There is no way to rule out hidden variables. There could, in fact, be a set of parameters checked each roll which we are not privy to. Some successes may in fact have been guaranteed in that moment. How would anyone know? The "magical" ritualistic notion of doing certain things at certain times at worst takes nothing away from the known odds, presumably. Unless particle decay detectors are used to generate randomness, the seed has to come from *somewhere* That's why I dye my DK's nightie a slightly different shade before each enhancement attempt.