Scion of Murgen (He/Him)
This issue came up in 4e, and a question was asked about it of the designers. The answer that came back was (paraphrased), "Do what the rules say, and come up with an explanation for it". That's the difference to me. 4e's official stance was that the rules are more important.
I don't see that at all. I agree with Pemerton that the books and rules explicitly are trying to give us a good game experience in simulating fantasy fiction, but they're still representing fiction. They lean more Gamist than Simulationist compared to AD&D or 3E, and clearly they were further down that axis than a lot of gamers preferred. But this is more a change of degree rather than kind, IMO. Short Rests are still Rests. Objects are immune to Poison, Necrotic, and Psychic damage. Anything that targets the Will defense is useless against objects and anything without a mind. Etc.Not just more important. Fiction didn’t matter.
Well, you may be reassured that the trend basically stopped and rolled back a little.A trend I will continue to see as unpalatable, no matter how many people like it.
You like 1E, right? Does that mean you prefer its healing rate (a point a day, capped at one month) over the slower OD&D rate (a point every other day)? I seem to recall that you play Level Up/Advanced 5E, is that right? What healing rate do you use in games other than 1E?