Post by Chickadee (DM Trish) on Sept 28, 2018 16:51:00 GMT
Forget TPKs - my new goal is achieving TPPs - total party paranoia. Last night I knew I'd 'won' when, after two challenging puzzle/trap rooms, my party chopped/burned/crushed a completely innocent chest to pieces before getting within 25 feet of it.
It was something like this: Player 1: "I cast Firebolt on the chest...what does it do?" Me (completely straight face): "It burns.....fortunately, it's a very well made chest - the lid is now blackened and smouldering" Player 2: "I throw my war hammer at it" (very good roll) Me: "You put an enormous hole in the side of the chest." Player 1: "Does it do anything?" Me: laughing..."no..it continues to smoulder but now has a giant hole in it's side with a war hammer sticking out of it"
(this carries on with the other two party members also taking shots at the poor, helpless chest before they all accepted that it was indeed - just a chest).