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    acegard got a reaction from Herowannabe in CAC Denver FINALS at 8:15 PM MST   
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    acegard got a reaction from Kieransi in Wyoming Hyperspace Finals! TIE Swarm vs. First Order Aces   
    Dee Yun is facing off in the finals at www.twitch.tv/backtodials! Is he about to take Wyoming for the Mynocks? 
     
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    acegard got a reaction from Budgernaut in Article: Never Get Diced Again!   
    Never get Diced Again: Decision making and embracing variance in X-Wing
    An article inspired by a Soontir Fel Experience™ and some local discussion. Enjoy!
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    acegard got a reaction from Kieransi in Article: Never Get Diced Again!   
    Never get Diced Again: Decision making and embracing variance in X-Wing
    An article inspired by a Soontir Fel Experience™ and some local discussion. Enjoy!
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    acegard got a reaction from DR4CO in Article: Never Get Diced Again!   
    Probably the most succinct way of putting that, thank you!
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    acegard got a reaction from admat in Article: Never Get Diced Again!   
    Probably the most succinct way of putting that, thank you!
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    acegard got a reaction from Wrecker01 in Article: Never Get Diced Again!   
    Never get Diced Again: Decision making and embracing variance in X-Wing
    An article inspired by a Soontir Fel Experience™ and some local discussion. Enjoy!
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    acegard got a reaction from TheDoctor084 in Article: Never Get Diced Again!   
    Never get Diced Again: Decision making and embracing variance in X-Wing
    An article inspired by a Soontir Fel Experience™ and some local discussion. Enjoy!
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    acegard got a reaction from JohnWE in Article: Never Get Diced Again!   
    Never get Diced Again: Decision making and embracing variance in X-Wing
    An article inspired by a Soontir Fel Experience™ and some local discussion. Enjoy!
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    acegard reacted to Magnus Grendel in Article: Never Get Diced Again!   
    Well articulated.  It's something I've often tried to put across - no amount of dice-fettling abilities will ultimately help you on the day the dice gods decide you're going down, but that is not the same as "there's nothing I could have done".
    Whether it's rolling a shedload of dice with 'just focus' or a smaller lump of dice with target-lock-and-force, there's still the potential for the dice to come up tilt.
    Don't assume that on the day it does, you did it wrong, and don't assume that on the day a ship of yours decides to dance between the laser bolts that you did it right.  
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    acegard reacted to Roundy1161 in Article: Never Get Diced Again!   
    I can't agree more with the notion of determining if you made the right set of decisions regardless of the outcome. This is such a huge step to getting better. This is something I constantly look at myself playing tennis. Regardless of the outcome, did I choose the right shot for that situation.
    A recent example for me was Vader (1 shield remaining) vs 2 X wings, behind him, but spread out. Having a lock on one, I chose the Talon Roll with an afterburners boost to arc dodge 1 of them, get into range 1 of the other X-Wing that had 2 hull left. Vader has a lock and 2 force vs his 2 die with a focus. I am a high chance of initiative killing him (87%), However he scrapes by with an inconsequential crit after rolling 2 focus results, with my force depleted. He then takes the shot back at my 4 health Vader and rolls 4 hits (he did have a lock, but didn't need it), Vader blanks and dies.
    Looking at the odds, I felt I got it mostly right, take the (somewhat) aggressive play to take down this X-Wing, with a high expectation that I would only be taking the one shot even if it lived (albeit, highly modified). The odds of that outcome is quite low (like 1% when looking at the 13% chance the ship lives, and the 7% chance it can deal a killing blow) However, I note that I did leave myself open to variance in that instance. I was marginally down in points (totally mangled my early engagements) with Vader my only piece left, so it wasn't a defensive play (other than using offense as a defense). However, it also set me up well for the next turn to bug out as I would be up on points whilst the other X-Wing had to turn around. Was it worth it? I feel it was mostly correct looking at my choices, particularly as we were near time, and that kill secured me a points win.
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    acegard got a reaction from Npmartian in Article: Never Get Diced Again!   
    Never get Diced Again: Decision making and embracing variance in X-Wing
    An article inspired by a Soontir Fel Experience™ and some local discussion. Enjoy!
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    acegard got a reaction from Deroche in Article: Never Get Diced Again!   
    Never get Diced Again: Decision making and embracing variance in X-Wing
    An article inspired by a Soontir Fel Experience™ and some local discussion. Enjoy!
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    acegard got a reaction from hargleblarg in Article: Never Get Diced Again!   
    Thank you very much! 
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    acegard got a reaction from hargleblarg in Article: Never Get Diced Again!   
    Never get Diced Again: Decision making and embracing variance in X-Wing
    An article inspired by a Soontir Fel Experience™ and some local discussion. Enjoy!
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    acegard got a reaction from Jyico in Article: Never Get Diced Again!   
    Never get Diced Again: Decision making and embracing variance in X-Wing
    An article inspired by a Soontir Fel Experience™ and some local discussion. Enjoy!
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    acegard got a reaction from DR4CO in Article: Never Get Diced Again!   
    Never get Diced Again: Decision making and embracing variance in X-Wing
    An article inspired by a Soontir Fel Experience™ and some local discussion. Enjoy!
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    acegard got a reaction from impspy in Article: Never Get Diced Again!   
    Never get Diced Again: Decision making and embracing variance in X-Wing
    An article inspired by a Soontir Fel Experience™ and some local discussion. Enjoy!
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    acegard got a reaction from Jarval in Article: Never Get Diced Again!   
    Never get Diced Again: Decision making and embracing variance in X-Wing
    An article inspired by a Soontir Fel Experience™ and some local discussion. Enjoy!
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    acegard got a reaction from Magnus Grendel in Article: Never Get Diced Again!   
    Never get Diced Again: Decision making and embracing variance in X-Wing
    An article inspired by a Soontir Fel Experience™ and some local discussion. Enjoy!
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    acegard got a reaction from Storgar in Article: Never Get Diced Again!   
    Never get Diced Again: Decision making and embracing variance in X-Wing
    An article inspired by a Soontir Fel Experience™ and some local discussion. Enjoy!
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    acegard got a reaction from SCSkunk in Article: Never Get Diced Again!   
    Never get Diced Again: Decision making and embracing variance in X-Wing
    An article inspired by a Soontir Fel Experience™ and some local discussion. Enjoy!
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    acegard reacted to Rytackle in Article: Never Get Diced Again!   
    Well written!
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    acegard got a reaction from Arkanta974 in Article: Never Get Diced Again!   
    Never get Diced Again: Decision making and embracing variance in X-Wing
    An article inspired by a Soontir Fel Experience™ and some local discussion. Enjoy!
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    acegard got a reaction from Q10fanatic in Article: Never Get Diced Again!   
    Never get Diced Again: Decision making and embracing variance in X-Wing
    An article inspired by a Soontir Fel Experience™ and some local discussion. Enjoy!
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