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[I decided to make this a freebie because A) it's incredibly important to the development of D&D's combat evolution, and B) this content is already included in Cha'alt: Chartreuse Shadows]

Long story short, this kicks ass!  Plus, I included 10 rules for better immersion.

Ok, what is Crimson Escalation?

I was looking for a way to make my D&D combat fast, realistic, and exciting.  I put forth a few ideas, but my friend Rob Couture had the idea of increasing the critical-hit range every round.  I took his idea and ran with it.

Included in this PDF is the cover image, Rob Couture's foreword, an explanation of the Crimson Escalation mechanic, a visual aid "tracker" so you always know what crits, some cool artwork and layout, my Ten Commandments of Immersion, and the credits.

If you want to start using Crimson Escalation on your own without purchasing this PDF, you have my blessing.  I know it will improve your battles and overall enjoyment of whatever D20-based fantasy roleplaying game you want to use.

Just released: Obsidian Escalation!  Here's the link:


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