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  • #92870
    WarrioroftheRealm
    @warrioroftherealm

      Quick question for all my fellow world builders…

      What do you guys think of this idea—a 600 foot dragon?

      Does this sound too large? And if so, what size would you recommend (above 300 feet at least)?

      Jackson E. Graham

      #92887
      Kayla Skywriter
      @kayla-skywriter

      @warrioroftherealm

      My first impulse is to say that a 600 foot dragon is too large. That is as tall as the Seattle Space Needle.

      However, you could make it work. It would be hard to have interactions with the dragon.

      So before I nix the idea I have a few questions.

      1. Is this for a story you are working on or are you messing around with some ideas?
      2. If it is for a story, is the dragon sentient (can it speak at least in it’s own language, is it more than just a regular animal)?
      3. Is the dragon a mindless evil trying to destroy something?
      4. Is the dragon supposed to bond with anything (dragon or human) or will it be alone?

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      #92896
      NCStokes
      @ncstokes

      @warrioroftherealm That’s like almost twice the size of Godzilla, for perspective. Too large? I don’t know, you’d have to be careful with large buildings and easily stepped on humans, or else you could have a mess on your hands. But if he’s, say, an almost “unreal” creature (if that makes sense), and/or his size is an important part of the narrative, it could work. He would have to have a huge wingspan to fly, and would probably need to eat a lot.

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      #92897
      WarrioroftheRealm
      @warrioroftherealm

        @ncstokes @kayla-skywriter

        WOW. I have grossly underestimated my initial side idea! Thanks for the perspective! Now, off to measure how long 262 feet would look like…

        Once again, thanks for the help!

        Jackson E. Graham

        #92900
        Daeus Lamb
        @daeus-lamb

        @warrioroftherealm 600 feet would be HUUUUUUGGEEE. Even 150 feet seems like a large-sized dragon to me. I mean, you can have a 600ft dragon, but that’s so powerful (and hard to feed) I don’t know how it could be fed or how anyone could possibly defeat it.

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        #92937
        Kayla Skywriter
        @kayla-skywriter

        @warrioroftherealm

        Your welcome

        How we chose to fight is just as important as what we fight for

        #92944
        K. A. Grey
        @k-a-grey

          @warrioroftherealm   Well to put it into perspective, argentinosaurus, which was the largest dinosaur, was about 70 ft tall and 115 ft in length.   here’s how it compares to a human: 

          And yes I realize dragons and dinosaurs are not the same.

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          #113196
          Rusted Knight
          @rusted-knight

            Personally I believe that dragon originate with dinosaurs that survived the Flood.

            Now down to business. How big is a hatchling or whatever the young of this dragon are? From there one can guess the age of the beast. Gators are small when born but you will occasionally find a 20 foot, hundred year old monster. Dragons are different but some things are similar.

            Next, is it warm or cold blooded? This will affect its behavior.

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