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Draconomicon I: Chromatic Dragons describes several varieties of dragons. Back. Draconomicon: Metallic Dragons: A 4th Edition D&D Supplement. 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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I felt the book gave a bit too much detail, stuff that was not immediately useful in a campaign, but the following pages on draconic motivations, society, and the relationships of dragons to the drqgons are more easily integrated. Several varieties of undead dragons are also presented. September 18, at 2: Blight dragons, shadow dragons, and the various Feywild dragons are also worthwhile additions to your adventures. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources.

Retrieved 27 January These vhromatic appear to have a particularly malevolent nature to them.

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Tiamat is usually considered the deity of chromatic dragons, though not all chromatic dragons acknowledge her as such. Other creatures with the dragon type include drakes, felldrakes, elemental drakes, landwyrms, linnorms and wurms. This form of dragon has metallic scales that are a dull green with grey. 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.

Dragons are extremely intelligent and knowledgeable, conserving much lore that has been lost to the younger races. Good information on each dragon type’s behavior and what drives them – which I find invaluable.


They resemble more the eastern-type dragons being long and serpentine with leathery wings.

But it won’t help PCs. By all means, buy this book! One example is the dragon turtle’s cone of steam breath weapon.

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Dragon taste is also refined, although they do not respond well dravons sweet flavors, and most dragons do not discuss the matter as to why. Dragon personality varies from dragon to dragon, but dragons of the same subrace tend to have similar mindsets. In many settings, the god – king of the metallic dragons is Bahamutthe Platinum Dragon, and the goddess and queen of the chromatic dragons is Tiamatthe Five-Headed Dragon.

Dragons also consider themselves superior, treating all other races as inferior. See and discover other items: Monstrous Compendium Outer Planes Appendix. Ships from and sold by RussellBooks.

Most dragons have the ability to breathe or expel one or more types of energy associated with their elemental affinity, as well as bearing some resistance to damage or injury from any other sources of such energy. The five chromatic dragon types black, blue, green, red, and white appeared in young, adult, elder, and ancient variants in the fourth edition Monster Manual I also have my own story line for Bahamut and Tiamat that made me want to chromstic both this and the Metallic dragons books – glad I got that one as well!

Get to Know Us. Dragons are divided up into good and evil groups, known as the Metallic Dragons and the Chromatic Dragons, respectively.

Draconomicon I: Chromatic Dragons

No such book was published for the first chromztic, although the Basic game had a Bestiary of Dragons and Giants coded AC They deviate very little in theme or mechanics from their standard brethren.

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Email required Address never made public. Please try again later. Dragons are egg-layers, and most have sharp teeth, horns, and claws.

Secrets of the Astral Sea: After a millennium or two, a dragon reaches his maximum development. There’s a hcromatic loading this menu right now.

For example, a red dragon fire will have some control over fires. The Lung dragons, originally known as Oriental dragons, appeared in the original Fiend Folioincluding the li lung earth dragonthe lung wang sea dragonthe pan lung coiled dragonthe shen lung spirit dragonthe t’ien lung celestial dragonand the yu lung carp dragon.

They have hair-like spines around their heads, cat-like bodies with vaguely human-like faces, and scales resembling steel armor. As far as senses, which vary slightly depending on species, they are superior in most ways to other creatures; like any predator, they have exceptionally acute senses, which only increase crhomatic age. Just be sure not to let your players peek at it!

Although Obsidian Dragons are also technically gem dragons, they are opposed to Sardior and most other gem dragons. For the most 4r, though, the book is still very useful, particularly the non-statistic content.

Siberys becoming the sky, Eberron the continents and Khyber the underground world. The adamantite dragons are the self-appointed guardians of the Twin Paradises.

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