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Aug 24, 2016

This week's hosts: Graham, Ian, Liam and Mary

This week, we discuss the genre defining ultimate antagonist.... DRAGONS!

SPOILER WARNING - A Stranger Things (new Netflix series) spoiler is discussed at 19 minutes 30 seconds for approximately 1 minute.

Show notes:

  • 02:18    Tiamat
  • 03:14    Int as a dump stat
  • 05:19    Dragons do tend to have stuff
  • 05:37    Controversy aside, Black Dragons are just bad mkay?
  • 06:03    Steered back on course by the good Cap'n Ian
  • 07:30    Dragonlance
  • 10:33    Gotta agree with Graham here internal consistency is crucial to a good world
  • 10:42    The Hobbit
  • 11:00    Serpent Symbolism
  • 11:46    Who doesn't love Scrooge McDuck
  • 12:06   Previous episode in question
  • 13:00    The Tyranny of Dragons storyline comprises Hoard of the Dragon Queen and Rise of Tiamat
  • 14:03    Horde or Hoard? Because that's an important distinction to make if you are barely standing after fighting a dragon.
  • 15:13    WE DON'T SPEAK OF THE GREEN DRAGONS!
  • 15:49    Hyper Intelligent Hippo... in a cape.
  • 15:59    Lich
  • 16:08    Dracolich
  • 19:21    Mind Flayers, also known as Illithids, and yeah, they do kinda look like the Ood
  • 19:23    Beauty is in the eye of... well.... http://forgottenrealms.wikia.com/wiki/Beholder
  • 19:31    STRANGER THINGS SPOILER, DAMN THEM FOR NOT WARNING THE EDITOR!!!
  • 20:35    Future Episode fodder, yes, yes!!!!
  • 21:26    Yes, its true Metallic Dragons have both a lethal and non-lethal breath weapon, examples of non-lethal include gases of slow, paralysation, weakening and repulsion.
  • 23:14    Quote of the episode "You're not getting a dragon mount, the dragon is getting a neck mounted weapon"
  • 25:09    Shadowrun
  • 25:31    Runner Rule "Never Deal with a Dragon"
  • 26:00    Werewolf, Old World of Darkness
  • 27:20    Demons
  • 28:18    How Mindflayers make friends
  • 30:20    Damn neutral characters
  • 32:53    Classy Dragon: "Oh do come in Gentle Partymembers, may I offer you some refreshments while your buffs wear off?"

And our final conclusion this week is guess what???????  Hyper Intelligent Hippo in a Cape, nope, I didn't see that coming either.