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101 Ways To Make Your Players Say "Oh F-"


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1. You grab the door to open it, the door grabs back. (Mimic)


2. You send over whatever was in the Silvermount Collection.


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3. Pit trap with a sphere of inky blackness at the bottom.


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4). You encounter a Will-o'-wisp

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The unicorn begins pawing the ground and lowers its horn...


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5) kracken encounter at level 7, or cr 13 dragon encounter at level 2, ive been on the receiving end of both of those


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6: Have them see you putting the Grimtooth books away while designing next week's adventure.

Grand Lodge

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7: Rust monsters


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7. Mention Tomb of Horrors.

Dark Archive

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9. "But you never looked above you..."

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10.
Paladin/Cleric: "I detect evil."
DM: "You're stunned for a round."

Or

DM: "Roll a will save vs fear"
Paladin: "I'm immune to fear"
DM: "Roll a will save vs fear."

11. Make random d20 rolls while the party is walking down a seemingly mundane hallways.

12. A statue of a devil's face with a 3' circular mouth of inky blackness.

EDUT: changed numbers

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13. Rappan Athuk


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14: Huge+ Wormlike creatures. I've killed more PCs with these than anything else.

15: Scarecrows.

16: "And now that the enemy dies, the wizard attempts to posses the elephant in the room."

Scarab Sages

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One went uncounted, so adjusting accordingly....

18. "You've been tracking your encumbrance, right?"

19. "You've been tracking your paper/ink/chalk/charcoal/candle supply, right?"

20. "You've been tracking your daily food and water rations, right?"


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20. "You've been tracking your daily food and water rations, right?"

I love this one.

#21, rolling dice, giving them a funny looking/saying "huh", rolling more dice, then "looking" something up.


22) ask every one to make 2 fort, 2 reflex and 2 will saves at the same time


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23. "In the chamber ahead, you see two skeletal corpses. One wears a bat-like cloak and cowl, the other is in a tattered blue and red uniform with what appears to be a red 'S' emblazoned on the chest."

Scarab Sages

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24. Ranger/Hunter/Druid/Shaman: "I go look for firewood. My Survival skill's so high I don't need to roll."
DM: "No problem, you find a lovely heap of old, dry wood perfectly suited for a campfire. It's full of black widows. Make...1d100 ⇒ 63 Fortitude saves!"

Dark Archive

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25. The Choking Tower. Pretty much everything in Choking Tower. Heck pretty much everything in Iron Gods in general :D


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26. "As you cut down the large dragon, those of you who understand Draconic hear it gasp, "Mom..ma...!" The sun dims slightly. A passing cloud perhaps...?"

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27. there's a magic trap that has a password to bipass. The phrase always changes to the last words said by the person who tried it last time and failed. "Oh F-"

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I'm Hiding In Your Closet wrote:
One went uncounted, so adjusting accordingly....

If they don't number it, it doesn't count :-P

28. Dropping hints that a lich is about to your 5th level party


I'm Hiding In Your Closet wrote:

One went uncounted, so adjusting accordingly....

You added 2

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Ancient Dragon Master wrote:
I'm Hiding In Your Closet wrote:

One went uncounted, so adjusting accordingly....

You added 2

The unicorn one should've been 5, they slotted it in for 17, then moved on to 18.


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29. "So here's the rules for underwater combat..."

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30. It speaks Aklo.

Early in the campaign, one of the PCs learned Aklo without realizing its connection to aberrant creatures and the Dark Tapestry. Now they fear anything that uses that language.


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31. Take all the d6s in your box of dice. Count them, then tell the players you need all of theirs too


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31. What? No, the guy in leather isn't a rogue, he's an urban barbarian.

Silver Crusade

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31. What? No, the guy in leather isn't a rogue, he's an urban barbarian.

*after failing perception checks*

32. The previously unseen Barbarians begin Raging.


33. Bodak...that did it for my PC's, to be fair, at their level, it should!


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34. The beggar you've been insulting says "My name is Ragathiel, and you just failed my secret test of character."


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35. What was the marching order again?

36. Player "I scout ahead to the next room. I got a 20 on my Stealth check."
GM stands up. "Come with me for a minute, we need to chat."

37. Can I look at your character sheet for a second?

38. It's a swarm.


39. I'll let you use your Second Chance on that perception roll.

Silver Crusade

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35) After an attack hits. Can I borrow some d6s? I don't have enough.

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41. Player "Ouch, what do I roll for the save?"
GM "You don't get one."


36) I need everyone's flatfooted touch AC.

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43. You open the door. There is a door straight ahead. And to the left. And to the right. And above you. And on the floor.


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44.

The nice NPC ranger who helped guide them to the hoard of a legendary but deceased dragon polymorphs back into his natural dragon form the instant they run forward into the loot pile. He blocks the way back out of the lair, of course.


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I'm Hiding In Your Closet wrote:
20. "You've been tracking your daily food and water rations, right?"

I love this one.

#21, rolling dice, giving them a funny looking/saying "huh", rolling more dice, then "looking" something up.

I still do this to my group.

Scarab Sages

46. At the start of the game, require every player to specify on their PC's blood type - you might even give them a handout listing certain additional blood types available to non-Humans.

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44. The Abolith did it, you'll get to learn more about why that is when you meet their masters in 15 levels or so...


I think the numbering is getting skewed.


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Web browsers don't automatically refresh pages. You may post something only to find out that someone beat you to the same number just seconds ahead of you.

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48: "Shortly after she turns to leave, the young villager girl pulls out a scroll..."

49: When the party opens a door, tell them the body of the person they're currently escorting is inside, being used for a bonfire. ...and to roll initiative.


I counted the posts. The second one of The Dandy Lion's posts is 48. Roughly halfway there.


49) Rolls dice... Raise eyebrows and look at players with concern. "Umm... By any chance, does anyone have ranks in Profession (Sailor)?"

50) "Your boat has just been capsized. Roll your swim checks, and if you pass the DC, roll a perception check."


51) "The bar wench you're flirting with seems quite interested in going upstairs with you."


re 51: so, is she a Vampire, a Succubus, or a Calistrian? (And do any of those answers affect how doomed you are?)

52) Could you give me one perception check per hour? And by the way, when do you [cast any buff spells / put on and take off your armor]?


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53) Have a note arrive for their characters that says they've been invited to a wedding...


james014Aura wrote:
re 51: so, is she a Vampire, a Succubus, or a Calistrian? (And do any of those answers affect how doomed you are?)

That'd be left up to the DM's discretion. :)

She could be any one of those.

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