I'm usually the DM for my groups regardless of edition, so I don't get to play at every game. When I do it isn’t always... victorious. Here is a brief list of the characters I have played who have died within the first three session of a game:
Half-Orc Ranger (level 12) - Underdark: ran down a horde of Drow and cut down a dozen of them. Died when their Thrallmaster mind-flayer disintegrated me.
Elf Wizard (level 5) - Dragonslayers: took down an entire flank's worth of Kobold ambush with a bow and two 1st-level spells. Two rounds later, died by Fireball while hiding in a cloud of Obscuring Mist.
Elf Warlord (level 7) - Faerun:…Read more