Content of the article: "How I accidentally summoned a god with a magical die and a bag of holding."
So, for reference, this was a long-running campaign that started as Out of the Abyss and spiraled off into some homebrew. My character was a Changeling Celestial-Draconic Sorcerer (Backstory) who never had any Dragons in his family, and always wondered who his power came from.
Tiamat had escaped to the material plane, with intent to conquer it after her seal in avernus was broken (we lost a mcguffin to some devils, it was basically a magical skeleton key that broke any magical seal). The end of the battle was near, since it was just me and the cleric. Both our paladins were taken out, and the barb was rolling death saves. I knew I had to do something. So, I pulled out my Die of Possibilities and rolled. This was a high-level magic item that was our sub-in for a deck of many things because none of us had cards on us. The item let me roll a designated D20 (personally it was a green die with golden accents) and based on the result something would happen corresponding to the value of it. A Nat One might have an Archdevil summoned to me, while a Nat Twenty might give me an instant level up. The result was less than what I needed. A 16, which materialized a bag of holding, filled with platinum pieces. This was a fight against Tiamat, who’d just kill me after I gave it to her, and if I didn’t, she’d kill me then steal it. So, I did what any sane person would do when face with such a task. I got on my knees, held the bag to the air, and shouted to the sky. “If there are any who watch me, or my friends, or my allies, I offer this bag to save them. I care not what would happen to me, just bring them back from deaths door. I’ve nothing but them, and I know I have done horrible things. Burning down that village, stealing from that dragon’s hoard, but I wish not but my friends’ safety.” The table was silent a moment. The party had known, of course, that my character’s younger years weren’t the greatest, that I’d forsaken my family, and decided they were the new ones. Even the ever-talkative barbarian was silent. The thing that first broke the stunned silence was the ever so quiet clattering of dice, and the DM looking at my character sheet over the screen. “You look up to see a dragon, massive, as large as Tiamat. Shimmering silver-white scales coat their body and their aura is awe inspiring.” The DM said. “‘Thank you, my child. But you needn’t sacrifice all of this. Keep half, and the bag, it will be the start of your hoard.’ It says, in a voice that demands respect. ‘Now, let me deal with her for you.’” At this point, the whole table is confused, until the DM says, “Everyone who’s alive, roll history or religion.” The cleric and I roll, with him getting a twenty-something. “
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