Stacy--a fine GM, and proprietor of Frivology--wrote this.
So, to pay my Stacy Tax:
Last night, oh my brothers and sisters, I was in Rappan Athuk and surrounded by gnolls. We had bearded them in their horrible lair, we were outnumbered and I was trying to burn them. It was my first day in the dungeon and one hit would've killed me.
So I'm grateful to Caroline Pierce who--despite having been born with only one hit point and being at minus two damage on account of her crappy strength--gamely slipped in to backstab the first gnoll I was fighting for (a much appreciated) 2d4-2 damage.
...Likewise I am grateful to Mandy Morbid, who ran in when the gnoll noticed Caroline and kept it busy busy, giving CP time to hamstring it.
...and none of us can forget Kimberly Kane, who died last night trying to save a fighter she barely knew when he was swallowed whole by a giant, powerful and arbitrary magical head made of mysterious stone.
So I thank you, ladies, and the Zelkor's Ferry branch of The Devildog Slaughterfist Memorial Life Insurance, Hogbreeding and Asset Seizure Limited Liability Company thanks you. You are all totally metal.