chance or worse yet the fickle whims of the Dice Gods? As a GM who’s been
running some form of a game for the better part of 20 years, I must say that
how I use the results of my dice rolls are completely dependent on the game and
characters. Hurting them- check. Maiming them – sure. Having them lose all
their treasure just to escape – oh yeah.
Burn a few bridges or earn the ire of the evil warlord – oh Gods yes. Indiana Jones didn’t look so good after he
finally recovered the Ark of the Covenant. Neither do my players once they
finish a brutal session.