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Won on the Dice

(Also: 'Lost on the Dice')
The idea that a player can have every disadvantage against them on the tabletop, but still come out on top by rolling better dice than their opponent. While much effort goes in to rules-writing to minimise incidence of freakish dice results, the possibility will always exist.
If you have managed to position your tabletop forces to get numerical superiority, overwhelming firepower and every advantage of terrain – but your attack still fails because you rolled a '1' and your opponent rolled a '6' – don't begrudge him his moment. Your turn will come!

Original definition 13 November 2016 11:06 AM by Norman D Landings.