I don't have 6e (yet). Did I correctly read somewhere in these forums that extra DCs for Martial Arts cost 4 points each? Is that the correct price?
And if so, why? What does HtH Attack cost in 6e? Maybe I've misunderstood.
+1d6 with STR costs 5 points, costs END to use, and adds to Lifting capacity.
+1d6 HA costs ?, costs END to use, does not add to lifting capacity, and can only be used for normal damage strikes.
+1 DC with Martial Arts costs ??, does not cost END to use, does not add to lifting capacity, and can be used with any Martial maneuver, including those that don't do damage, like grabs, disarms, shoves, escapes, etc. And if you have Martial maneuvers, you're never going to be using the corresponding standard maneuvers.
As I understand it, the only differences between STR and MA DC are:
1. STR costs END, and DCs don't
2. STR adds to lifting/throwing, and DCs don't
3. DCs are used only with the (better) MA maneuvers
Anything else? It seems to me that #3 doesn't really matter to the cost, since you're going to be using the better maneuvers if you have them anyway. #1 should make DCs cost more (0 END is a +1/2 advantage). And #2 is at most a -1/4 limitation on DCs. Thus, MA DCs should cost about 6 each, by my calculations.
So what's the deal? What are these costs in 6e? Are they what they should be?
I suspect that (if there's a problem here) this topic would have come up before. I searched for it, but didn't find one.