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3rd Aug 2019, 6:00 AM in School Raze
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Stuck in the Middle
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Newbiespud 3rd Aug 2019, 6:00 AM edit delete
This has been covered before, but it bears repeating: If a player comes up with something cooler than your original idea, always take it and pretend that was the plan all along if at all possible.

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Guest 3rd Aug 2019, 6:04 AM edit delete reply
Story time! Tell a story about being stuck.
TheStratovarian 3rd Aug 2019, 7:45 AM edit delete reply
Does having a ceiling worth 15d8 worth of crushing damage a round count for this?
Departure_Dave 3rd Aug 2019, 9:37 AM edit delete reply
That sounds like the Tomb of Horrors, which is FULL of areas to get stuck in.
hankroyd 3rd Aug 2019, 11:15 AM edit delete reply
PC using subtlety to kill a powerful being that trusted them.
They are invited to discuss some works they could do for him. And the discussion end very fast, with a short curb stomp battle because the being didn't expect to be attacked by his 'faithful' minions.

Happy, the PC opened the door and walked in the same piece they left. Again, again ... and again. Before realizing that no, thousand years old near divine being would not be that gullible.

After a while the real being arrived, more amused than angry, and asked them if they would try to kill him now or suffer punishement.

Strangely PC did the wise thing and took punishement rather than fight the being able to distort space/time without any dice roll.
ANW 3rd Aug 2019, 6:20 AM edit delete reply
Now I wonder what the original plan was?
Boris Carlot 3rd Aug 2019, 8:38 AM edit delete reply
Probably something boring like "magically warped back to the room once you've walked far enough".
Newbiespud 3rd Aug 2019, 8:53 AM edit delete reply
Yeah, the ol' boring "space folding in on itself" thing.
Kiryn 3rd Aug 2019, 8:47 AM edit delete reply
Fun fact: this encounter was the part of the show where I realized that Smolder was supposed to be a girl. I don't think anyone had referred to her in the third person until now.
Classic Steve 3rd Aug 2019, 11:25 AM edit delete reply
For me, the shape of her eyes gave it away.
Evilbob 3rd Aug 2019, 12:15 PM edit delete reply
If anyone's still around, the story time I'm more curious about is:
Tell a story about a better idea a player had than your original idea so you stole it. And if it was as obvious to the players that you did like this GM here.
Jennifer 3rd Aug 2019, 7:36 PM edit delete reply
I do this fairly often, because I'm playing with kids at work and need to keep them engaged. If they want to fight gargoyles, we fight gargoyles. If they want to raise a salamander as a pet, have a pet salamander. What they don't know is that they're playing right into my hands, since I can have the salamander burn down their base or the gargoyles fly off with the treasure. Whatever happens, I have ready made plot hooks to keep them going for days. So long as they come back to the table, which is another story...
PedoMcDonaldBear 5th Aug 2019, 5:53 PM edit delete reply
Come to my table children... *Creepy Smile*
Mr Wednesday 5th Aug 2019, 10:35 PM edit delete reply
Nope nope nope, inappropes.
Guest 3rd Aug 2019, 10:42 PM edit delete reply
the mage and the rouge once went through the 'magic/magnetized bracelets' thing once.
Wulfraed 4th Aug 2019, 7:02 AM edit delete reply
Was the rouge being used to polish the bracelets? <G>

rouge: a fine abrasive, often reddish tint, used for polishing

rogue: a (fine?) adventurer, tint varies, (mis)used by police
Pram The Oracle 25th Jun 2020, 4:02 PM edit delete reply
LMAO Smolder’s “aww hell naw” screen cap. Absolutely perfect