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5E Player critical hits & fumbles


Tables for melee, brawling, ranged and magical critical rolls (20) so that players can choose a dramatic or scene specific action from 10 different options.

Also included tables for melee, brawling, ranged or magical fumbles (1) that can be rolled for dramatic effects.  (10 options)

Simple 5E mechanics, balanced options and non-lethal punishments.

Note: in this document the term "Player" refers to the entity that performed the critical strike.

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Angelo P October 18, 2017 10:47 am UTC
Is there a Fantasy Grounds version of this?
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Gadget B October 19, 2017 7:58 pm UTC
I'm afraid that I don't use that, but if anyone else wants to make it into one I have no objections. (just credit me)
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Robert M August 26, 2016 5:17 am UTC
DM's Guild won't let me review this title, so I'm posting it here.

I picked this up because I was excited about seeing what someone had come up with for critical hits in 5E, a system I'm just beginning to use myself. Sadly, it appears that the text of this file is quite ambiguous overall. (I have to say, the titles of each of the mechanics are better than the DM's guide offered-- which was nothing.)

The "Mechanics" listed are ambiguous and really should be clarified. For example: "Opponent's AC is halved for all of the player's subsequent actions until the opponent is damaged by the player." with "all of the player's" and "until the opponent is damaged by the player" being the sort of problem found throughout this document.

Strictly read, that sentence tells me all players in the D&D group (who are all "the player" in a combat scene) attack the target at half AC value (which, in itself, isn't particularly logical considering...See more
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Gadget B August 27, 2016 3:29 pm UTC
Thank you for the feedback and sorry for the confusion; I changed the the wording several times to try and add clarity:

- "Player" as used here is a shortened form of "The player who struck the critical blow"

- "Opponent" or "Target" as used here is a shortened form of "The entity that was struck by the critical blow"

- The term "Any" means any character, npc, monster, etc.

- I wanted most feats to stay with the player until they had gained a benefit from them. After they have, it goes away. These are temporary feats gained in the heat of battle for the next strike; if they fail to land a blow with the next strike they still have the knowledge of what they /should/ have done against this opponent and the knowledge stays with them until they can actually use it.

- These feats only last during the combat they were gained in (unless specified otherwise)

- I think that the power...See more
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