Re: dinosaurs

From: John R. Hutchinson (theropod@garnet.berkeley.edu)
Date: Fri 23 Feb 1996 - 19:50:23 EET


>From: Sandy Petersen <sandyp@idgecko.idsoftware.com>
>Date: Thu, 22 Feb 96 09:55:22 -0600
>Subject: Re: Dinosaurs, skullbushes
>>But then again, we're talking Glorantha; fantasy. So I too say why
>not have >feathered dinosaurs, or frolicking, agile, warm-blooded
>Praxian hunting >theropods, or chameleon-skinned Stinking Forest
>ambushers?
> Because in Glorantha, dinosaurs are the creatures of the
>Earth, and it is inappropriate for them to be bird-like. They should
>either be draconic or reptilian.

Okay, I basicaly agree. I do think you'd see some major physical
differences between the intelligent, mutant "dino-newts" [like the
carnivorous Triceratops -- walking on two legs? Fangs and claws? Dino
features (a la chaos features]? and the slow, brutish Gazzams/Earth
Shakers. I think the dinosaurs in the Slarge lands would also have some
unique features bred into them / magically cultivated by their masters.

                        John R. Hutchinson
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