No flips for you!
Ah, so hitpoints, then.I'm trying to avoid turning this thread into the dissociative mechanics thread. If you want to start a new thread or send me a direct message, we can discuss this in more detail. I am not turning this thread into that thread.
I think FOR ME dissociative mechanics are ruinous to roleplaying and immersion. It is why I quit D&D and did not buy 5e. I realized they'd crossed the rubicon with 4e and they really were not coming back. Which is fine they've obviously done very well with what they did do. But for me it just wasn't what I wanted.
quit adopting the new version of D&D is perhaps a clearer understanding of my position.
GM: "The kobold points a light crossbow at you."
Player: "I charge the kobold!"
Because, obviously, the player knows their PC has plenty enough hitpoints to shrug off a measly light crossbow from a kobold. I guess the PC is aware that, in this world, crossbow bolts to the face are non-lethal, or that they have enough divine luck, regular luck, skill at dodging that there's no way that that crossbow will land -- they only need be worried about three crossbows.