Its soft upholstery fabric comes in six neutral colours. Laura Ashley Burlington Leather Chair: from £750, Laura Ashley The granddaddy of armchairs on our list has to be the Burlington by Laura Ashley.

Designed to “resemble a family heirloom” it has generous dimensions and comes in eight types of leather that will age naturally over time. Neptune George Armchair: From £910, Neptune Neptune’s George armchair has a balance of tradition and modernity that should make it at home in most interiors.

When a dozen things are going on but the actual details of the plan aren't reliant on each item fortuitously fitting into place, then it is just a regular Gambit Pileup.

If the character has plans for either outcome, not just the improbable one, it's Xanatos Gambit.

The covers are made from quality Designers Guild fabric in a rainbow of seven bright colours – from hot pink to cobalt blue.

Buy now The typical style of this armchair is one you’ll see in many versions – George Home’s Natalie chair makes a good stab of it for the price.

This chair has a wooden frame with a 10-year guarantee and it’s made in the UK. Peggy Armchair: £540, One of Sofa.com’s most popular products is the Peggy armchair – which reminds us more of a cocktail or club chair with its retro looks.

Its curved arms, cylindrical wood legs, shallow seat and slanted back combine for a petite but elegant chair that can be customised in a huge range of prints, patterns and textures.

" have to establish a character as The Chessmaster for them to be able to pull it off without arousing your audience's skepticism.

If the character pulling the roulette is a god, a person with precognition, a hyper-advanced AI, or someone else with similar abilities interacting with mortals, it becomes more believable, but even then the suspension of disbelief can be tenuous at best.

Note that complexity alone does not make a plan into roulette.

A few separate plans may combine while individually making logical sense.

If, as part of retconning in a new villain, everything up to then (including the supposed successes of the heroes against the old villains) is all part of a new Evil Plan, it's Arc Welding.