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5E Why different HD types for classes? (Another HP thread...)

Coroc

Hero
I think CON is better on wizards. Both experience, and other posters' guides to wizards, suggest that maintaining concentration is more important than have a higher AC against attacks that one shouldn't be in the way of anyway.

Agree partially, it requires the wizard saves his standard reaction to cast shield and has this spell available to him. It gives you a boost in HP for melee situations with though hitters, aka mobs with high + to hit.

Otoh you got only one reaction, so a horde of mobs is not your friend with this build, as are most damaging area effects like enemy fireball dragonbreath etc.
Edit:
So here Dex saves the day, for its AC boost,
E.g. If you use your reaction for shield, you cannot use it for counterspell anymore. So that's a tough choice.
 
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Maxperson

Morkus from Orkus
As someone who plays almost exclusively full casters, I agree wholeheartedly. Except that last sentence, there are definitely more punishing situations involving d4's than rolling them.
When I was 14 I stepped on one in the middle of the night on the way to the bathroom. Pain is a very good motivator. 35 years later I still track my d4s like a hawk.
 

Oofta

Title? I don't need no stinkin' title.
When I was 14 I stepped on one in the middle of the night on the way to the bathroom. Pain is a very good motivator. 35 years later I still track my d4s like a hawk.

Just be glad they weren't metal "thorn dice".
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Coroc

Hero
Ar you saying your vehicular chases look something like this?

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Nope, actually I ride an old V8 Mercedes, which his the most powerful regular car I ever had in my life, and which accelerates pretty hot if I need it. I just do not use it unreasonably anymore e.g. when I slightly break the speed limit I stay in the range where it does only cost a slight amount of money and not my license.
 

clearstream

Be just and fear not...
Nope, actually I ride an old V8 Mercedes, which his the most powerful regular car I ever had in my life, and which accelerates pretty hot if I need it. I just do not use it unreasonably anymore e.g. when I slightly break the speed limit I stay in the range where it does only cost a slight amount of money and not my license.
And thus was the legend of @Coroc and his V8 street racer born; in which a handful of d4s caught the underground racing world unprepared.

EDIT with apologies to OP for the derail!
 

Oofta

Title? I don't need no stinkin' title.
And thus was the legend of @Coroc and his V8 street racer born; in which a handful of d4s caught the underground racing world unprepared.

EDIT with apologies to OP for the derail!

Kind of too bad though that it's a Mercedes instead of an Aston Martin because having a secret compartment that drops caltrops to stop chasing cars is such a James Bond thing to do. Although if it was a 300 SL it would probably be acceptable.
 

Coroc

Hero
Kind of too bad though that it's a Mercedes instead of an Aston Martin because having a secret compartment that drops caltrops to stop chasing cars is such a James Bond thing to do. Although if it was a 300 SL it would probably be acceptable.
Well it is a CLK430, it looks a bit understatement, it still has a star on the bonnet. People tend to think it is a grandpas car until I show them what its really like.

Looks like this, picture is from the Mercedes archive so that people are simply models for the commercial and in no way related to me.

Mercedes-Benz-CLK-Coup.jpg
 

Li Shenron

Legend
Why do different classes have different HD types?

Because diversity is a good thing.

The fundamental assumption of a roleplay game is that each player/character has a different role. Diversity is what enables different roles.

While there is no single element of the game that is strictly required to offer diversity (for example D&D got rid of different BAB and ST bonus progressions for different classes and no harm was done to the game), at least there has to be some. So the game would work also if everyone had the same HD or HP.
 

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