Have you ever wondered what life would be like in the future when Artificial Intelligence, androids and automated cars are the norm? Well, that’s the beauty of science-fiction. Have you ever heard the argument that Science-fiction is a precursor to Science-fact? For example, Star Trek introduced the concept of automatic sliding doors, where only manual ones had existed before. So, if something doesn’t exist now, doesn’t mean it never will.
It's not hard to get caught up in the mechanics of a game—especially a tabletop. If you're overly concerned with numbers then you might wish you had picked a certain class or race or school of magic. But whether you're an elf or a human isn't going to stop probability in its tracks. Whatever the numbers, you're likely to fail, or succeed in equal measure. It's mathematics.