Have you ever chosen not to accept resurrection?

Ruin Explorer

Personally, in 30 years, I have never had a PC of mine die in a situation where I could be resurrected. Always either died before it became a real option or the setting/game didn't have it or fell into a bottomless pit or thrown out the window of a moving train whilst alone at night or something! That's not counting "not quite dead" resuscitations in stuff like CP2020 or Shadowrun or the like, where I would have been dead without intervention.

With players I've seen it happen several times, once with a TPK so shameful and self-inflicted that I don't think any of them wanted to play those characters again, and a handful of times where a PC died and could later be resurrected but actually wanted to keep playing the replacement they'd rolled up or to try something new. In my 4E campaign one player wnet through three PCs this way!
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Rotten DM
yes. And Mr. A was not happy with me choosing death. Now I an NPC stuck answering internet questions.


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We have had many instances were a PC failed their resurrection survival roll when a "Raise Dead" was cast.

Otherwise, our PC's have never been dead long enough to warrant a "Resurrection" spell.

And yay, we had a few players who refused the option to get raised. Mostly it was because they wanted to role play a different class/got tired of the now deceased PC.