Content of the article: "Did I make the right call?"
I was using a slightly modifed version of Grimtooths 'The infamous wheel trap'
The party entered a room with barrels placed throughout, there was a slope leading up, 15 foot wide, with a 5 foot groved down the middle big enough that a person could lay in it and be flush with the surface
3 Party members investigate the grove and slop – one thinks this is how they get the barrels down here and pays particular attention to the groove, so I can highlight it's features – we even make a 'getting is grove on joke' – The stressing of the grove will be important later – the barrels hold a caustic liquid
Walking up the slope triggers the trap – the illusionariry wall drops, and the party sees a 15 foot long 14 footish talll wheel barreling at them – leaving around a foot of clearance to the roof
Two brace themselves to take it….yep…..1 runs to the barrel room, 1 gets ready to use dimension door as a misty step esk spell and blip OVER the wheel…..Another one caused a debate, and it's that ruleing I want to see if I'm in the wrong on. The Sorc mage handed a crowbar with the wedge end under the wheel to jam it….I'm of the mind however you applied a crowbar this thing barreling at you isn't going to stop – the moment it hits it mage hand won't hold it and it's just going to run over it….real world physics may allow this I'm not an expert
I then gave no save, as I don't care about armour protecting you – this is a massive object hurtling at you – it's going to hit – and hurt – AC may absorb some impact but no plate or robes this is hitting and hurting, D&D doesn't do absorption etc…the rogue dashing for freedom got a dex save to throw himself clear, and a 2nd one to avoid the acid – I did only go with 4d8 damage as I didn't want this to be a deadly trap – and the rogue dodged the acid spray – the wizard and sorc blip past and see the 2nd smaller wheel in the grove
I'm fairly confident that no matter how it was applied that crowbar was doing nothing espeically proped up by a 10lb mag ehand – but people who undertand physics may explain to me Im dead wrong and why, as I promised my party I'd double check post session
TLDR – My party tried to wedge a 15 foot wide 14 ish foot tall wheel with a crowbar in a mage hand – I ruled it would do nothing – I also gave no save when it hit them (in a corridor with no where to go)
- A simple puzzle/trap for DMs to use in their next dungeon!
- By far the most fun I’ve had with players arguing over a plan for 2 straight hours.
- Don’t think about it. – The perfect trap.
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