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    Default Fossilied Pteradon Vertebrae

    What the hell is a pteradon?

    I've heard of pteranodons...and pterodactyls...which belong to the group known as pterosaurs....but there's no such thing as a pteradon

    The Orville, weirdly, just made this same mistake too lol

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    They're as valid and real as dragons, kobolds, gnomes, ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by rabidfox View Post
    They're as valid and real as dragons, kobolds, gnomes, ...
    what do you mean, dragons, kobolds and gnomes are not real? are they not real?!?!

    lies....LIES!!!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by droid327 View Post
    What the hell is a pteradon?

    I've heard of pteranodons...and pterodactyls...which belong to the group known as pterosaurs....but there's no such thing as a pteradon

    The Orville, weirdly, just made this same mistake too lol
    so your upset about a fantasy dino in a fantasy game? I think they could call them whatever they want... oh what am i saying, i am in the gen forums after all... here we have to be upset about everything right??
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    Quote Originally Posted by droid327 View Post
    What the hell is a pteradon?
    Exit, pursued by a bear. ~ William Shakespeare (stage direction from The Winter's Tale)

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    Quote Originally Posted by rabidfox View Post
    They're as valid and real as dragons, kobolds, gnomes, ...
    Are they now? I don't see "Pteradon" on any D&D Monster list - just Pteranodons.

    Indeed, seems like a typo/oversight that would be easy and worthwhile to correct before Dread is released.

    https://www.dndbeyond.com/monsters?f...lter-has-lair=

    Side note: Has DDO ever introduced "original" monsters? All I can think of are the "Taken" from the Madness quests.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LeoLionxxx View Post
    Side note: Has DDO ever introduced "original" monsters? All I can think of are the "Taken" from the Madness quests.
    Flesh Renders, Ice Flensers, and Flame Reavers were all created by the DDO team just for the game - but I think have since been included in WotC materials.

    Probably more, but those are off the top o' my head.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LeoLionxxx View Post
    Are they now? I don't see "Pteradon" on any D&D Monster list - just Pteranodons.

    Indeed, seems like a typo/oversight that would be easy and worthwhile to correct before Dread is released.

    https://www.dndbeyond.com/monsters?f...lter-has-lair=

    Side note: Has DDO ever introduced "original" monsters? All I can think of are the "Taken" from the Madness quests.

    And who doesnt want to hug a taken!
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    Quote Originally Posted by adamkatt View Post
    so your upset about a fantasy dino in a fantasy game? I think they could call them whatever they want... oh what am i saying, i am in the gen forums after all... here we have to be upset about everything right??
    LOL I'm not upset, I just have a professional interest in extinct taxa

    Besides, if you're going to sell an expansion based on the idea that dinosaurs are cool....the least you could do is make them accurate dinosaurs, unless you're deliberately making a fictional one

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    Quote Originally Posted by droid327 View Post
    What the hell is a pteradon?
    Some sore of pterosaur?
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    The release notes themselves are essentially the same as was seen on Lamannia most recently.
    This^, in so many words, is how you say time and feedback on Lamannia are wasted.
    Indeed...grammar and spelling corrected, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arkat View Post
    Some sore of pterosaur?
    It's not any sort of pterosaur, though, is the issue

    In fact the name would mean "toothed wing", which is the opposite of pteranodon, "toothless wing". And while there were toothed pterosaurs such as Rhamphorhynchus and Anhanguera, none were outright named Pterodon, and neither of the similarly-named pterosaurs were toothed

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    Quote Originally Posted by droid327 View Post
    It's not any sort of pterosaur, though, is the issue

    In fact the name would mean "toothed wing", which is the opposite of pteranodon, "toothless wing". And while there were toothed pterosaurs such as Rhamphorhynchus and Anhanguera, none were outright named Pterodon, and neither of the similarly-named pterosaurs were toothed
    Or it is a fictional type of Pterosaur

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    Quote Originally Posted by droid327 View Post
    It's not any sort of pterosaur, though, is the issue

    In fact the name would mean "toothed wing", which is the opposite of pteranodon, "toothless wing". And while there were toothed pterosaurs such as Rhamphorhynchus and Anhanguera, none were outright named Pterodon, and neither of the similarly-named pterosaurs were toothed
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    Or it is a fictional type of Pterosaur
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    The release notes themselves are essentially the same as was seen on Lamannia most recently.
    This^, in so many words, is how you say time and feedback on Lamannia are wasted.
    Indeed...grammar and spelling corrected, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by droid327 View Post
    What the hell is a pteradon?

    I've heard of pteranodons...and pterodactyls...which belong to the group known as pterosaurs....but there's no such thing as a pteradon

    The Orville, weirdly, just made this same mistake too lol


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    Quote Originally Posted by Oxarhamar View Post
    Or it is a fictional type of Pterosaur
    We quickly decided we wanted dinosaurs to be the main attraction, since they had been scarce in DDO up to now.
    A fictional pterosaur is basically just a pseudodragon :P


    If you want fictional monsters, you can make fictional monsters. If you want dinosaurs (and other related archosaurs) then make dinosaurs

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    Quote Originally Posted by droid327 View Post
    A fictional pterosaur is basically just a pseudodragon :P


    If you want fictional monsters, you can make fictional monsters. If you want dinosaurs (and other related archosaurs) then make dinosaurs
    Dragons are fictional Dinosaurs or more accurately Dinosaurs are Dragons since they inspired them

    It's not what I want apparently it's what you want

    I have not problem with Fantasy in a fantasy game

    Ifn you believe it's a typo there is a whole thread for that happy hunting

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oxarhamar View Post

    I have not problem with Fantasy in a fantasy game
    The problem is this argument can be used to excuse literally anything incorrect in the game

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    Quote Originally Posted by droid327 View Post
    The problem is this argument can be used to excuse literally anything incorrect in the game
    You can try ifn you like but that’s not really the context too bad you’ve cut out the rest it’s still all there above

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