Re: Re: Low bids in combat

From: KYER, JEFFREY <jeff.kyer_at_...>
Date: Tue, 20 Jun 2000 16:16:20 -0400

Alexandre Lanciani wrote:
> > Like when your favourite football team grinds out a boring 1-0
> > win (insert equivalent NFL/baseball idiom here). Not a barrel
> > of laughs to watch, but 'a result', and very nice if you had
> > �10,000 on the outcome. Or in this case, your clan's lives and
> > livelihoods.
> >
> > Cheers,
> > Alex.
> 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? It's surely a reckless thing to do. But Orlanthi weaponthanes
> are supposed to be reckless, aren't they?

This was the point I was attempting to get across without avail.  

> Well, maybe not, but surely they are supposed to be boastful (as per the
> keyword). And after the battle what are they going to boast? How they
> heroically and manly hid behind their shields until their foes were too
> tired to wield their weapons? Surely this is a woman's (and solar) tactic!

Indeed. Which is a better phrasing than what I used, apparently. To earn a great name, you must do great deeds. And 'I fight defensively' doesn't inspire one's chieftan to notice you, I fear.


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