Lyran mentioned that it’d pretty tough to do anything after dying above level 5 for complete lack of equipment. I added a toggle that lets players start with newbie equipment every time they die no matter what level they are and turned it on.
Newbie equipment isn’t exactly a huge advantage, so it might be worth leaving that on permanently. It’s bad enough that you lose your sword +5, no reason you should have to walk around barefoot with no pants on. A level 6 adventurer shouldn’t find it too hard to scrounge up 2 silver pieces worth of equipment anyhow.