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      Really dependent on which mythology’s dragon you become. That aside, being a dragon in modern day would probably be very hazardous. Better hope you’re a small enough dragon to not cause much property damage while figuring out your new body, and to stay mostly undetected, because otherwise you’re likely to end up dead, or in captivity somewhere in fairly short order.

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        Assuming D&D lore, polymorph fixes that problem pretty easily. A polymorphed dragon could blend into society pretty well, and if you want, you could still get a ride into international waters (to avoid setting off national airspace warnings), fly down to some random jungle tribe, and be worshipped as a god. Plus nigh immortality (assuming aging only affects your polymorphed form and you continue to age at the rate of your dragon-self).

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        I’m Welsh, we already like Dragons, I’d be the second coming of Y Ddraig Goch. It’ll be fabulous.

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          I was gonna say, if a snake like Donald Trump or Boris Johnson can get ahead in this life then a Dragon would be the perfect political figurehead for people to worship support.

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      Always Relax is the true Instant Death potion. Why stop at the sphincter when every muscle and blood vessel in your body suddenly stops contracting.

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        Master alchemist: You idiot! You can’t make a “potion of relaxation” by watering down a paralysis potion! It just takes longer to work.

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    • Drink the purple one
    • Jump off a cliff
    • Realize I took the wrong purple one
    • Still relaxed though
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      • survive an crawl up again, relaxed
      • drink the right purple one
      • jump off the cliff again
      • realize what flight actually stands for
      • still relaxed though
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      just eat some of their cousins (i know nothing about biology) then look at them for long enough and I’m sure you’ll hear something

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        Yeah, it’s strength, flight, maybe poison breath all in one and you can go back to human anytime. Dragon has literally no downsides!

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            My family watching me eat 2 whole roasted chickens, 5kg of potatoes, and drink a whole pot of soup, all in 10 seconds: 1000029906

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          Well it doesn’t specify dragon type/color. Not every dragon has an innate alternate form ability, so hopefully you get one of those.

          Age is also an issue. Depending on how old you are, you’ll probably be somewhere between young to young adult. If you’re at least 50 you can hit young adult. This means you’re pretty limited in a lot of things, and if you have your innate spellcasting at all, it’s gonna be pretty limited.

          If you’re one of the dragon colors that doesn’t get innate alternate form, you’re probably gonna have to hide for the better part of a century just to get old enough to have some decent spells.

          So there are downsides, if temporary ones, to the dragon option. Still, it’s probably the best choice, yes.

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      There’s wonderful cliffs around my city, l dream of being a dragon and sleeping on the cliff basking in the sun all day

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    These kind of posts always have weird ones like Poison Breath.

    Why would I want that? To kill people? Mustard gas is easy to make and I’d just get arrested anyways.

    The only reasonable use I can think of is if you wanted to start a pest control company… woo?

    Instant death may be useful if it’s like the Death Note, or else you’d also just get arrested.

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      Instant death may be useful if it’s like the Death Note, or else you’d also just get arrested.

      At some point an investigator figures out that you’re the only person that’s connected to all the deaths, however remotely. As the years go by, you’ve done lunch together a few times and are on a first name basis. Their efforts are fruitless, and they can’t prove anything. But now you have an FBI surveillance van permanently parked outside your home, and that investigator keeps coming around.

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    You can always relax by noticing your body & mind relaxing instead of trying to force them to relax

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      I like to focus on my shoulders. If I notice they’re scrunched, I lower them, and the rest of my body tends to follow suit.

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    I’ll take the “talk to plants” potion since it changes LITERALLY NOTHING, and I don’t want any additional powers myself.

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      Except now you’re wracked with crippling guilt every time you mow the lawn, chop up veggies for dinner, or walk by some poor little scrawny weed growing out of a crack in the sidewalk.

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        Ok thats a half empty glass of sunshine if I ever saw one. How you guna spend your time conversing with something that’ll live less than a year, shit out a bunch of seeds, then die? Why not find out what the Oaks, Cypresses’ses’, Hemlocks and Maples have to say about the day America was conceived, birthed, crawled, walked, flew, first fuck last fuck. Shit I’d retire and walk the trails listening to stories from something that has expierienced 3 life spans.

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        Except plant never developed language or even neurons to process thought. You drink the “Talk to plants” potion and the world is just as silent as it was before.

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    Why would anybody take talk to plants? You can already do that. They couldn’t talk back even if you took that potion, nothing changes.

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      Yes but if it was clarified that you could in fact communicate with plants in a meaningful way I’d take that one in a heartbeat. You could do so much with that. Imagine being a reporter or a private investigator lol. An archeologist could just ask some trees what was going on under them. Dying of hunger or thirst? Just ask some plant what’s edible or where some water is. Plenty of plants want to be eaten to reproduce anyway. Ask some fungus (if it counted as plants for magic) what the meaning of life is while you’re at it

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        “Mr Mushroom, whats the secret of life.”

        “Not this again… another human got high off us and started talking to my genitals…”

        Jokes aside, the ability to tell plants what to do would be sick.