Maybe he was just concerned that the sigils weren’t intimidating enough. I dunno, we made sure to draw the gryphon claws really super pointy so they looked way sharp. I don’t see a problem.
I was never bullied per se growing up. I was teased, but I think there are few kids who weren’t at one time or another. From the academic standpoint, teasing is kind of a socializing thing for us humans. In layman’s terms, sometime kids are just mean. This is not to deny that bullying is not a thing that does exist. Floyd and I were discussing how the digital age has kind of ramped things up. Little guys can jump on a computer and all of a sudden their bully is on their computer too. It’s like the safe haven has diminished.
We both agree that being nerds and getting into imaginative play was our way out. We had all kinds of adventures, (admittedly frequently taking place a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away) and we could do it without leaving the playground. It’s sad to think that some kids are missing out on some of this, and were never encouraged to play make-believe. Heck, I still do it. I just use more dice now. My point is, some of my best times growing up were just tearing around the yard, making it up as I went along. If you have kids, if you’re gonna have kids, if you’re near kids, nudge them in the make-believe direction.
Maybe let ‘em know how super cool their dragon looks.