Sure, threads like this have been done in the past, but it’s been a while, and I just had to share this.
So yesterday, I was enjoying my regular D&D session with friends. We had gotten to a point where we knew where the current bad guy was holed up, thanks to some recon information from a local village of elves. The elves use giant owls as mounts, which let them check out the ruined city (which was sinking, so it was essentially buildings sticking out of the middle of a lake), but they weren’t willing to just fly us in. So we were discussing our insertion options. Do we sneak up on the lizardman outposts on the lake shore, take them out, and steal a boat? Maybe the cleric can get everyone with water walk?
Then one player gets “that look”. If you’ve gamed enough, you’ve probably seen it. It usually precedes something insane, but “it just might work!” He turns to me (I’m playing the wizard) and asks “You’ve got featherfall, right? How many people will that effect?”
Well, yeah, I’ve got it. And since it works on 1 creature per level, I could cover the entire party.
He then turns to the DM (now playing the elf chieftan). “And how high can the owls fly? High enough to be out of bowshot, maybe even high enough to not be noticed?”
The DM doesn’t yet realize where this is heading, and says “Sure, why not.”
The player leans back and says the memorable phrase: “HALO jump”. To stave off the RP purists, after doing that, he did go on to explain his idea “in character”. And our characters had done something similar a while ago, although that was just jumping from the top of tower (the D&D equivalent of BASE jumping…) as a last-ditch escape, so this was just the next logical step.
So our plan (put off until next session since one player had to leave early yesterday, and we do not want him to miss it) is to fly on giant owls over a ruined city (infested with lizardmen, goblins, ogres, and a young adult black dragon), jump off at high altitude, gather together in mid-air, then have my wizard cast featherfall roughly 400-500 feet off the ground. We’ll invade the head guy’s stronghold in the center of the city (and the lair of the dragon) fresh, instead of fighting our way through the perimeter guards first. Ideally, we’ll catch the dragon inside the building and can contain it there instead of having to deal with it flying around.
This is either going to be the greatest victory ever, or a TPK (total party kill, everyone’s dead). Either way, it’s got to be the zaniest plan I’ve been involved in.
So, anyone got any fun stories of plans that, once brought up, were too cool to pass up? How did it work out for you?