Be Careful What You Wish For
I am the DM for this campaign. For some context, at the very start of our campaign, our bard wanted me to create a Fantasy Hot Topic just for some laughs. There wasn’t anything I could do with that to start with so I held the idea on the back burner. Fast forward to one main mission completed and the party is in the middle of their second campaign. They ended up in a nice looking laboratory and were having a tour of the place.
Bard: Well if there isn’t anything else that I can look at here, then I suppose we can just-
A scientist busts through the door, yelling happily and waving a dagger around.
DM as scientist: WE’VE DONE IT WE’VE DONE IT! OUR PERFECT CREATION!
Bard: WHOA! Hold on, what’s going on?
Scientist: We have created the most powerful weapon in all of our time here! It’s fit for a king!
Bard: That’s uh, pretty cool. Do you happen to have a name for it?
Scientist: YES! We have decided to call it, Fantastical Heated Subject!
Bard: What a weird name, okay sure.
Eventually the Bard is given the weapon. Happy to have a stronger weapon finally, she writes it down. My player then slowly begins to think about the name a bit more before whipping her head towards me as I struggle to keep my laughter in.
OOC Bard: Wait a minute… WAIT A MINUTE
OOC DM: YOU WANT FANTASY HOT TOPIC? YOU’RE GONNA GET FANTASY HOT TOPIC