I have a question (and you can just ignore me if you're busy or anything, I don't want to bother you): I'm sending my players through the Tomb of Horrors in a little while, and they're planning to use the cattle method to get through it. You know, where the PCs buy a bunch of cattle, and herd them through in front of them to find all the traps and everything. I don't want them to do that, because that completely defeats the purpose of the adventure, but I don't want to railroad them either.
At risk of being sadistic, that many cattle in an enclosed area?
To quote Firefly, “No, a “bad day” is when someone’s yellin’ spooks the cattle. Understand? You ever see cattle stampede when they got no place to run? It’s kind of like a… a meat grinder. And it’ll lose us half the herd.”
Seems a viable response to the first trap.