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GameMastery Critical Fumble Deck (3.5/PFRPG)

***½( ) (based on 10 ratings)

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Add a little mayhem to your game.

The Critical Fumble Deck is a sequel to our extremely popular Critical Hit Deck and is designed to balance out the system, allowing both minor and major mishaps to occur during combat. The Critical Fumble Deck consists of 52 full-color standard-sized cards, ready to use out of the box with the enclosed rules.

Note to owners of the previous edition of this product: The only significant changes in the new Pathfinder RPG edition are that two cards now reference Pathfinder RPG page numbers instead of PH pages.

ISBN-13: 978-1-60125-236-4




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***½( ) (based on 10 ratings)

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Essential!


This and its twin, the Critical Hit deck, have become an interesting and enlivening adjunct to our group's gaming experience. We tend to believe that extraordinary circumstances should be, well, somewhat extraordinary. It doesn't come up often enough to make or break a game for us, but on the occasions when a draw from one of these decks becomes necessary, it does lend a bit of flavor to the experience. A former member of our group introduced us to them, and once he left we realized that we did rather like the decks. So now I've bought them, and look forward to using them once again!


Great for some games.

***( )( )

I just got this deck today. I was interested in how bad the effects of a fumble would be in the cards. They are rough. I don't think everyone will want to use these but if you do make sure your players know it ahead of time and I would allow them to read them first.

The only problem I have with them physically is that the print on the instruction cards is very fine. If you have vision issues you won't like it.


Don't even want to use it...

**( )( )( )

I personally like fumbles because they can add tension and drama to a fight when done right, but can turn an epic fight into slapstick comedy if down wrong. I bought this to have a tool for more creative fumbles, because I'm tired of the usual 'drop prone' or 'your weapon flies out of your hand.'

Unfortunately, that's precisely the type of fumble effects you see in this deck. Most of them are damage or ability score damage.

Some are silly (create a stink cloud around you).
Some are harsh (your weapon is instantly destroyed).
Some are deadly (you critical threat an ally).
Some punish the defender more than the assailant (you take minor damage but the defender's armor is destroyed).
Some are repeated over several cards

Several, particularly the mage fumbles, are easily character-ending. Such as teleporting next to an enemy or immediately taking heavy damage.

Some GMs might still find this useful. However, I highly advise you exercise creativity and judgment when integrating this with your game.

Overall, I looked for a convenient tool for coming up with creative ways to add suspense and drama to a fight. Instead, I got a deck of ways to clown my players to death. I was excited to get this deck, but now I'm not sure if I really want to use it.


Awesome

*****

So good at providing another dimension of gameplay and helps to string visual descriptions together much easier.

Anyone who thinks this product isn't worth a 4 star review fumbles too much.


So funny!!!

*****

I have had the pleasure of both being the GM and at another time the Player using this tool. As a GM and a Player (even when it was my fumble) thought this tool is insanely fun! I always used fumbles (even for skill checks!) and it has always put a strain on me to come up with a funny, harmful, but not too harmful consequence. This takes a lot the strain off me. Mostly I love if the Players don’t like the results of the fumble, I get to hide behind “Don’t look at me! It’s the Critical Fumble Deck’s fault!”


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