Re: Re: Low bids in combat

From: Alex Ferguson <abf_at_...>
Date: Tue, 20 Jun 2000 21:12:46 +0100 (BST)

My Other writes:
> Have you ever heard of a certain Mr. Zeman, Alex? ;)


> Getting back in topic, are you sure that betting high is automatically a
> bad tactic?

If you have a marginal advantage, then as a rule low bets are better, as the rulebook itself points out.

> It's surely a reckless thing to do. But Orlanthi weaponthanes
> are supposed to be reckless, aren't they?

Wouldn't it be better if the mechanics encouraged this, then? Perhaps if magical preparation worked more this way. (As it certainly seemed to, for Morden!)

One ploy that might work is magic that gives one lots of APs. If you have APs to burn, and your opponent doesn't, then high bids are good (c.f. poker).


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