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  • Feeling a bit skeptical about Dragon now to be honest

    https://t.co/djkpFA3ddP
    This interview worries me a bit, I was expecting more a book of Denizen Paths that are in-universe unrelated but are just called dragons for the ease of the reader, but what this interview suggests is something that has very little relation to actual mythology especially the whole gods destroying the world of the dragons. That seems like it was made up in order to justify categorizing all these completely unrelated creatures under the same name. I hope the mechanics are good and I will still buy it, but I personally feel like having two supplements(this and Masks of The Mythos) coming this soon in the line’s lifespan that have little relation to the premise of the main books, well it doesn’t inspire a lot of confidence in me. I feel this would be better off as an alternate setting rather then as a part of the main setting.

  • Jürgen Hubert
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    It's been a while, but I am curious - can the Dragon sourcebook handle this kind of dragon?


    The Dragon - A Tale from Lanz

    But high from the air blessings can come in abundance. This is done by the flying dragon, who loves Lanz deeply and visits the village often. Whoever sees it in the evening skies in the shape of a dark red streak of fire must immediately throw all iron goods away from their bodies when the dragon is hovering above them, for otherwise the enraged dragon will roar into these items and tear the bearer apart. Furthermore, the witness must cross one foot with the other and remain silent. In that case the dragon will drop grain, but this grain must immediately be stored within a building. Once two men neglected to do this when the dragon came down to visit them one evening on their farm, as they became afraid during the night. Then, a short time before dawn, a massive grey wild boar appeared and ate the large heap of grain, making noises with its snout as if clothes were being washed or strong rain was falling on the ground. Thus, the two men were left with nothing.
    The dragon can also become vengeful if it is disrespected. On J.’s farm a man mocked him by jumping backwards across a fence towards the dragon. He was punished viciously. The dragon assaulted his posterior, and for the rest of his life he suffered from a foul smell like rotten eggs. The dragon had sulfurized him well and truly.
    The dragon loves to find millet on his journeys. When someone puts millet in front of their farm’s main gate for the dragon, it knows how to recompense their farm generously. The F.s had done this for a long time, but at one point forgot to do so. Then one Saturday evening the dragon entered their kitchen in the shape of a large fox and tore the pancake from the fire. The imprudent inhabitants yelled and wanted to avenge themselves and hurried after the fox. Then the fox changed its shape into that of a large owl and flew into a hollow Willow. “Now it shall get what’s coming to it” the pursuers shouted, “we shall smoke the owl out of the tree!” Set afire at its bottom by human hands, the rotten wood of the willow started to glow. But behold - from the crown of the tree much stronger smoke and fire burst downward. There the dragon had created a blaze through its own fire in which the fire of the human vanished entirely. The surrounding people had to close their eyes from the biting smoke and many became unconscious. And above the smoke clouds the dragon soared away with silent fluttering of its wings, screeching owlish laughter and mocking the foolishness of these people.
    How much better is it to bow humbly before a secret power and cross one’s feet while kneeling down, than to impotently revolt against it while only earning harm and mockery!
    Source: Handtmann, E. Neue Sagen aus der Mark Brandenburg. Ein Beitrag zum deutschen Sagenschatz, 1883, p. 22f.


    The Dragon Servant

    Long ago the Luschki dwarves dwelt on the Luschki Mountain near Graustein. During times when they still lived on and within the mountain, a farmer once lost his entire fortune without any fault on his part. The farmer had heard rumors that treasures could be found within the castle ruins on the mountain, as the King of the Wends had once lived there. In his desperation he went off to dig for those treasures. First he searched for a spot where he thought that the treasures might be found there. Then he suddenly spotted an iron door. He opened it and entered a long, dark corridor. After he had proceeded for about half an hour, the corridor brightened. Then he saw wondrous beings in the distance, some of whom made music and danced and some of whom pursued all sorts of other activities. When he was spotted by the Luschkis, one of them who was carrying a big club stepped forward and asked him what he wanted. The farmer took heart and told him of his predicament. When he had finished, the Luschk said to him: “I know that you have spoken the truth. You shall receive help: Each noon a dragon will appear in your chamber, and you must feed it with millet. Then you can tell it your wishes, and it will fulfill them. But if you should neglect to give it millet, it will never come to you again. Then you should also take care never to step foot on this mountain again, for if you do that you will find a dreadful end.”
    As soon as the Luschk had spoken, there was a dreadful sough and roar so that the farmer was bereft of his senses. When he regained consciousness, he was back in the chamber of his farm. But at the next noon, the promised dragon really did appear. The farmer fed him. Then he asked for money, and the dragon gave it to him. From that moment on the dragon appeared every noon, ate in front of the farmer, and brought him money. This continued for quite some time until the farmer thought that he had enough money. Then he neglected to give the dragon millet. From that time onward the dragon ceased to appear.
    The farmer now thought himself so rich that he indulged in all excesses which he could attain with money, in the hopes that his money would not run out. Alas, one day he was bereft of his fortune, and the last coin had been drunken away at the pub. Drunk, the farmer staggered back home. But he must have missed his path and approached the mountain too closely. For while nobody knows precisely what happened, his corpse was found dreadfully lacerated at the Luschki Mountain.
    Source: Veckenstedt, E. Wendische Sagen, Märchen und abergläubische Gebräuche, 1880, p. 165f.

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  • Nicolas Milioni
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    Originally posted by TheCountAlucard View Post
    I'm not sure why you put "DRAGONS" in all-caps over and over like that, but I couldn't help but read it in my head like the PowerThirst ads.

    ​"Give PowerThirst to your babies and they'll fly as fast as DRAGONS against actual DRAGONS and it'll be a tie and-" and all that.
    Fun fact,there's this fellow on patreon who draws Dragons. He uses all caps based on not wanting to draw their attention by speaking theirbteye

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  • Florin
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    Originally posted by HaplessWithDice View Post
    They haven't been canceled though right?

    It's currently in manuscript approval. You can always check a project's status on the Monday Meeting Notes. Here's a link to the most recent one: http://theonyxpath.com/vital-vigil-v...meeting-notes/

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  • Maitrecorbo
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    For the shen i had the idea of making a dragon related character.
    The concept is Most Dutiful Son of Ao Guang.
    As the concept state he is the son of the dragon ao guang and he has been tasked by his father to retrieve stolen relics.
    To do so he ask the help of Confucius who used to be his teacher growing up. Thus becoming a chosen scion of confucius.
    Ill be curious to revisit the character when the dragon book is out.

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  • Penelope
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    No One of Consequence I love your idea! Can’t wait for Dragons.

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  • No One of Consequence
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    I'm pondering the idea of a character whose backstory is that their mom (or dad) was kidnapped by a dragon and they ended up falling in love. I'm hoping that is doable.

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  • Dataweaver
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    No, they haven't been canceled.

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  • HaplessWithDice
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    They haven't been canceled though right?

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  • Dataweaver
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    There have been no Kickstarters for Dragon or Mythos. As far as I know, there aren't going to be any, either — though if I'm wrong, I'll be among the first to pledge.

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  • HaplessWithDice
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    Sorry for the necromancy but I do want to ask, these Kick starters got delayed and I didn't miss them?
    I'm eagerly awaiting Dragon. What can I say I love the idea. There are many myths about dragons from them being dumb beasts to beings with power equal to a titan, to even being beings who can make Pantheons respond with "Oh Shit It's Awake!", gives me a happy feeling and a desire to include Dragon Scions in my game both as antagonists and as player characters. So please don't tell me I missed my shot to back this.

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  • Oxcelot
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    I didn't saw the timestamp and wasn't my intention to be aggressive, I think I failed a perception roll (oh, we don't have perception rolls in Scion 2e). I think it will be awesome the idea of dragons and even we could have a scenario similar "in spirit" to Fireborn RPG.

    Now I want badly to see what types of "purviews" or similar rules Dragons will have because I want to use them as antagonists :v

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  • No One of Consequence
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    I, for one, welcome our new Dragon King overlords.

    More seriously, this sounds like an interesting book. While the idea of how dragons might fit in to a world full of gods gives a lot to play with, I'm mainly eager to see how this works as a sort of stand alone thing where dragons go out into the world and do dragony things in a suitably epic fashion.

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  • MoroseMorgan
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    I think if a thread has been dead for almost two months they're somewhat "chill". Also most of the conversations turned positive once additional details and context were provided.

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  • Mateus Luz
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    Originally posted by Nyrufa View Post
    Didn't the Ragnarok book operate under the idea that only the Norse mythology existed?
    Don’t know if that’s the initial objective, but you can read it that way with no issues...

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