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And now we know what Richter was doing off-screen.
One could question why it was that, if Richter had the money to bribe the Great Star into throwing the game, why didn't he just pay Death.
The reason: he didn't want to pay at all, and simply elected to push it off for as long as possible before he had to give it.
It's his way.
 
    

When evil spreads across the land, and darkness rises and the monsters roam. When the creatures of the night make beautiful music, and the things that go bump in the night go bump with greater enthusiasm. When the world is in peril and is in need of a hero...

These guys are, sadly, the best the world can hope for. These are the adventures of the heroes of CVRPG. They mean well, they try hard, and occasionally they do the impossible...

They actually do something heroic.