The Worst Ways To Die.

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  1. Diverjkc Jedi Knight

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    This thread is to share humorous, ironic, or just plain stupid things a character did in the process of dying.
    Ex; A chiss soldier in my group was attacked by an assassin droid, he succeded in disabling the droid, but he drained his a last power pack. He atempted to open the droid and remove its power suply. He pried the cover off just in time to see the self destruct timer hit 0:00. The resulting explosian did 10d10 damage. He succeded in his DC25 halfdamage roll and didn't die, but he did die when he slamed into the wall behind him

    His last words: "I hate droids."
  2. TheSquibAdept Jedi Padawan

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    A former character of mine, a squib pilot, decided to seal a dark jedi in a room by melting the blast door leading to the room with a thermal detonator. It worked except for about a two inch crack under the bottom,
    Which the dark jedi used to shoot me in the leg doing 19 points of critical wound damage.

    Last words-Can't be repeated on this board
  3. dp4m Chosen One

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    My character blew up the space transport carrying our former partymate turned Dark Jedi (again).

    I blew up the ship completely causing the 20d6 damage which he saved for half -- he survived at -3 and took exposure/radiation damage reducing him to -9...

    ... when our pilot tried to Force Dock with him and failed the stunt roll banging against him and killing him... ;)
  4. JoinTheSchwarz Comms Admin & Community Manager

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    Rebellion Era. WEG rules. Basaith, the evil Emperor's hand (who happens to be half-brother of my character, Tarus The Jedi Liar) kidnaps Tarus' girlfriend, steals our astromech droid R2-PP, steals the YT-1300 of Con Swindle (you guess, the smuggler of the group) and tries to escape. Tarus steals a repulsor bike and a AOTC-like chase begins. Tarus thinks "I can't let them escape from the planet" and he rememebers "Hey, Con used to have a thermal detonator hidden under the deck" so, after using Farseeing and Telekinesis... Tarus detonates the detonator! "This will make them land for sure!".

    Yeah, for sure. Poor Tarus didn't know that Con had not only hidden the thermal detonator but: 12 anti-vehicle mines, 6 kilos of detonite, loooots of grenades, a personal missile launcher and 8 missiles and TONS of other explosive material. So the starship, the Hand, the droid and the girlfriend went in blaze of glory... And Tarus... Well, let's say our GM had his own ideas about what a "heinous act of evil" was.

    Just try to picture my face O_OU
  5. Tremaniac Jedi Knight

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    Ok, this one wasn't a fatality per say, but it was embarrassing enough that the victim only showed up for one more session, only to die because of Too Much Explosives!
    The group of not so intrepid heroes were down in Corsucants underdark, escorted by Elena Shelvay (GG4 I think). They were hopelessly lost, so they picked up a female guide, with the promise of getting her out of there once they were done. The human hormone of the group decides he needs some bump and grind action. So he starts hitting on her, making stupid promises and coming off like a total loser. The girl knows he's dangerous, so she plays along, fearing he'll kill her. They rest for the night and he's upset when she won't put out, but won't kill her because he still needs her. So they get to the building they have to be at and he promptly pushes her off a ledge further down into the infinate blackness that seems to be way down there. And the whole time he's laughing hysterically. So Ms. Shelvay decides this guy needs to be WIA in this round of gender wars and pistol whips him as he turns around to talk to the rest of the group. His confidence of taking the shot (His 4d str vs her 2d) was quickly shattered when I kept rolling those sixes on the wild die, putting his sorry *&# into incapacitated, and taking him out of the mission. He vowed revenge, swore obscenities, and was pissed as hell.
    Now if that weren't enough, the next session had him die in the most horrible way of all, by having a fellow gamer point out something that I overlooked that made him go boom.
    The group was infiltrating an XTS research station in some system or another, and decided that sometimes, infiltration means having enough explosives to blow a death star. So they came for bear. Thermal Detonators, DetCube, C-6, Frags, Thermite, Concussion, you name it, they loaded up with it. When thier cover story fails they do what comes natural, they pull out the blasters. However, this group has a rep that XTS knows all to well about, and several of them have very large outstanding bounties. So the gaurds start using nasty stuff like concussion grenades. Which catches one of the group in the radius, and accidentally sets off his thermal detonators. Now, if that weren't enough, when alot of explosives are involved, we have a house rule that amplifies base damage by a certain power (3,4,or 5 depending on explosive and quantity). I was generous with the 4th power, and he actually survived the blast! He was Incapacitated, but alive. When the dead PC who's thermal detonator started all this pointed out that this character also went out with several TDs strapped to him. Sure enough, they go up as well, taking a good chunk of the station with it. The moral, Thermal Detonators are NOT your friend!
  6. FusionBlaster Jedi Knight

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    Well It was towards the end of a long Dark side campaign. I could see the end coming for us fast. This was in the Tales of the Jedi era btw. Well I was basically the general of our armies. Our leader was constructing the largest starship in existence for our fleet so we could go after the Republic. I knew our GM (fingorfin) wasn?t gonna let that ship be done and I decided to sell out our party to the Jedi to assure my survival. Well, I messed up and didn?t realize they had me bugged. So upon my return I was imprisoned. I put up a decent fight for being outnumbered 50-1. I actually lasted 3 rounds.... well When my character awoke I was strapped to the front of the starship. As the Jedi were destroying it. To be honest by that point I had stopped caring about that character too much. I had discovered I didn?t much care for playing evil characters. Still I went out with a hell of a bang.
  7. Tremaniac Jedi Knight

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    They strapped you to the front of the hull? Damn, that's a cool group!
  8. Fingorfin Jedi Master

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    They were crazy alright.
  9. Jedi_Matt Force Ghost

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    ive only ever had one character, and they havent died, only had a couple of adventures though
  10. Tremaniac Jedi Knight

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    JediMatt, part of the fun of RPGs is that you occaisionally do kick the bucket. Now, depending on the group and GM, you can occaisionally set the terms for your own demise. We had one guy in our group who took character death in stride. Never even got miffed when the guy croaked. Just sat back, had a few minutes of silent thought, and created a character even more memorable then the next. His last character was Bastard Fett, rumored distant cousin to the one and only. Quite an accomplished hunter in his own right, until he got into what was effectively a can't win situation.
    So there he is in this one battlestation hunting this clone jedi punk and making him pay. He literally stumbles into him, and snaps his repeater up for the kill. Both burn force points that round, and Fett gets the advantage. His 8d blaster becomes 16d-o-death, as he empties his repeater into the jedi, muttering something about "dissapate this!" He knew getting off the station wouldn't be so easy with all the turbolaser emplacements by his docking bay, so he starts removing the crew, one battery at a time. He gets to one, and in less than five seconds puts a shot into each of the three crew there, killing two instantly. The third,however, is only wounded, and gets a penalty because of that. He shoots back, and misses, sadly, fumbling and hitting a gas line in the battery, blowing the entire emplacement to atoms, killing the mighty Bastard Fett. The irony, had he missed, his shot would've hit nothing major, and this guy wouldn't have fumbled so bad, mearly missing as well.
  11. Ender Sai Chosen One

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    Syrix_Kahl has heard this story, but I don't think anyone here has.

    This was back in ye olde days of WEG D6. One of the characters, a perpetual powergamer who once played a Psarken (Despite move 4) because of the 4D damage the tail did was a soldier type who was armed with a vibro-shiv (IIRC) and a blaster. Anyways, we were in a warehouse and trying to get info from a droid. The droid reiterated that it didn't know anything, and advised us to leave.

    PLAYER: Right. I draw my shiv
    ME: Oooooo-kay, I'm takin' cover behind those crates
    GM: OK. You put your fingers in your ears and await the worst.
    PLAYER: Oh come on, have some faith in me
    ME: I can't hear you...
    PLAYER: This is your last chance to tell me, or I'm going to make you pay, friend (yes, he spoke like this. to a droid)
    GM/DROID: I'm afraid I cannot help you sir. You're going to have to leave.
    PLAYER: Right I hack it! (rolls attack, damage)
    GM: <to other 2 player> You hear a loud crump from inside the permacrete building. <to me> the Shockwave knocks you back off your feet. You take 1D damage. <to Player> The anti-tampering device explodes for 10D damage!"

    Death through stupidity! :D

    E_S
  12. dp4m Chosen One

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    Okay, really... how many people have used (or heard) the phrase "Dissipate this!" in one of their campaigns?

    It's pretty universal isn't it? :)

    (My guy now carries a silenced projectile pistol -- just for Jedi hunting... yum...)
  13. JoinTheSchwarz Comms Admin & Community Manager

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    Yeah, "Dissipate this" is pretty universal (and is specially cool when you're not wielding a slugthrower but a thermal detonator :D).

    Well, the next story was really a pretty cool way to kill a villain, but it left me empty (poor girl).

    OK. The mothership is about to explode. Sadie, a young Jedi Apprentice (Level 5), fights Lenora Six, the evil Dak Side Marauder (Level 14) who has seized COMPNOR. Sadie asks her friends to leave the starship: she's gonna sacrifice herself to hold Lenora with her. The rest of the PCs (Con the smuggler and Rayman the bounty hunter) begin to run. Lenora is badly hurting Sadie (about 2 hp left), but Sadie manages to score a hit against her. Lenora smiles and says "Do you think a feeble apprentice is really going to be able to defeat me??". Suddenly, Con shouts coldly "BUT I'M NO APPRENTICE", shoots his heavy blaster pistol... and kills Lenora (a reeeeally lucky hit!).

    It was REALLY cool, but my poor arch-villain... Sigh...
  14. dp4m Chosen One

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    Actually, we had a "dissipate this" quote going against the Sith Lord's apprentice who was standing in the path of a doorway that we opened... and there was a Z-95 on the other side in a hangar.

    The Z-95 opened fire... and rolled a 20.

    "Dissipate this!"

    He couldn't.

    ;)

    (I also used it on a fleeing Dark Jedi Knight... shot her in the back with a Prax Protector (dart bolt with explosive/chemical head)...)
  15. Diverjkc Jedi Knight

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    Oh... that musta hurt
  16. Alion_Sangre Jedi Master

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    I was a member of an NJO-era online RP group last year that included several JC members, including JediStryker, C-3PX, Fire_Light, and Valyn. Given that it was online, most of the action was scripted, which took away some of the spontaneity but made for some pretty cool encounters.

    I had just created a new PC, a psychotic rogue Mistryl Shadow Guard-turned-bounty hunter, and I wanted to have a little bit of fun. At my suggestion Valyn created a random NPC drunk to show up in the Mos Eisley cantina to try and pick her up.

    Needless to say, he lasted only about 4 posts before suffering from kicked wedding tackles, a dislocated arm, a crushed trachea, and having his nose smashed into his brain by a boot heel.
  17. Voren_Dromai Jedi Padawan

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    Let me start by saying my GM had it in for this character to begin with. I had made a Rodian tech specialist named Reedo. Reedo didn't last very long in our campaigns he was level 2 when he died.

    Our party, which had crazy amounts of people in it including several Jedi some soldiers some scoundrels and a massive wookie scout, was attacked by a swoop gang while in the middle of a desert. We had a couple turns before they were near enough to be a serious problem. We picked a few of them off with Blaster fire. At this time I actually had to leave my tech specialist to be controlled by the GM as I went out to do an errand.

    While I was gone showers of blaster bolts came at my techie. One of the jedi who was too far away to do anything dissipated energy around my techie sparing him. Another Jedi got close enough to slash one of the bikes. The bike flew by and nearly hit my techie. Unfortunately the second bike he took out DID hit my techie. When I came back I found out that my dear freind had caused the demise of my favorite tech specialist, also my only Tech Specialist to date.
  18. Matador Jedi Knight

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    hehe...the Jedi who slashed those bikes...yah...that was me...
  19. wicket1138 Jedi Grand Master

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    Ahem. Let me just say that that incident was completely and entirely fair and unbiased. I did NOT have it out for that pathetic little techie of yours. Let me explain the situation as it really happened.

    A whole gang of swoop bikes ambushed their characters in a desert scenario. They were almost completely outnumbered, but a few of them managed to even the odds by taking them out as they approached. Unfortunately, these swoop riders got close, and due to the actions of some members of the party, the swoops crashed and burned into the players. Most of them survived because of minor damages, the Hutt they were protecting survived because, well, its a Hutt. The Rodian was weak, and got unlucky, taking the full brunt of one of the explosions. I did nothing to kill that thing.

    AND I saved his shaak earlier during that raid thing when all the guys came up from around you... I spared that sack's life for you, and how do you repay me? You accuse me of being a tainted GM! Ha, friends...

    All Hail Blue Yoda!
  20. Matador Jedi Knight

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    And just a lil FYI...I was NOT aiming for you, I swung and missed with my first strike and was knocked to the ground. I slashed once more from the sand and struck him. It spun a lil through the air and hit...well you.
  21. yodaismygod Jedi Master

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    Well this wasn't one of my chars and he didn't even die. A scout pc in my group with a somewhat low int and wis got his hands on a pair of jump boots. Well we are walking along and from a fifth story window a sniper working for the brother of another pc starts shooting at us. After seeing one of his two best friends ever get shot and fall over he takes aim at the window, pulls out his blaster and hits the "go" button. At this point he misses the window by about 2 meters and falls five stories nearly to his death. Under the original wizards rules he would have died, but he landed at about -8 wp, and succeeded every roll needed to avoid dying till we got him to a hospital.
  22. MoronDude Jedi Grand Master

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    Hmm, here's a pretty bad way a PC in the game I play in died. We had to jump over a pool of lava (LIQUID HOT MAGMA!) using these 3 pillars of stone rising from the lava. The pillars were round with maybe a 2 foot diameter and each pillar was 5 feet from each other. It took 4 Jump Checks with a DC of 9 to do it. Well, while another player and I were argueing about what the safest was across would be, my droid, MR-V1N decides to just go for it, rolls a 20, 16, 18, 18, and makes it across like it was nothing. OOG I know he just rolled well, but IG my character sees a droid make 4 simple jumps landing perfectly every time. So I go. I won't bore you with unnessessary details, but I miss my second jump, but with a good reflex save I'm able to scramble to the top of the second pillar, and then on my last jump I roll a 1! I fell into the lava, but since I had the good sense to use my grappling spike launcher into the ceiling over the other side before my jump, I was able to pull myself up (with MR-V1N's help, of course), and only suffered 2 wound points and the loss of my boots. Now, here comes the death. MR-V1N and I are on one side, and 2 other PC's are still on the other side. One of them refuses to go (probably because he has a -2 to STR). The other, our soldier and the strongest one of us, decides to go. He makes his first jump, and fails his second. He also missed his reflex save, and he did not have a rope above him. He hits the lava and takes 2 WP. I'm on the other side applying a med pack to my feet, and the other PC is afriad to even jump over lava. I yell to him "Throw him your rope!" because he had bought 20 meters of synthrope before we left. He does, but our soldier has lost another 2 WP, and now is shin deep in lava. He grabs ahold of the rope and pulls himself through the lava, and the other PC is pulling him up. The soldier's pants catch on fire and he screams in pain. He loses another 2 WP. The fire engulfs him and spreads to the rope. The other PC freaks and lets go of the rope, sending the soldier back into the lava where he screams for help before he passes out from the pain and slowly sinks into the flaming lava.


    THAT is a pretty bad way to die.
  23. Stridarious Jedi Grand Master

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    My old character Athrenino got his arm chopped off by his own blade well fighting. And yet another one of my characters crashed into a building not paying any attention to his ways to which he traveled.
  24. jhc36 Force Ghost

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    i was the pilot in the unfortunate deaths of my friends. we were boarded in space by pirates, i made a pilot role and was able to break the airlock and my friend the duro was able to seal off the airlock. unfortunately 5 pirates were able to board us. i decided to make a break for the planet below and told everybody to hold on. i made some evasive maneuvers, and was able score some vitality on the invading pirates. as i was making the evasive actions, one of the pirates was able to break through the hatch and score a critical on my friend mondo tebo (duro) he was alive but barely. meanwhile i was told my the GM that i wasnt able to make another evasive action because i was getting too close to the ground. in the meantime the pirates were still trying to get inside scoring another hit on the injured mondo, my friend and level 4 character mondo was now on -1 wound points and was dying and i (being forgetable) decided to make and evasive action...right into a mountain. this resulted in the immediate death of Mondo. in the resulting destruction of our custome built ship and my other adventurer squibby the squib. but the pilot...zephyr the devaronian (me) lived. hahahaah... oh well... they weren't too happy.
  25. Tremaniac Jedi Knight

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    I've GMed for something similiar to that.
    The scene: Space, where our intrepid heroes have been suddenly jolted out of hyperspace by an Imperial Interdictor Cruiser. Several ships were pulled out, some of which were hiding rebels.
    The group: a Chadron Bounty Hunter (I know they aren't supposed to be played, but it seemed like a good idea at the time), 2 human bounty hunters, an Outlaw, and at least one rebel type.
    The incident started off easy enough, the Imps closed off the hyperspace lane for a routine stop and search. The groups YT-1300, loaded up with weaponry that the players accumulated, could easily be misconstrued for a weapons shipment. Not one to give up without a fight, the group immediately goes evasive, desperately trying to get out of the interdiction area so they can plot a course and make like a tree. Within the first two rounds, a pair of TIES scraps the upper turret, it's occupant barely escaping back into the ship. The crew, desperate to put out any gun it can use take the gunner (the outlaw), stick him in a SpaceSuit, and duct tape him down to a chair, sticking a blaster rifle in each arm. Voila, instant makeshift turret. The bottom turret however, is faring much better. Several damaged or destroyed TIEs later, he's loving every minute of the battle, until...
    The Chadron (who was piloting), figured out the best way to get out of the interdiction field. Fly right towards the Cruiser and once past it make the jump right quick. Even had his driod start the plot while he was moving towards the set point. The Cruiser, not one to let the group get away that easy, starts unloading with turbolasers and whatever it can. The pilots answer, to fly low against the capital ship, to screw with the gunners. The sick thing is it actually worked, until he got to the bridge. His last minute roll to to pull away from the bridge was capped with a fateful "1" that resulted in a starship collision. Pretty serious hit, a severe damage on the chart. I roll the d6 of horrific result and all weapons systems destroyed! Since there was effectively only one weapon system, the situation went like this:
    In the Chadrons frantic manuever to clear the Interdictor, he flew right at the bridge, hoping all the while that the bottom turret was blasting away at it (it was), and then planned to frantically pull up at the last second barely clearing the top of the bridge so all can make it safely (except the guy duct taped to upper turret, but they forgot all about that!). Everything was going fine until the last second when the pilot accidentally spilled Coke on his lap, causing him to flinch for a micro second, thus not getting enough of the stick to pull up completely safe. Fortunately for him, when the ships scraped together, there was cosmetic damage to the hull, except for the protrusion that was the bottom turret. Lets just say the rebel in the turret got a closer look to an Interdictor bridge than he might have liked. Sadly, it was also the last thing running through his mind. To quote the pilot: "HAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHA Sucks to be him!"
    Never again were Chadron allowed.
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