Paragon wrote:I'm not speaking hypothetically; that's exactly the response I've seen on this board any number of times.
And we (those who don't find things the same as you do) are speaking hypothetically? If it's just down to "what we've seen" then obviously what I've seen does not mesh with what you've seen, here on these boards or in real life. Are there people who come to these boards convinced that afflictions are weak? Yes (though this is the first time I've ever heard anyone use your reasoning that it's GM Fiat's fault. Never before have I even heard this "problem" existed nor obviously have I ever seen it occur). At the same time I've had a number of people support/agree with me in threads I've responded to that argued the opposite (and obviously in my real life I have no problems with afflictions in my games). So what of any real meaning is being said here then?