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Old February 18, 2011, 19:15   #3
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Because that's how it was done in D&D when the gameplay mechanics were mostly copied. The reasons it was done that way in D&D were presumably simplicity, fewer dice rolls, and improved player survivability compared to more realistic systems where a lucky blow to the head essentially kills the char.
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