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Float Like a Butterfly, Sting Like a Splinter

Posted on July 24, 2016

Improbable strings of dice rolls lead to great stories. This is one such tale.

My fellow players and I were new to D&D. During one of our first forays into an actual dungeon we reached a room devoid of anything but furniture. We began to look for treasure and secret doors, ignorant of the importance of looking for traps first. And so, we were caught flat-footed as two chairs, an end table, and a rug all sprang into action to defend their home.

Our Sorcerer, not one to pass up an opportunity to play with fire, gleefully cast burning hands. The flames quickly spread among the animated furniture. We backed out of the room through a…

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