Except we were discussing GK's luck, not Hamster's luck. You can't deny that Gobwin Knob hit the big jackpot by geting an attuned tool wielder to start with.
Is Chrlescomm lucky? They got one too. Except there is no Charlescomm, not really, because Charlie is Howard Hughes and the Side is stagnant with no Warlords, no Heir, no Casters, and only wage slaves. Getting an attuned Arkentool is not inherently beneficial, and given GK's lead to the death of its King, not many inside GK would call it lucky, since after all, only Maggie and Sizemore might
have survived since Stanley attuned. Everyone else is dead, and I don't think they'd call that lucky at all.
Not big luck, but still luck when you perform the same risky action multiple times with the irreplaceable unit and she keeps surviving.
No different from any other vital plot element. She's the rope. Not evidence of more luck than any other protagonist in any other story.
We have Maggie pointing out she wouldn't recover that turn.
No, she couldn't guarantee Wanda would recover at all. She never said anything about "this turn." Image 93, Book 1 if you need to review. Maggie was also ordered to do everything she could to help. What Maggie didn't say was, "I can't help her." That means that she could.
But again, Wanda is a rope. She and the pliers will be necessary until the end of the story, and the story ends with her. It is inherent in all stories that the rope exists.
Bluffing involves your oponent falling for it. As a veteran warrior, Ansom should should know better than let a weakened vulnerable key unit live to wreck more havoc.
Bluffing is a skill. It is learned. It is lying. And if Wanda is anything, she is definitely a practiced liar.
Charlie could've just burned out more mathmancy calculations to figure out the best strategy for the turn.
Spoken like someone that has never been involved in making a business decision in his entire life. You're expecting Charlie to expend massive resources to eliminate the possibility of something that had never happened before. Businessmen do not do that. They compare the probability of a disastrous event and cost of it occurring to the cost of what they need to do to prevent it. If the prevention is much higher, then they do not proceed with the preventive measures. In this case, the valuable calculations were worth more than the slim chance of disaster, even though the cost of the disaster was every unit in the hex.
Any IT security expert can give you that same equation.
It was much more effective than the crowd predicted, because not only it killed everything in the RC, it left all their bodies ready for decryption.
Even if I were to believe that (and I wouldn't because I was here from the start... every one of them predicted it would be Parson's ultimate victory move, so it achieved exactly what he predicted), all that is evidence of is the lack of knowledge many people have about volcanoes. Pyroclastic flows and ash kill far more victims than lava or ejecta and leave fully intact bodies. PF's kill through poison gas and searing temperatures, but leave bodies (Pompeii being the most obvious example). Ash kills by filling the lungs and turning into a cement that causes strangulation. The only bodies that would have been outright destroyed are the ones that were hit directly by magma flows.
No it wasn't. How could they know that Hamster would be cornered against the wall but be able to activate a super nuke that demanded a safe spot to run away?
Again, this is only evidence of the rope. Parson could because for the story to continue, he needed a rope. Not evidence of a divine hand, only that Rob needed Parson to be exceptional.
Had Rob decided not to go on with Book 2, Parson would have returned to Earth and the story ended. We would have seen the recovery from Wanda's viewpoint, as we did to start Book 1, for symmetry.
It was clearly explained that Jillian could've finished of Wanda after the first volley, in particular this being a turn-based world and everything.
And Wanda didn't croak Jillian, either. Given Wanda made that choice first, Jillian responding in kind is only a favour for a favour.
And that decision has now cost GK a Chief Warlord. It almost cost GK it's Ruler, (Jillian went on to try and kill Stanley). You're playing favorites with that encounter by looking only at the "luck" of Jillian loving Wanda, and not looking at the costs of Wanda loving Jillian. This has been both a boon and a curse for GK.
Then we have Transylvito crippling their own side to finance Jillian, which then proceeds to leg it out, whereas if Transylvito fighted by themselves their super bat swarm would certainly have stood a better chance.
Strategy is not luck. Failed strategy because you do not have all of the information that you need to devise a winning one is also not luck.
You can nominate any warlord as CW, not only sons. Choosing mr.diplomat when you need to do serious combat now was a big blessing for GK.
Royal side that had only ever raised Princes to CW. Not luck -- tradition. And predictable. You're expecting Slately to act out of character.
It is unluck when suddenly everybody in the world is ganking on you out of nowhere.
And like that never happened to GK. It's how the story started! Everyone ganging up to smash GK? The Alliance, remember?
You're calling it luck for GK when that happens to Haggar, but not recognize it is unluck when it happens to GK. Favoritism.
They didn't hid their advantage, they pulled out a massive army out of nowhere
The first Queen Bea knew of decrypted was when she faced her own daughter at her city's hexside. GK's secrets were kept until it was much too late for Unaroyal to use the correct tactic, which was to mass all forces and assault to overwhelm.
Multiple-Warlord stack of doom is a very popular tactic in Erfworld
We have [b]never]/b] seen anyone do that.
And that's definitely not the "Transylvito Way". One Warlord per stack. Chief Warlord to provide bonus to all units in hex. More bonus to own stack.
What Caesar did not do was put a second warlord in his own stack to gain his greater CW bonus.
If it's "popular", then you have lots of examples to cite, right? Because I can't think of a single one, excluding ones where numbers were below 9 so they were stacking for Stacking Bonus.
And Sylvia wasn't meeling simply because she was imobilized.
You're confused. I was talking about the encounter with Artemis, which should have been obvious because I was talking about Artemis. Sylvia was only immobilized while stuck under the dwagon.
os, I highly recommend you take a moment and sit down with a sheet of paper. Divide it in half. Now list all of the Lucky things on one side. List all of the unlucky things on the other. It's a lot more balanced than you seem to think.