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Got mine a few days ago, hadn't even opened them when we got together for our kid's D&D game yesterday.  About two swings into our first combat of the session with a bunch of giant rats, the youngest player and only girl in the game rolls a critical hit.  I see the critical hits deck laying on my shelf, so I quick like remove the wrapper, pull the deck out, fan it and tell her to pick a card.  I forget which card it was, but I used it to describe how her character literally stomps upon the giant rat, causing its guts to splatter all over the place as she cuts its head off.   She was so excited. 

 

On the second to last swing of the session, while fighting some kobolds, one of the boys describes how he's going to kick the over turned bench the kobold is hiding behind while stabbing the kobold with his knife.  It was a great description, but unfortunately, wasn't backed up by his roll, which was a 1.  So again, I grab the critical miss deck, open it up and have him draw a card.  It was an effect where the swing missed and hit the nearest ally for half damage.  So I took the boy's description, and using the miniatures (thank you Reaper for Bones 77319) show him how he kicked the bench, but the leverage was wrong, and instead of hitting the kobold, it skittered off the wrong direction, tripping him, and slamming his fellow rogue in the shins. The kid loved it.

 

Now keep in mind that this particular kid is on the autistic spectrum, and can get upset when things don't go his way - it was the last kobold of the battle and it was killed by the last remaining PC to move that round, thus "robbing" this child of his kill.  But he didn't care, because the critical hit deck inspired me to describe it in a way that I might not have otherwise thought about. 

Very cool!

 

My group started using them over this past weekend on Saturday. They are good cards, we use them for players and for "main" enemies or "boss" monsters instead of ALL monsters/creatures. 

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