Posted July 30, 2015 (edited) · Report post
WOW! Ninja'ed on my own post!
Guess I'll start this thread:
When I was running a 2nd ED AD&D campaign at UCONN in the early 90's, we used to play 5 nights a week for 3-4 hours after dinner, my party was confounded and confused by odd happenings while traveling in the forest.
The Dwarf thief was pitching the tent, and when he started to pound in the pegs, THE HAMMER squealed at him to STOP HURTING ME! Needless to say, the party was wondering what in Ghu's name was going on when the Dwarf jumped up and started looking like he was being attacked! (Players actions, not mine)
When the party gathered around the Dwarf, asking him if he had been at the ale again, the HAMMER asked the Dwarf to gently pick it up and clean the dust off...
Needless to say the group was wondering WTF!!!
Every time a party member tried to pound the pegs in with that hammer, it squealed.
Finally, the Barbarian threatened to throw the hammer into the forest as far as he could, and the hammer replied, "Then what are you going to use to put the pegs in the ground?"
The Barbarian, none to bright, relented, and the Hammer told the Dwarf, "If you wrap a cloth around my head so I don't get bruised, ask me NICELY, and pound GENTLY, I won't make all that noise again."
(The party had to roll a D20 for a random encounter every time the thing screamed. This was to make them nervous, I had no intention of having them get attacked)
Later that night, the Paladin on watch heard heavy breathing, panting, gasping, moaning, and a slight rattling noise, followed by a 'passionate scream of fulfillment'.
The male players looked at the female players, and everyone wondered again, WTF, as everyone off watch had been sleeping, and no notes had been passed.
This went on for a few evenings, and the party started keeping watch in pairs, as they were rolling that random encounter D20 after all the commotion.
When the Ranger was checking her quiver of arrows one day thereafter, she discovered a bunch of small arrows in with the full size ones! Boy did she JUMP! All the full size ones were there, so they hadn't been shrunk....
The next evening, the party kept watch on the quiver, counting both sizes of arrows before starting their watch rotation. The Paladin and Mage heard the moaning again, went and looked at the quiver, only to find it vibrating and making all of the racket! When they dumped it out , after the noise stopped, they found more small arrows!
Things of this nature continued for the duration of their journey, the cooking pots complained they were getting burned, the whetstones were being rubbed the wrong way etc.
Boy were they confounded. They, and I, enjoyed every minute of that stuff, as I churned my diseased mind to find more things to do.
They never did figure out what was going on.
(I told them 10 years later, the ones that still game with me anyway)
Anyone care to guess what was going on?
The very first random encounter roll that 1st night was a Brownie. He started following them around using ventriloquism and other abilities to play pranks on the stupid 'bigguns'!
Hope that gave you all a laugh! (I was snickering like Muttley as I typed this, remembering their faces)
Edited July 30, 2015 by knarthex
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