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How to Spot a Dragon?

Postby Untecna » Fri Dec 08, 2023 9:20 am

Let's say you're taking a long hike through a nice, wooded area, and all of a sudden you hear some loud screech or roar from out of nowhere. It sounds like a classic case of a dragon looking for prey or perhaps more for its hoard, but you can't be sure. Besides, you can't see it anyway.

So how do you spot this dragon, and how do you confront it?

Should we let the dragons live in peace, or should we slay them and bring in their hoards? After all, I'm sure all of that money will have gotten very valuable over time. Gold, after all, is precious.

Perhaps you could lure it with more for its hoard, or perhaps give it some prey to feast on. Make friends, and betray. Or maybe remain peaceful, and reintroduce it to the world.

But without a set path, we are far too lost! Quickly, NSG, find a way to get the dragon!

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Postby Kernen » Fri Dec 08, 2023 9:23 am

Well placed .50 BMG round and the treasure is yours. Careful application of long rang optics with thermal capability will let you see it without it seeing you. Done right, you could end up with treasure and as much delicious lizard meat as you can haul.
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Postby Floofybit » Fri Dec 08, 2023 9:23 am

We should not kill dragons. Last time that happened, a war ravaged the whole continent for 20 years.
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Postby Gaybeans » Fri Dec 08, 2023 9:30 am

Is it a...lady dragon? owo

Perhaps I should not continue this bardic train of thought...
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Postby Kannap » Fri Dec 08, 2023 10:00 am

Untecna wrote:Let's say you're taking a long hike through a nice, wooded area, and all of a sudden you hear some loud screech or roar from out of nowhere. It sounds like a classic case of a dragon looking for prey or perhaps more for its hoard, but you can't be sure. Besides, you can't see it anyway.


I'm walking through the woods, hear a screech, and can't see where it came from? Lived near - and briefly within - Appalachia long enough to know well enough that I'm pretending I didn't hear anything and I'm just going to continue my hike. Momma didn't raise an idiot.

Untecna wrote:So how do you spot this dragon, and how do you confront it?


Alright, folklore aside, if I'm in the woods and hear a loud screech, woman screaming, baby crying, etc., I'm just going to assume it's a wild animal I don't need to be near, so I'm not attempting to spot or confront shit. I'm getting out of there.
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Postby The Free Joy State » Fri Dec 08, 2023 10:07 am

In order to spot a dragon, you will need:
- One can of dragon-safe paint
- One dragon-sized muzzle
- One paintbrush

First, muzzle your dragon, then apply paint to the brush. You may now begin to spot your dragon.

If you find spots passé, you may choose to stripe your dragon instead.

This has been Episode One (also the last episode) of Dragon Art with Joy.
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Postby Regnum Alea Spaceflee » Fri Dec 08, 2023 10:09 am

Gaybeans wrote:Is it a...lady dragon? owo

Perhaps I should not continue this bardic train of thought...

DO NOT SEDUCE THE DRAGON.
DO NOT.
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Postby La Xinga » Fri Dec 08, 2023 10:10 am

Regnum Alea Spaceflee wrote:
Gaybeans wrote:Is it a...lady dragon? owo

Perhaps I should not continue this bardic train of thought...

DO NOT SEDUCE THE DRAGON.
DO NOT.

Why not? It will be funi
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Postby Improper Classifications » Fri Dec 08, 2023 10:11 am

Regnum Alea Spaceflee wrote:
Gaybeans wrote:Is it a...lady dragon? owo

Perhaps I should not continue this bardic train of thought...

DO NOT SEDUCE THE DRAGON.
DO NOT.

I take this as a challenge
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Postby Floofybit » Fri Dec 08, 2023 10:12 am

La Xinga wrote:
Regnum Alea Spaceflee wrote:DO NOT SEDUCE THE DRAGON.
DO NOT.

Why not? It will be funi

I hear that they are Pretty Hot And Terrifying
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Postby San Lumen » Fri Dec 08, 2023 10:33 am

Let the dragon be.

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Postby La Xinga » Fri Dec 08, 2023 10:34 am

Floofybit wrote:
La Xinga wrote:Why not? It will be funi

I hear that they are Pretty Hot And Terrifying

Was gonna make a joke, prob against the rules tho
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Postby Regnum Alea Spaceflee » Fri Dec 08, 2023 11:02 am

Improper Classifications wrote:
Regnum Alea Spaceflee wrote:DO NOT SEDUCE THE DRAGON.
DO NOT.

I take this as a challenge

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Postby Wheath » Fri Dec 08, 2023 11:05 am

My advice would be to avoid dragons. The goverment'll dissect you!

Or, alternatively, get a PhD in geology, but that doesn't work against NGOs.
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Postby Phorusrhaconia » Fri Dec 08, 2023 11:08 am

I am a dragon. You spotted me, well done!!
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Light a cigarette sit on the ground and start a dialog with the dragon about the philosophy of Stoicism.
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Postby Jewish Partisan Division » Fri Dec 08, 2023 11:16 am

You don't spot a dragon, the dragon will spot you.

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Postby Floofybit » Fri Dec 08, 2023 11:22 am

La Xinga wrote:
Floofybit wrote:I hear that they are Pretty Hot And Terrifying

Was gonna make a joke, prob against the rules tho

Was it what you said before the edit?
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Postby Untecna » Fri Dec 08, 2023 11:24 am

The Free Joy State wrote:In order to spot a dragon, you will need:
- One can of dragon-safe paint
- One dragon-sized muzzle
- One paintbrush

First, muzzle your dragon, then apply paint to the brush. You may now begin to spot your dragon.

If you find spots passé, you may choose to stripe your dragon instead.

This has been Episode One (also the last episode) of Dragon Art with Joy.

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Postby La Xinga » Fri Dec 08, 2023 11:35 am

Floofybit wrote:
La Xinga wrote:Was gonna make a joke, prob against the rules tho

Was it what you said before the edit?

Nothing to do with the joke I was gonna make.
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Postby Eahland » Fri Dec 08, 2023 6:11 pm

Improper Classifications wrote:
Regnum Alea Spaceflee wrote:DO NOT SEDUCE THE DRAGON.
DO NOT.

I take this as a challenge

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There is no challenge here. Dragons get around more than humans.
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Postby Montibuse » Fri Dec 08, 2023 6:16 pm

The best way to kill dragons would probably be medium or heavy AA guns. Perhaps self-propelled AA like this;

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AN/TWQ-1_Avenger
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