It happens. It’s okay. It’s not the end of the world (usually). Sometimes the dice hate us, and we end up with a critical fail. I’ve wanted a little consistency in my games, and also a quick reference chart, so I put together a couple of tables for what happens when that dreaded “1” shows its face. The tables were created with Dungeons and Dragons 5e in mind, but I’ve removed anything that is specific to that game system. I’ll be adding critical success tables too, at a later date.
Click the link to access the tables: Critical Rolls
These tables are released under a free culture Creative Commons license. Take them, use them, modify them, share them, do whatever you want with them. The idea can’t be copyrighted – you’re always free to make your own. All this covers is the specific wording and the layout. If you use the tables “as-is”, please link back to their page.
Critical Roll Tables by Jean A. Headley is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.