This came up last session.
We don’t use the Mortal Wounds tables, as we find them too arbitrarily punitive; the one aspect of the Old-School we grognards never preferred.
Instead we use the unconscious at zero, and bleeding out at every successive turn, idea.
Which begs the question: if a character seeks to “bandage up” a downed fellow player, should this action be covered under the Adventuring proficiency every character receives, or under the Healing proficiency?
As DM, I figured it should be covered only by skilled Healing, but one of my players made a good-faith argument that basic bandaging of wounds would be something every adventurer would know how to do.
I’d be curious to hear the opinions of Autarchs and others on this issue. Attempts to argue in favor of the Mortal Wounds table will be politely ignored. Random maiming of people’s heroic proxies does not encourage creative investment into the campaign and the game melieu around here