Our group had rotating DMs, each of whom contributed to the lore of our particular world. NPCs that showed up in one DM's campaign might crop up again in another's, and we'd constantly try to oneup one another in terms of scale and difficulty as far as our campaigns went.
One night, our DM had prepared for us a particularly nasty campaign that involved a powerful Lich planning to unleash nightmarish horror upon a defenseless town. If it wasn't the traps getting us, it was the huge, powerful monsters or the merciless punishments for neglecting to check every nook and cranny.
By the time we reached the Lich's lair, we were…Read more