Home Rules - Hit Point 0
Hit Point 0
When a target’s hps are reduced to exactly 0, s/he drops as if dropped below 0 hit points. S/he is still conscious, but looks as if down for a long moment, causing most enemies to go on to other targets. The target is stable but will drop below 0 after any action other than talking is performed. In addition some enemies “go for the kill”, spending their next action in damaging the downed character to make sure they are bleeding out. These enemies include natural predators, monsters with instincts similar to natural predators (Owlbears, Displacer Beasts, Drakes, Gnolls, etc.), assassins and cultists that practice blood sacrifice in the field.
Among many godborn races, the practice is frowned upon heavily in both laws and social standing. One would get a reputation as “blood thirsty” and those who have heard of the target would react accordingly. Dragonborn, Obitu and other civilized “Monster” races have similar taboos. Most wildborn Shifters, however, have more practical views on the matter. Orcs take such survivors as slaves and brain-washed concubines.