On the Shoulders of Dwarves

Retiring Your Character (episode 67)

On the Shoulders of Dwarves
Retiring Your Character (episode 67)
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Talk to your GM. ### Why retire your character (3:05) * Because you feel that they have fulfilled their purpose in the narrative * Or because it has fulfilled its purpose in an off play way (I wanted to play a swashbuckler to study the class/explore an idea or theme) now I’m done. * I want to try a new class * They don’t work as intended * They’ve become too complicated * I no longer care about them * They got pushed into a corner * I have a brilliant retirement idea ### Is this what you want to do? (9:35) Can the reason for your retierment be solved with the current character? A character has a history, and that's something that shouldn’t be tossed away lightly. ### Retire gracefully (12:05) Find an in-play reason why they must leave - this should be planned with the GM. * Kill them off * Have them finish up whatever business was keeping them in the group * They must respond to a crisis * They go on a personal journey * Their past comes back * They’re kidnapped, or make a face-heel turn * Best option: a demon burst out of their flaming corpse and join the party, swearing to avenge the destruction of his vessel. [Scanlan's angry departure](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7DuwqJtCGI&t=7660s). ### What now (26:07) * Introducing a new character: consider upgrading an NPC/cohort; find common goals. * Playing a temporary character. * Handing off your character to the GM to be an NPC. ### Summary (33:15) ### Taking the Load Off (34:20) Uri - an RPG weekend. [Image album here](https://www.facebook.com/lifshitz/media_set?set=a.10156573207193412&type=3). Eran - [Crystal Heart](https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/281539/Crystal-Heart?affiliate_id=29668) is now out!
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