Favorite dragon

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The first and best dragon figure I ever got!

The 30-day challenge asks what’s your favorite color or type of dragon today.  I am still using chromatic dragons in my current campaign, as I’ve already had a white dragon this time around and last campaign had some red dragons.  If I had to pick a color I guess go with black — the acid breath is just horrible.  Damage and it destroys your stuff.  It’s like a dragon/rust monster combo.  Actually come to think of it that would make a great dragon type: rust dragons.   (Some sort of metallic dragon, gone bad, with only gems and non-metal items for treasure, and a breath that reduces metals to rust.  I’m sure the dwarves would pay a king’s ransom to have the local rust dragon slain.  But maybe the wood elves keep him around to stop logging.  Dilemma!)

Generally I prefer for dragons not have ‘types’ or ‘colors’ that define them though.  Dragons should be more unique than that.  Really every dragon should be different, more like folklore and fairy tales.  A great set of tables for randomly generating dragons is here.  I’m not sure I’d roll randomly but there are some great ideas in the tables.

My favorite dragons from folklore are the Lambton worm

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The Laidly worm

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and the Tarrasque

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Some time I should photograph my dragon miniatures.  I do have a group shot though.

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  1. Beautiful toys!


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