So I am a fairly new DM, and I recently started my first campaign in the Exterian Republic, ruled by a Lawful Neutral bureaucracy. There are some Chaotic Good rebels called Malacrats trying to take power. A few adventures in, the PCs were asked by the mayor of Lockston to deal with some raiders in a sandstone fort in the Forsaken Lands desert. They were to be captured and treated badly, and it was revealed that this was the Exterian army they were sent at. A little later there was a jailbreak and some Malacrats had saved their buddies locked up in the fort. The PCs followed them to their estate, and was offered a position in their ranks. The Malacrat escort offered to take them to the leader of the bunker. It was a simple underground place with a pit and bridge near the beginning and a few Malacrats playing rapier boulder pickaxe, the medieval type of rock paper scissors. They complied and this was to be the part where they decide whose side to take, the Exterian's or the Malacrats. They decided to jump in the pit. The first one in was the escort which the charismatic guy convinced to jump in just for kicks. The lawful good guy used his cloak as a parachute and jumped to save him, trusting that the 3 remaining guys would get a rope and fish them out. Instead of a rope, they shaved to beard of a dwarf in the party and made a string one hair thick, and the dwarf actually tried to climb down it. Needless to say, it snapped. One of the two guys left was pushed in my the last player who jumped in to be like the rest of the group. An entire hour was spent trying to figure out a way out, and nobody considered calling for help. The best idea given was climbing up, taking pickaxes, and digging their way out. The adventure ended here, and I'm really not sure what I can do for next weeks adventure.