.
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>>35099371
Seeing familiar faces, but nobody remembers you.
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Came home, no one to greet me.
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>>35106532
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>>35107548
>>>/pol/
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>>35112015
>that knee jerk reaction
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>>35099371
The Paladin died, a Blackguard replaced him.
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>>35112149
No one notices the difference, how convenient
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>>35099371
Ive got a few examples from real games Ive played:

Humanity lost, rediscovered in shallow graves

He did it to save her, failed

Is Time Magic Genocide? We'll find out!

Use your heart, its a philosopher's stone
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>>35099371

A loyal hound obeys, disloyal ones die.
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To kill me, kill your best friend.

>mfw BBEG Lich's phylactry was the cute DMNPC qt p.14
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Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson are dead.
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>>35099371
"Forgive me, for I have availed you nothing."

"It's funny, I-I thought dying w-w-ould hurt a l-little m-m-more...."

Scorched gauntlet raised high, still clutching the crucifix.

"We won!" "Not all of us..."

The sorceress gripped the helm, and let her tears trickle.
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>>35112423
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>>35112445

>The sorceress gripped the helm, and let her tears trickle.

muh feels.

>somehow think of Dragonage, my Mage Hunter tank dude romancing with Morrigan. He chose do die fighting the Archdemon over the ritual she preposed.
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>>35112423
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Bones brittle: The milk, it does nothing.
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>>35112739

>skellingtontears.jpeg
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>>35099371
Still hobos, but nothing left to murder.
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>>35099371
Will a thousand words work for this?
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>>35112445
>"we won!"
>"not all of us."
that one got me. so close to the bottom too
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>>35113161
I've got a seven word story for you: Still not over it; go impale yourself.
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>>35113161

Doesn't really work if you didn't watch that episode.
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>"roll percentile"... "Thank you" *moves on*
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>>35113161
This is the reason I stopped watching that fucking show
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"I took an arrow in the knee."
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>>35110059
Why would you make me remember that?

Do you hate me?
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>>35114027
No, anon.

This thread was amazing
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I go. You stay. Do not follow.
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forgot pic
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My smile; it is gone for good.
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The proud knight fell, child in arms.

Throughout the fortress, not a keg remained.

The bard's last blue pill was stolen.

It was for naught, none used coasters.
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>>35099371
Thought he was alive. Headstone is his.
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>>35115715

>that last sentence
Diabolical!
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The Dungeon Master grinned. "A natural twenty."
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The paladin dies to villain-made-hero.
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>>35099574

Get out of here, Hemmingway.
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>>35099658

Bill and Ted was a great movie.

"Station!"
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Just a finger in the proverbial dyke.
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The villain was good; the hero, mislead.
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"Once more, let us die my friend"
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Treasure was in the hole, no rope
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By Grabthar's Hammer, you shall be avenged.
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the treasure was inside you all along
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>>35105356
>grammar nazi's
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Forgive me friends, this is our end.
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>>35116091
Then the PCs vomit coins and gems.
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Here lies a musician. Nothing more.
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Heroes are dead. None that remembers, lives
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He lay dying, watching his family burn.
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>>35099371
The elf returned, her loved long buried
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>>35099371
Saved the world, but never come back.
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He fought bravely, but it meant nothing.
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>>35116833
Saved a world, but not his own.
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lord help me, I cannot stop crying
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>>35101609
>>35101682

Seriously, just have him revealed as Zarus. It'll add an extra layer of complexity if any of the characters are human. Especially if any of them are like some of my players and they're 40Kism seeps through their personalities.
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>>35101981
Do this but make it more spooky. He does stuff with no sound and he looks hideos, all bone and melted armor, the steel molded into his undying body. Basically like the old Legion of the Damned.
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They'll never know what we did here.
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>>35109924
Literally the coolest thing I've seen on /tg/ in weeks.
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>>35109924
exactly
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>>35108656
5e monster manual has them explicitly weak to their own reflections. It's a curse, not a species.
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In this strange place, everyone is kender.
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>>35099371
She'll be back from the dungeon soon.
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Final entry in corpse's diary: awaiting rescue.
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>>35117486
He'll wait for me.
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>>35117669
As the poster of the comment to which you responded: well played.
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The construct awaits just one more order.
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I drew nothing but lands all game.
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My child asked "Where's Papa?"
I'm Papa.
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>>35100104
>filename
kek
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You can't rape me, I'm an elf!
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Once upon a time, but never again.
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One word:
Superman
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The sword's curse demands a new wielder.
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A father weeps; his son lost forever.

Her dying words, "What might have been?"

Your waifu has died a lonely death.
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This thread is actually making me a bit sad.
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>You can no longer feel its warmth
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>>35114027
What are you remembering?
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One day, I'll remember. Remember everything that happened. The good, the bad. Those who survived,

And those who did not.
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