fascinating and horrible ideas for fantasy TTRPGs


Your attack hits so hard that everything rattles around your target. Every creature within 5 feet of your target is deafened for 1d4 rounds.


Your attack gives you insight into your target’s tactics. Your AC increases by 2 for 1d4 rounds.


Your attack hits so hard that your target can’t think straight. The next ally of yours who attacks that target gets advantage.


Your strike is so powerful that it stuns your target for 1d4 rounds.


Your strikes leaves your target blinded for 1d4 rounds.

Sonic boom

Your strike hits with such force that it unleashes a powerful resonance centered on your target. Your target and anyone (including you) within 5 feet is knocked prone and takes 1d6 thunder damage.

Blessed vibrations

Your strike vibrates with divine energy and restores 1d8 hit points to you and your allies. If this exceeds their maximum, the excess become temporary HP.

Divine hammer

Your strike is so mighty that a divine radiant light comes down and hits your target for an additional 2d8 damage. If this was from your god, you’ve done well. If not, you might want to get religion.

Tripped up

You knock your target off balance. They fall to their knees and must spend half their movement getting up.

Funny bone

You hit your target right in the elbow (or whatever part of their body they use to control their attacks). They lose proficiency in their weapon and any spell that requires somatic components for 1d6 rounds.

Fast as a shark

Your critical hit was so well-executed and swift that you can take the Disengage, Dodge, or Dash action as a bonus action.


You hit your target right in the knee (or whatever part of their form performs the same function). Their movement is halved and they cannot take the Dash action for 1d6 rounds.

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Weakness Illusion Ring

Wearing this ring makes you appear weak to any potential enemies. To remove the illusion from yourself, you must remove the ring.

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