Friendship or Fatality? The Dilemma of *Mortal Combat Voice* FINISHING Your Players
There comes a time in every GM’s career in which they have to decide whether a player character lives or dies. Maybe they got Nat20′d in the back by a raging barbarian’s battle axe, perhaps they critical failed their climbing check while scaling the highest summit of the campaign setting, they happened to be laying unconscious within the blast radius of a death knight’s fireballs, or they simply chose the wrong place to take a nap. Circumstances vary, but the dilemma is always the same. Do you kill them or save them?
There is no definitive guide that covers every conceivable edge case, but here are some guidelines that have been helpful whenever I run into this predicament.