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15 D&D Players Describe How They Derailed Everything Their Dungeon Masters Planned

In the vast world of tabletop roleplaying games, Dungeons & Dragons reigns supreme in both popularity and accessibility. Players gather around a table and one of them, the dungeon master (DM), carves out a narrative, initiates social and combat encounters, and presides over the puzzles the group must overcome and interact with.

Armed with an outline of the adventure and a general idea of how things are supposed to go, the dungeon master can usually predict how his or her players will tackle the situations placed before them. But no dungeon master can be prepared for every eventuality, and some party members just want to watch the world burn.

Here are 15 of the most unpredictable ways players have foiled their DMs' plans.