[Glorantha]Fear Dragons vs Instill Fear

From: Joerg Baumgartner <joe_at_toppoint.de>
Date: Sat, 15 May 2004 17:06:24 +0200 (CEST)

Alex Ferguson

> On Wed, May 12, 2004 at 01:32:12PM +0200, Joerg Baumgartner wrote:
>> >> 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.

> Methinks the 'kill ratio' was, to put it extremely mildly, somewhat
> favorable for the dragons.

Yes. But it didn't mean that the dragons as individuals were invincible in that conflict any more than the Horde...

>> 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.

> There might be an aspect of confusing cause and effect here, don't you
> think?

I don't think so. Dragons as near-transcendent beings are very easy on things like cause and effect. Getting them to behave "rational" means refuting their "Refute Reality". Mysticism...

There is no cause. Just effect.

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