>>8658304> red was health blue was mana for some reason
That reason: Diablo.
Okay, here's my story. After two months of cajoling and convincing, I finally get two female players into our gaming group. Both are fun girls who are hesitant about D&D because, let's face it, most of the players out there are dorks. But they know most of the players in the group, so at the very worst, we all sit around drinking some beers and being geeky.
The first few sessions go great. I'm the DM at this time, and I run us all through a little intro adventure, stealing some shit from a minor noble. One of the girls charms the noble's wizard, enabling the party to get into the tower. Super good roleplaying. The other girl comes up with an idea during the escape. They're excited about the whole thing, and want to come back for the next adventure.
Now, in this group, we rotated DM duties, phasing out the DM's character for each session. He'd be off training or visiting family or whatever. One time, the DM's wizard made a brief appearance... like, we went to the town library, and there he was, studying a new spell. But that was it.
But this next DM... well, two girls in the group, idiot DM, and a pre-made DMPC? Gee, what could possibly happen?
There were tentacles, penis monsters, naked ladies chained in the dungeon, a near-total PK, and a miraculous save by the DMPC. In the first hour of gaming. Of course, only the girls' characters survived.
Both of them quit gaming forever after that.