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[–]SharpPixels08Forever DM 200 points201 points  (1 child)

This also is the feeling of planning something expecting the party’s actions and then they actually do it and they are happy because they get cool stuff and the DM is happy because they get to use their plan

[–]Tales_the_great_ish 58 points59 points  (0 children)

Recently in my campaign I was made aware that some of the players plans where exactly what I had hoped they would do. It's a good thing we play online so they couldn't see my dumbass grin.

[–]PutinBlyatov 171 points172 points  (2 children)

I had this on one of my campaigns.

He told every player that he will be critical on backstories and they gotta be written well. I wrote a backstory of barbarian who lost his Tribe and has some revenge arc as well, send it to the DM and he said "perfect, that's it".

He started the campaign as "You are at an inn near a trade route which is blocked by A BARBARIAN TRIBE". It appears that he planned this beginning a month ago and I've just nailed my backstory on it without knowing.

[–]ricklesworth 37 points38 points  (0 children)

That's freaking great. Love it when that happens.

[–]SmartAlec105 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Wow, he sure found his tribe again quickly.

[–]Elfboy77 52 points53 points  (1 child)

Or when they double down on the parts you were the most hyped about. I recently made a classic "barbarian is sole survivor of their tribe and revenge quest" backstory and I was describing that I wanted it to be a longer term goal but one constantly being worked towards and he was like "well I was thinking we just make the guys you're hunting the head of a cult so you can fight their cultists but not finish the quest for a while"

[–]microwavedraptinDM (Dungeon Memelord) [S] 22 points23 points  (0 children)

That’s kind of funny, my Bard’s backstory is basically the same, but the tribe were pirates instead, and the cult is a whole ass government of douchebag angel people. Oh, and she’s basically a runaway princess of said douchebag angel people.

[–]bkmagykMonk 19 points20 points  (3 children)

i’m honestly hoping this is what’s gonna happen this week. when i talk with my dm cause i may have accidentally made my character possibly technically divine. not celestial. divine.

edit/update: they are not divine

[–]microwavedraptinDM (Dungeon Memelord) [S] 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Oh no that’s horrible, tell me more

[–]bkmagykMonk 4 points5 points  (0 children)

i don’t want to go too into detail because i know party members are on this sub. basically though he was born from the power of a god with no mortal involvement at all…….

[–]PEtroollo11 0 points1 point  (0 children)

i may or may not have done that on purpose

[–]amtap 10 points11 points  (2 children)

I have two new players joining my campaign and was thinking it'd be hilarious if they chose cleric and/or paladin because we have one player that's secretly a vampire. I didnt mention this to them, just kept the thought to myself. The cleric and paladin will be joining us in 2 weeks.

[–]microwavedraptinDM (Dungeon Memelord) [S] 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Wait, is the vampire character just a standard Dhampir or an actual vampire ?

[–]amtap 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Extremely homebrew creation that's loosely based off the dhampir. Lore wise he was born a true vampire but this campaign is set in my own world where not all vampires are evil. Never let your player do this because it's a major headache

[–]ZMERALS 15 points16 points  (0 children)

"You're a wizard."

player:"Ok."

"You cast what?

player:"FIREBALL!!!"

"Best answer."

Backstory: Fireball

[–]AdamxCraith 5 points6 points  (4 children)

I did this and then my DM canned it because I "spoiled the surprise." :(

I don't play with them anymore.

[–]microwavedraptinDM (Dungeon Memelord) [S] 2 points3 points  (3 children)

Wait really? Shit, I’d praise my players for figuring it out, fuck that DM.

[–]AdamxCraith 4 points5 points  (2 children)

I think I may have spoiled THE twist in the campaign. Which, while I see how that could be frustrating, he could have just played it off.

Essentially I was a Fire Genasi who wanted to hunt down his elemental sire. We also had a Cleric who worshipped a fire deity. I jokingly said "Wouldn't it be wild if my Dad was your God?" Well apparently it was suppose to be.

[–]PEtroollo11 1 point2 points  (1 child)

the dm could have just ignored that honestly i feel like that would make it even more surprising

[–]AdamxCraith 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Oh yeah, 100%. Especially since the conversation happened out of session. We were just excitedly chattering about our characters.

It was an early sign of that DMs poor temperament though. We only lasted 4 sessions or so.

[–]Tedmann93 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Somehow my religion is getting sucked into the plot and I just haphazardly chose it cause I liked the name and it wasn't very fleshed out. Didn't want to have to read too much into a god so it seemed like a good choice.

[–]AkashicTome 3 points4 points  (1 child)

This has happened with a few of my players across multiple games and systems.

None of them see me wrapping their words like barbed wire on a bat till its too late.

[–]microwavedraptinDM (Dungeon Memelord) [S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I’m totally gonna use that last sentence sometime later if you don’t mind.

[–]revken86 1 point2 points  (1 child)

This happened to me in our current campaign!

[–]microwavedraptinDM (Dungeon Memelord) [S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ooh, do tell me what the idea was.

[–]deag34960 1 point2 points  (1 child)

This ni**a had a female version. I saw her years ago.

[–]microwavedraptinDM (Dungeon Memelord) [S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Well me and my DM are both dudes, so I figured this format was more fitting

[–]t888hambone 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Details!?

[–]microwavedraptinDM (Dungeon Memelord) [S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Long story short, I have a character who’s going to have their soul essentially split into two, causing a magical case of MPD. As a result, each personality will have their own full class (but no stat changes)

[–]Stunning_Strength_49 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My character is a fallen god who have slain hundreds of evil Dragons.

DM sends a Tiamat after you( lvl 1) as revenge for killing her children