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Old 04-26-2012, 10:39 PM   #1
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If one Dragon has bigger wings than the other Dragons, how would you do that? Would you just add a Feature or what? I ask this because the only thing on a character sheet to indicate you have wings is Flight (Winged).
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Old 04-26-2012, 10:48 PM   #2
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If one Dragon has bigger wings than the other Dragons, how would you do that? Would you just add a Feature or what? I ask this because the only thing on a character sheet to indicate you have wings is Flight (Winged).
Not only. They can as well be used as crushing Strikers. They may also qualify for some form of Klutz (Only in tight spaces).
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Old 04-26-2012, 10:49 PM   #3
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Distinctive Feature and/or Nuisance Effect depending on what you see the affect to be on the dragon from that effect.
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Old 04-26-2012, 10:51 PM   #4
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Distinctive Feature and/or Nuisance Effect depending on what you see the affect to be on the dragon from that effect.
What do you mean?
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What do you mean?
Well if the have bigger than normal wings, but it has not affect in the dragon that the wing limitation on flight already does, then it just a 'distinctive feature' the makes the dragon easy to to identify.

If it makes the problems Winged adds worse than normal, it probably also counts as a nunice effect on flight to have the extra large wings.
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Old 04-26-2012, 11:35 PM   #6
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If one Dragon has bigger wings than the other Dragons, how would you do that? Would you just add a Feature or what? I ask this because the only thing on a character sheet to indicate you have wings is Flight (Winged).
  • Is this an individual that has large wings for the species or a species with large wings for it's body size?
  • Are the wings Strikers?
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Old 04-26-2012, 11:57 PM   #7
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  • Is this an individual that has large wings for the species or a species with large wings for it's body size?
  • Are the wings Strikers?
  • The latter. A species with large wings for its body size.
  • Yes...? Where would I find information to determine the answer to this?
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Old 04-27-2012, 12:06 AM   #8
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  • The latter. A species with large wings for its body size.
So the primary game effect is that they have a higher SM than Flight (Winged) normally gives? This is probably just a quirk, unless:
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If they can attack things with the wings they should get the Striker advantage with enough levels of Long to be the size you want.
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Old 04-27-2012, 12:12 AM   #9
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I don't think they'll be able to attack with them, but I'd have to check with my GM. In any case, either way, I'd have an answer. Thank you.
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Old 04-27-2012, 12:40 AM   #10
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I'm thinking the people who talk about abnormally high SM (based on their wingspan, probably) have it right. And SM doesn't cost points; it's pretty much an even trade of good against bad.

The other way to go is that fliers with really big wingspans often go for Gliding or Controlled Gliding as options on their flight. You might think about giving the dragon (a) normal winged flight with an FP cost (-5% for 1 FP/minute) to get them to a decent altitude and then (b) a long slow glide down, probably with Enhanced Move, which gives a glider a more gradual descent, but with a minor Accessibility limitation, "must have wings fully extended," or maybe a Nuisance Effect of comparable value.

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