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D&D General The first character to die in D&D was named Bob! Bob the Hero!


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Lidgar

Adventurer
And all this time I was sure it was Kenny

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Lanefan

Victoria Rules
To me the truly fascinating and enlightening bit isn't the article itself but the comment below it from David Wesely, in which he points out three notable things:

The first Braunstein game was Dec 28 1968.
The first-ever PC death was Dave Arneson's character, in that Dec 28 game, in a duel with another PC.
Which means the first-ever PC death was PvP! Love it! :)
 

"I was in the game that had that troll, and I did not care for the rules. The troll killed me in no time at all, and I was a hero! I refused to have anything to do with Blackmoor for a very long time after that."

Interesting that even at the beginning, there was pretty much that same ideological debate over the level of lethality and durability of PCs.
 

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