D&D General What if HP were based only on Con and level ?

le Redoutable

Ich bin El Glouglou :)
Like half Con score + ( Con mod if positif )
i.e.
Con --- HP
1 ------- 1
2 ------- 1
3 ------- 2
4 ------- 2
5 ------- 3
6 ------- 3
7 ------- 4
8 ------- 4
9 ------- 5
10 ----- 5
11 ----- 6
12 ----- 7
13 ----- 8
+1 --- +1
And of course multiply by the level :)
 

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You'd need to rewrite the rules for all damage-dealing stuff, like weapons, spells, monsters, class features, feats, how str affects damage, and Extra Attack. So at that point I'd say you're making a whole new game.

Which is a fine and noble pursuit, though perhaps outside the scope of this particular sub-forum.
 

Mannahnin

Scion of Murgen (He/Him)
4E did HP = Full Con score + a fixed value based on your class, then you gain another fixed number each level, dependent on your class.

Your idea seems like a simpler alternative with lower numbers, but misses the variation by class.

A lot of folks have proposed hit point reductions across the board to make for faster combat. It's seems like a fairly common house rule.
 
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This is going to make CON value much more important. As well it would make those with high CONs have more hit points than RAW fighters would.

i.e. A fighter with CON 18
RAW = 10 HP per level (ave)
New = 13 HP per level

i.e. A Wizard with CON 16
RAW = 6 HP per level (ave)
New = 11 HP per level
 

le Redoutable

Ich bin El Glouglou :)
This is going to make CON value much more important. As well it would make those with high CONs have more hit points than RAW fighters would.

i.e. A fighter with CON 18
RAW = 10 HP per level (ave)
New = 13 HP per level

i.e. A Wizard with CON 16
RAW = 6 HP per level (ave)
New = 11 HP per level
Excepted that I won't let players roll for HP, I give 'em max hp value
( So your 18 Con fighter would have 13 HP a level )
( And about the 16 Con Wiz... 3+6 ? I'd had preferred ad&d's 4 HP a level so 4+3 vs 11 (!) )
 

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