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* [[WordOfGod Gary Gygax]], in the introduction to ''Return of the Tomb of Horrors'', tells the story of [[invoked]] how at one [=GenCon=], one team actually succeeded in the adventure by using one of the no-saving-throw instant death traps ''against Acererak''. "I put the crown on the demilich's head while my buddy taps it with the wrong end of the scepter." Made doubly awesome by the fact that ''the tournament's DM called in Creator/GaryGygax himself for backup'', and Gary admitted that it would work, and ruled that Acererak instantly died. First prize!
** Also doubles as a KarmicDeath and HoistByHisOwnPetard moment.

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* [[WordOfGod Gary Gygax]], in the introduction to ''Return of the Tomb of Horrors'', tells the story of [[invoked]] how at one [=GenCon=], one team actually succeeded in the adventure by using one of the no-saving-throw instant death traps ''against Acererak''.''[[HoistByHisOwnPetard against Acererak]]''. "I put the crown on the demilich's head while my buddy taps it with the wrong end of the scepter." Made doubly awesome by the fact that ''the tournament's DM called in Creator/GaryGygax himself for backup'', and Gary admitted that it would work, and ruled that Acererak instantly died. First prize!
** Also doubles as a KarmicDeath and HoistByHisOwnPetard moment.
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** Also doubles as a KarmicDeath and HoistByHisOwnPetard moment.

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** Also doubles as a KarmicDeath and HoistByHisOwnPetard moment.moment.
* When Acererak appears in person at the final level of the Tomb of Annihilation, if any of the players are possessed by the trickster gods, they gain a massive stat boost, solely from the gods' PowerOfHate.


* [[WordOfGod Gary Gygax]], in the introduction to ''Return of the Tomb of Horrors'', tells the story of [[invoked]] how at one [=GenCon=], one team actually succeeded in the adventure by using one of the no-saving-throw instant death traps ''against Acererak''. "I put the crown on the demilich's head while my buddy taps it with the wrong end of the scepter." Made doubly awesome by the fact that ''the tournament's DM called in Creator/GaryGygax himself for backup'', and Gary admitted that it would work, and ruled that Acererak instantly died. First prize!

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* [[WordOfGod Gary Gygax]], in the introduction to ''Return of the Tomb of Horrors'', tells the story of [[invoked]] how at one [=GenCon=], one team actually succeeded in the adventure by using one of the no-saving-throw instant death traps ''against Acererak''. "I put the crown on the demilich's head while my buddy taps it with the wrong end of the scepter." Made doubly awesome by the fact that ''the tournament's DM called in Creator/GaryGygax himself for backup'', and Gary admitted that it would work, and ruled that Acererak instantly died. First prize!prize!
** Also doubles as a KarmicDeath and HoistByHisOwnPetard moment.

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* [[WordOfGod Gary Gygax]], in the introduction to ''Return of the Tomb of Horrors'', tells the story of [[invoked]] how at one [=GenCon=], one team actually succeeded in the adventure by using one of the no-saving-throw instant death traps ''against Acererak''. "I put the crown on the demilich's head while my buddy taps it with the wrong end of the scepter." Made doubly awesome by the fact that ''the tournament's DM called in Creator/GaryGygax himself for backup'', and Gary admitted that it would work, and ruled that Acererak instantly died. First prize!

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