Randomness and Luck!

The Solo Meeple

I thought I’d attempt something a little different this week, and write about a subject that often crops up at the games table, randomness and luck. I have put together my own theories about these two things, come up with my own definitions, and given some examples; but whatever I think, as long as I get you thinking about them, then I’ve achieved my purpose and will be happy with that.

Randomness and luck are terms often associated with tabletop games, but what do the actually mean?

Randomness – ‘The quality or state of lacking a pattern or principle of organization; unpredictability.’

Luck – ‘Success or failure apparently brought by chance rather than through one’s own actions.’ Or, ‘Chance considered as a force that causes good or bad things to happen.’

That’s the Oxford Living Dictionary definitions; let’s examine things a little closer.

As it’s a solid concept, let’s…

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