1.23.2011

Lady Luck is a... Bud?

Maybe I am just lucky?

The Number of the Brent

A 4 and four 6's...

These are two pics taken from yesterday's Team Tournament at the Comic Asylum in Richardson, Texas.  My partner, Everyone's Brother From Another Mother, Big Whit, doesn't like it when I snap pics of lucky dice rolls - he's worried the luck will run out - but I couldn't resist taking these.

My friends are always on about my luck, which I've quietly laughed off, believing as I do that one makes one's own luck... but what if I'm wrong?

Am I just... lucky?

10 comments:

Porky said...

It's because you're a hero worthy of pulp, and pulp heroes are indomitable, give or take. Just don't let the ratings drop!

Farmpunk said...

be careful, and don't let anyone give you teh dice herpes.

I got it bad for a few months, and my sisters, who normally hit 2/3 of the time with guns, only were averaging 1/3.

it's bad.

Anonymous said...

Hey Brent, Uncle Buck here. I was playing you in the game with first pic, and man I know the way dice go. You were something lucky with the magic box.....hmm maybe i need one as well

OverCaffeinated said...

Brent you are one of the luckiest guys i've ever played. You make that 5+ inv save more often than space marines make their 3+ armor save....and I let you use my box....sigh.

Grimnar Angband said...

I wouldn't offend the dice gods Brent... they are very fickle beings.

Dave G _ Nplusplus said...

That's stupid, luck doesn't affect rolls.

Everyone knows it's the DICE that are lucky. Clearly yours should be confiscated, melted down, and their luck content should be evenly divided amongst the rest of your dice.

Von said...

Yep, you're a jam bandit all right.

Not that there's any shame in that - I have displayed a supernatural ability to pass 6+ saves on a regular basis and regularly fail whole handfuls of 2+ like there's no tomorrow.

(And yes, I do know about confirmation bias, gambler's fallacies and all that nonsense; the point is that I have a lot of save-related fuel for those particular follies.)

Chumbalaya said...

There was a tournament in Richardson? Dammit, nobody tells me anything T_T

Bryce963 said...

Ah, what?! People in the DFW area?
Why is it that I had no idea when I was there? I'm from Granbury on the other side of Fort Worth.
I'm in Lubbock now though, a no man's land of broken dreams and chlamydia.

The Inner Geek said...

I'm not far enough west for chlamydia, but I had no idea there were shenanigans going on that close east of me?

(A new favorite!) Anon: I haven’t even bothered playing a game of 6th yet, cause I have read the rules, and actually understand how they interact with units. I know my armies no longer function how they should, and so I need to change them.

Strictly Average: 'cause 6-inches is all you get.

Stalking Jawaballs since 2009.

Jawaballs: "My butt just tightened up."

Brent, preferred 2-to-1 over Not Brent in a recent, scientific poll.

Brent: emptied the Kool Aid and DRINKING YOUR MILKSHAKE with an extra-long straw.

Unicorns don't exist.

Home of the Stormbuster, the Dyson Pattern Storm Raven.

I'm a comment whore and this whore is getting no play.

Not Brent hurts Brent's feelings.

I think, therefore I blog.

"You should stop writing for everyone else and worry about your crappy blog." - Anon.

Not Brent has been spotted lurking around with a green marker.

He's not like a bad guy from a cartoon, all devious but never quite evil, Not Brent is bad beans, man, bad beans.

Dethtron: "Again I feel obliged to remind you that trying to sound smart only works if you are."

MVB: "I am not one to join the unwashed masses of self-titled 40k experts out there distributing advice from their blogs about exactly how your list should be built..."

Shiner Bock on tap: that's how I choose hotels.

Strictly Average: The Home of Hugs and Gropings.

Don't feed the trolls!

MoD: "Welcome to Brent's head."

Competitive is Consistent.

Dethtron: "...you could use that extra time to figure out a way to get your panties unbunched and perform a sandectomy on your vagina."

Dethtron: “When calling someone an idiot, it's generally best to avoid making grammatical mistakes.”

Warboss Stalin: "You know, if it actually WAS funny, maybe I wouldn't mind."

Mike Brandt: "It's not a successful bachelor party if you don't misplace someone".

"The Master Manipulator (every store needs one): "...now, enough stroking."

Kirby: "I don't know about gropings. Seriously, Brent, keep it in the pants, please."

Loquacious: "No matter how hard I tried, I couldn't get Hugs & Gropings or Stalks Jawaballs into Brent's little tribute."

Captain Kellen: "I rate this article a Brent on the Faith Hill to Nancy Pelosi scale!"

Drathmere: "Come for the balls, stay for the Brent? Kind of disturbing, man."

Go no further, lest thee see something thine eyes would fain look past!

Isabelle: "So, thank you for supporting your local and not so local unicorns. A noble gesture like that can show some scared kids out there that they don't have to hide from everyone and it's ok to be who they really are."

There is nothing more interesting than We The People... in all our beautiful, ugly glory!

On Internet Advice: You see, I have an almost religious belief that's it's a huge, colossal waste of time.

...I think I'll call it the Gun Shy Pattern Stormbuster, because after the Internet destroyed my first humble effort, I find I'm a bit worried about the reaction to this one.

Lauby: "Is it left over from that time you thought that you could just complete step one 12 times to meet the mandates of that court order?"

Not Brent: "I guess we'll have to read on and find out. Signed, Not Brent. Especially today."

Cynthia Davis: "I think the scrolling text is from Glen Beck's new book."

Grimaldi: "Spamming certain units creates interesting possibilities but also fatal weaknesses."

Purgatus: "Math can inform decisions. It cannot make decisions."

Thoughts? Comments? Hugs and gropings?

You'd be that much quicker to figure out what I mean when I refer to a Unicorn if I covered it in a rainbow flag.

SinSynn: (To Brent) "Curse you and your insidious influence on the internets..."

Dave G (N++): "You know you're an internet celebrity when your following is more akin to tabloids."

I prefer the term Internet Personality (or IP) myself, seeing as how I coined it.

Lauby: "Your attempt to humanize him as failed. I feel nothing but scorn for his beard - it's like a warcrime or something."

BBF: "I've always thought you are a good player but I finally figured out that you are a great player. It's hard to see sometimes because your personality is engaging, sincere and quite charming - to me that is kind of a rare combination."

'Clearly cheating?' I didn't misspeak: you jumped to conclusions. If you'd like to apologize I'll be happy to send you an autographed picture of my ass.

Ass.

I thought I was doing alright before I realized I was losing.

Age and treachery beats youth and vigor every time.

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