This week in Epic Fail:
Tinuvielle explains to Yoru how wishes work. Now he understands exactly what to do should he ever come across one. Tiuvielle feels so… ambivalent.
Hmm is the the opportunity to tell all my stories about cursed wishes in D&D? Okay then! Well one time the player character knew their wish was cursed so they tried to wish for something harmless so they wished for a banana… so naturally a giant stone banana fell out of the sky Monty Python style and crushed them to death. Another was from a Deck of Many Thing and not Cursed per se but as Tinuvielle would say ‘untrustworthy.’ The wish was for a good and righteous bastard sword which appeared in front of the warrior wishing for it… right along with it’s owner! Oh and then there was the mage who just messed up their wish to resurrect a dead character by saying “I wish this companion (PC’s named) to live as long as there is breath in my body” which brought that character back to life but meant that if the mage died, they did too.
What about you? Any good Wish stories?
YORU: ...You mean you could regret the thing you wished for once you have it? The reality might not be the same as what you imagined.
TINUVIELLE: There's that, but it's not quite what I mean. Let me put it this way, if someone you didn't trust offered you a potion, would you drink it?
TINUVIELLE: What if you really wanted to fly and they told you it was a flying potion?
YORU: Hmm. Flying would be nice.
TINUVIELLE: So would you drink it?
YORU: This is a person I don't trust, so no. I don't think so. I would ask someone I trusted or had power over.
TINUVIELLE: Power over...?
YORU: Like Amuletts. You don't trust her but you have power over her.
TINUVIELLE: I suppose... But do you understand? The potion could have bad side effects or even be poisoned.
YORU: And so could the Wish!
TTINUVIELLE: Yes! A malevolent Granter will interpret your Wish in the worst way possible.
YORU: So I would have to word my wish very carefully in a way that cannot possibly be reinterpreted!
YORU: (hugging her) Thank you for teaching me Mother.