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Last Stand - A Worthy Death

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Shouldn't a game that combines epic fantasy combat with high-stakes lethality have some set of rules and options to ensure a dying player character goes out on their shield? Last Stand - A Worthy Death is a character option supplement that answers that question with a resounding "YOU'RE DAMN RIGHT IT SHOULD!"

Included in this Pay What You Want PDF, you'll find over 30 options for the core classes of Dungeons & Dragons 5E that give player characters the mechanical means to make their final hour their finest. Last Stands run the gamut from spectacular attacks, to villain-confounding gambits, to rule-bending remixes of spells and class features. These options provide a sort of "epicness insurance," invoked only when a player character is facing their ultimate demise.

Every table is different, and this supplement is written with that in mind. Last Stand includes variant rules and design guidelines to help ensure that these unique, impactful options fit into your particular D&D adventure. Each Last Stand can be elegantly implemented in a high-power or medium-power version, depending on the tone of the campaign. Methods for creating your own Last Stand options are also included, as well as advice on how best to deal with the social aspects of implementation.

If you've ever had the experience of wanting to go out with a bang, only for the rules to provide you with a whimper - or if you want to create a play experience in which high-risk behavior is rewarded despite a gritty approach towards death - this is the supplement you've been waiting for. Last Stand is setting-agnostic and easily introduced to a campaign already in progress. Try it out in your game, and if you die - die well!

 
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Benjamin H May 29, 2018 2:44 am UTC
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As a DM's Guild author I'm no longer allowed to submit reviews for products so let me say this here: buy this now. Not for $0.00. Give this man his money. This is an awesome rules expansion and, while relatively brief, is incredibly innovative and easy to plug into any campaign.
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David P May 29, 2018 3:18 am UTC
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Woah! That's the most generous review I've received thus far! (can we not give ratings either, or just no reviews? I understand the ethics but I'm new to this!)
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Benjamin H May 29, 2018 3:42 am UTC
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This is a relatively new change so I'm not sure if it's actually enforced by not allowing us to provide reviews & ratings or with sanctions if we do provide reviews & ratings. If you aren't part of the Dungeon Master's Guild Creator's Circle on facebook I recommend joining it as much of the news that affects authors here is, for some reason, announced there instead of via direct messaging to us through this website.

And the praise is so well deserved. This is a fantastic product and, as a first product, it bodes very well for your future on the DM's Guild!
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David P May 29, 2018 4:17 am UTC
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Huh, that is odd. I'm applying to join now. The group doesn't say if it's official, so maybe it's a temporary channel? I hope to publish more on DMG later this year, so thanks again!
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Benjamin H May 29, 2018 4:25 am UTC
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I don't think it is official. My understanding is that with DM's Guild, OneBookShelf kind of blew up and is now trying to hire up the necessary staff to keep up with its audience / authorship and there are some serious growing pains. Congrats on a really great first product - I've messaged you on twitter & reddit and look forward to discussing this and other projects with you.
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