Originally Posted by Phaethor
I read the articles at vgtact.com prior to making my post. The thing is they don't go into explanation of How ones Race and Class affect your Diplomacy.
It simply makes a statement that assumes everyone fully understands the deep inner workings of Diplomacy at it's core.
"Your race will determine your starting powerful Assertions."
"Your starting class will determine your 1 point influence comment."
These are not only vague but leaves me and I'm sure others to ask. How does it determine your starting powerful Assertions or Influence comment? And in what way does that affect your diplomacy?
One could say: A character with the same Class and Race Diplomacy Type would have a higher advantage in that particular conversation.
One could also say: A character with the same Class and Race Diplomacy Type would be limited in conversations outside their Diplomacy Type.
That is the gist of what I am referring to in my question. If ones Race and Class both effect Diplomacy, how do they limit or benefit diplomacy when combined on the same Type?
I guess you didn't read the guide I have up. You have to understand the language in order to understand the game.
Comment is a type of card. When you play it, you give your opponent expression while giving yourself influence. As to the other poster who said all comment cards are the same, they are not. Everyone starts with Snippet of Wisdom, you get another comment statement (statements are your cards) based on your class. Your class comment gives you one (1) influence while giving your opponent some expression. Each class comment gives your opponent different kinds of expression.
Your race defines your assertions. Assertions are statements (cards) that cost you expression to play but yield high amounts of influence while at the same time giving your opponent expression as well. Different assertions give your opponent different kinds of expression, cost you various amounts of expression and yeild various amounts of influence.
In a nutshell, completely basic: Your race provides you with your strong diplomacy color while leaving you weak at the other three colors. Your class has very little effect on your diplomatic career.
And before anyone starts asking which colors/races are best: there are none, each race is strong in one color and weak in the other three. Ergo, move to a races area to exploit their weakness (which is currently disabled while they tune their weak deck).