Wow! This changes…
…nothing much. ._.
I guess the score’s still 1:1. Or perhaps 1.5:1.5? Hard to say without a look at DM’s scoreboard, but it’s got to be either of those two results. He couldn’t really score this particular engagement any other way…once he wakes up, that is. Which might take a while…
Today’s take-away lesson is, I’d say, that you have to adapt your tactical stance based on the equipment available. The very offensive stance Mopey assumes early on completely succeeds in forcing K’ip onto the defensive. (I mean, just look at her: the Professarian would have a hard time being any more berzerk than that, and he’s a pro. A small pro, but still.)
Her plan kinda falls apart in the second stage, though. With K’ip being on the defensive, and her only being armed with a defensive weapon, their conflict comes down to a battle of attrition: who’s going to fall asleep first? K’ip, Mopey, me or the reader?
And, yeah, based on this experience, you can almost start to appreciate Captain America’s approach: while throwing your shield at people might make you look uncouth and even give people doubts about your basic competency … it surely beats this outcome. ._. Unfortunately for Mopey, I think you really need a round shield to do that – a kite shield like hers probably has very poor accuracy as a projectile weapon.
More* on Thurs…uh, Monday.
* Don’t worry, I mean more in general, not more of specifically this tension-free engagement. >_>