Fuzzy Slippers of Doom
(Context: Same group as Poke Out His Eyes and Take Off His Leg. Our group has a split party because two of our members have jobs that make them unavailable during the month of January. As a result, I’ve been running the rest of the group through side stuff that doesn’t have any impact on the main story.
In this instance, the party has taken a contract to rid a cistern of its gelatinous inhabitants. Our Druid has cast Spider Climb on our Beastmaster Ranger, who has spent the entire battle creatively dropping explosives into the Cubes. She also has a homebrewed magic item called the Bag of Useful? Items.)
BM Ranger: I have a pair of fuzzy slippers from my bag of useful items. I would like to light a pop, wedge it into one slipper, flip the other slipper around and fit them together and drop them in the cube so that the fuse has enough air to finish once its in there.
DM (me): Okay. Roll a ranged attack.
BM Ranger: (success, rolls damage for the pop - 1d8 fire)
DM: Okay, you quickly light the fuse, wedge the slippers together and drop them. The slippers and their cargo are sucked into the Gelatinous Cube. A second later, the pop goes off. You see a flash of fire, and the Cube’s sides bow out with the force of the explosion. Congratulations, the Gelatinous cube was briefly on fire, and now sits below you, quivering like jell-o. Tiny bits of blue fluff litter its insides, remnants of the slippers.