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  1. So I was talking to a friend, trying to describe how I viewed dragons in my own personal idea of a fantasy world. It got me thinking of what other people have come up with. So what do you do for dragons in your world, game-play or otherwise? Do you use the D&D dragon concept of 'all this color is evil, all this color is good', or do you have something different? Here's mine! (for those that i have drawings for, even outdated, I've included them. I should go through and do a proper sketch of each type sometime ) Siri’s dragon types My dragons are not separated by color, but rather by the environment they live in and grew to adapt to. Each habitat has a specific ‘breed’ of dragon, that has subtle features different from other dragons and a common range of colors. This means that I can have good red dragons, evil silver dragons, etc. Their personality and ‘goodness’ are not decided by the color of their scales, but rather by their own actions. ….as it happens, red and black dragons are usually evil and gold and silver are usually good. Maybe it’s social stigma. But blue, green, white, and all the other colors have a varied amount of good and evil. Forest/Grassland: Characterized by the wing membrane often continuing along the sides of the tail to the very tip, they do not have any spikes or frills upon their backs, just a series of bump like, blunt protrusions. Predominantly green hues, but gold is often seen as well. Breathes fire. Mountain: These are your ‘classic’ dragon look. Large belly scales, and large scales along the back. Backswept horns, spiked backs. They have unadorned tails, any spikes or frills along their backs do not reach the tip. These are the most commonly seen, as they range far from their mountain homes. Usually red, gold or black. Breathes fire. Desert: These are fairly similar to the Mountain dragons, though they have larger wings and their tails are spiked on the sides. They also have a ‘dewlap’ area of skin under their throats. Colors are usually gold, red, and bronze. They breathe fire. Sea: Long and slender, they have fish like fins down their backs and on the edges of their limbs, with webbed feet. Their tails are often heavily finned, sometimes like a fish tail. Wings are adapted for swimming or flying. Shorter legs than other dragons. Colors are always suitable for their watery home, being blue, green, a mix of the two, or rarely silver. They breathe steam. Arctic: These dragons are well suited for their frigid environment. They have furry feet and fur lining their limbs. They have an unusually ‘furry’ fin upon their back, and their tail has a broad spade at the end with dual tips, presumably to help with swimming. The colors match their environment, being mostly white, a very light blue and silver. There has been one recorded viewing of a black ice dragon. They breathe frigid cold frost. Swamp: These dragons are, in general, very foul tempered. They share similar design to the sea dragons with long and slender bodies, however the similarities stop there. They have finned backs and arrow shaped tails, with nostrils and eyes features more to the top of their heads like crocodiles. They are generally dark colored, usually black or dark green. They breathe acid. Less common breeds: Storm: These dragons are very rarely seen, it is speculated they either live in the extreme heights of mountain tops, or never land at all and live within clouds (this is considered fanciful nonsense). They have very large wings, and often quite ornate horns and crests upon their heads. Their tails are spined down each side in descending size spikes. They are blue, purple, black or silver and breathe lightning. Frost: A smaller and more rare cousin of the Arctic dragon, these are most noted for their use of feathers over fur. Their backs are covered in downy plumage, as are the arms of their wings. Very skittish and gentle, they often flee instead of fight. Only one has been seen and it was white with pink and gold shading on the wings, with hints of light blue. They live in the deepest area of the arctic, where it is too cold for even the hardiest of explorers. Volcanic: A rarely seen and rather frightful dragon, these are best known for seeking out immensely hot places to live, showing a fondness for active volcanos especially. Others have been found in the middle of deserts. They have heavy black scales, but the flesh beneath is bright gold and red. This often makes them appear like cracking lava when the skin is visible between the heavy plating. Not much is known of them, for they are quite aggressive. Cave: These dragons dwell most often under the ground, often vying with other dragons for cave homes. They are heavy set and bulky, with thick armor and a spiked mace like club upon their tails. They do not often fly, but can when needed. Quite often have jutting lower jaws with large teeth or tusks of some sort and chin spikes, though this shows great variation. Backs have large blunt spikes in clusters, and their neck scales extend out like a blade. They are almost always brown in color. Jungle: These dragons are best noted for their extremely colorful scales and flashy nature. Their backs and tails bear large fins rather than spikes, usually with vivid patterns and bright colors. Unlike other dragons, they often will have a mix of colors rather than one hue. They breathe acid.
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