I’ve been hoping for Mike to get to HP for a while now, and this week’s Legends and Lore finally gets there.
As a quick recap, Mike mentions HP standing for three things: physical prowess, skill, and significance. I think HP is a microcosm here, a way of seeing what D&D Next as a whole is all about.
Look at it this way: HP is the biggest factor in which characters stick around and a key indicator of how far a character has advanced. So what HP represents is represented throughout the game. So, how does a higher-level character (i.e. one with more HP) differ from a low level one? Prowess, skill, and significance.