Yeah for sure.Everyone's different. For me, D&D dragons are the standard I put other dragons up too and I typically find most others lacking. On the other hand, my son thinks the GoT dragons (not HotD) are the gold standard.
While I like standard AD&D dragon artwork, I've never liked the DL redesigns of the dragons. The newer (post AD&D) dragon artwork is hit or miss with me.I've always preferred the sleeker Caldwell version of the dragons, so I'm not a huge fan of that art and they way dragons are depicted in D&D now. Eh, I guess that boat sailed more than 20 years ago though...lol
Maybe, it depends. Nothing you don't want to have happen at your own table. Or just her aspect on Krynn is killed. Or everything everywhere. To my understanding Weis and Hickman never cared for D&D's multiverse, and always treated Krynn as its own thing.Nothing.
I love that their faces are inhuman rather than reptilian, although the red reminds me of Snarf, I do like the blue, the eyes are beguiling, almost human but then set behind a scaled snout full of fangsI can't even explain why, but the noses bother me. Like lot. They're way too human, or inhuman. It reminds me of something and I want it to stop. Especially the red and white heads.
The green one can stay.
This. The Weis-Hickman version of Krynn (the one they describe in their novels) is not part of the D&D multiverse, or Spelljammer. It is all that is. Thus there is no conflict between Takhisis and Tiamat: In their version of Krynn Tiamat does not exist.Maybe, it depends. Nothing you don't want to have happen at your own table. Or just her aspect on Krynn is killed. Or everything everywhere. To my understanding Weis and Hickman never cared for D&D's multiverse, and always treated Krynn as its own thing.
I understand that, but it it is not like those things are a given even. By that I mean, I don't think all red dragons are identical or even uniformly chromatic. In fact, in my world a dragon's color changes with age and they are less monochrome in general. Also, I don't really consider alignment as art direction, nor do my dragons adhere to it much.Yeah for sure.
I just don’t like the whole thing. If dragons have subspecies I’d rather have potentially limitless variations than 5 evil variations set against 5 good variations and each color looks all the same.
No. As far as I know the metallics have not changed since 3e. For the chromatics the green was changed in 4e and people didn't like it so the 3e design came back for 5e. During the Next playtest they "playtested" an revised red dragon, but ended up going back to mostly the lockwood design. To be fair, IMO the red is a pretty iconic dragon design.Have dragons in general changed that much from Lockwood's
Wow, that Easley one is really bad IMO (both the human and dragon forms). I don't know that the new art is more of a "temptress" than Caldwell's, but I definitely prefer it to the other two.While I do appreciate this new take on Takhisis I still very much prefer the versions by Caldwell, Easley, and Stawicki. It looks like the new artist even took some inspiration from Stawicki's armor.
I'm of the opposite disposition, because having distinctive characteristics for each type makes it harder for chromatic dragons to use the old "uses magic to change the color of their scales, throwing off the preparations of dragon-hunters" tactic.The ones in the old version look too similar to me, I like the distinctive looks the Modern D&D Dragons have. Blue with their Rhino Horn, Black with forward facing horns and skull like head, and so on.
I don’t dislike the old version but I for sure prefer the modern looks.
Well they have had distinctive characteristics beyond color since at least 1e:I'm of the opposite disposition, because having distinctive characteristics for each type makes it harder for chromatic dragons to use the old "uses magic to change the color of their scales, throwing off the preparations of dragon-hunters" tactic.
now how many players/dms today can name the color of these... I was shocked I could identfy slightly more then half... although 2 I really not only don't know but kind of want to (the asian dragon 2nd row 4th over and teh top row 2nd over dragons)