We were out at dinner tonight, talking about a D20 modern/Cthullu campaign that Shane is running, and how one of the players really wants to be armed, but that in that setting, weapons are really not going to do you a lot of good. Then we started talking about how people should react if the sort of stuff that you see in D&D started showing up in real life.
I'm going to write a story about a group of gamers who end up having D&D-type stuff start showing up in real life! I think it will start with the group gaming around a table, and suddenly, a fireball goes off outside. The initial assumption will be that there's been a gas leak/explosion, or arson, or a small plane crash, or something equally odd but plausible. Then other things will start to happen - someone will quote something Latin, and a spell will go off. I'm not sure what else yet... I'll have to go through some books.
But I think that the D&D players have a better chance of surviving that sort of supernatural crap (once they realize that it's really happening) than non-gamers. And I think it would be kind of cool. So I'm going to go sleep on this idea, and maybe have a better outline of it in the morning. Yay for fun ideas!