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Old 03-17-2022, 08:46 PM   #31
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Default Re: [Fantasy] On the Origin of Magical Species: A Wizard Did It

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You don't send them up against adventurers, who will just kill them. You use them on people's mighty iron gates, robot dinosaurs and so on.
True, but it's still useful to define what the attack actually does.

Also, just had a weird idea that could be applied to a fantasy setting: Humans are the result of critical successes on Create Servant cast by e.g. dragons or elves. Alternatively, all the humanoid races are the result of ancient dragon-wizards experimenting on apes and/or monkeys.
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Old 03-17-2022, 09:22 PM   #32
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Also, just had a weird idea that could be applied to a fantasy setting: Humans are the result of critical successes on Create Servant cast by e.g. dragons
My thought was the other way around......

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Old 03-18-2022, 02:06 AM   #33
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Daniel Abraham's excellent The Dagger and The Coin has the races as dragon creations, and ambiguity about human origins.
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Old 03-18-2022, 06:40 AM   #34
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I still like Pratchett's extradimensional dragons ... saves the D&D cliche of PCs working their way up from the draconic equivalent of murdering street kids. A million miles an hour or nothing...
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