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Thursday, January 17, 2008

Hit Points

Quick and random thing to share (or at least, make available to myself for when I'm curious about it again later on)

Regarding hit points, specifically in 4e D&D:

Of course they talk about how hit points are abstracted, and healing is sortof abstracted too, but then they mention it in a way that I hadn't considered it before.. Getting "hit" and taking "damage" reduces your hit points, but for narrative purposes, perhaps you're not really getting injured and at risk of dying until you're just a whack or two away? All of those other hit points are just a measure of how the fight is going for you.

Dunno, it caught my eye :)

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