Talk:Dragon Army

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This was mostly triggered by the "schtick source" category: my character is in the Dragon Army. It started with copying and pasting part of the general history and adding some stuff from my infantryman view. I'm expecting that the GMs will change this to actually be accurate. --Ringrose 23:23, 23 February 2009 (EST)

Why is +3 dice to dodge the same power as +5 dice to attack? (see Eto the Wolf) --Shen Wei Han 12:13, 3 September 2009 (EDT)

That's "+5 dice to sword attack", which is "Something Specific". "All Dodging" is "Something Wider". If you wanted dodges only against sword attacks, you could get +5 dice in that for the same price. See Sample Power Ratings#Power 2 and compare the +1 die things and the +3 die things. --Boojum 14:43, 3 September 2009 (EDT)
It seems that a "something specific" on an offense is a lot more useful than a something specific on a defense. The difference between "with X" and "against Y". A character can plan ahead and nearly have the thing their bonus is with, but cannot plan ahead to arrange for their opponents to be using the thing their defense guards against.
It's probably a moot point, since saying "defenses are cheaper than offenses, in terms of variety of things blocked/used" would require recomputing a lot of things. --Shen Wei Han 23:41, 6 September 2009 (EDT)
It's true that you can arrange to have your sword with you, but that doesn't help you when you need to grab someone, or when the enemy is at range, or your weapon is taken. There are a lot of variables, and they may not always end up perfectly balanced against each other at all times. It happens. --Boojum 14:31, 7 September 2009 (EDT)
Either you misunderstand my comparison, or I misunderstand you. Compare +n to sword attack vs +n to dodge swords. If I take +n to sword attack, I can arrange to generally get use out of it by having swords. If I get +n to dodge swords, I cannot arrange for my opponents to use swords.
There will be cases when either power does, or does not, apply. I'm just saying that the frequencies do not seem equivalent, and therefore you get more bang for your buck putting "something specific" on an attack than on a defense.
However, I do not have a good counterproposal. --Shen Wei Han 17:25, 7 September 2009 (EDT)