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The Book of Dragons for 5th Edition

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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.

You can find a Fantasy Grounds version by Rob Twohy here: https://www.dmsguild.com/product/267595/The-Book-of-Dragons-for-5th-Edition-Fantasy-Grounds

 
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Pia P February 27, 2020 5:44 pm UTC
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The blue dragons are supposed to be lawful evil and not chaotic evil right?
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Pia P February 26, 2020 7:40 pm UTC
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Absolutely love this, I can always use more dragons :-) I'm wondering about the reach for the attacks. Are they based more on age than actual size? So a Mature adult green dragon is slightly bigger than an Adult green dragon (but still within the huge category) and therefore has a slightly longer tail?
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Pia P February 27, 2020 4:30 pm UTC
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I take it the claw attack of the Elder Black Dragon should have a 5 ft reach and not 10 ft to fit in with the rest? And should the gargantuan sized versions of the black dragon have a claw reach of 10 (since all the other chromatics seem to have that)?
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Jonas L January 06, 2020 6:56 pm UTC
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This i by far one of the greatest purchases I have ever made. Already had lots of fun with it. I was wondering if there was anyone who had taken the time to create a customized character sheet for the dragon-bounds dragon =)?
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Robert B December 31, 2019 9:33 pm UTC
Any chance you could adapt this to FG (Fantasy Grounds)?
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Conner M January 03, 2020 7:30 pm UTC
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Hi, Robert!

There is a Fantasy Grounds adaptation by Rob Twohy; the link is now in the product description.
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Iacopo D December 04, 2019 1:16 pm UTC
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This book along with its sequel is a true necessity for anyone wishing to use dragons in their games. While I appreciate not having half of a monster manual dedicated to dragons there was a need for an official 5th edition dracononomicon that these two books more than fulfill. Excellent
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Robert M July 14, 2019 4:38 am UTC
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I really like the book. I have been thinking about doing something like this but if I wrote out the charts, it wouldn't be compatible with 5E RAW. You did a good job keeping with the MM progression.

Dragons in 5E are a little weak in my opinion. A seasoned group of adventurers should soil themselves when coming face to face with an old dragon. It should take an army to face a great wyrm. This gives me a good starting point to build charts. I showed it to one of the DM's that I have taught and he likes it. My big problem with 5E dragons is their AC. A 20th level Barb shouldn't be able to roll an 11 and hit a great wyrm (before gear and special abilities), and the barbarian has an AC of 24 when using a shield.
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Conner M July 15, 2019 9:40 pm UTC
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Hi, Robert!

I completely agree! That was pretty much the premise for even writing the thing ("adventurers should soil themselves when coming face to face with an old dragon"). I'm glad you like it!
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Abigail C June 23, 2019 11:17 am UTC
Several other comments mentioned physical copies of the book - is this still something I can expect to see? I have a hard time with digital info books, I'm the sort who lays out three or so books in front of me at any given time. If not I understand, and will probably end up purchasing it either way.
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Conner M June 25, 2019 10:19 pm UTC
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Hi Abigail,

A physical copy might be out eventually, but if it actually happens it won't be for a while. I totally understand (I also prefer having physical copies), but for now I wouldn't count on it.
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Aidan B May 22, 2019 9:06 pm UTC
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Does this have feats for Half Dragon sand Dragonborn?
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Conner M May 27, 2019 5:00 pm UTC
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Hey Aidan!

There are seven new feats, three of which are specific racial feats for Dragonborn and Half-Dragons.
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Cody H May 16, 2019 6:23 pm UTC
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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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Conner M May 20, 2019 4:53 pm UTC
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Hey Cody, glad to hear you like it! The hit points were left as they were by design, despite the change in size, to remain consistent with the Monster Manual. Instead of using size categories for hit dice, a dragon's hit die increases in size when it reaches the Juvenile, Mature Adult, and Ancient age categories, to make them consistent across the board.
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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
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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
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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
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Does this come with bookmarks? :( I do love me some bookmarks.
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Avery M February 19, 2019 7:42 pm UTC
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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