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What ARE dragons in Dragon Age?
« on: June 10, 2008, 03:51:33 AM »
I've been browsing Dragon Age press releases recently, and one thing kept eluding me. Developers never mentioned dragons, except once, when they said the game was set in "the age of dragons" - an impressive revelation, given the title.

So, dragons. What are they in Dragon Age? Are they mindless monsters one has to slay? Are they sentient monsters, greedy and smart? Are they sentient monsters, wise and benevolent? Are they riding beasts, instruments with wings? Are they sentient monsters that rule cities and kingdoms? Or do they turn to men and women, like Firkraag and Adalon do? And if so, for what purpose? Or, maybe, dragons in Dragon Age are not dragons at all, but people who call themselves dragons?

Who knows?

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Re: What ARE dragons in Dragon Age?
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2008, 03:58:35 AM »
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Re: What ARE dragons in Dragon Age?
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2008, 04:06:40 AM »
Heh - it's nice, but it's, well, D&D. Nice - if a little sudden(why did the guy start screaming about dragons and the fourth edition all of a sudden?). But D&D.

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Re: What ARE dragons in Dragon Age?
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2008, 04:12:52 AM »
A recurring theme of CAD is idiot fanboys (or idiots in general). As in, idiot fanboy of D&D who says that WotC ruined D&D because the 2nd D is not represented.

Aside: I once pitted a LVL1 party versus a baby White Dragon for laughs. The tank refused to attack because the opponent was not worthy of his talent - and the BWD still died from the mage's bullets. I'm sure that some windbag will say that it was wrong blah blah blah.
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Re: What ARE dragons in Dragon Age?
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2008, 04:31:32 AM »
Grr. :) I'm more interested in storytelling aspects, really, which is why I'm asking.

All I know about dragons is that they're usually big, with flapping wings, they breathe fire, like gold and kidnap fair maidens(though what they do to these maidens is a mystery). "White dragon", "orange dragon", "spotted dragon" - it's all Chinese to me, I'm afraid.

(And, yeah, D&D purism has nothing to do with IE games universe, thankfully, except for a handful of P&P modifications).

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Re: What ARE dragons in Dragon Age?
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2008, 04:41:12 AM »
White Dragons are the weakest of all dragon races in 2nd edition (at least from the Monster Manual I and II).

It's not just D&D purism I linked to, it's an idiot going on for six pages saying "I know everything about 2nd edition! you are all wrong! I can kill you and do so with core rules! NeJ breaks the rules with its trolls! I know you want scenarios in your game where I erase your saves! I know programming and it is possible!".
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Re: What ARE dragons in Dragon Age?
« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2008, 04:42:21 AM »
It's been stated a few times Dragon Age isn't about dragons. It's just the name of the age the game is set in.

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Re: What ARE dragons in Dragon Age?
« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2008, 04:49:11 AM »
Good! Thank you for answering; it's really good news.

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Re: What ARE dragons in Dragon Age?
« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2008, 04:52:24 AM »
All I know about dragons is that they're usually big, with flapping wings, they breathe fire, like gold and kidnap fair maidens(though what they do to these maidens is a mystery).

Eat them, I think. Usually after a decent interval to allow the hero to save the day.

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Re: What ARE dragons in Dragon Age?
« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2008, 04:58:58 AM »
Good! Thank you for answering; it's really good news.
That's what I thought, too. :) And no problem.

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Re: What ARE dragons in Dragon Age?
« Reply #10 on: July 18, 2009, 07:46:36 PM »
There are Dargons in Dargon Age but has been said its more the name of the Age than anything.

Dargons, Drakes and Wyverns are natral cretures, not magical like in DnD (in otherwords they can't talk) You will enounter a few during the game, but to say more would be spoilers :)

 

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