Prank War!


Pathfinder First Edition General Discussion


Dead dire rat in the sleeping bag. Prestidigitation to reflavor the poo-stew. Surprise awaken on the ranger's companion. These shenanigans can be funny, but they have a way of escalating. Two questions:

1. Have you ever been in an in-character prank war?

2. Did you have any troubles with harmless pranks boiling over into PVP?

Relevant comic for illustrative purposes.


I'm sure that in my early days of 1e and 2e things like this happened, but I can't recall any at the moment.


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DRD1812 wrote:
2. Did you have any troubles with harmless pranks boiling over into PVP?

No. I have a very low threshold of "harmless".

That prank was not harmless.
Never prank someone who can turn you into a newt.


I've been shot by my own archer as a prank mid-combat. He rolled a natural 20, and maxed his damage roll, as a prank.

The following night, my character was going to coup de grace him in his sleep, you know, as a prank. But whoever was on fireguard convinced me otherwise.

Neither of those shenanigans were cheeky and fun. They were cruel and tragic, which makes them not shenanigans at all. Evil shenanigans!

These things always end up escalating until someone steps on a trap involving a bag of holding and a portable hole, as prank. Whoops.


The best prank I witnessed was when our half-giant secretly nailed our dwarf’s furniture to the ceiling of the dwarf’s home. He then proceeded to get the dwarf blindingly drunk at a local tavern. When the dwarf stumbled home, he was so tired and intoxicated that he kept trying (and failing) to climb into his bed (securely attached to the ceiling). When the party checked on the dwarf the next day, we found him curled into a ball on the floor below his bed.


Turning the blackguard's armor hot pink via prestidigtation.


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Darigaaz the Igniter wrote:
Turning the blackguard's armor hot pink via prestidigtation.

This is one of those situations where not having a good alignment really pays off.


One of my dwarfs asked for a "zombie-free" room at an inn we stayed at. Two of the other PCs woke him up in the middle of the night, nibbling at his feet and acting weird. On the bright side, the inn-keeper paid him back every copper for the room!


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Falling down a pit trap & trying to keep it quiet so that the next person would fall in too - I've seen that. A long time ago though.

In V:tM, getting another PCs club flooded with sewage... yeah, a long time ago too. People learn and stop doing this stuff.


Did the person have to roll dice to see if he or she remained quiet falling in the trap?


VoodistMonk wrote:
Did the person have to roll dice to see if he or she remained quiet falling in the trap?

I think so? This was at least 15 years ago.

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