So a funny thing happened to me the other day. I was playing along, enjoying a nice golden age as Korea in the 1700s, and I had a spy mission fail. Aww nuts. Oh well, promise the AI not to do it anymore and move on with life. Well, speaking of life, real-life decided to throw a wrench into the works and the power went out. Computer shut off, all that fun stuff. So anyway, I booted things back up but didn't have a recent save, so I grabbed the latest auto-save and resumed from there. It was the turn before the spy mission failed. Hmm, I wonder if it will succeed this time? It had an 84% chance of success. Odds would seem to be in my favor. Hit next turn. Mission failed again. Weird. Now I'm curious how this works, so I reload again, and the mission fails again. Now, reloads take a while, and I'm not extremely patient, so I gave up and resumed playing like normal. But I'm wondering if the game determines more than one turn in advance how a mission is going to go, whether success or failure? Because, it would seem that statistically, trying several times on an 84% chance of success mission ought to lead to, you know, actual success. Has anybody ever tested this out and discovered when exactly the game determines the outcome of a mission? I know my own tries are a very small sample set, but it just seems counter-intuitive that 3 plays of a single turn end up with the exact same outcome. I also wonder if the game does this same thing for rock band success?