I don't see why we still need the death clause.
It made sense when there were a lot of games being made, but right now anything that deters someone from working in RotN seems like a bad thing.
But would not
having the death clause deter others from making a RON game, for fear that a character they were planning to use will end up dead before they finish their game, and invalidate their idea? I mean, it's all very well to say they can set their game first in the chronology, or whatever, but--
Eh, okay, I guess you're probably right; I'm just a little worried because I had plans for making a RON game myself after I finish at least one other AGS game first, and I don't want to have my plans spoiled because a character that was going to play a central role in my game was killed off. But, eh, maybe you're right that it's time to reevaluate.
(For the record, the characters I had plans for in my game so far (unless I'm forgetting one) are Davy Jones, Elandra, the Bum (of course -- everyone
uses the Bum), Baron Wolfgang, Chef Lucca, Guido, Mr. Namyah, the Sheriff, Esmarilda Cragglerock, and, in his triumphant return after not having been seen since the third game in the series, Moboski. So as long as none of them
get killed off, I'm happy.
(Actually there are a couple of other existing characters I was also planning to use, but I'm pretty sure nobody's going to kill them off seeing as they're already dead...))