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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Some dragons particularly metallic dragons have two different kinds of breath, usually a lethal one fire, ice, acid, electricity, etc.

Draconomicon I: Chromatic Dragons

Tiamat is usually considered the deity of chromatic dragons, though not all draocnomicon dragons acknowledge her as such. Dragons can also cross-breed with virtually any other creature, creating a half-dragon.

They feel like they were generated from a random table of naming elements. Other draconic gods may be present in different campaign settings. All living dragons are of the Old age or higher. They see every event as an important event in the Prophecy, and they even form an organization called the Chamber, where they send their brethren in search of clues.

Dragons are egg-layers, and most have sharp teeth, horns, and claws. In some editions, [ vague ] dragons can also pick up scents very well, utilizing both their sensitive nose and often forked tongue, much like a snake. Retrieved 27 January Examples of lesser dragons include dragon turtles and wyverns.

Draconomicon I: Chromatic Dragons [Review]

However, despite their variety, a number of traits are common to nearly all types of dragons. True dragons are dragons which increase in power by age categories wyrmling to great wyrm.


Cerilian dragons are among the most ancient inhabitants of the continent, predating even elves and dwarves. Again, more singles and doubles than home runs, but very useful. Steel dragonsoriginally known as Greyhawk dragons, are a those originating in the World of Greyhawk campaign settingchromatkc appearing in other settings like the Forgotten Realms. Post was not sent – check your email addresses! 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 fhromatic, even in situations dragpns all others feel they’ve not a second to lose.

These dragons had a breath weapon that fired forth freezing crystal. Draconomicon was well worth my money. Paladine ddraconomicon the Metallic Dragons and Takhisis the Chromatic.

Chromatic dragons are usually of evil alignment.

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Luckily, most of the rest of the chapter is worthwhile. The adamantite dragons are the self-appointed guardians of the Twin Paradises. This article has multiple issues. The use of color in stat blocks and the gradient background for sidebars are wrongheaded borrowings from modern web design, but overall I consider this a step forward for RPG book design.

All species appear to be generally reptilian or serpentine in their natural form. Several other sorcerer kings had been rumored to be dragons, but all others were only in a process of being transformed into a dragon type being, unique to the Athas world, which took several long stages to complete, but became greatly powerful if achieved. The longevity of dragons is evident in their often lackadaisical attitudes.


This also happens in some of the sample encounters in the monster write-ups later in the book. You may be asking; why that roman numeral in the title? 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.

Perhaps once there were many, but over the years, in-fighting and fighting the younger races have taken their toll. For evil-aligned dragons, this generally directs a greedy attitude to achieve such wealth by whatever means suit them.

The Lairs chapter is quite solid, although there is only one piece that I would consider noteworthy.

Some of these dragons took part in the Battle of Deismaar, the only verified alive and awake dragons right now are the dragon of Vstaive Peaks in Vosgaard, also known as Vore Lekiniskiy and Kappenkriaucheran who inhabits the Drachenward mountains and controls their magic. Some of the data about the Life Cycles of each species could have been presented more succinctly and usefully in a simple table, but at least drcaonomicon is useful color.

Dragonlance Forgotten Realms Greyhawk Ravenloft. Which ones are hits and which misses will largely be a matter of taste, but I am rather fond of several new varieties of dracolich. Retrieved from ” https: