Unser erster Ausflug in die Warhammer 40k Welt hat uns zu dieser Episode inspiriert. Unser gnadenloser Meister Mathias hat uns bis an die Grenze des Todes gebracht. Also haben wir uns hingesetzt und uns (ganz allgemein) über den Tod im Rollenspiel unterhalten. Das Ergebnis könnt ihr, in dieser etwas längeren Episode hören. Viel Spass!
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Aus dem Amagi Archiv stammt dieser Artikel namens “Death Gift”. Derzeit ist die Homepage mit allen Artikeln nicht zu erreichen. Wenn sie wieder da ist, verlinken wir darauf, denn es gab noch einige andere Hinweise zum “Death Gift” die nicht im Podcast besprochen wurden.
THE LEGACY POOL
If this option is used, nothing special happens at the time of death. Instead, their character sheet (or whatever) is set to the side, and a “legacy pool” of points is created in their honor; the starting value of this pool is (2 points, plus 1 per session of play the character appeared in). Legacy points are not recovered naturally; once the pool is empty, that’s typically it. Legacy can be spent by any player whose character was familiar with the dead one, with group permission, in the following ways:
A trick they knew: By spending a legacy point, a character may make use of a single (generally only non-combat) skill that was possessed by the character that died; if this would generally require a dice roll, the roll should automatically be maximized. When using a legacy point in this way, the character should explain (inventing details as required) how the dead character ‘showed them this trick’.
A helping hand: If there are ‘helping rules’, a character might spend a legacy point when performing a task or a deed that the dead character would have approved of. If so, they receive ‘help’, as if the dead character was present and assisting, that takes the form of minor happenstance, sudden inspiration, or the like. The character will feel as if their dead ally was ‘lending them a hand’ in this task.
A story they told me: A character might spend a legacy point to ‘recall’ information that was known by the dead character (or reasonably could have been), in the form of something the dead character once said to them while alive. They should relate or describe the information in this fashion – as ‘something that so-and-so told them once’. If a knowledge roll of some kind would be needed by the dead character for that character to have known the information (but they did have the skill), maximize the roll.
THE GIFT IS ELSEWHERE / REFRESHING THE LEGACY
A dying character might well have ‘things not done’ that the characters might choose to take up as their own cause. In such a case, the ‘death gift’ of the character might be something stored, held, or left behind, which they will be given or can claim as part of ‘wrapping up’ that business. Alternatively, taking care of the business of a dead comrade might add points to the legacy pool.
GOING FURTHER WITH LEGACY
As a plug-in concept, the idea of a legacy pool can be employed in a number of other ways. It would be entirely possible to start a campaign about a group of young students of a single mentor, with the mentor dead before the campaign even begins, and a significant legacy pool to unify the group. In such a case, the character sheet for the mentor might be already filled in, or the players might create it as they use legacy points, giving that mentor the abilities the character wishes to draw upon.