[RPG] After successfully hitting with an attack roll, when rolling for damage, if you roll a 1, is that a negative crit


Our dm is treating our "1" damage rolls as a natural 1. So when you roll a 1d4 and you do 1 dmg (after succeeding hit dice) we get an especially bad outcome. Is this normal procedure?

Best Answer

No, this is not normal.

By the book, critical failures only (kind of) happen on death saving throws.

Even for DMs that use crit fails on attack rolls, they are usually only on the attack roll (the d20), not the damage roll (the d4 in your example).

Having a 25% chance of a crit fail on a dagger attack is completely ridiculous!