Gm Hints

So you Killed a Player Character

Every once in a while, a novice GM pops up on the Facebook GMs and DMs group with questions about how to deal with PCs dying in the game. Usually this is in the context of “I’ve never killed a PC before, and I’m worried the Player will not be interested in the game anymore.” While ultimately, the answer is that you’re not responsible for whether the player stays or not, almost universally, we are DMing because we enjoy hanging out and playing games with our friends, and nobody wants to hear a friend effectively say “I don’t like hanging out with you anymore.