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Newbiespud 7th Dec 2021, 6:00 AM edit delete
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Author: Swest

Guest Author's Note: "While a good ribbing can be fun, it can come back to haunt you, especially when the mocked find out you fell for the same trap that they fell for. They might just insist on sitting you down for some good old fashioned horse sense. 🙂"

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6 Comments:

Digo 7th Dec 2021, 9:30 AM edit delete reply
I did the reverse kind of mock recently in a Fallout Equestria game I'm playing in. My earth pony, a pegasus, and an alicorn came to a series of old wooden suspension bridges over a chasm.

Seeing the obvious trap here, and that I'd be the only one in danger, I was being a bit salty/sarcastic with a line to the effect of "well good thing this isn't going to kill more than a third of the party."
Winged Cat 7th Dec 2021, 10:31 AM edit delete reply
Winged Cat
And then the space over the bridge was suddenly filled with arrows, aimed right where a pony flying over the obvious trap would be (with their eyes on the bridge so they would have less time to notice and dodge the arrows), right?
Prairie Son 7th Dec 2021, 2:06 PM edit delete reply
At least when we ran into something similar, no. There was an AM field that shut down anybody flying about halfway across the canyon, though. Turns out the canyon is what happens when you really screw up a major magic ritual in your tower's cellar, and the Permanent AM field you set up around the tower will keep going long after you're goristro chow.
aylatrigger 8th Dec 2021, 1:27 PM edit delete reply
Flying, invisible gelatinous cubes.
Extra bad if in a pit trap where you have to swim out of them even if you kill them.
Digo 8th Dec 2021, 3:44 PM edit delete reply
No, I ended up angering Nightmare moon so she specifically pulled the bridge out from under me. It was personal, both ways.
Chakat Firepaw 11th Dec 2021, 4:32 PM edit delete reply
Old time players are often aware of the use of an obvious trap to guide people into the less obvious one. It was one of the things the people coming up with traps for the Grimtooth books just loved to do, (that, and dumping large amounts of sodium into water with the delvers in the middle).

Door traps that hit the areas to the side of the trap or a little way back down the corridor, pressure plates that drop a stone block 10' away, a 'safe' place to hide from an oncoming roller that has its own roller hidden by the first, etc.