A mentally unstable multi-billionaire dresses up like a bat and fights monsters, aliens, and even gods, and somehow wins because he’s too popular to lose despite having no people skills. He’s considered realistic.
Some dude gets bitten by a radioactive spider. He doesn’t die, but instead gets spider powers and goes on to wear red-and-blue tights to fight crime while working a day job to pay the rent. He’s considered realistic.
Costumed (but non-powered) superheroes are a historical phenomenon. Then a guy gets locked in some crazy fictional science machine, is taken apart at the molecular level, and gets the powers of a god while putting himself back molecule by molecule. Also, he is now blue and walks around naked because he is detached from humanity and doesn’t need clothes to stay warm. This entire setting is considered realistic.
This is not a spell where you can raise a holy symbol and have your deity pay the cost for you.
Doesn’t matter how tough or swift you made your character. Doesn’t matter what sort of broken, overpowered, totally legal character builds you’ve prepared.
Eventually, bad rolls are going to catch up to you. Eventually, you will bite off more than you can chew (alright, that one is more like “immediately” for most players). Or perhaps, and this is a BIG perhaps, you might be roleplaying character development and having your character give their life for a higher cause.
But mostly you die because of failed dice rolls and overwhelming force and/or numbers.
So, what happens when we die? Theologians and scientists will give you all sorts of answers and criteria for considering that question, but thankfully for gamers, games have had more solid rules. Let’s look at them, shall we?
To me, it’s alright to just acknowledge “You know what? It was a tough week. I could use a break.”
No, your eyes are not deceiving you, this is indeed another report on my progress for my personal writing to make use of a month with 5 weekends. Do not feel alarmed, my regularly scheduled RPG post will return next week.
…Nobody was alarmed because nobody reads?
…And anybody who happens to be looking at this will likely have no idea of my post schedule?