All Part of the Plan

As a Dungeon Master, your plans seldom go as expected. The players *always* do the unexpected. However, most of the time, their actions are relatively expected, and not so completely out of the blue that the table isn’t doing the exact opposite of what you had anticipated.

Other times, the party seems to be reading your mind and plunging headlong into a “they’d never be stupid enough to do this…” situation.