By Tooth And Claw Dragons

An original and immersive high fantasy role-play forum with almost limitless possibilities!

BTACD, founded in March of 2003, is a high fantasy role-play site with over 90 species, 10 worlds, and a great focus on freedom of creativity. The worlds we craft have everything from their own gods and peoples to unique flora and fauna, an immense plethora of unique landmarks and cities, even their own star systems, constellations, rituals, holidays, etc. We put forward monthly lore releases, contests, and so much more. Check it out!

17 years 4 months
Last Update
July 10th, 2020

By Tooth And Claw Dragons, or BTACD, is a very well established, seventeen 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.



Here are the new monthly updates! We do lore/content releases on the first of every month, and today is the day for new, shiny things! Take a gander at what we have: 


Monthly update incoming! Happy July, all!

First, we're super excited to release the Millirand religion expansion! This Realm's religion section has been expanded into four different faiths: Trae'vinn Yi'fae'n, Solari, Sagoism, and the now-familiar, Faction-born Order of Fraemyth. Check them out~

Next, concepted by Vizier, we have the oni subspecies of ogre! These Kuraian ogres are split into the four Kingdoms and have unique traits for each!

Last but not least, we have our last two species reduxes done and finalized!! Check out the brand new rathar and halfling species!

And, what's this?! Oh my goodness! After three long years our species redux project is complete!! What does this mean for the monthly content releases, you ask? Now that our main species have finally been brought up to site standard, we're going to be focusing on the subspecies of our races, and after that we have other redux projects planned. Stay tuned!


There has been a timeskip!

The gods held council and made a startling decision: Nina and the Faction have to be stopped, at any cost, no matter what. Thus, they decided to begin working on divine intervention. It's been two months since they dispersed...

Across both Kurai and Felnova, the balance has tipped dangerously. The earthquakes never cease, and the Faction of Hope is splintering beneath its own weight and the fears of those trapped with no way out. While most seek to only stay alive as the two worlds fall apart, Nina moves closer and closer towards her goal.