OK, premise. We’re playing Dark Heresy and I’m the DM. In the previous campaign I’d been an assassin that became almost godly at getting into and out of places. So when I DM’d one of the other players wanted to try their hand at it.
DM(me): So you’ve managed to sneak up on the guy, he’s hunched over with his back to you.
Assassin: Okay I want to pull him onto his back then curb stomp him in the face. *rolls critical success on strength, but critically fails the stomp*
DM: You’ve fluffed it, missed and twisted your ankle and are on the floor in pain. Meanwhile he gets up and is going for the revenge! *NPC attempts curb stomp and also critically fails, twists ankle, is on the floor too*
Guardsman(ooc): You sure failed that hard
Assassin(ooc): He did too!
Guardsman(ooc): He’s a mechanic! You’ve been trained from birth!
Inspired by F+TM’s Ceremonials. It’s Esmeralda! Dancing! Yeah! Played around with composition and movement for this one. I feel like I play it far too safe with most things and it kills any dynamism I might accidentally achieve.