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Old 12-22-2019, 01:53 AM   #21
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Thanks Andy for that analysis! Agreed, 16d v 7d is another no-brainer, our second One True Way achievement in just two days!
Be careful about deciding something is The Way. While that one big turn is much less risk of control loss, it only gains you one Ace token. The four smaller ones would get you four Ace tokens. Depending on the situation and your build, those may outweigh the risk of going out of control.
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Old 12-22-2019, 09:36 AM   #22
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The die count advantage of the 1xD4 vs 4xD1 is so much that I can’t imagine a scenario where three extra Ace tokens is worth it!

I am curious if that pattern holds at lower speeds. At Speed 2 is 2xD2 much worse than 1xD4? How about 3xD1 vs 1xD3 at Speed 3?
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Old 12-28-2019, 09:26 AM   #23
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Can’t believe I did not notice this before…
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x4 D1 turns at Speed 3…
Except that at Speed 3, one can only make 3 maneuvers!
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Sam and Randy have a really good grasp of things and I get called in fairly often to triple-check their work.
So is the single big maneuver always being statistically better than multiple small maneuvers a deliberate part of the design?
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Old 12-28-2019, 09:42 AM   #24
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So is the single big maneuver always being statistically better than multiple small maneuvers a deliberate part of the design?
Each maneuver earns you a single Ace token. You have to decide how you want to balance risk v reward every movement.
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Old 12-29-2019, 10:36 AM   #25
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Each maneuver earns you a single Ace token. You have to decide how you want to balance risk v reward every movement.
It is kind of the opposite of that, because big maneuvers are so much less risky than multiple small maneuvers.

Here is what I came up with in AnyDice: http://anydice.com/program/1930a

Listed from Speed 2 to 4, less risky to higher risk. At Speed 2, 2xD1 is better than 1xD2. At Speed 3 and higher, take the single maneuver if you are sure about where you want to be pointed at the end of your movement phase.
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