Context: We’re all new players and we pretty much failed at keeping a group of bandits from robbing a carriage. Our mage is stuck straddled between the backs of the two horses that pulled it and are coming up to a log in the middle of the road. The DM rolls a 2 for one horse and a Nat 20 for the other.
DM: Okay the horse on the left completely wipes out on the log, but the other clears it. Roll for dexterity to determine which horse you end up on.
Mage (OOC): 14 So I stay on the Right one.
Me/Rogue (OOC): Wait a minute, a Nat 20? That’s like if it just sprouted wings and becomes a pegasus or something.
DM: *pauses* Sure okay I’ll roll for it. If I get exactly a 12 on this d20, it’s a Pegasus.
All: Wait, WHAT?
DM: *rolls* …. Okay so the horse leaps majestically into the air where the sunlight glistens off it’s pure white wings.
Can’t remember exactly how it went, but the Mage managed to navigate the Pegasus to the ground without killing either of them.
Me/Rogue (OOC): Okay we need to keep him. Anyone have any skill in Animal Handling?
Party (OOC): Nope.
Me/Rogue (OOC): Damn. Is the Pegasus intelligent enough for Persuasion?
DM: I mean, I guess?
Me/Rogue (Terrible at thinking on the fly): Okay buddy, you got a choice. You can just fly around purposelessly all day OR you can have this carrot I have. And you’ll get another carrot each day you stay with us. AND if you’re good I’ll throw in a sugar cube each week.
Me/Rogue (OOC): Okay I roll an 18
DM: Well somehow that worked. The Pegasus, majestic mythologicial being is swayed by the promise of a simple carrot and sugar cube. What do you name h-
Paladin (OOC): CHESTER
Mage (OOC): Oh yes! We should get him sunglasses at the next town!
Me/Rogue (OOC): Sunglasses? Really?
Mage (OOC): What? Protection against bright lights!