Once we had a player join in a game where he clearly wasn't wanted. We had played with him before, but he tended to bog down the game with pompousness, stupid decisions, and technical arguments over rules that he didn't actually understand. Nevertheless, we felt bad telling him, "No, you can't play because you're annoying." The he overheard us talking about starting a new campaign and asked if he could join, so there he was.
The DM thought he'd have a little fun at the start by running us into an NPC who would give us information we needed… but only if only we would each pull a card from his Deck of Many Things. Fun!
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