Dude Who Shall Remain Nameless: I don’t have anything nice to say, so I’m not going to say anything at all.
Brent: Say what you want! While I appreciate your restraint, believe me when I tell you I expected a backlash. I stand by my actions.
Dude Who Shall Remain Nameless: No, you don’t understand. It’s really not nice… not nice at all.
It’s a tournament. I’ve got some toys; he’s got some toys. It’s the top of Turn 2 and his toys beat up on my toys.
Calypso2ts: He was bothered by the fact he felt his list was pretty ‘diverse’ and some of the lists he played were very hard. I think your assessment is correct in terms of the source of his frustration. It was more the army he was playing/facing than it was that one particular move. From what he told me about the game your Fiends were in a good position to murder him anyway and I don’t think that specific charge would have changed anything.
It can lead to bad feeling – more, even, that just sticking to the game and realizing that mistakes happen.
For me, I’ve learned through bitter experience avoiding resentment by trying to resolve mistakes after the fact usually just leads to more opportunities for resentment. My working assumption is my opponent is an adult and won’t hold a misplaced grudge if they make a mistake – because despite everything, they do happen. They’re a part of the game.
And I’m consistent. I won’t ask for nor will I accept the opportunity to fix my mistakes! When it happens – and it does – I don’t blame the dude I’m playing: I realize it’s on me and move on.
I think that’s fair!