Level Up & OSR Enthusiast
To me, the fact that it's hard to know where to stop doesn't inevitably lead to, "don't stop anywhere". And hit points will never be a mike drop argument for that idea.The absurdity is a selling point for me. Also, there's just too many things to know where to stop at. As dragons can fly, and giants can exist without collapsing under their own mass, so can fairies bench-press orcs, okay.
I would not be opposed at all to a game where races had more concrete rules to them - fairies being unable to pick up anything bigger than a book, etc, but this game with multiplicative hitpoints is not that sort of a game.