Originally posted by Epitome
If a DB Excellency grants automatic successes, can you choose to get bonus dice instead?
If not, do you see any potential problems if the ST allows it? I'm asking because it feels really bad in play to have 5 dots in an ability but never be able to Excellency more than 4 dots (2 successes) because you don't have a Specialty to make it to 3 successes.
It's almost always a suboptimal choice to get dice instead of successes on the Abilities that the Dragon-Blooded Excellencies add successes for. Take that as your consideration.