Dan & Paul discuss Critical Hits in D&D and other TTRPGs: Where did they come from, how many styles and experiments have we seen over the years, what are our current preferences? (We don’t agree on everything!) Did the original creators see that as an essential part of the system or not? What about the wargame tradition? Should there be a distinction between hit-locations versus extra-damage? Are criticals against PCs worse than against NPCs? What kinds of mechanics remain to be explored?
Wandering DMs Paul Siegel and Dan “Delta” Collins host thoughtful discussions on D&D and other TTRPGs every week. Comparing the pros and cons of every edition from the 1974 Original D&D little brown books to cutting-edge releases for 5E D&D today, we broadcast live on YouTube and Twitch so we can take viewer questions and comments on the topic of the day. Live every Sunday at 1 PM Eastern time.