Re: Sacrifice before battle - what's the point?

From: Alexander G. M. Smith <agmsmith_at_...>
Date: Sat, 28 Sep 2002 15:39:51 EDT (-0400)

Kaj Sotala wrote:
> The reverse also applies: if you don't sacrifice, and they do, they're at a
> disadvantage, and if neither sacrifices, neither has the advantage. Thus you
> should never sacrifice, since that has a 50% chance of putting you at the
> advantage, while sacrificing either puts you to disadvantage or doesn't
> change the odds at all.
> Am I missing something?

I wonder if the relevance (relationship to your clan) and power of the gods is a factor. Maybe it's worth it for a powerful god, particularly one that's a natural enemy of your enemy.

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