Behind the Game: The TPK Dream

First off, the title … helLO!?

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Exactly. Not that he is actually guest starring in this story, but the song should iconically conjure the imagery of a nightmare.

Actually, this was a stroke of genius. Rob, the DM at the time, came up with the idea of a TPK (Total Party Kill) as a precognitive dream sequence. Of course, he didn't tell us up front it was a dream. Essentially, we were playing out the scenario just as we would otherwise, so the "precognition" was authentic. It was a cool once-in-a-lifetime thing. We, the players, then spent the next week talking about how to prepare for the actual arrival of the eponymous Fire Trolls.

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