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Re: Realistic Dragons
« Reply #75 on: November 12, 2019, 08:25:59 AM »
The bolded bit is a pretty reasonable assumption to make though.

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Re: Realistic Dragons
« Reply #76 on: November 12, 2019, 01:59:03 PM »
This video explains the real world limitations between size and metabolism of animals. Very interesting. I'm still trying to find that video of the Fellbeasts... I think they even mentioned that those creatures would only be able to fly for very short periods of time, maybe just 1 or 2 hours per day, precisely for metabolic restrictions.

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Re: Realistic Dragons
« Reply #77 on: November 13, 2019, 09:20:53 AM »
Dragons do not have to follow *our* laws of nature. They are magical beings.
Case and point are these to fine examples.




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Re: Realistic Dragons
« Reply #78 on: November 13, 2019, 09:54:54 AM »
Tiamat is a god(dess), so that's not really part of the same discussion.

But as a god, being five-headed might be a more reasonable reflection of its subjects than a lot of the monotheistic human gods are. Though I suppose the body gives away which kin is its favorite.

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Re: Realistic Dragons
« Reply #79 on: November 13, 2019, 10:35:14 AM »


This is a fairly comprehensive look at the real-world physics of big flying beasts.
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Re: Realistic Dragons
« Reply #80 on: November 13, 2019, 11:30:02 AM »
Dragons do not have to follow *our* laws of nature. They are magical beings.
Case and point are these to fine examples.





Tiamat or Tekisis?
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« Reply #81 on: November 13, 2019, 11:30:50 AM »
I find it interesting that we have yet to discuss eastern dragons. Their flight is 100% magical.
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Re: Realistic Dragons
« Reply #82 on: November 13, 2019, 11:41:23 AM »
I find it interesting that we have yet to discuss eastern dragons. Their flight is 100% magical.

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Re: Realistic Dragons
« Reply #83 on: November 13, 2019, 11:52:09 AM »
Dragons do not have to follow *our* laws of nature. They are magical beings.
But the subject of the thread is realistic dragons, so obviously we're talking about "our" laws of nature.
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« Reply #84 on: November 13, 2019, 12:04:33 PM »
I find it interesting that we have yet to discuss eastern dragons. Their flight is 100% magical.

nuf said.

Well to that purpose. Not all dragons were thought to have the ability of flight. I suppose you could look at the realistic sea dragons and Wyrms
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Re: Realistic Dragons
« Reply #85 on: November 13, 2019, 02:45:16 PM »
Now, compare with other "Non scientific" versions:



This one is only partly about aesthetics.  There are also limits on mold creation, on model transportability, and on what sort of weight/balance the flight stand can support practically in a tabletop game setting.
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Re: Realistic Dragons
« Reply #86 on: November 13, 2019, 04:49:42 PM »
Now, compare with other "Non scientific" versions:



This one is only partly about aesthetics.  There are also limits on mold creation, on model transportability, and on what sort of weight/balance the flight stand can support practically in a tabletop game setting.

I find it completely unrealistic that they had giant icicles running from their chest to the ground.
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Re: Realistic Dragons
« Reply #87 on: November 13, 2019, 05:21:27 PM »


Tiamat or Tekisis?

That's Tiamat. You can tell because each head is a different colour. Also, chromatic dragons in D&D have distinct head morphologies - for example, black dragons have curving horns at the sides of their heads that point forwards. Blue dragons have large nasal horns jutting upwards. Green dragons have narrow, alligator-like jaws. This model shows the head shape and horn configuration of each of the five evil dragons. Tiamat is a chimera of each of the dragon types, because she is their god.
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Re: Realistic Dragons
« Reply #88 on: November 14, 2019, 03:50:34 AM »
That specific model is Tiamat. But it could also be Takhisis, if Takhisis is Tiamat.

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Re: Realistic Dragons
« Reply #89 on: November 14, 2019, 11:19:39 AM »


Tiamat or Tekisis?

That's Tiamat. You can tell because each head is a different colour. Also, chromatic dragons in D&D have distinct head morphologies - for example, black dragons have curving horns at the sides of their heads that point forwards. Blue dragons have large nasal horns jutting upwards. Green dragons have narrow, alligator-like jaws. This model shows the head shape and horn configuration of each of the five evil dragons. Tiamat is a chimera of each of the dragon types, because she is their god.

It has been a few years since I have read Dragonlance but I believe that Takhisis had multi-colored heads also.
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