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BakaGrappler




5th Sep 2016, 4:12 AM
"Tell a Story: Negative HP, My Old Friend"

There are some people who are just cursed to have constant near death experiences with their characters. By luck, or by design.

Share a story about someone who just couldn't get themselves away from being Mostly Dead. Does not need to be specific to Negative HP, but bonus points if it is.

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XicoFelipe




5th Sep 2016, 6:29 AM

My first 3D&T character spend most of the first campaign Near Death. Unfortunately for the enemies he had a special attack which he could use only when he was Near Death. At some point one of the players suggested me to just stab myself at the start of every encounter and spam the special attack.

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DeS_Tructive

DeS_Tructive




5th Sep 2016, 11:39 AM
"Not negative HP, but..."

I ran an Elven Samurai who didn't draw his blade until he felt he was challenged by an opponent. Since he was dex based, he only wore a masterwork light leather armor. And in the system, one solid hit could take a character from healthy to KO'd or worse.

Hinnordir used mainly disarm attacks to disarm them or steal their weapons, constantly telling them to back down, since they were no match for him (He has the flaw "pride", after all). For some reason, that had the opposite effect.

Since he was still a starter character, he usually wasn't be able to beat an opponent senseless with his "soft style brawl" before they landed a hit, usually with their weapon, on him, shredding most of his armour and taking him dangerously low.

So yeah, he usually was one hit away from being knocked out and had massive wound penalties when he started fighting "for real". And since his ego had usually made his opponents really, REALLY mad by the time he drew his sword, he was definitely fighting for his life.

On the other hand, constantly attempting disarms and weapons steals makes for some silly highlights... Like stealing a demigod's sunblade (think a +5 fiery burst flamesword that ignores armor) and handing it back to him "Here, you need this more than I do."

Did I mention he was honor bound to accept every challenge to combat?

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Otaku

Otaku




5th Sep 2016, 11:44 AM
"System Shock"

Some of us are used to negative HP scores because we play by a different set of rules!

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Ya know, as in another system, or at least alternate/homebrew rules. ;) Anyway since I haven't been doing quite as much GURPS fanboying lately, I'm allowing myself this one. GURPS doesn't have as high of HP scores as D&D, however you can go massively into the negatives before you hit automatic death, and even further before you're corpse is so mangled that things like your typical magical resurrection spell won't work. You can die sooner than these, but those require failing a Death Check.

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Guest




6th Sep 2016, 11:27 AM

MY group and I got wiped by a dragon that went like -3x it's massive hp without failing any HT rolls for death/unconsciousness or the stuns our healer was throwing at it. Very frustrating.

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terrycloth




6th Sep 2016, 1:39 PM

Yeah, the final boss in this one GURPS campaign I was running had a really high HT. That didn't stop them from knocking him unconscious, but after that he refused to die even with repeated call shots to the brain.

So one of the characters cut off the top of his skull and just kept stirring his mangled brains with a knife until he finally died.

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Otaku

Otaku




7th Sep 2016, 8:52 PM

I don't remember the exact page reference, but for sure by 4th Edition it clearly states that a fatal injury like slitting the throat of a sleeping human takes the target to an automatic -5 x HT (auto-death). Just something to remember for next time. ;)

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Kale

Kale




5th Sep 2016, 12:58 PM

The setup was that we were protecting this elf negotiator on his way back to the mainland via a ship of questionable repute. So, we all decided where we were. Me and the seasick rogue were the only people on deck when some sea elves boarded. Now, the smart thing to do would have been try to cast sleep, but Asher much preferred to burn things so he busted out the line of fire arcanist ability and burning hands spell to take half of them out and half kill the other half before he succumbed to negatives and fell unconscious. After the party got there, the healer did enough to get me to 0, so awake, but that was it. And then we started investigating the murder of our diplomat, whom had been slain while we were repelling the attack. So throughout the investigation, I'm at practically no hit points and threatening to blow up the ship with the barrels of gunpowder they had stored below. Session ended up being a one shot, so we didn't figure out who done it. But further adventures with Asher would almost certainly have started similarly, he was a very in your face sort of pyromancer.

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Halosty45

Halosty45




5th Sep 2016, 11:57 PM

Actually casting sleep on sea elves would have been a terrible idea. Since elves are immune to sleep spells.

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Kale

Kale




6th Sep 2016, 12:35 AM

Oh yeah, I forget about that sometimes. Role playing for the win. And fried elf of the sea.

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Phosphora




5th Sep 2016, 1:23 PM

My second RPG had no 'instant healing' magic. All healing was done the long way. My character was a scout and martial artist who ... was at one hit point left more times than was statistically likely. At one point in time a member of my party met Death himself. Who apparently knew me on a first-name basis, because I constantly kept slipping away.

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bishop083




6th Sep 2016, 6:25 PM

I think this is close enough. I have a history of playing otherwise tanky RPG characters that end up falling unconscious painfully early in combat. Usually to that second round of full attacks that my high AC was still not quite good enough to deal with.

One of my characters in a pathfinder game was named Roland. He was a sword&board fighter who routinely took most of the party's damage for them, and basically ate cure light wounds wands for breakfast. One time, we were fighting a dragon, and poor Roland had to get all up in its face so it couldn't eat the mages. Roland gets knocked unconscious and is lying at the dragon's feet, when the cleric decides to channel energy and save him from bleeding out. That unfortunately leaves Roland lying down at the dragon's feet. If he stands, the dragon will kill him. If he just sits there doing nothing, the dragon will see through his AWFUL bluff score and kill him. So what does Roland do? He full attacks the dragon while prone. And kills the dragon with the first swing of his shield.

In other words, Roland was knocked unconscious by a dragon, woken back up mid-fight via magic, and then uppercutted the dragon in the face so hard it died.

I miss playing as Roland.

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BakaGrappler




7th Sep 2016, 2:24 AM

CAN I GET A HELL YEAH!?!?!?!

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XicoFelipe




7th Sep 2016, 5:07 PM

SUREYOUCAN

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