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The Book of Dragons for 5th Edition


The Book of Dragons is a 237-page supplement for 5th Edition Dungeons and Dragons to expand the draconic options available to Players and Dungeon Masters alike!

Within its pages, you will find:

  • 3 Player Races: Dragonkin, Half-Dragon, and Platinum Dragonborn
  • 11 Subclasses: Path of the Dragon for the Barbarian, College of Dragonsong for the Bard, Dragon Domain for the Cleric, Circle of Dragons for the Druid, Dragon Knight and Dragon Slayer for the Fighter, Way of the Dragon for the Monk, Oath of the Dragon for the Paladin, Dragonstalker Conclave for the Ranger, Burglar Roguish Archetype for the Rogue, and Legendary Dragon Otherworldly Patron for the Warlock
  • 1 New Class: The Dragonbound, with 3 Subclasses: the Dragonrider, the Skirmisher, and the Spellbound
  • New Dragon-based player feats
  • Rules for Dragon Barding
  • New Dragon-based magical items and artifacts
  • 6 unique new dragon types: the Brown, Gray, and Purple chromatic dragons; and the Adamantine, Iron, and Mithral metallic dragons.
  • 12 age categories for all dragons, for a total of almost 200 dragon stat blocks
  • Rules for Advanced Dragons
  • Dragon Feats (feats for dragons to take): over 50 universal dragon feats, and over 140 dragon feats by dragon type
  • Additional lore for all included dragon types
  • Lore and helpful tables for creating unique lairs and finding unique minions

Please leave a review after purchase so I know what you like and/or dislike. This way, I can modify the supplement's contents or make corrections as needed, and I'll have a better idea of what to do for future titles.

If you have other ideas for additional options to include, let me know and I'll do what I can to add them!

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Cody H May 16, 2019 6:23 pm UTC
I really adore this document but have noticed that when opting to make certain Age Catagories a smaller size than their PHB counterpart, nothing in their HP changed.

Specifically I've noticed the Ancient Black and Ancient White dragons are listed as being Huge yet they retain the Gargantuan d20 Hit Die, rather than the Huge d12.

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Casandra F May 09, 2019 8:04 pm UTC
Does this have any information about incubating dragon eggs or raising hatchlings?
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Conner M May 10, 2019 8:34 pm UTC
No it does not, but the second volume will! I expect to have it released by the end of the summer.
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Casandra F May 14, 2019 7:25 pm UTC
Thanks! I'll keep my eyes open for it!
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Kurtis W March 08, 2019 3:36 pm UTC
Love it, fantastic stuff I implement in most of my games! One small thing is you should probably replace "sorcerer" with "wizard" in the "Dragon Familiar" feat, as sorcerers don't get find familiar.
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Daniel M February 28, 2019 10:39 pm UTC
Does this come with bookmarks? :( I do love me some bookmarks.
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Avery M February 19, 2019 7:42 pm UTC
Hey, just wanted to start by saying that I absolutely love this book. I just bought it two days ago, and I'm already having new campaign ideas because of it. Small error in the path of the dragon barbarian though, the Fearsome Roar feature states that you can activate it as a bonus action upon entering a rage, but entering rage already consumes your bonus action. That aside though, excellent work on the new age categories and character options, they make for some great opportunities for fleshing out draconic npc's.
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Richard M February 08, 2019 8:36 pm UTC
Some reason the download keeps breaking and not completing when its about 75% done.
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Jackson M January 24, 2019 6:14 pm UTC
I have a question about how the dragon companions hit dice works.
When it says "don't roll for the number of hit points it gains, instead add five"
I was wondering, is this PER dice?
Also, I was wondering what the reason behind not rolling the D8 per level is? Is it so the dragon doesn't become grossly overpowered early on?
Is it also possible to allow people to roll the D8? I'm a big fan of letting the dice decide so I was wondering~
Honestly, maybe I'm just misunderstanding the text. But I'm running this class in a campaign soon and I really wanted to know how this works.

BTW I love this book, it's very well done. This part is basically the only thing I need clarification on.
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Conner M March 02, 2019 12:49 am UTC
That was the idea, yes, that it gets 5 hit points per dice. This effectively makes the transition to d10 way easier because you don't have to account for missing out on hit points. Thank you for the review, by the way! Glad you like it!
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Will R January 21, 2019 12:17 am UTC
Just as a heads up: many of of the dragon's descriptions don't line up with their alignment on the lawful-chaotic scale. Likewise, it looks like it actually flips when a dragon hits a certain age.
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Richard E January 20, 2019 2:30 am UTC
Any chance for a physical copy option?
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Conner M March 02, 2019 12:50 am UTC
It is in the works, but won't be out for a couple of months.
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Daniel S November 19, 2018 8:16 pm UTC
I really love the amount of lore and fluffy abilities you put into this. Good job, mate!

However, if I were to implement any of this into a game, I'd have to change numbers pretty substantially. Usually buff them by quite a lot.

One very good example would be the Oath of the Dragon for the Paladin. Very fluffy and I'll likely play one the next time. However, it has a number of mechanical issues.

First off, your Dragon's Breath Channel Divinity. After level 5, it will pretty much never be worth my action until maybe level 11, as my melee weapons will do more damage more relieably. Especially when I'm using Feats or Divine Smite. As a minor side-note, this is lacking a table for area type and save, though it is probably the dragonborn one. It also doesn't say what the DC for the save ism though I guess it is your spellcasting DC.

Next is Draconic Smite. No regular player will choose to deal less damage on a worse element, unless they are fighting enemies...See more
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Conner M January 09, 2019 6:34 pm UTC
Thanks, Daniel! I appreciate the feedback!
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Rob T October 30, 2018 8:00 am UTC
Conner, any interest in having this converted for the Fantasy Grounds VTT? I think it would be GREAT! If you are interested, please contact me at rob DOT twohy AT gmail DOT com. Feel free to search my name (Rob Twohy) on DMs Guild. I do very well with FG conversions. I tried contacting you on Facebook and Twitter to no avail, so I thought I'd try here as a last resort. If you decide you want to do it, I can explain how it works, but the most important part of it is that it costs you nothing, this is NO FEE.
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Thomas J September 13, 2018 11:18 am UTC
Hey there! I love this PDF!
Was wondering if you had planned to add your extra dragons to things like the dragon pacts for warlocks?
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Conner M October 19, 2018 5:41 am UTC
Thanks! I'm glad you enjoyed it! I am planning on making a rather large addition (to be released later), which puts the new dragons into the player tables, including the dragon pacts for warlocks, the draconic parentage for dragonborn (and other races), among other things.
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Thomas R September 12, 2018 9:47 pm UTC
Thanks Conner this really sounds great, any thoughts on a printed version at some point?

Also, have you or will you be putting out any updated versions based on the feedback you have received already/in the future? Will the original purchase allow us access to any updated versions for no additional cost?
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Conner M October 19, 2018 5:45 am UTC
Yes I would like to get a printed version rolling (hardback if I can help it, though it is a bit more expensive haha). And yes, I will be putting out updated versions, but mostly just small balancing things, typos, or correcting wrong numbers in stat blocks (and there are a few of those... but with that many, can you blame me?). There is so much more content to add (both per the request of you folks and what I want to add) that I actually have started work on a second volume, but it won't be out for a while. Also, sorry for the late reply, I don't log in very often.
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Brandon S August 30, 2018 9:26 am UTC
Please add the steel dragons from 3.5! It amazes me that these are missing from 5e still, considering that they're by far the most likely to engage with human cultures based on behavioral tenancies.
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Rasmus S August 08, 2018 9:30 am UTC
I really want to justify spending 15 bucks on this book but i just can't without the limited preview..
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Joshua B July 30, 2018 10:06 pm UTC
So for the dragon feat Innate Spell Casting, Can the dragon have any spell or do they have to choose from the general and preferred for each race of dragon?
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Conner M August 14, 2018 8:13 pm UTC
You're the DM, so the dragon can have whatever spell you want them to have! The general and preferred lists are purely those: general and preferred. Meaning that those are spells that I think would be most commonly known or preferred by dragons, but not necessarily all-inclusive.
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