As a player, I've probably been part of 4 or 5 TPKs. Each one effectively ended campaigns, and two actually caused us to change systems.
As a DM/GM I think I've inflicted 3 TPKs (not counting the random campaigns of my high school years, where TPKs were a ritual of DM passage), 2 of which were with Rolemaster and it's sister system MERPS - both campaigns died at those moments.
I've expected and worried about TPKs in my recent campaigns, but luck and player ingenuity kept it from happening. Heck, my players aren't even sure about the moments I fretted, so either I have a great poker face or they have great player skills, or both ;)
So, what's your experience with TPKs? Do your campaigns survive it, do you start anew or do you even change systems?
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