People still care about this?
I think it's disgraceful the way WotC has bowed to pressure from the "No dragonboobs" crowd. By God, they made an artistic decision, and they should stick with it!
Or maybe I'm just partial to breasts.
Even scaly ones?
Either that or make them prone to having enormous breasts and nipples growing randomly along their entire bodies based on a percentage chart.
Want to know what the difference is? It is not the size of the breasts. Nope, look closer. It is what they are wrapped in! The Dragonborn in R&C was wearing a plate-armor bra, and now she is wearing a leather (?) bra. Because she is a rogue.
Teh dracomams live.
I truly hope that they get rid of the reptilian breasts. If they change a bad, probably overlooked, artistic decision because of some constructive (I'm being charitable here) criticism from a vocal, wise, and perhaps more science fiction and fantasy literate than average group of fans, then more power to them!
Lets have a few truly alien player character races!
I have a character concept (a PC if I get to play, NPC if I'm DM'ing again) of a dragonborn ranger. I'm going to see how long I can get away with not challenging people's assumption that its male before people twig its a female. :D
Not possible with breasts.
Totally possible, actually. If they develop breasts, then it follows that some of them will be flat-chested.
The Dryad in WaM had breasts. If the tree can have breasts so can the humanoid. End.
Fine - it's possible. But it becomes more contrived which takes away from the amusement factor and the point of it. Misunderstanding based on players making human-centric assumptions = Funny. Misunderstanding based on deliberately creating misleading situation = Not Funny.
The latter is actually less contrived, since it doesn't depend on meta-game preconceptions, whereas the former depends on the meta-game preconceptions of the players.
Neither is particularly funny.
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Seriously? Debating about lizard woman breasts? SERIOUSLY?!
Can you prove that dragonborn are truly reptilian? Cold blood and all?
Why is there a raging debate on the merits of dragon born having breasts when there is no raging debate that a dragon born could not possibly survive in a cold climate? If people are going to argue biology and science then the white dragon is the first creature that needs to be dropped. A cold blooded creature in an arctic climate is impossible. They would also have no need for clothing or armor and just rely on their scaly hides as dragons do.
KIn the real world Saurians are class of warm-blooded scaly creatures that (to my knowledge, which is limited, as I care very little about dinosaurs) have never been proven to exist, but paleontologists created the class to explain how there could be 50 foot tall dinosaurs who survived in sub-arctic conditions.