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I Had To Go Because...

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"Sorry, I can't make it this week!"

It can be hard to get all of your players together at the same time and place.  When other obligations pull a player away from your table, but the rest of the party doesn't want to pause the game for weeks or even months, what's a DM to do?  Kill off their character?  Relegate them to NPC status?  No!  "I Had To Go Because..." is filled with over 180 in-character "excuses" for why an adventurer needs to take leave of the party.

Inside these pages you will find...

  • d8 charts organized by Background, so that ghosts from an adventurer's past can come back to haunt them.
  • Options that are pressing but not life-threatening, so the party won't feel obligated to tag along.
  • Advice on reintroducing characters who've grown and benefited from an extended absense, and bring new boons to the party, rather than getting left in the dust.
"The neat thing about I Had to Go Because is that most of the explanations can be spun into one-shot adventures or story hooks that allow a character's story to continue even when the player isn't at the table." ~ Christian Hoffer, Comicbook.com ★★★★★

"As a DM there's nothing worse than having to come up with reasons that some players are missing.  As a player, throwing one of these ideas at your DM saves them a huge headache and shows that you take the game seriously enough to think about that.  Either way, it's a good purchase." ~ Bryan H. ★★★★★

 
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April 30th, 2019
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April 15th, 2019
As a DM there's nothing worse than having to come up with reasons that some players are missing. As a player, throwing one of these ideas at your DM saves them a huge headache and shows that you take the game seriously enough to think about tha [...]
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