This animation popped up in my Twitter feed awhile back, and I just stumbled across it again, and it kind of put a (pulp) bee in my bonnet for an alternative to standard Avangions.
IMHO Athasian dragons are cool as all heck, but avangions are these weird mothman / nightgaunt / bat things that never really did anything for me. My first impulse was just to keep them mechanically the same, while looking more like dragons.
But the image here inspires another take: Dragons are the manifestation of trying to center power in the self and in physical existence forever. But what if avangions are the antithesis of this: The idea that power can be greater when it’s shared across all life, that physical existence isn’t everything and there’s a path to immortality of a sort through a sort of interconnected, distributed or holistic existence. Almost, but not quite becoming a Spirit of the Land.
Does anyone else have any alternate takes on avangions?