What do you do to a sleeping PC?

I’ve forgot to tell you this about my Encounters session last week. During the start of the session a couple of my players was busy with a Magic: The Gathering game, so they told me to go ahead and start without them. (Not a bright idea to do when there’s a boss fight looming.)

Since I started the session from an extended rest, I just said that there are two PC’s are oversleeping. Which as a response the same older player who said that Madusa can’t bounce their petrifying gaze off mirrors (Nice try, David) came out with a brilliant idea: “Break Out the Magic Markers!”

For the rest of the session, the two oversleepers had on black in specs, the word “Stupid” on their foreheads, and a big arrow pointing to their heads on their chests.

Which got me thinking: What else can we do to sleeping PCs brought on by either late Players, or those who needed to duck to the bathroom (I’ve done that at least twice this campaign, I’m ashamed to admit) in the middle of the session. Nothing too serious, I’m thinking Bam Margera “My friend’s a D*ck” prankery here.

I have a couple, but I’d like to open this discussion up to my G+ and Minds.com audience: Do you have any suggestions on how to prank wake-up a sleeping PC. The best ones will go into a d12 table which I’ll actually use, and post, in my own games.

The first one is what I call the “JigglypuffPUFF!” or the “Break Out the Magic Markers!” or the only part of the entire Pokemon franchise that I find actually funny. (IMHO, of course), where the PC wakes up with his face covered in black ink. I really should have Magic Markers available in the sundry items shops in my campaigns.

Another depends on the other player’s sensibilities, where the sleeping PC gets his clothing and armor striped. Said PC can continue the session in his or her undies, in the buff, or for added humiliation, cross-dressed. If the PC is female, it’s fetish outfit time! (I doubt you’d want to be late knowing that your poor character is going to dungeon delve dressed like a Playboy Bunny, unless you actually like that you pervert, heh heh heh)

And then there’s slipping a little local animal (provided that animal doesn’t have a poison or petrifying attack) into the offender’s sleeping bag, having the bard quietly walk up and blast out something form the First Four Black Sabbath albums (My personal favorite), dropping a lit firecracker next to his eardrum, and so on.

But what say you? Do you have a better idea than what I thought up? Let me know in the comments. The best ones will make my d12 Humiliation Wake Up table.

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