That was funny and painfully accurate at the same time - good job!
funny thing is: if the shield is not used as a weapon, the wave serpent doesn't blow up (at least, right 1st turn after use)
You say that but how many times have we all rolled a 1 on a save. We've all said as we roll a die "anything other than a 1" and what comes up a 1. It's like missile launchers or rocket launchers, you use the word missile launcher and yeah it is a MISS-ile launcher, but say frag, krak or rocket and it hits. Some gamers are superstitious and have their sayings or what they will and will not say.
well, that kinda explains why i fail Terminator's armor saves but pass the invulnerable ones (same unit) or their "feel no pain(5+)" (aka, OP as s*** save, as they are know on my group) :p
"Feel no pain" courtesy of all the sang. pr. of my main army d(-.-)b
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