Morkus from Orkus
True story. Back when we first tried 5e we had agreed to play by the rules with no changes so we could learn the system and see how it played. Shortly into the campaign someone wanted to knock a creature out for interrogation and asked how that was done. I explained the rule, but the rest of the group couldn't believe the rule could be true and looked it up for themselves. After they all read the PHB section, every last one of them said some variation of, "This is stupid." and we instantly changed the rule in the campaign with no rules changes.
- Knocking a creature out: F minus minus Remember that scene in predator where the hero killed the predator but reversed some of the bullets after impact so it could be captured for interrogation & technology trade with the other predators?.. Or that scene where Trinity got that crit on agent Smith & said "dodge this" just before teleporting the bullet to his kneecap & taking him hostage to negotiate with the machines?
- Yea neither does anyone else & that's because this shouldn't be a retcon that takes affect after the attack is completed and the GM declares the result.