Chris installed some mods to play Rimworld, the science fiction colony simulation, which includes “Prepare Carefully”. He made himself for the sake of vanity.

While managing his colony today, a herd of deer made an appearance close to the colony. He and a fellow colonist trundled behind some sandbags, took down a few deer, followed by a notification that the pawn had a heart attack.

“Well he’s still standing! How bad can it be?” Chris thought to himself.

The pawn dropped the legendary LMG he crafted, went back to his bed, and died shortly afterwards.

Sure, Chris could’ve restarted from the last save but that would’ve been weird. Instead, Chris set about deleting the last 5 autosave slots, in addition to his two primary saves for this colony. Chris died in the game in a similar way that he frets about the immanent threat of death to him in real life.

On the bright side, he still has the Agave Confederation waiting in the wings. He’s pretty sure they’ll wind up building The Ship and leaving for civilization.

Chris S.
Anomalist, esperantist, cyclist, typist, dodecaphile, ailurophile, and oneiromancer. Chris lives near the shore with his wife, cats, and the Jersey Devil in his backyard.

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