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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Draconomicon I: Chromatic Dragons [Review]

The number of eggs laid each time depends on the race of the dragon, but is usually low between one and ten. Adamantite dragons have no moral objection to hunting unintelligent life forms. All living dragons are of the Old age or higher.

Any combination is possible, however, even with devils or angels. Dragons also consider themselves superior, treating all other races as inferior. In the end, all three dragons merged with the land: The Lairs chapter is quite solid, although there is only one piece that I would consider noteworthy. No matter how good it is, the most extensive Table of Contents cannot do the job of a proper index, chromatci matter how cursory it is. Other creatures with the dragon type include drakes, felldrakes, elemental drakes, landwyrms, linnorms chrimatic wurms.

Furthermore, any half-dragon spotted by these dragons is vowed to be hunted, as they treat these half-breeds as a disgrace to their image. This rule might throw some players off-balance.

Draconomicon I: Chromatic Dragons

Dragons are extremely intelligent and knowledgeable, conserving much lore that has been lost to the younger races. They resemble more the eastern-type dragons being long and serpentine with leathery wings. However, in the “Fifth Age”, massive Chromatic Dragons who were not native to Krynn emerged and took over many of the humanoid -controlled nations of Krynn, as well as slaying many of the native dragons.

Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here These creatures appeared in third edition under the “lung dragon” heading in Oriental Adventures Leave a Reply Cancel reply You must be logged in to post a comment. An unrelated creature called a dragonne is named for its coincidental resemblance to a brass dragon.


The ten dragon types were given pseudoscientific names as follows: Dragons are divided up into good and evil groups, known as the Metallic Dragons and the Chromatic Dragons, respectively. I would have preferred it if they had mixed up the format a little, though.

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 with age. Dark Chromaatic Baldur’s 4ee Retrieved from ” https: There was one from each race of Chromatic Dragons; red, green, black, white, and blue.

It covers the draconic origins, physiology, psychology and social and cragons behavior, plus a couple of pages on the lifestyle of each species of chromatic dragon. Which is why I will be designing two more Draconomicons. I have a bookshelf full of entertaining reading already, though, and I want useful material in my RPG books.

They are capable of “blindsense”, the sense in which eyes, ears, and other senses are used to detect invisible persons or objects. For example, a red dragon fire will have some control over fires. For good-aligned dragons, this may only mean they often consider humanoid races as children, trying to take care of them and educate them; for evil-aligned dragons, they consider humanoids as mere animals, or as toys to play with; at best, they are minions and slaves.

Draconomicon I: Chromatic Dragons – The Arcane Athenæum

The “lung dragons” or spirit-dragons of Oriental Adventures are also true dragons. Many DMs will also rejoice at the sight of price lists for a range of trade goods. You may be asking; why that roman numeral in the title? Bahamut is the deity of metallic dragons. Ferrous Dragons are typically of lawful alignment. Dragons Revisited Paizo, Learn how and when to remove these template messages. You are commenting using your Twitter account.


The hobbler kobolds, who use their skill with traps as an active tool in combat, and the wide variety of dragonborn are other highlights. Dragons are egg-layers, and most have sharp teeth, horns, and claws.

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.

The adamantite dragons are the self-appointed guardians of the Twin Paradises. In the Forgotten Realms campaign settingdragons are very close to the ones in Dragonlance.

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. They hail from the Elemental Planes, and are sometimes used as mounts by jann.

There are a couple of ideas to be mined from this section, and the ideas themselves are pleasantly colorful. The radiant dragon appeared in the Spelljammer: They speak their own language; some also speak Elven or Dwarven. You can see that, as well as my methodology, right here at the jump. For example, instead of three lairs for each tier, they could have trimmed it to two; one in the current format, and one that is double this size. In addition, there were other sub-species of true dragons that did not fit into the three main categories.

Cerilian dragons are among the most ancient inhabitants of the continent, predating even elves and dwarves. Dragons in Birthright are meant to be rare and powerful beings and only rarely if ever appear in any adventure. Elemental drakes are lesser dragons most closely related to wyverns. Luckily, most of the rest of the chapter is worthwhile.