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Old 04-11-2017, 12:01 PM   #54
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Default Re: [Basic] Advantage of the Week (#39): Daredevil, Luck, Super Luck

Originally Posted by whswhs View Post
I don't believe that anyone has "luck" as a substantive thing in the real world. There are random fluctuations, and we call them "luck" when they're favorable and large (or "bad luck" when unfavorable and large); but no one has a persistent tendency to get favorable or unfavorable random outcomes.
That's not actually true. If you have a group of 216 people who all roll a dice 3 times (higher = better), you could expect to get one guy who rolled 6s each time. In the real world, when you look back on peoples lives, some people will have benefited from random events more than the average, and some will have suffered more than average. Buying Luck is saying I want to be the guy who over the total of his lifetime benefits more than average from random events.

Yes, you don't get to choose this in real life. You also don't get to choose to have IQ 16 or be Very Handsome, GURPS allows you to choose those things, so why not this?
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