The draconic trait describes creatures that have a dragon-like appearance, or are related to dragons. They may or may not be dragons themselves, but have significant dragon-like qualities. Draconic creatures are generally reptilian-looking.
Guide to Dragon Classification
The terminology for draconic creatures is a bit confusing. Here are the guidelines for dragons, as used in this wiki:
- Dragon: Big, intelligent, breathes fire (or something else). Dragons usually have four limbs and wings, though there are some variations.
- Dragon-folk: Race of dragon-like creatures, halfway between human and dragon. If the draconic creature uses tools or stands on two legs, it may be a dragon-folk (or one of the many dragon-folk subraces)
- Drake: Smaller than dragons, but still large enough to be ridden. Drakes are typically not intelligent, and may or may not have breath weapons. They also have a more canine body shape than dragons (who have a more feline shape).
- Dragonet: Small dragon that could sit on a person's shoulder. Generally, dragonets are intelligent, but may not be fully sentient.
- Linnorm: Two-legged wingless dragon (originating from Norse myth). The body is frequently serpentine
- Long: Chinese-style dragon, with four legs, no wings, and a serpentine body
- Wyrm: Creatures with a serpentine body, draconic head and wings, but no other limbs.
- Wyvern: Wyverns have a slender body, with wings but only two legs.
Creatures with draconic features, but not intelligent or magical may be actually Dinosaurs instead