How much xp for that?
A while ago I was playing a 5e survival one-shot with a group of my friends. One of our number was fairly new to the game, who played a melee character, and would open every battle with the question “How much experience for that [insert enemy name here]?“
So the majority of the campaign was us travelling across a snowy tundra, while having random encounters. Our DM had us roll a set amount of dice to determine what we’d get. One time, we happened to roll all nat 1’s. This is what happened.
DM: Suddenly, out of nowhere, a young adult silver dragon lands in front of the party. It greets you, saying, ‘Travelers, here? Rarely do I encounter men such as yourselves. What brings you to these lands?”
So, our party takes a quick OOC break to determine to what degree we trust this surprise dragon. The campaign was fairly low-level, so we definitely did not want to anger the guy. We eventually settle the debate, and jump back in, only to have the aforementioned player start the scenario with the question:
Barbarian(OOC): How much experience for that dragon?
DM: Uhh… *gives him a somewhat horrified stare* *checks rulebook*, ok, if you manage to somehow defeat it, I can positively say it will give you at least a few levels.
Rest of party: NO! NO NO NO NO NO!
Long story short we managed to stop him from aggro'ing the friendly dragon into TPK'ing us.