What can you do when your players are about to do something astoundingly dumb because they aren’t thinking things through? There are many possible solutions.
- Use an NPC to nudge the players in the right direction.
- Give the players hints out-of-character.
- Allow them to do the stupid thing, then laugh at them later.
- Find smarter players.
#4 is obviously the wrong answer. Having players smart enough to outwit you is a tremendous pain in the backside. Don’t make that mistake.