It is sneaky!
(According to the book)
* Heroic characters get a starting bump before their normal hit points kick in.
* NON-heroic characters have to settle with very low hit points from the beginning. 1d4+Con bonus with no starting bump for class.
This makes non heroic characters essentially minions. Of course, the Speaker is the GM, so he decides.
I will say, Saga is pretty damn deadly.
Will we lose out on the initial heroic hp forever? Or will we pick it up at our first heroic level? Feel free not to answer if this will ruin anything.
We house ruled getting max hp each level last game (so a non-heroic character would always get 4+Con bonus by the book). Are we doing that this game?
Also be aware, if you have not played before, that the SAGA books had TONS of errata.