Was George Orwell an Optimist?
Abdullah Ibrahim - African River
Can the 3 hours of pushing pieces and throwing dice be boiled down to a 1 minute game with the following rules:
Draw 4 fate tiles, treat "X" as "1".
If the total is 8 or more, Free Peoples win.
It the total is 6 or less, Shadow wins.
If the total is 7: "Answer fuzzy, ask again later".
I'd characterize that as reductio ad absurdam. You've only played twice?