No matter how many adventures you’ve been on, no matter how many foes you have defeated and no matter how many villages you have saved, everyone has moments when they’re not fully paying attention or when they’re a little too hung over or when they are simply having a bad day.
That’s why fumbles exist, because no one is always at their best. In gaming terms fumbles can happen at any time and lead to you injuring yourself, injuring your friends or aiding your enemies, but fumbling in real life can be no less disastrous and fumbling whilst trying to exercise can lead to injuring yourself, injuring others or loss of life.
Exercise real life critical fumbles:
|01 – 25
|You push yourself pretty hard and now you’re tired. You’d better sit down and have a glass of water.
|26 – 30
|You’re working out so hard that sweat gets in your eyes. -10 to all perception checks.
|31 – 40
|You concentrate too hard on your upper body and really over do it. -10 to all manoeuvres using the top half of your body for two days.
|41 – 50
|You push yourself too hard and pull a muscle. -5 hits and -5 to BMR for 3 days.
|51 – 60
|You slip whilst climbing a rope and slide 10 feet down. -5 hits, -10 to all manoeuvres using your hands for a week.
|61 – 65
|You are momentarily distracted whilst running on a treadmill, lose your balance and are catapulted off the back. -20 hits, prone for 5 rounds.
|You attempt to do a push up but you realise too late the ground is quick sand. You have 30 rounds to attract someone’s attention and get them to help you or you will die.
|67 – 70
|You go out running in your summer gear but when you are miles from home the weather suddenly changes to freezing rain and gales. B cold critical.
|71 – 80
|You take the stairs to exercise but miss your footing and fall down three flights. -25 hits, B impact critical.
|81 – 85
|You accidentally drop a dumbbell on your head. -20 hits, B impact critical, prone for 20 rounds.
|86 – 90
|Whilst out running you aren’t paying attention and fall in a ditch. Your leg is broken. You then realise that you have fallen into a sett occupied by some very angry badgers who fail to see the funny side. Broken leg, -25 hits, 5 x A slash criticals.
|91 – 95
|Whilst doing yoga, you follow your instructors instructions and clear your mind. Unfortunately you clear it so much that your latent magical ability comes to the fore and before you know it all the yoga mats in the building burst into flame as uncontrolled magical energy bursts from within you. C heat critical, -25 hits, you can never go back to that yoga studio.
|96 – 99
|You have worked out so much that you are now chiselled and sculpted like a Greek god. On seeing you, a local thug thinks that your obvious strength is a challenge and a fight ensues. Unfortunately, despite the muscles, you have no training in any form of brawling or combat. -30 hits, C impact criticals, prone for 10 rounds.
|You have been working out for over a year to get the perfect physique to attract that special someone. You attempt a chin-up on a door frame to impress them and accidentally pull the doorframe down. A brief moment of panic is followed by the complete collapse of the building you were stood in. It comes down on top of you. Death in 1 round.