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Newbiespud 14th Mar 2017, 6:00 AM edit delete
Hope you don't mind the deluge of Story Time prompts. Something crappy always seems to be happening IRL when I go to do the uploads, and Story Time is my backup when I can't think of anything interesting to say.

Any stories about circumstantial bonuses awarded by the DM for weird, unusual reasons?


Classic Steve 14th Mar 2017, 6:33 AM edit delete reply
Aww, how sweet.
albedoequals1 14th Mar 2017, 7:24 AM edit delete reply
Well, it wasn't a tangible bonus, but one of my players had a pegasus cleric that followed a sun goddess and sunbathed for an hour every morning to show her devotion. The party was on a trip through the wilderness and got caught in a storm, so they made camp. In the morning, they woke up to 2 inches of standing water in their tents and nothing but mud and more rain to look forward to. But the faithful cleric got up like usual and sat in the mud and the rain, facing the direction the sun should be. Some of the other players made fun of her for her "silly" faith, which annoyed me, so several minutes into her obedience, there was a break in the clouds and the sun shone through...but only on her.
Digo Dragon 14th Mar 2017, 7:40 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
I once got a bonus for sprinkling seasonings into my hair and streaking across the village main road to get some hungry parasites to come chase me. It worked and I lured them out into the forest where we let natural selection take its course.
Xelmon 14th Mar 2017, 8:20 AM edit delete reply
Once I ran a dwarf fighter for giggles, and I found minor-actions to be mostly wasted that campaign. Somehow not quite in the right spot, and nothing to say in combat.
So as a good dwarf I stroked my beard quite often to keep it nice and straight, which got a chuckle or two.

Then the DM started to randomly give me +2 to hit for being a properly groomed dwarf even in the midst of battle. ^_^
Akouma 14th Mar 2017, 10:30 AM edit delete reply
At one point in Iron Kingdoms we came upon this group of lizard-men like things that were threatening to attack us unless we gave them our stuff. (They have an official name in the setting but I can't remember it.) Someone demolishes a roll to know them and their culture, and we establish that they basically worship pain. One of our party members has the ability to ignore various kinds of damage including fire at will. So The plan is we light her on fire, have her act like she's in immense pain, and then she negotiates on our behalf to tell them to go the hell away. So we cover her in coal dust we had lying around, light her up, she makes a bluff check to pretend it hurts, she succeeds, and she gets an unbelievable bonus to her negotation check. We somehow ended up befriending the creepy lizard people, got them to go away, and had safe passage on the journey home as well.

I think a bonus to your diplomacy in exchange for lighting yourself on fire qualifies as "circumstantial bonuses for weird, unusual reasons."
Blueblade 14th Mar 2017, 6:14 PM edit delete reply
See? Violence really is the answer!
SilverShadow4 14th Mar 2017, 9:27 PM edit delete reply
My barbarian kept rolling nat20s on initiative so my DM gave me Savage Intuition. For clarity, it allows me to become aware of combat even if I cannot sense it, allowing me to enter a rage. It was hilarious