Re: OLY: breaking Beastmastery

David desJardins (
18 Sep 1995 19:06:26 -0400

Robert Christopher Butchko <> writes:
> They're over twice as good as giant birds (but they can't fly). What
> if they were not (500,500) but (250,200) or so?

No, a dragon is in almost all cases considerably less good in combat
than two giant birds (and it can't fly). In most cases the combat value
of a balanced piece (attack = defense) scales roughly as the square root
of its strength.

I also think that the effect on game balance if dragons did not exist
and everyone was breeding giant birds instead, would be virtually nil.

David desJardins

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