By Tooth And Claw Dragons, or BTACD, is a very well established, sixteen year old role-play forum in the high original fantasy genre. Located on Jcink, we are rated 3/1/3 and love creative freedom! We have all original lore, from various in-depth worlds to almost eighty species, and offer an immersive universe with endless options for players to make and do. All of our official art is also custom, pieces either commissioned or done directly by site staff. =D
Freedom within the established lore is the major thing on BTACD, and we will work with you to do almost any idea or concept within the vast confines of our lore. If there is a species or subspecies, location, or any other facet of lore you think is missing, suggest it! Member content is encouraged and added all the time, and BTACD is ever-growing. With our focus on freedom, you can make nearly anything: from a big red dragon that breathes ice, or an antisocial demon with a tendency to distort reality, to perhaps a trinket-stealing gremlin with a gift of wind spells - anything is possible.
On the first of every month, we have new content releases - new species, subspecies, legends, art, large lore projects and small. Sometimes, we may do regular forum updates throughout the month, such as new subforums, new important threads, new skins, etc. Always something to look forward to!
Our current plot is two-part; the humanoid Faction of Hope that seeks to drive dragons out of the Realms and take them for themselves, and the snakekind led by an enigmatic beast named Orochi, who seems to be connected to a mysterious prophecy. The to-be-King has been slain, and the Free Peoples of Vystriana struggle to fight the ever-growing threat of the Faction and its serpent allies.
We have a new, small feature for y'all to enjoy! At the top of certain subforums, banners like this may appear:
These will tell you about any area-wide events currently affecting that location!
Next, we have two awesome new subspecies for you all! Both can be found on the wolf species page. We're happy to introduce the cainos, which are based on domesticated dog breeds, and the lycaeon, based on feral/wild canine species!
Last but not least, we have two species reduxes for you! The minotaur has been fleshed out further, introducing quite a number of new variants for everyone to play with, including a type that is more antelope-like! Then, we've completely redone and overhauled the zirus species, freeing it up a little more and making it a better, cohesive whole.
The gods have looked into the future, and have seen utter chaos. Almost all of the futures they gazed into have resulted in a single thing, no matter the path - and thus they have sent a warning out across time, affecting Seers with brief, sporadic visions speaking of doom and prophesy.
While many Seers will not be strong enough to grasp the vision with clarity, a few will see the brief snatches for what they are. These visions are striking now; they may hit only once, or may strike multiple times, the same vision, in whatever way your Seer uses their Sight. It is involuntary, and cannot be blocked or fought! What does this mean?