4/22/2010

Sometimes You've Just Got To Laugh

I had it all planned. Three giant Trolls ambush the party using a tied up human as bait. Here was the set up:

The PC's and the merchant caravan they were travelling with came to a small area of road in the forest that went in a circle around four large trees. To one of these trees was tied a gagged man in a state of great distress attempting to scream something to them. They couldn't make out what he was saying, but like most curious PC's they decided to go check him out. Preparing for danger they readied their weapons and moved toward him. The Cleric approached the man, he had a look of complete terror in his eyes. She removed his gag... Then he yelled "They're using me as bait", as a great black shadow killed a horse and the two expendable npc's at the merchants caravan.

Combat was joined and dice were rolled. It was at this point I got out my trusty whiteboard and drew a simple map of the area for everyone to reference.

This is what I saw as I was drawing it, ever so innocently:


When it was ready I turned it so the players could see.


This is what they saw:


Yeah, you get the picture...

Lets just say there were quite a few "I'm going to jump into the bush jokes", and at least one "retreat to the anus" joke. Even with the joking we had a great game session. I would even venture to say that the joking actually made everything more fun, even though it was mainly aimed at yours truly.

Sometimes you've just got to laugh.

8 comments:

  1. I love it! Sent it to all my players! I think all GM's have a moment when we do something like that.

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  2. That is hilarious. I've drawn some pretty Freudian stuff on my whiteboard, but man, nothing on that level

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  3. Retreat to the anus will be my new battle cry.

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  4. Should I ever be asked where babies come from, these pictures are my new reply.

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  5. I am worried about those splotches . . .

    Have you consulted a physician?

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  6. This story will be retold at my table, along with... media presentation.

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  7. This story will be retold at my table, along with... media presentation.

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  8. Retreat to the anus will be my new battle cry.

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