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In the spirit of having an antithesis for the Great Moments thread, or just a place to bitch about the lousy session or stupid mistake you made, I am creating this thread.
In the spirit of getting things rolling, here is how I got hosed by the DM at tonight's D&D game.
We had a Forgotten Realms game going for awhile, but then we decided to take a break. Tonight we started up again, but decided to start over with level 1 characters. Personally, I went with a Sun Elf Wizard.
The session goes like this: The DM dictates that we are all sitting in a bar in the middle of nowhere and we all know each other already. He then says "Some men walk in the door. Everyone make a will save." Numbers are across the board, including some as high as 19. I suspect this was a "Save DC Plot Device" spell, because everyone still failed and fell asleep.
Being an elf, I was unaffected by this, but decided to go with it in an attempt to escape later. I failed the bluff check and one of them takes a swing at me, but misses.
Out of other options, I dive away and hit the lug with a Color Spray. He, of course, makes the save. Next round, three other toughs move in. My only option is to try and get past them and get outside. So I 5-foot and hit them all with another Color Spray. One fails the save, all the rest make it. (We're talking a Save DC of 16, which is pretty good at this level, but I digress). I get clucked upside the head for 8 nonleathal damage and go unconscious.
When we wake up, we're in a cage, in a cave, no idea where the hell we are. To boot, we've been stripped of every bit of equipment and items we had, left only with basic clothes. So I figure this is a 'find a way to escape, find your goodies, and take out your captors.' kind of adventure.
The DM then drops the bomb. "Just scratch all your equipment off, your not getting it back." Now while this does inconvenience everyone, it just fucks me over completely, since after I finish using my spells from today I cant get any new ones.
To boot, as we worked through, there were literally no weapons I could make any use of, and at the end of the night, we had just discovered that there are multiple levels to this cavern. He wants to play a 6 hour session on Friday, and I'm having some trouble mustering any excitement about playing a 6 hour session where I will likely only be able to say "I'm holding the torch" every combat round.
I suppose it would have been more bearable if there were any options to what was going on, or he allowed us to roleplay at some point during the night.