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    Have you ever been playing and, say, made a skill check that came out *unfortunately* exactly as it should?

    Here's my example:
    So, I'm currently on fire. From a kobold I killed three rounds ago. I have rolled 5 saves (2 from allies abilities) and gotten a 3,1,2,2,1 in order. (I later found out I only needed a 5).

    In an effort mostly out of frustration and I wanted to do something even if it was stupid, I make a diplomacy check on the fire. Yes, I tried to talk non-sentient fire into not burning me. I rolled a natural 1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shnezz View Post
    Have you ever been playing and, say, made a skill check that came out *unfortunately* exactly as it should?

    Here's my example:
    So, I'm currently on fire. From a kobold I killed three rounds ago. I have rolled 5 saves (2 from allies abilities) and gotten a 3,1,2,2,1 in order. (I later found out I only needed a 5).

    In an effort mostly out of frustration and I wanted to do something even if it was stupid, I make a diplomacy check on the fire. Yes, I tried to talk non-sentient fire into not burning me. I rolled a natural 1.
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    I would say that they had, except I killed a Kobold of strange reseliance to being stabbed fairly quickly. This may have had something do do with my 3d6+4+2d8(sneak attack) hitting for 30. (6+5+3, 4, and 5+7)
    Edit: He was leading the attack on us. And I was level 1, using my daily. I was happy.
    Otherwise I'd be checking to see if the DM handed me loaded dice.

    On another note, I found a jar of fire-producing substance. (I don't know what it was, it was a sling orb that set things on fire. I was hit with one as explained above) and a jar of whatever the glue is that is stupidly strong. I took out ink to label the two, and he makes me roll a check. 18 on the fire orb, but a natural one on the glue made it explode on my hand.

    Edit2: This was a 4E game, obviously.
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    Edit2: This was a 4E game, obviously.
    So the 3.5 Edition Gods decided to punish you, treacherous infidel!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cicciograna View Post
    So the 3.5 Edition Gods decided to punish you, treacherous infidel!
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    you should have made a check to convince it to stop burning you
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    Quote Originally Posted by CasESenSITItiVE View Post
    you should have made a check to convince it to stop burning you
    Um, he did?

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    Um, he did?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shnezz View Post
    Have you ever been playing and, say, made a skill check that came out *unfortunately* exactly as it should?

    Here's my example:
    So, I'm currently on fire. From a kobold I killed three rounds ago. I have rolled 5 saves (2 from allies abilities) and gotten a 3,1,2,2,1 in order. (I later found out I only needed a 5).

    In an effort mostly out of frustration and I wanted to do something even if it was stupid, I make a diplomacy check on the fire. Yes, I tried to talk non-sentient fire into not burning me. I rolled a natural 1.
    You succeed beyond your wildest dreams, and the fire is now fascinated with you. So much, in fact, that he brings all of his fiery friends to hear the new "truth". You are now on fire. And fire. And fire, and fire, and fire. And the fire is on fire. Also, the original fire is now your cohort, and so does ..whats your hd again? 7d4 damage per turn rather than the 1d4 he starts with as a base creature.
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    In a superpowered game, I was playing an extremely evil character masquerading as one of the party's own. We had holed up in a crummy house while the BBEG had our base under surveillance, and while the party was talking strategy, I stomped off to the other room and an actual NPC hero teleported in to try and thwart me. We ended up breaking into this huge brawl which the other party started to come investigate, and even though this guy is WAY better than me, I'm rolling nat 20s constantly.

    We end up tumbling into the bathroom and I manage to slam the door so the party doesn't see me pummeling Captain Superpants, and I finally overcome him and disintegrate his remains, and then flush him.

    The party had no idea what was going on, only that I rolled a half-dozen natural 20s and then came out of the bathroom looking pleased with myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daggaz View Post
    You succeed beyond your wildest dreams, and the fire is now fascinated with you. So much, in fact, that he brings all of his fiery friends to hear the new "truth". You are now on fire. And fire. And fire, and fire, and fire. And the fire is on fire. Also, the original fire is now your cohort, and so does ..whats your hd again? 7d4 damage per turn rather than the 1d4 he starts with as a base creature.
    Also, this. Amazing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glass Mouse View Post
    Misunderstood joke is misunderstood
    Completely and totally. Mind explaining it?

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    Also, this. Amazing.
    I second that. I wish I had a fire cohort, that was on fire.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Glass Mouse View Post
    Misunderstood joke is misunderstood
    Poorly written joke and meme are poorly written.

    The joke should have been: "you should have made a check to convince the fire to keep burning you." The punchline being that with his luck the check would fail, putting out the fire.

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    The party had no idea what was going on, only that I rolled a half-dozen natural 20s and then came out of the bathroom looking pleased with myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shnezz View Post
    In an effort mostly out of frustration and I wanted to do something even if it was stupid, I make a diplomacy check on the fire. Yes, I tried to talk non-sentient fire into not burning me. I rolled a natural 1.
    FYI: A 1 on a skill check is not a critical fail, however, the humor of the situation is not lost on me.

    DM'ing for a party of about 8 characters, the halfling monk (who later QP'd an aboleth savant) failed a saving throw vs a paralyzation effect by a homebrew embalming zombie (nat 1). He was subsequently tied to a 50 foot length of rope and used as bait to get the next group of zombies to walk right into an ambush by the party (they had orders to attack anything that moves in a certain hallway, the halfling was rolled down the hallway and slowly drawn back to the party by the rope). Unfortunately for me, the DM, the embalming zombies were wiped out in the surprise round. The halfling eventually overcame the paralyzation and couldn't untie himself (couldn't beat the Use Rope DC). The party left him tied up until they were out of the mortuary section of the ruins they were in, and kept on using him as bait.
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    Oh god, brain bleach please!
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    The Dice Gods have turned their face from you. Only the cruel, hilarious sacrifice of your PC will regain their favour.

    (The old ways are the best )
    One cannot deny the old ways, they are the laws by which we live and abide. If not for the old ways, all would be naught.

    Also... fire is fire. You cannot win. Ever.

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    I once rolled a natural 1 when I tried to seduce a priestess. Seems reasonable enough.

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    Also... fire is fire. You cannot win. Ever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by drengnikrafe View Post
    I once rolled a natural 1 when I tried to seduce a priestess. Seems reasonable enough.
    I on the other hand rolled a succesive string of 20s on a group that were devoted to that sort of thing anyway.
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    DM: aye, and it's not like she's been saved by a mysterious little girl and a band of real live puppets from a bad man and worse step-sister to go live with the faries in the happy land.
    Me: Yeah, a knight in shining armour might just bring her over the edge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LordWolfgang View Post
    Also... fire is fire. You cannot win. Ever.
    Ninjas can't catch you if you are on fire. Counts as a win in my book.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BobVosh View Post
    Ninjas can't catch you if you are on fire. Counts as a win in my book.
    Only if you are a ninja. Otherwise, you kind of tend to just...burn.

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    after several rounds against one wounded goblin where everyone in the party was missing it and was missing everyone else (and we dropped our weapons several times), the DM says "ok, thats it... he commits suicide in frustration"... one of us tells him to roll to see if he hits himself with his own sword... he rolls a nat 1 and fails his reflex save... dropping his weapon and failing to commit suicide...

    After another 2 players attacking and missing the unarmed goblin (one of which drops his weapon) the DM just declared him dead by fiat. That was hillarious; and frustrating.
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    In a ADD campaign my character was about to be sacreficed by tentacle monsters (i'm sure they were called something else in the MM but hey) to their vile god. the rest of the party came to my rescue! and the ranger/and/or fighter (multiclassing and whatnot) charged in and chopped off his foot.
    just like that.
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    I was in a game where a PC foolishly put on a Necklace of unknown magic powers... turned out to be Strangulation, of course.

    The party Barbarian decided he would help out by cutting the necklace off with his axe. The DM was dubious that you could defeat a cursed item that way, but he let the Barb roll anyway.

    The Barbarian rolled a natural 1.

    On the plus side, the PC didn't die from strangulation!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LordWolfgang View Post
    One cannot deny the old ways, they are the laws by which we live and abide. If not for the old ways, all would be naught.

    Also... fire is fire. You cannot win. Ever.
    You tend to win if you and the fire are on the same side.
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    One of the players in my game kept making ridiculous statements as a naive attempt to bluff opponents - like "We're not in!" when the guards are banging on the door...

    He generally rolled very poorly.

    When he did roll a 19 bluff check after claiming to have gone away, the guard's check was higher. As it should be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyuubi View Post
    decanter of endless water.
    That just means not enough fire was applied.

    Related question:
    Decanter of endless water VS, Elemental plane of fire?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dixieboy View Post
    That just means not enough fire was applied.

    Related question:
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