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Old January 2nd, 2021, 06:34 PM
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Re: [Pod 1] UKUSHISA PRIDE (Blazing Firecats) - Editing



I'm not a part of this Pod, but I also like the idea of starting at 5 defense and letting Combined Heat only boost their attack by +1 each, for what it's worth. It's simple but quite thematic.

I am concerned about these guys being potentially better at the Kozuke's job as shock troops with their much better defense and consistently high movement (plus being a little cheaper), but the need to gang up on one target might compensate for the Kozuke's weakness to range and Samurai synergies. I'll try to run some tests to see how they feel in comparison to the Kozuke once they're ready for Testing again.
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Re: [Pod 1] UKUSHISA PRIDE (Blazing Firecats) - Editing

That's a good point RE Kozuke. I think we can balance it though. There's room for more than one shock troop.
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Old January 4th, 2021, 01:23 AM
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Re: [Pod 1] UKUSHISA PRIDE (Blazing Firecats) - Editing

For sure. My concern mostly stems from the fact that we're treading a similar ground to the Kozuke's main niche, and they have very deep flaws baked into their design (3 defense is the big one, but there's also them being slower than the other Samurai until they can engage).

There's definitely room to balance it, but I wouldn't want to see the Ukushisa be a clearly superior choice to the Kozuke in most situations that they'd be drafted in. It's just something to keep in mind as we continue to test.
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Re: [Pod 1] UKUSHISA PRIDE (Blazing Firecats) - Editing

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For sure. My concern mostly stems from the fact that we're treading a similar ground to the Kozuke's main niche, and they have very deep flaws baked into their design (3 defense is the big one, but there's also them being slower than the other Samurai until they can engage).

There's definitely room to balance it, but I wouldn't want to see the Ukushisa be a clearly superior choice to the Kozuke in most situations that they'd be drafted in. It's just something to keep in mind as we continue to test.
It's certainly worth watching, I'd kind of forgotten about the Kozuke. For what it's worth though, the Kozuke get synergies whilst the Ukushisa barely get anything. On top of that it's a lot harder for the Ukushisa to get to the same attack and will have to be clumped together. The Kozuke have a bit more freedom. Just on paper, if the Ukushisa's defense goes up to 5, I can see them being a bit higher.
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Re: [Pod 1] UKUSHISA PRIDE (Blazing Firecats) - Editing

The Kozukes are an apt comparison, and definitely a potentially problematic one. I suspect the pack nature is going to make them play differently, though. While they have stronger defense, their desire to clump up makes them more vulnerable to specials as well as less likely to claim height. Also, losing figures is more hurtful than for Kozuke, as it not only lowers the number of attacks but their strength as well.
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Re: [Pod 1] UKUSHISA PRIDE (Blazing Firecats) - Editing

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The Kozukes are an apt comparison, and definitely a potentially problematic one. I suspect the pack nature is going to make them play differently, though. While they have stronger defense, their desire to clump up makes them more vulnerable to specials as well as less likely to claim height. Also, losing figures is more hurtful than for Kozuke, as it not only lowers the number of attacks but their strength as well.
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Re: [Pod 1] UKUSHISA PRIDE (Blazing Firecats) - Editing



It looks like people are fairly happy with dropping the defense bonus from Combined Heat. For the sake of discussion, here is what that would look like put together:

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UKUSHISA PRIDE
GENERAL = UTGAR

SPECIES = UKUSHISA
UNIQUENESS = UNIQUE SQUAD
HUNTERS
WILD
LARGE 4

LIFE 1 (3 Figures)
MOVE 7
RANGE 1
ATTACK 3
DEFENSE 5

POINTS 90


COMBINED HEAT
When attacking with an Ukushisa Pride, roll one additional die for each adjacent Ukushisa Pride.

LAVA RESISTANT
Ukushisa Pride figures never roll for molten lava damage or lava field damage and they do not have to stop on molten lava spaces.
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Re: [Pod 1] UKUSHISA PRIDE (Blazing Firecats) - Editing

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Re: [Pod 1] UKUSHISA PRIDE (Blazing Firecats) - Editing

So basically we are just always having at 5D, but 3-5A. I think this is good
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Re: [Pod 1] UKUSHISA PRIDE (Blazing Firecats) - Editing

Done.

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Re: [Pod 1] UKUSHISA PRIDE (Blazing Firecats) - Editing

I'm going to propose a change to the following:

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UKUSHISA PRIDE
GENERAL = UTGAR

SPECIES = UKUSHISA
UNIQUENESS = UNIQUE SQUAD
HUNTERS
WILD
LARGE 4

LIFE 1 (3 Figures)
MOVE 7
RANGE 1
ATTACK 3
DEFENSE 5

POINTS 90


COMBINED HEAT
When attacking with an Ukushisa Pride, roll one additional die for each adjacent Ukushisa Pride.

LAVA RESISTANT
Ukushisa Pride figures never roll for molten lava damage or lava field damage and they do not have to stop on molten lava spaces.

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