|Demigorgon 8 My Baby|
When the GM asks for information, you either provide said information or bow out of the game.
I did bow out of the game.
No other way. At least not when I'm running the game.
You weren't. I generally like your posts and I'd guess if you were running the game and asked me how many hit points I had I'd tell you.
Players talking back when asked for information is an indication for one of two things: Either they don't like the way I run games and are being passive aggressive about it
I don't think that was passive aggressive. I think it was a pretty clear statement that I didn't like the way he did things.
or they don't trust me (and I don't see why I should bother with that).
I touched on the trust issue in an earlier post. Yes, I had stopped trusting him.
Especially since you just assume that he will fudge. Doesn't have to be. Maybe the GM is just curious. I sometimes ask people about their HP when I roll damage. And that doesn't necessarily mean I'll fudge the rolls to spare them.
I made an educated assessment based on the situation, and my personal knowledge of the GM in question. He had fudged encounters in the past, and I thought he was going to do it again.
Plus, there might be abilities related to your HP. In fact, I'm quite sure there is 3.x Material that affects you depending on your HP.
You are really stretching here. He wasn't asking me because of some obscure 3.x Material. He was asking me because he was going to lie about what the dice roll was if it was going to kill my character. You can either take my word for it, since I was the only person in the conversation who was actually there. Or you can keep making justifications for some guy you've never met, about an incident you never witnessed.
Video games don't necessarily work that way you know.
I was referring to the fact that most video games come with a save feature. An although I am aware that some video games you have to play all the way through without saving. That is the exception rather than the rule.
If you can't die in an RPG, it feels like a video game to me. Just hit the reset button and start over. Some people like to play that way, not me.