Non-lethal arrow to the head
Context: This is my first DnD session, as well as for most of the other players, but there are a few experienced DnD players, including our DM. Our party consists of Two rogues (a halfling and a Shapeshifter), an Artificer (a drow), a Bard (an Air Mephit), a Cleric (another halfling) and a Ranger (me, a half-elf).
We are doing our first combat against a group of Bandits, the leader of which is a Half-Orc. Half-orc is on his last legs, and all other bandits have been knocked out (save for one, which i shot).
Also, we were playing on Roll20 due to living in different countries.
Me: Ok.. I’m gonna do non-lethal damage to big guy, it should knock him out. Hopefully.
DM: I’ll be kind and say yes, you can do non-lethal damage with your bow.
Me: Sweet. [rolls for hit, and ends up rolling two Nat20]
The entire party: [collectively LOSES THEIR SHIT]
DM: I– Uh, yeah, that’s just.. That hits. You draw your bow and aim, watching the Bandit Leader flail his scimitar around wildly, and as you fire the arrow hits his helmet so hard, it knock him out.
Me: [wheezing with laughter] Holy shit. First the mvp bird, and now this.