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36 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 20 November 2007 07:58AM

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Comment author: DanielLC 28 December 2009 08:55:23PM 1 point [-]

"Like shooting blindfolded at a distant target"

So long as you know where the target is within five feet, it doesn't matter how small it is, how far away it is, whether or not you're blindfolded, or whether or not you even know how to use a bow. You'll hit it on a natural twenty. http://www.d20srd.org/srd/combat/combatStatistics.htm#attackRoll

Comment author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 28 December 2009 10:47:59PM 3 points [-]

Logical fallacy of generalization from fictional evidence.

Comment author: MichaelHoward 29 December 2009 12:25:25PM 1 point [-]

Damn right. And the same goes for the oft-quoted "million-to-one chances crop up nine times out of ten".