Draconomicon: Chromatic Dragons: Roleplaying Game Supplement

Overview

All about the most popular monsters of D&D--the dragons!

Draconomicon I: Chromatic Dragons describes several varieties of dragons, including red, blue, green, black, and white dragons, as well as three completely new chromatic dragons.

This sourcebook gives details of each dragon's powers, tactics, myths, lairs, servitors, and more. In addition, this book provides new information about draconic nations (such as Arkhosia) and organizations, ...

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Overview

All about the most popular monsters of D&D--the dragons!

Draconomicon I: Chromatic Dragons describes several varieties of dragons, including red, blue, green, black, and white dragons, as well as three completely new chromatic dragons.

This sourcebook gives details of each dragon's powers, tactics, myths, lairs, servitors, and more. In addition, this book provides new information about draconic nations (such as Arkhosia) and organizations, and how chromatic dragons fit into the D&D game. Wide-ranging story and campaign elements in the book give DMs ready-to-play material that is easily incorporated into a gane, including adventure hooks, quests, and pregenerated treasure hoards.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786949809
  • Publisher: Wizards of the Coast
  • Publication date: 11/18/2008
  • Series: D&D Rules Expansion Series
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 641,203
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 10.92 (h) x 0.67 (d)

Meet the Author

BRUCE R. CORDELL is an Origins award-winning game designer for Wizards of the Coast, Inc., and co-wrote the new Forgotten Realms Campaign Guide. His long list of professional credits include the Expanded Psionics Handbook and Libris Mortis supplements.

ARI MARMELL has been shirking homework in favor of playing D&D since he was nine years old. Now a freelance writer, Ari has contributed to many D&D books, including Forge of War, Complete Mage, Tome of Magic, and Fortress of the Yuan-Ti.

ROBERT J. SCHWALB works as a freelance designer for Wizards of the Coast; his recent credits include Elder Evils, FiendishCodex II, and Exemplars of Evil, as well as numerous articles for D&D Insider. Robert lives in Tennessee with his incredibly patient wife Stacee and his pride of fiendish werecats, but is happiest when chained to his desk, toiling for his dark masters in Seattle.

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  • Posted May 10, 2009

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    A great compendium for those who are looking for more in D&D's namesake creature.

    The Draconomicon: Chromatic Dragons is the first book in a series of Dungeon and Dragon supplemental books all about the role playing games namesake creature. It doesn't cover EVERY kind of dragon, only the chromatic dragons. (The other 4 being Planar, Scourge, Metallic and Catastrophic) The book covers, in depth, the dragons social lives, mating rituals, psychology, skeleton, muscle and internal organs. The internal workings of their legendary fire weapon and much more.

    The Pros:
    The book is brilliantly configured, spilling forth with mass ammounts of information. Like mentioned before, the physical aspects of dragons as well as the mental thought process. Also much of the book includes tons of legendary dragons, for use in your own d20 based role playing games. There is also a bunch of encounters for characters between level 2 and 30 that all include dragons as a main boss of some kind. There are even new creatures based off of the dragons as well as magic items that corrispond with dragons some well.

    The book has a beautifull cover with a blue dragon on it as well as many drawn color photos within the books, however some photos aren't %100 new and have been rehashed from older D&D sources. Its fairly easy to follow and a great gift for anyone who is REALLY into dragons or is a Dungeons and Dragons enthusiast.

    Cons: A few things about this book. More then 3/4 of this book is simply encounters. I was really dissapointed to see that alot of the actual dragon information took up roughly 50-70 pages. The rest of the book is small adventures ala Dungeon Delves, and I don't believe belongs in the book. This book is really not good for anything but Dragon and D&D enthusiasts, so it is something that has no real value out of the gaming arena itself. Another problem I have found not just with this book, but with all the core books of the new 4th Edition of Dungeons and Dragons is there is a problem with the ink they are using. The ink smudges from simple turning of the pages and running your fingers along the words or rubbing a little too hard. Also the pages are prone to wrinkle to humid enviroments.

    Bottom Line: The book is a awesome resource for what it is made for, Anything else not so much but if your a D&D fan, if you are a Dungeon Master and you want to know more about the largest and most feircest creature in all of Fiction it is a great supplement.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 20, 2010

    Awesome

    A must have for Dragon lovers...

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