Tash is GMing for Farid and Emma.
Tash: The orc has his axe raised. He looks very put out.
Farid: Alright, our first combat!
In the game, Farid’s character charges at the orc, while Emma’s hangs back.
Emma: Are you sure? Tash said this game is more realistic than most.
Farid: I got this!
Farid’s character beheads the orc but gets sliced by its axe.
Farid: Double hit, that’s badass!
Out of the game, Farid rolls his dice.
Farid: I got all successes on my recovery roll, so I’ll be up in no time.
Tash: …Not quite.
Six months later, Farid’s character is curled in a fetal position on the ground. Emma stands over him.
Emma: Don’t worry, only one more year until you finally recover into a broken shell of your former self. I love this game.
Farid: So… Many… Stat losses.