Originally Posted by ochre
see. now all you "monday morning" RPGers are weighing in. What do you guys know about anything. You never even played the game man. Sure you can tell us the number of hit points a halfling fighter starts with, but have you ever stared into the eyes of an angry minotaur? I thought so.
Players nowdays don't respect the tradition of the Kobolds. We played the game the right way. We started at level 1 and worked our way up. Nowdays, players start at level 7 or 10, without EARNING those experience points. I just don't understand how anyone can claim to be a player without paying their dues and slaughtering 400 hapless Kobolds (encountered in nice sized groups of 3 to 6).
When I played, when you reached zero hit points, you were dead. End of story. Today's players are babied. When they reach zero hit points they are only unconscious.
Today's players whine to the DM their hit points, rely too much on magic items, and can't make the routine play to find a secret door. They just aren't scrappy like we were in the old days.
Thank you Walt and Bob for going for it in 2012 AND 2013!
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