Talk:Over 100 Ways to Die (DnD Other)

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Taking Suggestions?[edit]

If you care to take suggestions, just to get the ball rolling: crushed, eaten, beheaded(executed), hanged, choked on food, sucked into a vacuum, teleported into a wall, run over, energy drained, fall off a mountain, disease, acid, poison, vital organs removed, drawn and quartered, tortured, Harmed, blown up, turned inside out, swarmed by bugs, brain-sucked, frozen, buried alive (until dead), and fear are all I can think of right now. --Ganteka 23:24, 17 June 2008 (MDT)

How...sadistic are you looking to get here? I can come up with more than a hundred reasons how to die, if, as Ganteka said, this is open for suggestions... -- Flession 04:33, 18 June 2008 (MDT) is open to suggestion. Thanks for the ideas Ganteka. I created this page as a way to brainstorm nontraditional approaches to threatening the lives of PCs. It can be boring to always fight monsters, and never face any other challenges or threats which differentiate from typical approaches. Not exactly sadistic...just another way to change how the game is played. Adressing your statement that you can generate 100+ methods of death, I am creating a more general list, where as being hanged and beheaded would classify under execution. Secondly, the methods are ones that are commonly (or reasonably) applied. Nothing against Ganteka's list, but brainsucking, organs removed, sucked into a vacuum, and teleported into a wall are unlikely to occur. AND organs removed may be classified as a form of either encapturement and torture, or being killed by an NPC. These are not specific things, only a generator of ideas for DMs and campaign builders. Palantini 16:02, 18 June 2008 (MDT)
Hey Palantini, added a couple of ideas. Knowing you, you'll probably take most of them out. And why can't the ideas be sadistic. That's what makes it fun. Sloperson 16:29, 26 June 2008 (MDT)


Alot of these are the same thing. weather, for example, includes storm and tornado. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs) 13:18, 13 July 2008 (MDT). Please sign your posts.

I dunno, as said in the section above, it's to give DMs ideas for campaigns, so sometimes specifying might give cause for the DM to consider something he/she hadn't yet under a vague classification of (using your example) 'weather' --AnimeOtaku137 18:16 4 March 2011 (EDT)

More Deaths[edit]

I got some. Chocking, substance abuse, riding under the influence, hit by some one riding under the influence, strangled, killed by the chicken legion(Legend of Zelda stile), stampede, head injury, erased from existence, becoming undead(zombie, vampire, lich), and heart break.--Yozuk 00:42, 15 August 2008 (MDT)

Common but deadly sickness 45-55, 56-60 Hit by (something big), 61-80 Fights, 81-90 Animal Attacks, 91-100 fairly unusual deads (as in an evil wizard throw him...) --Angel Black 19:39, 2 October 2008 (MDT)
Lava? --  Tug   talk    contribs    email   14:09, 12 April 2009 (MDT)

A few ideas...[edit]

Didn't find any of these with the search function although there may be something similar:

  • Death from massive damage (system shock)
  • Gibbed
  • Swallowed
  • Disintegrate
  • Phantsmal Killer/Weird
  • Wail of the Banshee/banshee's keening
  • Brain sucked out by illithid
  • Throat cut
  • Drawn and quartered
  • Exploding bladder (maybe?)
  • AIDS
  • Cancer
  • Sleeping dragon barrel roll
  • Mother killed before you were born (Terminator)
  • Shot in the face by Dick Cheney
  • Shot in the face by Bill Clinton

-- Jota 16:02, 12 January 2009 (MST)

Thanks a ton for organizing add at will...just don't make them absurd


We could put them into a table that can be sorted alphabetically.. --Sabre070 05:34, 6 May 2009 (MDT)

We could also organize them by types of death (combat, RP, DM issue/IRL problem, etc.) That would make the list much more useful, and help with the duplication problem. Silverkin 13:47, 2 March 2011 (MST)
Well, thinking on that, it might be cause to make more than one table, each of smaller volume and defeating the one big one. I'm all for the idea, but organizing it like that would change the dynamic. And if you were to order it like: This type 1-50, different type 51-100, then you couldn't change or add to those types without having to reformat every other section that succeeds it. It's perfectly fine if you want to do that, but there must be a better way. --AnimeOtaku137 18:24 4 March 2011 (EDT)
My thinking would be to make several tables, each starting at one. It is notable that in this process, the number of entries would go down due to removal of duplicates. I'd keep the more interesting of the two. For a good example, take a look at #69 on the current table. Wow. Silverkin 12:56, 23 March 2011 (MDT)

All known ways to die[edit]

I think this should be reworded as there are billions, if not trillions or more ways to die. --Vrail 02:13, 31 May 2010 (UTC)

but those numbers ARE over 100, whats the problem?. this delivers exactly what it promisses, over 100Name Violation 22:18, 31 May 2010 (UTC)


This page needs to be wikified, but I'm almost afraid to put the Wikify template on it... -Silverkin 11:41, 23 February 2012 (MST)

Is this page necessary?[edit]

I understand what purpose it could have, considering that it could be like numerous other "100 Ways to X" pages, offering small modular events and descriptions that can be used to help a serious dungeon master quickly hash out a believable set of occurrences. For example, a serious "100 ways to die" could allow a dungeon master to quickly describe a believable reason for how the farmer's wife died, instead of trying to make up a consistent reason on the spot.

This page, however, seems far too filled with nonsense and unbelievable circumstances that it is obviously not as useful, and doesn't seem to have any purpose besides the odd editor deciding to add his own brand of silliness. Because of that, is this page really all that necessary? I'm all for fun and games, but there is a time and a place for them, and any person looking this page up in an effort to find a realistic answer is just going to be disappointed. Jwguy 14:24, 23 February 2012 (MST)

How about we add the April Fool's template to it that way the silliness would still be here and people would be well warned? -- Irykyl 14:27, 23 February 2012 (MST)
I'm not sure this page is entirely without genuine merit. The way I see it, it's mostly a DM tool to kill someone off in a fun or interesting way. And a large number of them are quite reasonable in a D&D world, usable for character background (ex. Father killed by red dragon, character hates red dragons), NPC background, plot hooks, you name it. -Silverkin 15:03, 23 February 2012 (MST)
There's nothing wrong with this page, and as said above it has plenty of uses. So what if not all of them are 100% dead serious? This is a game where you pretend to be a fireball-tossing elf for Pelor's sake! Quit being stop-having-fun guys and relax your booties! --Scryer's Eve (talk | contribs) 17:56, 23 February 2012 (MST)
Hey now, I get what you're saying and all, but your example needs work. I understand that this is a fantasy game and just about anything could happen, but you need to respect that elven wizards are Serious Business. EDIT: sorry, forgot to sign -Silverkin 23:54, 25 February 2012 (MST)
I think I'd prefer it if we had a version of the list that had some actual game utility - that is with the silliest entries taken out. Out goes meta stuff like "bored DM" and "failed will save". We don't need the 3.5e parenthesis either. Marasmusine 01:20, 26 February 2012 (MST)
I agree with you on that note, but finding someone willing to wade through all the meta stuff and the truly ridiculous entries may be difficult. The 3.5e notation can definitely go, though. One problem with separating the silly from the serious, however, is that folks are only likely to post to one list, which means it wouldn't work without regular maintenance and moderation. That sounds like a lot of work considering the relatively minor effect on the list. -Silverkin 05:42, 26 February 2012 (MST)

My Dumbest Deaths[edit]

Fall asleep on a gods, late night snack

have a sadist in the party

try to drink a slime

trip on your own sward

tell a lich you know more spells, when he's casting create food & water for 10(enough water for 10 people shows up in your throat / enough loafs of bread(for 10 people)shows up above your head the breads three years old)

drown in dragon piss

sat on by a titan

crushed by a falling rhino

spat on by a god

sahuagin pc to sushi

oger + beans + bag of holding + falling in = you got gassed

fight a friendly black bare with a druid in the party

wish for 10000 pounds of gold and find its falling on you

burp at the king

get grabbed by a python when no ones looking

drown in soup after the sleep-spell takes affect

run out of supplies when everyone else is a cannibal

--Crazyabe (talk) 14:24, 6 March 2014 (MST)

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