Man, haven’t thought about this in a very long time…but how do you folks like your hit points. Is every hit point loss literally a scratch, bruise, cut, etc? Are your characters bloody messes, persevering under the weight of a sanguine hell until they cross that threshold?
Or are they psychological/karmic in nature? Hit points being the measure of close calls, erosion of awareness and opportunity. With the loss of the final one indicating the strike that found its lethal destination?
Combination? I think I’m gonna lean heavily towards the latter with some scratching and bruising thrown in. I like the idea of “Cure Wounds” being as much about calming the mind and refocusing as it is about wounds growing shut. Fits well with getting most of your hit points back with each rest too.