By now if you’ve been following the updates from the world of Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim you know that dragons play a big part in the game. You’ll be collecting powerups from these mythical creatures as was detailed when Bethesda spoke of the “Dragon shouts” leveling system, but recently Todd Howard spoke about these scaly fire breathing beasts and their sheer numbers in the land of Skyrim.
Todd Howard told a Norwegian magazine that “There is an unlimited number of dragons”. Which sounds pretty awesome, until Howard elaborates on his first encounter with multiple dragons.
“There is an unlimited number of dragons. One of our designers actually put in a random event I encountered, where I ended up being chased by three dragons and I thought who the hell did this? I felt like Frodo in Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers. So I asked him to remove it. But no, dragons are generated automatically (in addition to that there are a number of specific encounters, of course).”
Howard spoke about Dragons and why Bethesda never included them in previous Elder Scrolls games at length in the interview which can be found on the Bethesda Forums.