Dragon Warrior combat analysis

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This'll be the first in a handful of simple RPG combat analyses. I'm starting with Dragon Warrior because it's basically the ur-CRPG. It doesn't get much simpler than this. Again, I'm gonna try & start out simple and I may come back and expand these as my process evolves and I hone in on whatever it is I'm looking for. First pass

Verbs

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Stats

Rules

Simple, turn-based. Combat in Dragon Warrior is 1-on-1. There's a chance that the enemy will attack first – probably based on agility. It's straightforward player action / enemy action rounds after that. There's not much more to say – Dragon Warrior is the baseline against which I'll judge other RPGs.


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