D&D 101: Critical Hit

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In the last 101 post we looked at attack rolls.

The twenty-sided dice was rolled and it was noted that a natural 20 – you rolled twenty, as opposed to using a bonus to add up to 20 – always hits. But there’s more. If you roll a natural 20 you have a chance at a critical hit. Here’s what you do. You try for a second time, and if you score any hit you have achieved a critical hit and the damage inflicted on your enemy is doubled. If you failed the second roll, you still get your regular hit.

Some weapons can try for a critical on a 19 or 20, and some, for example a longbow shot, will triple the damage.

It’s a dangerous world out there.

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