Morain wrote:"Reptilian creature" is not the same as "reptile."James Jacobs wrote:Guang wrote:Are draconic creatures reptiles? Synapsids? What?Neither. They're dragons.
What about the Nimbus Bow from STAP that has this text line "Against reptilian monsters (including dragons), it deals an dextra 1d6 of electricity damage"?
I don't think even reptiles have "reptile" written in their stat block in the bestiaries, they are listed as animals. So I would think any scaled creature that even remotely can be assosiated with reptiles should count as one.
Um, yeah, it kind of is. There is a feline creature hiding under my bed right now. Whether it has four legs, 2 legs and can speak, or a hundred legs like a centipede, it is still a feline.
Or "mammalian creatures" are the same as "mammals", to put it a different way. I accept that dragons and, say, lizardfolk, are treated separately for rules reasons, but from a fluff perspective it really sounds like you're splitting hairs on this one. Either they are reptilian or they are not. Egg laying, cold-blooded, scales, I dunno, something like that.