2012-05-30 Save or Die

Hack & Slash: On Six Things You Don't Know About Save or Die

Always worth a reread.

Courtney doesn’t write to carefully weigh the pros and cons. His mind is made up and he is telling you about it.

It sounds like a note for future discussions; collected arguments in favour of his preferred play style. It’s not written like an essay but you can still find his premises and his conclusions in the blog post. For example, if you don’t think that your rules (whatever they are) create “needlessly long high-level combats” then his conclusion doesn’t apply to you: your casters can be denied “access to save or die spells” and the model used isn’t a “poorly working model”.

I happen to agree with his observations and therefore I’m buying his arguments, however. That helps me focus when I’m reading a different discussion. That’s why I like to return to the blog post and reread it.

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