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5e - Draconomicon I: Chromatic Dragons

5e - Draconomicon I: Chromatic Dragons

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Draconomicon I: Chromatic Dragons focuses solely on the three chromatic dragons first released in the original 4e supplement of the same name; the brown dragon, gray dragon, and purple dragon.  Inside you can find stat blocks for all three types of dragons, each at the four life stages depicted in 5e's Monster Manual; wyrmling, young, adult, and ancient.  Each set of monsters comes with appropriate lore pertaining to their lifestyles and habits, as well as their lairs and additional combat options such as lair actions.  Additional Player Options are also provided at the end of the document, allowing dragonborn, draconic sorcerers, and my own dragon shaman class to base their features on one of these new dragon types.

The original Draconomicon I: Chromatic Dragons dealt with a lot more than just "normal" chromatic dragons.  It provided stat blocks for various elemental dragons, and dragons of other planes such as the Feywild, and a host of other near-draconic or almost-draconic creatures as well.  However, those creatures go beyond the scope of what I wanted to do for this PDF.  Which is why I will be designing two more Draconomicons.  Keep an eye out for Draconomicon II: Metallic Dragons, which will have information about the adamantine, cobalt, iron, mercury, mithril, orium, and steel dragons (that's over twice as many dragons as Draconomicon I!).  And after that will be Draconomicon III: Planar Dragons, which will include various elemental dragons, dragons of the planes, and astral dragons (to name a few).

If you enjoy this PDF, please consider supporting Wizards of the Coast directly by purchasing the original Draconomicon I: Chromatic Dragons.

Change Log:

05Sep2018 - Version 1.3

  • With the changes to Draconic Adaptation now granting darkvision for all dragon shamans, the exact wording of the purple dragon's Draconic Adaptation has been altered.


12Jun2018 - Version 1.2

  • Fixed some typos and mistakes in the statblock.
  • Changed the Player Options to reflect the recent changes to the Dragon Shaman (now a full class instead of a Barbarian subclass), as well as provide an alternative option to Brown Dragonborn due to their lack of energy resistance.
 
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Jon B December 02, 2018 7:13 pm UTC
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will you bring back the gem dragons in the next version
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Jeff V December 04, 2018 9:31 pm UTC
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I do have plans to release a Draconomicon III with gem dragons, yes. Metallics will be coming first with Draconomicon II.
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John H May 31, 2018 2:54 am UTC
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Do you know when the next addition will be coming out? I'm constantly checking and hoping. I'm super excited for it.
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Jeff V June 03, 2018 2:02 am UTC
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Unfortunately still working on it. I have three or four homebrew projects I go back-and-forth on depending on my inspiration and the time I have available to me (I wish I could make this a full-time thing, but unfortunately I can't and my real-person job has gotten very busy in the last month or so). I do promise you it's being worked on, though.

I can tell you that before Draconomicon II comes out there will be an edit to this pdf here, as I discovered a few spelling errors, mistakes in the statblocks (Ancient Brown Dragon should have a burrow speed of 40 feet, for example), and I am currently re-working my Dragon Shaman as its own class instead of a Barbarian subclass.
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Devin G December 10, 2017 4:29 pm UTC
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Love this! Can't wait for volumes 2 and 3! Will we see either soon?
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Jeff V December 14, 2017 6:29 pm UTC
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Thank you! I can't say soon; probably in a couple of months, but who knows? Maybe I'll get some free time to put towards it.
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Chris B December 10, 2017 3:06 am UTC
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This is great! Where did you get all the art from?
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Jeff V December 14, 2017 6:29 pm UTC
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Just from older editions.
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Ben Frederick I February 01, 2018 6:15 am UTC
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Is there an art gallery for 4e Draconomicon art? I found one for 3.5e, but couldn't find one for 4e.
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Bryan G November 28, 2017 12:33 pm UTC
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PURPLE DRAGONS! Thank you!
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Jeff V December 14, 2017 6:30 pm UTC
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I do what I can; so many great dragons that weren't represented.
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