Soapbox: Gaming Superstitions And Rituals Might Not Work, But They Matter

We’re crossing our fingers.

The God of Random Numbers is real, and he’s in your house right now, sniffing all your dice. If you don’t pray to him, you’ll never see a natural 20 again, and all of your card decks will be stacked against you for the rest of time.

Or… RNG is exactly what it sounds like. Random. Mashing B, or A, or whatever button you fancy when the Poké Ball is tick-tocking to one side and another isn’t going to influence the outcome in any way. It’s a placebo, a meaningless ritual that keeps you busy while waiting for the game to arbitrarily decide the result.

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