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Subject: How do you behave when you win a game? (a Poll, but no bacon Pete) rss

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CARL SKUTSCH
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The title says it. Since winning is being discussed on a few threads, I thought a brilliant and well designed poll was called for on the subject of winning. Specifically, on how one usually behaves after winning. Sadly, there's nobody around who can do a brilliant and well designed poll, so I thought I'd just make one of my polls. Discussion to follow. (I just asked how people behave, but obviously I think it'd be interesting to stretch out into how people should behave.)

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How do I generally behave/feel after I win a game?
Crowing and victory cries are often part of the equation. I may give a little fist pump and a shout of "yeah!"
I may do a little gloating, a little teasing after a win.
A quiet smile of victory is pretty standard.
I get a little victory glow, but I try not to let it show.
There is no change in behavior or feeling after victory.
I try to downplay or ignore my win. I focus on cheering up the losers.
I try to talk up how much fun the game was, ignoring who won or lost.
I feel a little bad for those who lost.
I sink into a gloomy funk.
Win? I never win.
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J C Lawrence
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Winning, the game ending, is simply an indicator that analysis must now be retrospective and can no longer be forward looking.
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skutsch wrote:
I thought a brilliant and well designed poll was called for on the subject of winning.
First you get my hopes up...

skutsch wrote:
Sadly, there's nobody around who can do a brilliant and well designed poll, so I thought I'd just make one of my polls.
But no... you steal my joke.
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Almost all of the above depending on the group and the game. Some situations call for the Arrested Development chicken dance, while others call for just focusing on the fun of the game and high-fiving everybody on a game well played.
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CARL SKUTSCH
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clearclaw wrote:
Winning, the game ending, is simply an indicator that analysis must now be retrospective and can no longer be forward looking.

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It really depends on what the game is, who I'm playing with, and the conditions of the victory. If it's a game my opponents are familiar with and they were all gunning for me or I came from way behind I'll usually have some 'In yo' face suckas!' type moments. But if it's new players for anything I usually just talk about how much fun the game is and how much fun the hobby is in general if they're not particularly a gamer (yet). I tend to win pretty regularly whether playing with experienced players or not, even handily defeating some experienced gamers at their own games. I played Scythe for the first time and one of my opponents had played it 6 times already. I won with nearly double their score and they hadn't even completed their 3rd star. While I do feel a little smug when that happens, most of the time my behavior doesn't change, win or lose, I'm just happy to be playing games with my friends.
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A good post-mortem conversation with the group during tear down. I like to do this regardless of whether I win or lose. Discuss strategies, what could have beens, how you could have played differently, opportunities had/lost, analysis of how you and others played.
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I put a pic of the other players on Twitter with the hashtag #losers. Doesn't everyone?
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Geoffrey Burrell
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I acknowledge the victory and how I played my strategy. With a small smile.
 
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I voted "I try to talk up how much fun the game was, ignoring who won or lost."

The only thing worse than a sore loser is a poor winner.

However if somebody wants to make it personal, it's OK to take the gloves, and especially the muzzle, off. (And we're not talking a simple 'get the frontrunner' here.)
 
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I cook up some celebratory bacon.
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To chew the fat?
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MentatYP wrote:
Some situations call for the Arrested Development chicken dance ...


Wait, which one?
 
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This poll feels incomplete without a heads on spikes option.
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E Decker wrote:
This poll feels incomplete without a heads on spikes option.


Is that not how one makes bacon?
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"Small smile" for sure.

EXCEPT in party & team games. In Codenames, Spyfall, Werewolf or Resistance (especially when evil) there's definitely whooping & high fives.
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Came for bacon pete, was sorely disappointed.
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Theldyrn wrote:
I put a pic of the other players on Twitter with the hashtag #losers. Doesn't everyone?


I assumed he meant in addition to that. ;)


I usually just talk about what happened in the game - turning points, weird results etc. While I seem to be in the minority in my group I really don't care who wins. Some of my fellow players get downright rude when they lose. It is, frankly, tiresome.
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darthain wrote:
Came for bacon pete, was sorely disappointed.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hgeu9AOLqY

how about Cuban Pete?
 
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Winning, the game ending, is simply an indicator that analysis must now be retrospective and can no longer be forward looking.


wow
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Bacon
 
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skutsch wrote:
clearclaw wrote:
Winning, the game ending, is simply an indicator that analysis must now be retrospective and can no longer be forward looking.


Nah... Spock is half human.
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Where's the option for the tirade I get on about their worthlessness?

jokes aside I went with;

I try to talk up how much fun the game was, ignoring who won or lost.

I normally also bring up and discuss some of the good plays the other players made.
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Depends on the situation. Sometimes it's a earnest, "Good game." Other times, it's my best impression of Rocky at the end of Rocky IV.
 
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Emu Prime wrote:
MentatYP wrote:
Some situations call for the Arrested Development chicken dance ...


Wait, which one?

All of them, one after another.
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