I though my post was pretty clear that it isn't the only way, but good fighters do force mistakes from their opponents (slips, stumbles, distance, inefficient parries and so on).
>If we have a fighter with amazing skill, say 5W3, I think we will agree he
>won't stumble that often. If nothing else it seems very unheroic. But if he
>fights Argrath, who I imagine will have at least 12w4, he will, in your
>Glorantha, start to stumble (or whatever). Not very epic.
As it is Wimbledon week ... I think the distinction between a forced and unforced error is very epic and heroic. I've seen great players fall, slip, stumble against great opponents (for some reason Becker springs to mind).
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