Definition of a Hit Point
Posted on May 14, 2018
Back in High School, I was reading the 2nd ed. Player’s Handbook in study hall. A "friend" who had never played before asked to read it. He came back the next day and said he’d read it ALL and wanted to play (I've never read all of a PHB).
He came to his first session with his own character class. Not character, but character class. Our group’s first real introduction to a Munchkin.
It only got worse from there.
We were fair roleplayers, but he never tried. It was metagaming/munchkining all the time for him.
After one particular battle he turned to me at the table and asked, "How many hit points do you have?"
Without missing a beat I responded, "What's a hit-point?"
Blank stare from him.
The rest of the table started to laugh. We tried to explain what had just happened, but he didn’t get it, ever. "What's a hit-point?" became a catch phrase of our group.
Nineteen years later I can say, "What's a hit-point?" and still get a laugh from one of my friends.