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4th Apr 2017, 6:00 AM
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Tell Me the Odds
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Newbiespud 4th Apr 2017, 6:00 AM edit delete
Newbiespud
Probabilities and statistics are a heck of a thing. Very interesting, too, at least from an abstract standpoint.

I'm starting to wonder if I've asked this before, but any stories about gambling on long odds in a tabletop scenario? One-in-a-million chances, fate hanging in a single die roll, that kind of thing?

78 Comments:

Kaze Koichi 4th Apr 2017, 6:17 AM edit delete reply
There is a skill "fast talking the GM."
But in this situation I believe a better skill would be "punching a GM in the face for being a huge dick."
Digo Dragon 4th Apr 2017, 6:28 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
From personal experience, the former has never ended in police involvement. ;)
The Froggy Ninja 4th Apr 2017, 8:58 AM edit delete reply
Clearly you've been doing it wrong.
remial 4th Apr 2017, 9:12 AM edit delete reply
which part?
Digo Dragon 4th Apr 2017, 10:52 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
Perhaps wrong, but it has avoided jail time for assault thus far. ;)
Luna 4th Apr 2017, 7:31 AM edit delete reply
Kinda disagree about the GM being a dick here. The situation here was orchestrated on the fly by Rarity without checking in beforehand that it could reasonably be feasible and she then sabotaged the way out the GM provided as a perfectly logical outcome (the wonderbolt going in to save her rather than staying there). Plus, Pinkies intent here is more about squeezing in her idea of a sonic rainboom more than actually saving rarity. I mean, she could just argue that if she succeed, then she saves Rarity, which would have more of a chance to convince the GM than telling her "she'll break the sound wall in such a way it'll cause a rainbow to blast all over the place !"

In my opinion, Pinkie is the unreasonnable one here for asking for way more than what she could get away with. :p And I'd have like the idea of the rainboom to come from the GM, frankly. It's an awesome trick and it's kind of a pity that it'll get included in this webcomic as something that was pretty much forced by another player, and not even RD. :/
Jannard 4th Apr 2017, 8:53 AM edit delete reply
Can't agree more, Luna. For one, even though Pinkie's player brought the idea in the first place, it all feels like the player's pushing too far, considering they brought this in