• Justin Handlin

Combat Options

Listen to Episode 36: Mass Combat

Crit Academy is joined by Game Masters Stash moderator and all around awesome Aussie Arjade! We discuss Dungeons and Dragon's Unearthed Arcana Mass Combat rules. This supplement gives new rules to govern the massive kingdom vs kingdom size battles. From creating units, determining CR and Battle Rating and much more. While there are some interesting rules and mechanics, we really fall in love with the morale system. Then Arjade adds great insight to why you don't need any of that to run a great massive combat game.

Unearthed Tips and Tricks! Where we bring you new and reusable material for you to bring with you on your next adventure!

Character Concept: Nervous Tick

Twitch from south park

Always paranoid

Easily startled

Monster Variant: The Count of Montecristo

Origin: Noble


  • On Guard: While wielding a rapier, other creatures provoke an opportunity attack from you when they enter your reach.

  • Lunging Attack: When The Count makes a melee weapon attack with On Guard, it can increase its reach by 5 feet.

  • Halt: When you hit a creature with an opportunity attack, the creature’s speed becomes 0 for the rest of the turn.

Encounter: Call of Lightning!

Entire combat takes place during a magical lightning storm.

At the end of every characters turn they make a Dex saving throw to avoid being struck by lightning. A creature that moves more than 30 ft on their turn has advantage on this saving throw. A creature that doesn't move during their turn has disadvantage on the saving throw.

Magic Item: Socketed Gems

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Dungeon Master Tip: Make powerful items a liability.

Powerful Items attract unwanted attention

Have people approach the heroes and make offers on their equipment.

Have them attacked in an attempt to have their gear stolen.

Have crime syndicates break into their base of operations while their out on quests.

Player Tip: Don't be a Dick!

Don't try and talk while your DM is talking.

It's rude as hell

It's distracting

Half the time, nobody gives a shit what you have to say.

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