A: The encounter tile remains face up on the board to fight another day. The dragon is not wounded and can continue on with its turn. This does count as one of the dragon’s two encounters for the turn.
A: Neither dragon is wounded and the initiating dragon can continue on with its turn. This does count as one of the dragon’s two encounters for the turn.
A: Yes, you may play any card against any other dragon at any time during the game. If more than one player is trying to play a card then they go in order of when they were laid down. The first card laid down is resolved first then you move on to the next.
A: There are only three ways to get gold when it isn’t your turn. The “Steel” card, the “Take What is Rightfully Yours” card and if another dragon attacks you in dragon vs. dragon combat. If any of these occur then the gold you get goes directly into your lair.
A: No, during dragon vs. dragon combat only the two opposing dragons may play cards that affect the outcome of the fight.
A: When a “Steel” card is used the 5 gold goes directly into the dragon’s lair.
A: Yes you can. It is not advised since most dragons are very selfish when it comes to gathering gold. Gold another dragon gets is gold you won’t get. However, there are instances where aiding another dragon might be beneficial to your strategy. (i.e. I want the dragon to win, because I am going to take the gold from her with the “Take What is Rightfully Yours” card”)
A: The Copper Dragon is a scavenger. She starts out very week and can’t carry much gold. She will have to fly around looking for the right opportunities that she can gather gold from. However, she may draw some cards that will strengthen her abilities at the beginning or throughout the game.