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  • #19630
    Angel Barracks
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    Not like offering up maidens for greater daemons or anything, that is the D&D lot!
    😀

    But rather any odd things you do during games?

    I have this tendency to put aside dice that have rolled low a few times, as I believe that they are due a high roll soon, so I save those dice for critical rolls.

    #19632
    Not Connard Sage
    Participant

    I don’t have any. We Librans aren’t superstitious.

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    #19633
    Mike
    Keymaster

    I don’t have any. We Librans aren’t superstitious.

    #19638
    Russell Phillips
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    A couple from my old club:

    For reasons lost to the mists of time, if a roll of 2+ was needed, we’d generally say “You need ‘ote but a one” (this was in Yorkshire). It developed into a superstition that being told that would always result in rolling a one.

    One member believed that in order to ensure a high dice roll, you should throw the dice high into the air. This frequently resulted in angry swearing if the dice landed on a table with figures on it.

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    #19640
    Nick the Lemming
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    #19647
    repiqueone
    Participant

    I guess that as long as there are dice and cards used in gaming, there will be “Gambler’s” superstitions.  There are few superstitions in our group, though one player does seem unusually adept in rolling ones in crucial situations.  My Carabiniers du Roi also have a knack for winning essential melees, but I find, just as Napoleon did with his Guard, I seldom put them in harm’s way EXCEPT when I really need to push back the enemy.

    Superstitions or no, it seems the best player(s) win more often than not.

    #19667
    Ivan Sorensen
    Participant

    I have a long standing joke that unpainted troops don’t shoot well.

    Also, the first time I play a new game with someone, I always lose, even if I wrote the **** thing.

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    #19670
    repiqueone
    Participant

    Writing the rules is no protection from losing the game!  I know from ample experience!  What’s even worse is that some of the gamers know the rules better than the guy who wrote them! (usually this is because the author has tried or thought of so many variations and twists on each individual rule, that he can’t remember which one he finally put in the rulebook!)

    File this under secrets of wargame designers.

    #19674
    willz
    Participant

    Always hop on a Tuesday if throwing a dice that requires a five to hit.

    #19680
    paintpig
    Participant

    Newly painted units are always place in reserve or out of harms way, if they do badly in their first encounter the die is then cast, they will remain hopeless for all time….. apparently.

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    #29718
    Lando Calrissian
    Participant

    I just try to make sure my breath does not smell.

    Some people I play with steeeeenk.

    Not cool.

    #29719
    willz
    Participant

    I just try to make sure my breath does not smell. Some people I play with steeeeenk. Not cool.

    In that case I would take to rolling a can of deodorant instead of a dice.

    #29723
    irishserb
    Participant

    Never considered myself as superstitious, but during the game, nobody touches my dice.

    #29729
    kyoteblue
    Participant

    The unit of newly painted troops always route off the table.

    #41436
    Mike
    Keymaster

    -cheeky bump-

    #41460
    paintpig
    Participant

    Free bagging is de rigueur when playing on odd numbered days

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    #41461
    Ruarigh
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    No saying “Anything but a 6” to your opponent, or whatever the unfeasibly low probability number that is needed. Actually, it’s more of a ritual to tell each other we are not allowed to say it, and then to promptly say it and curse the luck gods and our opponent when the number comes up.

    Also, we both tend to swap out dice that have consistently rolled poorly in favour of new dice. There is actually a new shipping hazard in the Humber where dice that have failed me are now buried.

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    #41477
    MartinR
    Participant

    Anything but a one is pretty common around here too. Generally dooming the person muttering it to abject failure.

     

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    #41496

    Chocolate biscuits MUST always be present during games as well as ample supplies of tea.

    #41513
    Phil Dutré
    Participant

    We always end with a glass of whisky while debriefing/discussing the game we just played.

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    #41520
    paintpig
    Participant

    We always end with a glass of whisky while debriefing/discussing the game we just played.

    Only one? That’s no how yoo drenk whiskay…

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    #41535
    Ruarigh
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    We always end with a glass of whisky while debriefing/discussing the game we just played.

    Only one? That’s no how yoo drenk whiskay…

    Depends on the size of the glass … I’m quite abstemious and only drink miniatures* but I know some that use very large glasses. They only have one glass though, because to drink more would be greedy, and one should always do things in moderation.

    *A 75cl bottle is considered a miniature in our house.

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    #41536
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    I tried drinking miniatures, the gun barrels just got stuck in my throat.

     

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