Fun moment from last night’s game, and an example of “when a miss doesn’t equal a failure” and “why you should always roll when someone casts a spell.”
The fighter and the wizard are in the jungle, high up in some cliffs, trying to get back to their barge as the sun sets. They just slaughtered some awakened (and hostile) baboons, and are worried about encountering more baboons. But it’s getting dark, and the wizard already lost a boot for Pete’s sake, so he decides it’s time to cast the light spell. And he rolls a 4.
The spell goes off, no problem. But it illuminates 5 pairs of eyes, perched in the trees, just behind the fighter. They start to close in.
“What do you do?”