Sunday, 29 September 2013

Death is only the begining (part one)

Dying really sucks most of the time. In some genres real death is rare like with superheroes. Modern espionage agent probably not. Cthulhu if your lucky you just die in ignorance. Being resurrected in Cthulhu not so great. Fantasy and mythology has stranger options and dnd and rq have always had a few direct options. I could envisage a party TPK where they awake in underworld and fight way back to land of living and restore own lives which is pretty legendary stuff.

d12 What price doth the reaper charge?
Resurrection for me is the ultimate and restores life for long dead or undead. Raise dead has a cost. Ive seen a few versions in play but possibly different cults and relics and machines could have varied side effects.
Also make them age 1d4 years if they fail a con roll.


1 Loses a STR point as muscles atrophy and seize up
2 Loses a DEX point and nerves and reflexes dulled
3 Loses a CON point (finite times for most, might lose HP)
4 Loses a INT point not all there anymore, brain damaged
5 Loses a WIS point dart of inner self gone
6 Loses a CHA point grow darker inside and aged
7 Lose a level (not usable on zero level types like commoners or children)
8 Lose 1d4 HP permanently (might kill weak again)
9 Otherworldly such as demons beings cause mischief every game
10 Shift alignment one step towards the healer till equal then reroll
11 Given a Quest by the
power source
12 Given a curse by the healers power source (possibly a tabu thing)


d12 What price does the healer pay?
Just to make life harder make the priest feel some reason to not raise dead. Perhaps when you raise an idiot or enemy just to question them or some trivium the god gets mad and uses this or use every day to reduce executive use. An Item with a cost like this could be handy. 

 
1 Battle the dead spirit that tries to resist life

2 Fight the spirits or demon that take the spirit to beyond
3 Rebuked by god given atonement Quest
4 Responsible for raised persons conduct and behavior
5 Priest is rendered unclean and needs purification from peer
6 Loses a year of own life
7 Cannot raise same person more than once
8 Takes 1d3 damage per level of raised person
9 Halves STR for one hour per level of raised person
10 Loses one level per hour of victims level
11 In a coma, prayer or ritual for one hour her dead persons level
12 Roll on d12 What price the reaper charges
 

d100 What happens to your Soul on death?
+1 per 2 levels or per level if priest,
+1-3 for each exemplary alignment step
-1-3 if total jerk or failure at
alignment step
(eg each part of compound alignment like lawful evil)
You could roll here for what a raised character experienced while dead


Absorbed into the bosom of chaos
2 Slowly digested helpless in belly of an outer god for aeons
3 In underworld fused into a huge mass of screaming tortured souls
4 Turned into a tool or weapon used by beings of evil to inflict suffering
5 Turned into a helpless pool of liquid filth demons bathe in
6 Wailing starving ghost begging for dung and dust to eat
7 Wandering shade mad with loneliness
8 Local ghost lord claims dominion of you and sets you to haunt location
9 Invisible speechless phantom wanders world seeing all missing out on in life
10
Bullied and beaten by other spirits in spiritworld
11 In underworld a human faced worm being tortured in the pit
12 In underworld as an Imp being bullied and enslaved by greater powers
13 In underworld as small familiar monster feeding from scraps of others
14 In underworld as minor devil or demon in army waging eternal pointless war
15 Reborn again and again as cattle of the underworld and butchered daily
16 Tortured constantly by devils in a pit with pitchforks
17 Tortured constantly by toad devils molesting you in every way
18 Tortured constantly by imps or worms living inside you and biting you constantly
19 Tortured constantly by devils boiling in oil or blood or sulphur or water or tears
20 Tortured constantly by devils using mockeries of your vices
21
Tortured constantly by devils with illusions and temptations 
22 Tortured constantly by devils using dungeon torture equiptment
23 Tortured constantly by devils with execution and dismemberment daily
24 Tortured constantly by devils lord as his special plaything and slave
25 Tortured constantly by devils locking you in dungeon madhouse
26 Demons of darkness torment you in a eternal void of dispair
27 Demons of putrescence swim around you in a quagmire of vomit and excrement
28 Demons of fire or ice strip your body of flesh then rebuild you daily
29 Demon succubus/incubus abuse you and raise your demon spawn to torment you
30 Demons hurl you into the great abyss of madness and chaos
31 Servitors of outer gods use you as fuel for a machine in agonizing process
32 Servitors of outer gods dine on you alive and refine your pain into rare wines
33 Servitors of outer gods warp your spirit into monster then send you back to world
34 Servitors of outer gods use you to feed parasitic offspring in nest
35 Servitors of outer gods experiment on you in multidimensional space
36 Trapped in tavern of lost souls with other miserable adventurers and drunks
37 Trapped in city of despair on bottom social rung in city of the dead
38 Trapped in citadel of great under world lord as a bottom rank house servant
39 Trapped in stable of underworld being as a mount and ridden hard
40
Trapped as a hunting beast and used to hunt wayward souls led by hunt master 
41 Sent as a spirit or devil or other being to claim souls of mortals 
42 A formless spirit in a ethereal infinity
43 Trapped like a insect in amber, frozen in block of pure Law but maddeningly aware
44 Placed in a cue for processing in formless void
45 Trapped in formless void to be judged at end of the world
46 Reincarnated as tiny creature or bug
47 Reincarnated as small creature
48 Reincarnated as plant
49 Reincarnated as lightning or fire for brief moment re-roll50 Reincarnated as monster or goblinoid51 Reincarnated as medium farm animal 52 Reincarnated as medium wild animal
53 Reincarnated as large animal
54 Reincarnated as huge animal
55 Reincarnated as peasant
56 Reincarnated as elf, dwarf or other newborn of demi-human race 
57 Reincarnated into body of adult in great crisis
58 Reincarnated elemental being
59 Reincarnated minor outer plane race depending on alignment
60 Reincarnated as a monk
61
Reincarnated as nymph or satyr or nature spirit of forest
62 Reincarnated as nymph or mermaid or nature spirit of water
63 Reincarnated as well pampered pet
64 Reincarnated as member of aristocracy
65 Reincarnated as minor divinity living life of aeons of otherworldly pleasure
66 Judgement from the first ancestor if good re-roll d50+50 if bad re-roll d50
67 Judgement from ferryman if good re-roll d50+50 if bad re-roll d50
68 Judgement from the reaper if good re-roll d50+50 if bad re-roll d50
69 Judgement from lord of dead if good re-roll d50+50 if bad re-roll d50
70
Judgement from the great beast of the pit if good re-roll d50+50 if bad re-roll d50
71 Given job in celestial bureaucracy in underworld
72 Given job in celestial bureaucracy monitoring natural process on earth
73 Given job in celestial bureaucracy under the sea in court of sea lord
74 Given job in celestial bureaucracy monitoring adventurers on earth
75 Given job in celestial bureaucracy in heavens among the stars
76 Offered obstacle to pass to paradise re-roll d20+80 if fail roll d50
77 Offered chance at life if for fill a quest on earth

78 Offered chance at paradise if for fill quest on earth d20+80 if fail roll d50
79 Offered choice to return reincarnated re-roll 1d20+45 or paradise re-roll d20+80
80 Offered choice reincarnation free annihilation or reincarnated re-roll 1d20+45
81 Admitted to minor paradise of your religion see friends and family
82 Admitted to minor paradise of your religion put in army for eternal cosmic war
83 Admitted to minor paradise of your religion put in administrative position
84 Admitted to minor paradise of your religion get to be of divine being
85 Admitted to minor paradise of your religion get to be messenger of divine being
86 Admitted to minor paradise of your religion get to feast and party eternally
87 Admitted to minor paradise of your religion get to study and train eternally
88 Admitted to minor paradise of your religion live a happy family life forever
89 Admitted to minor paradise of your religion where divine lover attend your need
90 Admitted to minor paradise of your religion where a divine being takes you for a lover
91 Admitted to the halls of the gods to be their plaything and object of amusement
92 Admitted to the halls of the gods get to be servant of god
93 Admitted to the halls of the gods get to care for pets of the gods
94 Admitted to the halls of the gods get to be gods champion in games and contests
95 Admitted to the halls of the gods, shrines on earth bear your name
96 Gods affronted by your death, not part of their plan, return to land of living
97 Gods affronted by your death, return as undead
98 Gods affronted by your death, return in a new body
99 Gods affronted by your death, return in a new body of different species
100 Apotheosis - gods make example of you for better or worse become minor divine being

Next Time:

-what happens to body
-resurrection by strangers who find your corpse

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