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18th Oct 2011, 6:00 AM
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My Little Pun-y
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Newbiespud 18th Oct 2011, 6:00 AM edit delete
Newbiespud
Story time!

Out-of-character banter usually isn't supposed to affect the game, but sometimes a player's off-hand comment is so hilarious or appropriate that the DM sees fit to respond to it, either through modifiers, damage, or even roleplaying.

In the comments, tell a story about a player's casual remark that had extraordinary consequences.

108 Comments:

AstroTrain 18th Oct 2011, 6:21 AM edit delete reply
Rarity is confirmed for being a sadistic DM. I know far too many of them. ;_;
sjosten 22nd Feb 2012, 6:57 PM edit delete reply
And we love her for it.
The-grue 7th May 2013, 10:15 PM edit delete reply
Yes Mistress Rarity
AstroTrain 18th Oct 2011, 6:25 AM edit delete reply
I once had a DM who was running us through a sci-fi campaign, and each time we started to look at things in a meta-way, we would each lose a healing surge. No-one ever had a healing surge, even our cleric. We died after 3 sessions.
xuincherguixe 18th Oct 2011, 7:52 AM edit delete reply
Heavy handed rules like that irk me. I've always found that metagaming isn't something you can avoid completely. Or should try to. Sometimes it's necessary just to make the game move forward. It's something that has to be managed.


That being said, that is a great story.
Dan the DM 8th Dec 2011, 2:42 PM edit delete reply
The first thing my veteran players tell players in my groups is, "don't ever metagame". It's not because I punish metagaming arbitrarily, it's because my worlds are built to function like real worlds - not like games. Metagaming logic tends to lead you to bad results.

For example, upon returning to their ship after being gone a long while the players once noticed something seemed a little off about their captain. Using metagame logic they immediately became convinced that he was an imposter or possessed in some way. The result was 45 minutes of trying to catch him in the act and blowing a great deal of gold on a ritual to determine what was different about him.

The real reason, as they found out? He'd purchased an illusion to make himself look moderately more attractive - and was feeling self-conscious about the whole thing.
Randomosity 6th Jan 2014, 12:47 AM edit delete reply
One time my DM decided to punish us for swearing. Somebody ended up with their head up a donkey's butt, and there was poop EVERYWHERE.
Guest 18th Oct 2011, 6:25 AM edit delete reply
One time our party was camping by a lake and one of our members said he wanted to dive in. He didn't check for depth and the DM just let him do it, but he broke both his hands. It made the next couple of game days rather interesting.
Holygriever 18th Oct 2011, 6:27 AM