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LordofNaught

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Ayn Randian Dragon?
« on: June 27, 2015, 09:45:06 PM »
So... hearing various jokes about Ayn Rand across some of the AP's, as well as vague memories of when I read Atlas Shrugged back in high school (and thought it was just a weird story at the time), got me wondering. What if a dragon from D&D of any alignment read her philosophy? What do you all think would happen?
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Re: Ayn Randian Dragon?
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2015, 04:33:12 AM »
Depends how old they are....

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Re: Ayn Randian Dragon?
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2015, 11:08:40 PM »
I like the idea of D&D dragons, even the good ones, having a massive sense of superiority over all other creatures. So I can see them appreciating Randian objectivism as a form of "social Darwinist" ideology that justifies their own superiority.
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