Do you have any humorous house rules?
My new online campaign started this past weekend and I was pleased to have two players who are completely new to the world of Dungeons and Dragons.
Soon after the PCs entered the dungeon, they heard me (DM) say this.
DM: You peek around the corner and see two wolves pacing back and forth near two mangled kobold carcases. Their tongues hang open with copious amount of blood tinged saliva dripping from their mouthes.
Random PC: We need to draw them away perhaps, and get rid of them in the room we’re in now instead of going in to that one.
Kriv Chu’la, a Dragonborn wizard, is played by a comrade of mine from the high school days. He’s completely new to D&D but is eager to learn the rules and get his hands dirty. He chimes in.
Kriv Chu’la: Oh I can make this Ghost Sound. What kind of sound would lure the wolves away and make them come this way?
Another PC: Like..the sound of cats?
Kriv Chu’la: I`ll cast Ghost Sound and make the sound of cats originate from … here! *indicates a spot on the map*
What happened next caught everyone by surprise and caused us all to erupt with boisterous laughter!
Kriv Chu’la: MEEEEOOOOOOW!!! MEEEOWWW! MEOW!!! MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEOW!
I darn near choked on my Diet Mt. Dew. It was so loud in the headset (remember, online campaign..gametable..teamspeak) and completely unexpected. At that moment, a new house rule was born.
HR 1) Anyone using Ghost Sound must describe the sound and then imitate it for all to hear and laugh at.
What about you? Does your group have any humorous house rules?