[Glorantha]Re:True Dragons and heroic scale

From: Joerg Baumgartner <joe_at_toppoint.de>
Date: Wed, 12 May 2004 13:32:12 +0200 (CEST)


>>>It's  not a simple
>>> case of elephant vs. a handful of ants (meaning that if the
>>> dragon was as large and invulnerable as it seems, there would never be
>>> any contest).

Makes eminent narrative sense.

>> Hrm, good luck with that... The Dragonkill seems to strongly >> imply that it really is about as futile as that...

That was about dragonS, not a single dragon at a time (which is all even Orlanth ever managed). There were dragons killed in that conflict, too.

At the risk of getting game-mechanicy, this is probably what the Fear Dragons trait is about - perceiving True Dragons as the "resistance is futile" entities they are so much of the time.

> The impression I get is that fighting a dragon in the mundane is, as you
> say, futile, but defeating Aroka on heroquest isn't all that bad (in
> comparison, that is). KoDP, and so on. Which seems odd, but there you go.

Not quite so odd - the better part of the Aroka Quest (or similar approaches) is about getting prepared to fight that single dragon.

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