2019-07-25, 01:29 PM (ISO 8601)
Barbarian in the Playground
Components of luck
I have been thinking about luck.
Someone mentioned how they would have done luck differently as a D&D feat. My response was that I would handle luck in a variety of ways (more than one feat, more than just feats).
Someone once said luck is when opportunity meets action.
Random event of luck:
 occurs: it exists in a time and a space that can be acted upon; and is
 noticed: it is identified as a useful opportunity; and is
 categorized: it is known what general skillset would be needed; and is
 understood: it is within an available skillset to act upon; and is
 evaluated: it is scrutinized by the appropriate skillset; and is
 appraised: the risk/reward is given a guess on its outcome; and is
 feasible: the resources needed to act upon the event are available; and is
 acceptable: the risk/reward is seen as agreeable; and is
 successful: the event produces a positive outcome; and is
 successful to a high magnitude: the event has high positive outcome; and is
 ongoing: the event has repeatable or continuous ramifications (at least a flat bonus); and is
 compounding: the event results in compounding benefits (at least a percentage bonus)
An example from my life:
 The housing bubble was a thing
 I saw that the housing bubble was a thing (I would go full get-off-my-lawn-old-man-cranky and yell at the commercials)
 I knew that I could have called bankers to help me figure it all out
 I knew that some bankers would have known how to profit from it
. . . here is when my luck dried up . . .
 Theoretically I could have found a banker to help me identify how to profit
 Theoretically I could have found a banker to help me figure out the risk/reward scenarios
 Hopefully I could have found one that would be able to structure the investment
 Hopefully we would be okay with the risk/reward scenarios
 I would have been successful
 I would have made a truckload of money
 I may have leaned more about how to do something similar in the future
 It would have compounded
Perhaps I could have been retired on my own privet island right now . . . one can dream.
Last edited by darkrose50; 2019-07-25 at 01:50 PM.