A little context: I’m a long-time DM, but never a player. Recently I had the opportunity to make a character in a campaign one of my players is running, and to get me used to their rules, he and I had a solo battle session. My Tiefling Bard is a runaway slave and very jumpy, and tends to use her Vicious Mockery a bit too much.
I am also much too giddy while playing for the first time.
DM: The path is dark and the twin moons are rising slowly. The forest is still around you. Too still. Roll perception.
Me, freaking out: A wonderful 3.
DM: Too late, you hear the crunch of dirt directly behind you, and someone’s breathing. A scaled hand lands on your shoulder.
Me: (squealing) I turn around and scream ‘YOU LOOK LIKE A GOAT.’
Me: Vicious Mockery?
Turns out I hurt the feelings of a friendly Dragonborn.