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Critical Misses Tables 5e DnD

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What happens when you roll a natural 1 on an attack roll? According to the official rules not much!

Many 5e D&D players would like to impose a 'fumble' of some kind to mirror the effect of a critical hit on a natural 20, however I have found no truly satisfactory solutions out there. And none at all that take into account that a critical miss on a melee attack would look very different to a critical miss on a ranged weapon attack for example. 

For that reason I've taken the time to generate what I hope are fun, realistic and well-balanced Critical Miss tables for every attack type namely:

1. Melee Attacks (melee weapons)

2. Melee Attacks (natural weapons)

3. Ranged Attacks (bows / crossbows)

4. Ranged Attacks (thrown weapons)

5. Spell Attacks

They have been playtested in my D&D circle for one year already, but let me know how you get on with them, and I am definitely open to amending them if more playtesting reveals areas where they can be improved. Reviews and comments much appreciated. 

These tables are modified, more polished versions of those appearing on my Dungeons & Dragons blog, which I'm not supposed to link to here but you can find at: www.hipstersanddragons.com

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January 20th, 2018
This product gives a number of flavourful (and sometimes amusing!) options for when a player rolls a natural 1 on an attack, the infamous 'critical miss' from older editions of the game. They are split up by attack type (melee, ranged, thrown, spell) [...]
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November 28th, 2017
Up til now I have been using Hargrave's tables, percentile dice. This is more streamlined and covers most of the more obvious mishaps, though there is something to be said for the detail of the old percentile tables. [...]
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November 22nd, 2017
I like that there are tables based on attack types. Some of the results can be really fun. My only objection is that magic weapons shouldn't break that easily. [...]
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