Posted by: Adam Strong-Morse | Comments (61)
One of the questions we’ve gotten most frequently about “Choice of the Dragon” is whether it’s possible to get a mate and, if so, how. (Actually, we’ve both gotten that as a question and as a complaint asserting that it’s not possible but that it should be.)
To answer the not very spoilery part of the question: Yes, it is possible to get a mate. The code provides for it, we’ve successfully gotten a mate in playtesting, and some of our players have as well. It is difficult, which was intentional on our part– we think that having some things that take a little more effort and are more of an accomplishment adds depth to the game. But it is definitely possible.
I’m putting some hints about how to get a mate below the cut.
In order to get a mate, you need to do three things. First, you need to enter the Mating vignette/chapter with a high score in one of the relevant stats. Second, you need to choose a dragon that cares about the high stat that you have. And third, you need to choose an action to impress the dragon that displays the relevant stat well.
I’m not going to give the full spoiler of which stats are relevant, what dragon cares about each stat, and what action to take to show off each stat. But if you look at the descriptions of the dragons, you should be able to get some idea.