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> What do you think of dragons?
How do you feel towards our scaly, gigantic brethren?
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emo samurai
post May 5 2006, 02:01 AM
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How does everyone feel towards dragons? Do they inspire fear? Respect? Loyalty? Hatred?

I voted that they were awesome.
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post May 5 2006, 02:04 AM
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If they're on my side, they're great.
If they're technically on my side, but want to tear me limb from limb, I run and hide.
If they're not on my side, but not the enemy, I maintain a polite distance and great respect.
If they're the enemy, I plan long and hard and get a lot of explosives and anti-vehicular weapons ready as I can and prepare for a very painful, very long fight..... and hopefully sell their bodies for profit, while letting any dragon who helped lay claim to any particular parts they want..
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post May 5 2006, 02:12 AM
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I admire the wyrms for their power and cunning, but I hope I'll never meet one. If I should meet one, I'll just do whatever he asks me to do and hope for the best. Sure, there's the possibility that I'll get killed by following his orders, but there's also the guarantee that I'll get killed by not following his orders. This is especially true if he's a Great Dragon.
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post May 5 2006, 02:13 AM
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They're like people - I take them on a case-by-case basis.

Masaru - I always admire revolutionaries fighting for a worthy cause, so I think he's cool
Lung - Spiritual, with an admiration for puns. He's a cool guy, I think
Ryumyo - Headstrong and power hungry. Can't blame Lung for holding him back
Lofwyr - Greedy, power-hungry prick bent on world domination. Hate him
Alamais - Terrorist wanting to return metahumanity to primitivism. Hate him too
Hestaby - regardless of what Eyebright said about her, I think she's cool. Gotta love a dragon that uses "LOL" on Shadowland and can banter with Harlequin humorously :P
Damon - a party animal dragon. What's not to like?
Perianwyr - I find the idea of a dragon that likes to go on a bender hilarious
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post May 5 2006, 02:21 AM
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My current converted char served under a Western Dragon named Losobal, who in turn recently got beat down by Hestaby cause he got too uppity. Consequently, my char now sorta serves under Hestaby ;p Liked Perianwyr, met him with a diff char once upon a time. Never actually met Lofwyr. May or may not have annoyed Ryumyo due to all the Yak smashing my char has done in Hawai'i and in the states.
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emo samurai
post May 5 2006, 02:28 AM
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What about Ghostwalker? He's a pretty major dragon you're ignoring.
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Lindt
post May 5 2006, 02:29 AM
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Im a big supporter of Hestaby for 2072.
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emo samurai
post May 5 2006, 02:34 AM
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Me too. Having a proponent who's able to eat the lobbyists should do wonders for the environmentalist cause.
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Glyph
post May 5 2006, 02:59 AM
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I think the Great Dragons are too cartoonishly overpowered. Sure, they should be much tougher than a metahuman, and have magical and other abilities that outstrip them, but they should still not be able to go one on one with modern military vehicles such as attack choppers and jets, much less rain destruction on entire cities.
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emo samurai
post May 5 2006, 03:03 AM
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That means that you would never be able to take one on. I think that's okay; it's kind of like the megacorporations. It's not like D&D, where they have rules for smiting gods.
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post May 5 2006, 03:05 AM
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I'm with FanGirl all the way. Give them a wide berth and acquiesce in a heartbeat if they pull you into their world.
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post May 5 2006, 03:06 AM
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QUOTE (Glyph)
I think the Great Dragons are too cartoonishly overpowered.

eh, i dunno. i have a hard time seeing such avaricious, magically-potent beings not having that kind of power, given the incredibly long time they've been around. i mean, plain ol' humans can amass a staggering amount of magical power in their relatively short lifespans; dragons outstrip them in that department by a factor of hundreds, if not thousands.
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post May 5 2006, 03:13 AM
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...Hate 'em Hate 'em Hate 'em....

Too many characters forced to "Retire" to the ranks of NPC because of them including three of my faves:

...the lovely news snoop Lana Lane [Hestaby]

...the baseball throwing bat wielding Tomoe [Hestaby & Lofweir]

...the cunning Sohei Randi "Desert" Rhodes [Hestaby]

Even little Leela had to watch her step [Rhonabwry]
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post May 5 2006, 03:13 AM
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QUOTE (Glyph)
I think the Great Dragons are too cartoonishly overpowered. Sure, they should be much tougher than a metahuman, and have magical and other abilities that outstrip them, but they should still not be able to go one on one with modern military vehicles such as attack choppers and jets, much less rain destruction on entire cities.

Oh, I'm sure it's absolutely possible to take them down with force of combined arms.

it's just that you better get a good first strike in, because their return is gonna hurt.
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post May 5 2006, 03:18 AM
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QUOTE (Glyph @ May 4 2006, 09:59 PM)
I think the Great Dragons are too cartoonishly overpowered.  Sure, they should be much tougher than a metahuman, and have magical and other abilities that outstrip them, but they should still not be able to go one on one with modern military vehicles such as attack choppers and jets, much less rain destruction on entire cities.

Dude, don't tell them what they can and can't do! :eek:

Anyway, I'm not too worried about a Great Dragon roasting and eating me (and I probably should be, seeing as how I'm a young virgin maiden and all that). What I am very worried about is a Great Dragon taking steps to ensure that I have a fatal "accident."
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emo samurai
post May 5 2006, 03:18 AM
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QUOTE (Fix-it)
Oh, I'm sure it's absolutely possible to take them down with force of combined arms.

Which is where your rigger facing a dragon that is inexplicably sitting in the open will come in handy.

There is no circumstance under which that should be possible. Any dragon that isn't 2 years old will have read all your minds from astral space with Crazy Dragon Magic™ while masked under god knows how many dice.
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post May 5 2006, 03:33 AM
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I leave them out of my games as much as possible. Much like IEs.

Oh wait...that wasn't on the poll. :D
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James McMurray
post May 5 2006, 03:37 AM
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Dragons are killable. Even Dunkhelzahn (kinda) died. Actually getting yourself into a position to get that shot, much less make it successful, is the hardest part. Trying to do that and still escape afterwards? Wel, that's what legends are made of.
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post May 5 2006, 03:51 AM
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QUOTE (mfb)
QUOTE (Glyph)
I think the Great Dragons are too cartoonishly overpowered.

eh, i dunno. i have a hard time seeing such avaricious, magically-potent beings not having that kind of power, given the incredibly long time they've been around. i mean, plain ol' humans can amass a staggering amount of magical power in their relatively short lifespans; dragons outstrip them in that department by a factor of hundreds, if not thousands.

I think SR2 powered them well. They were incredibly powerful, full of guile and cunning, but not the size of a 747. Their magic is to be feared, but at least a vehicular missle which would take out a 747 could take them down. Now, you might tarnish a scale or two.
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post May 5 2006, 03:52 AM
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QUOTE (James McMurray)
Dragons are killable. Even Dunkhelzahn (kinda) died. Actually getting yourself into a position to get that shot, much less make it successful, is the hardest part. Trying to do that and still escape afterwards? Wel, that's what legends are made of.

should that not read:

At least dragons are suicidable. Able to die if they invoke haneous magical power in order to sacrifice themselves.
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James McMurray
post May 5 2006, 03:55 AM
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If they can die, they can be killed.
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post May 5 2006, 04:43 AM
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Dragons are crunchy and taste good with ketchup.
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post May 5 2006, 04:47 AM
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QUOTE (Platinum)
I think SR2 powered them well. They were incredibly powerful, full of guile and cunning, but not the size of a 747. Their magic is to be feared, but at least a vehicular missle which would take out a 747 could take them down. Now, you might tarnish a scale or two.

i'll agree that the base stats are overly impressive. what i might have done is given them stats only slightly higher than base, and magical abilities significantly higher than base. i'd have also noted that the named greats have even higher magical abilities.
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post May 5 2006, 04:57 AM
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It depends entirely on their stats. Show me the official, definitive, canon as all hell stats of every dragon and great dragon and I shall tell you my opinion of him or her.
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James McMurray
post May 5 2006, 05:06 AM
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I believe this was meant to be an in character thread, since it mentions "being on your side." Characters don't know stats.
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