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Critical failures are results of actions which not only fail to meet their goal, but also hamper the doer of the action or their allies. Some examples of this are rolling natural 1's on some d20 systems, or rolling a Despair on the Star Wars FFG system.
In all the games I remember playing, critical failures have always, in every case triggered an event. This critical failure is due to exceptionally bad rolls on dice, either a 'natural one' in DnD or ...
In my last session, my group had in a single encounter over 8 botches, I lost count in fact!
At first, I was statistically amazed at how our ranger botched 4 rounds in a row
(in-game interpretation ...
The Cortex rules say (and I'm paraphrasing from memory) that critical failures happen when all the dice are 1's.
Is this all the dice, or just the stat and skill? If I have an asset that adds a die, ...