Draconomicon™. Chromatic .. of the five most common chromatic dragons— black, blue An average dragon egg is 4 feet long and slightly more than 2 feet . Draconomicon: Chromatic Dragons is a 4th edition base game accessory by Bruce R. Cordell, Ari Marmell and Robert J. Schwalb, and published in November. Draconomicon I: Chromatic Dragons focuses solely on the three chromatic dragons first released in the original 4e book; the brown dragon.

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This form of dragon has metallic scales that are a dull green with grey. The Psychology and Society sections are very good, presenting dragons as alien but comprehensible and therefore playable creatures. Dragons in Birthright are meant to be rare and powerful beings and only rarely if ever appear in any adventure. And it is aimed at Dungeon Masters; there is almost no material in it for players. While Draconomicon never blew my mind, there is a lot of good solid material, and very few real whiffs.

Also, there are several new categories although the gem dragons have not yet returned: Midnight blue dragons that could fire a breath weapon of pulsing, barely perceptible energy. You must be logged in to post a comment. Wizards of the coast, Once again there is no index other than a list by level of new monster stat blocks. Leave a Reply Cancel reply You must be logged in to post a comment. Where appropriate, incorporate items into the main body of the article.

Draconomicon was well worth my money. The origins section provides a brief but interesting creation myth that dates back to the gods-primordials war. Each area of the lair is then given a short blurb, with a few encounters that amount to a list of monsters. The chromatic dragons evil have one breath weapon and the metallic dragons good have two.

Draconomicon I: Chromatic Dragons

Perhaps once there were many, but over the years, in-fighting and fighting the younger races have taken their toll. The rotclaw, the soulgrinder, the deathless hunger and the rancid tide sound like super villains from early 90s Image comics. Again, more singles and doubles than home runs, but very useful.


These dragons had a breath weapon that fired forth freezing crystal. The Metallic Dragons rarely became involved in the world other than to oppose the actions of Chromatic Dragons, who often joined into war as their goddess Takhisis instructed.

For good dragons this lust for treasure is tempered, although they are certainly not averse to earning such wealth, and still appreciate gifts while being insulted if offered an obvious bribe. The hobbler kobolds, who use their skill with traps as an active tool in combat, and the wide variety of dragonborn are other highlights.

A sect of cultist called the Cult of the Dragon believe that dragons, particularly undead ones, will rule the world, and are trying to convert evil dragons to become dracoliches —undead lich -like dragons, which are partially bound to the cult by the rituals which grant them their undead status.

The Birthright campaign setting had its own version of a Dragon, named Cerilian Dragon, Cerilia being the main continent in the setting. Wizards of the Coast. You are commenting using your Twitter account. Also, a dragon’s hearing is roughly on par with human hearing, although draonomicon dragon’s mind can filter what noise it hears.

Except for the failed promise of Skill Challenges, this has been the most frustrating aspect of the 4 th edition product line.

Draconomicon I: Chromatic Dragons – The Arcane Athenæum

A species that appeared to be generally benevolent, there was a species of ferrous dragon, one whose breath weapon was composed of superheated sand and bludgeoning sand, that seemed especially set upon fighting chromatic dragons and other forms of powerful evil. Gruaghlothor dagons the supreme ruler of the ferrous dragons. Siberys, Eberron and Dracoonomicon.

They are the epitome of good, sacrificing whatever is necessary for the common good of intelligent creatures everywhere. You are commenting using your Facebook account.

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This article contains embedded lists that may be poorly defined, unverified or indiscriminate. At the time I promised to work on the other age categories for the brown dragon, as well as stat blocks for the gray dragon and purple dragon which had been released in the same book. Email required Address never made public. Planar dragons have been presented in both Draconomicon: But if you dislike DMsGuild for one reason or another, feel free to download from any other provider.


No matter how good it is, the most extensive Table of Contents cannot do the job of a proper index, no matter how cursory it is.

There are also a surprising number of dragon-like beings that spurt various forms of noxious substance when wounded or destroyed, or as an aura.

Unlike wyverns they are sentient. Ferrous Dragons are typically of lawful alignment. Oriental adventuresDungeons and dragons supplement. These dragons, like the chromium dragons, were foul of temper, but subservient to iron chromaric and their lord.

Their backs are protected by iron-hard scales, their bellies by layers of thick, leathery skin. Gem dragons are typically of neutral alignment. These great creatures are extremely powerful and will come to the aid of any intelligent creature.

I hope all of the Fourth Edition DM supplements are this useful and inspiring. Good-aligned dragons, while concerned with defeating evil, are able to see a much broader scope of the world, and although certain crises arise that may seem extremely important to good-aligned humans, their dragon counterparts are able to see the event as an unimportant hiccup that will pass in mere centuries; even those that adventure with others tend show a sense of incredible patience, even in situations where all others feel they’ve not a second to lose.

Tiamat is usually considered the deity of chromatic dragons, though not all chromatic dragons acknowledge her as such.

Monstrous Compendium Outer Planes Appendix. After the generic monsters, the Dragon Hall of Fame features stat blocks and histories for eight infamous wyrms. It also foreshadows two more categories of dragons, beyond the traditional chromatics and metallics. By their juvenile years age category 4they will speak common.