The Hammer of Hurting

Copyright Phillip A. Ellis © 2014

Edited by Terence Wynne for The Guild Companion

"On delivering a critical, it delivers its surprise..."

This warhammer comes in a range of bonuses, and with a very nasty tendency. As long as it fails to deliver a critical, it works fine. On delivering a critical, it delivers its surprise: not only is the intended target hurt with a loud boinking sound, the warhammer rebounds and delivers the exact same damage to the wielder, again with a loud boinking sound. The same amount of damage and the exact same critical roll is delivered to both. Needless to say, the wielder is invariably so surprised by this turn of events that they then drop the warhammer, and need to either retrieve it, progress to unarmed combat, or draw another weapon.

And, by the way, it has "Hammer of Hurting™" written along the shaft.

D% roll Bonus
01-50 +5
51-75 +10
76-90 +15
91-100 +20