Storn A. Cook: Very cool. Now I want to play a dragon prince barbarian who somehow has the wool lifted from his eyes and is now out in the wider world trying to reconcile that his master and god is nothing but a manipulative, oppressive, 3 tons of acid spitting (thinking black dragon, why not?) Machiavellian brilliance. I love me a fish out of water story.
…with daddy issues.
Me: I see this dragon-prince drawn by Barry Windsor-Smith.
Storn: Fuck that. I see this dragon-prince drawn by me! (Although, BWS is a huge influence on me and I would love to see that too….)
Me: I see you shoveling art awards into a truck with a shovel, explaining that Barry Windsor-Smith was a huge influence for your Dragon-Prince.
Also, I love the dragon’s hatred of walls and castles, anything that can keep its breath out.
Storn: Agreed, awesome sauce stuff. The whole justification of the culture has really far reaching roots.
Alright, at my lunch hour, had to sketch up my dragon barbarian prince idea. I was definitely thinking of the genetic modifications coming down the generations by the almighty Dragon God. So, he has some draconian features… but not as much D&D’s Dragonborn.
Me: THAT’s the Storn I know and love!