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Old July 12, 2018, 09:20   #1
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What does the Craftsmanship buff on what I gather is only dragon mails actually do? From what I can gather from the item description, its lighter than normal dsm?
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Old July 12, 2018, 09:22   #2
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It gives boosted AC by an extra 4-10 points.
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Old July 12, 2018, 14:46   #3
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More specifically, it makes the good DSM more rare. This is it's main role. It also weighs a little less.
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Old July 12, 2018, 17:20   #4
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It occurs to me that it would be pretty cool for DSM of Craftsmanship to provide enhanced resistance, or maybe even immunity, but I'm not sure if that would cause problems with game balance.
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Isn't DSM of Immunity one of the possible egos for the base four? Or am I remembering a variant?
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Seems reasonable that it would give a little extra stealth if it's made better and a little quieter when moving in it.

Or just get rid of regular dragon scale mail. The idea of crappy discount dragon scale mail is silly to me.
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Old July 12, 2018, 21:53   #7
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The main issue is one of making certain that DSM of Elvenkind and DSM of Speed are not too common. Craftsmanship is just a hack around the fact that it's hard to control overall ego item rarity on a specific item type (thus, there will be lots of ego DSMs because most items are egos after awhile). The Craftsmanship ego is comparatively vastly more common just to make sure that the majority of ego DSM are not significantly more powerful than non-ego DSM.
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Old July 12, 2018, 22:05   #8
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Seems reasonable that it would give a little extra stealth if it's made better and a little quieter when moving in it.

Or just get rid of regular dragon scale mail. The idea of crappy discount dragon scale mail is silly to me.
You can do this more naturally if you make armour weight count against stealth or matter more to mages. Then stuff like mithril being lighter is useful straight up through it's weight. How it is now past a certain pt weight stops mattering that much.
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