[MUD-Dev] Alright... IF your gonan do DESIESE...

Alex Oren alexo at bigfoot.com
Thu Jun 19 17:27:31 New Zealand Standard Time 1997

Jeff wrote:
} The worst part is that D&D dragons usually have a 50 strength or so.
} This would seem to imply that a couple of good human warriors (18 str)
} could wrestle one to the ground.  If we assume that strength increases
} more or less along with size (volume), a 250-ft dragon would have a strength
} somewhere between 500,000 and 1 million.  (It would be fine if the D&D
} strength chart wasn't linear, but it just doesn't work this way.
} Any descently experienced character can expect to live at least one
} shot from a dragon.  Of course, this goes back to hit points not exactly
} being equal to your health points, which is yet another bone of mine...but
} anyhow)

I've been playing D&D and derivatives on and off from 85 to 96, mostly as a DM.
The most successful campaigns were those where we declared all rule-books to be
optional guidelines and established a set of rules that both the players and the
DM were comfortable with.

Keeping that in mind, let's discuss dragons...

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