Character Death or Loss
There are lots of ways a character can exit the game, and not all of them include death. Character loss is a serious thing. Not only do you depend on your character, but so do all of the other characters AND players. When someone leaves the game it causes difficulties for the party even under ideal circumstances. That means first off, if you can't commit to the game, then don't commit to the game. You're not only ruining things for yourself, but also all of the other players.
As this is a writing project but is also a game we must consider that there are game consequences for character loss or death.
Now, GURPS is a very violent system, a single arrow or sword swing could very realistically mean the end of a character. If this happens as a result of "oops, the GM rolled a little too good" then you may make a replacement concept but you will lose all dice roll bonuses but retain 90% of your bonus earned XP. That means if the campaign minimum becomes 165 and you have 20 bonus points, you can remake with 183 points. The character should be a new concept, not a rehash of the old one.
If your character is killed due to player inactivity you may remake with no die bonuses and only 20% of your bonus XP.
If your character is killed while in character but dies during heroic sacrifice you may remake with 75% bonus XP and retain all of your die bonuses. (however massive bonuses are incurred for characters that make heroic sacrifice and live)
If you are simply unhappy with your character and wish to have them written out so you may reroll, you may retain 25% of your bonus xp and lose all die bonuses. NOTE: you must contact GM privately about this and you will be forced to follow GM guidelines concerning this, each situation will be unique.
If your character is killed because you did something out of character and are being a miserable player and are considered to be disruptive, you may not rejoin the game. Generally this will be the case if you make several paragraphs of arguments with the GM and other players and are generally having an attitude that makes things less than fun. NOTE: in character conflict does NOT count towards this, conflict in game is considered separate from OOC but MUST BE justifiable in character, which means you should have a handy motive ready to explain yourself if you do something like this, writing the motive as story into your post is even encouraged so that nothing is confused.
If the minimum total goes up before you rejoin the game this will apply to your reroll and not count against your bonus XP earnings.