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"And by god, did they deliver; this book is an absolute unit." -Cassandra MacDonald (Skullport: Shadow of Waterdeep)

"All those dragons are awesome. Makes me wanna run a game with a world full of dragons. Well, more full. Your artwork is amazing." -How to Be a Great GM (YouTube series)

The Draconomicon

Brought to you by QL Games, The Draconomicon is a comprehensive review of dragons and dragon-related content from previous editions not yet part of fifth edition! It builds on principles and rules found in the Player’s HandbookMonster Manual, and Dungeon Master’s Guide.

Inside you will find a wealth of knowledge that will help you to integrate, present, and play both new and old dragons with the awe-inspiring grandeur they deserve. Below is a short description of some things you will find in each chapter of this book:

Chapter 1: Dealing with Dragons

  • The outlook and teachings of dragons, such as spiritual aspects, overarching philosophies, common desires, and draconic gods and religion.

  • Descriptions of dragon physicality, containing an overview of the dragon life cycle, physiology, and common misconceptions.

  • Notes on dragon encounters: their lairs, their hoards, their behaviors, their potential contributions, and how to best find, fight, and even ride a dragon.

Chapter 2: Races

  • 10 playable races, including draconians, with rules on how to play as classic Monster Manual species: bullywugs, ettercaps, gnolls, kobolds, lizardfolk, thri-kreen, and troglodytes.

Chapter 3: Feats and Gifts

  • 25 all-new feats pertaining to fighting, emulating, and even worshipping dragons.

Chapter 4: Spells

  • 44 draconic spells that harness the magic surrounding dragons to aid you in your social, exploratory, and combative endeavors.

Chapter 5: Magic Items

  • More than 50 magic items that may be wielded by, endowed through, stolen from, or even used against the dragons in your campaigns.

Chapter 6: Bestiary

  • Over 80 types of classic true dragons now in 5e for the first time, including

    • Arcane dragons

    • Chromatic dragons

    • Cosmic Dragons

    • Gem Dragons

    • Lung Dragons

    • Metallic Dragons

    • Planar Dragons

    • And More!

Chapter 7: DM's Workshop

  • Templates that guide you through creating other age groups

  • 25 builds for innate spellcasting dragons

  • Expanded combat for dragons to control the battlefield, unlocking such options as:

    • Breaking down structures

    • Swallowing smaller combatants

    • Crushing enemies with a body slam

    • Moving opponents

    • And more!

  • 42 traps and dungeon hazards to protect your dragon’s hoard

  • Lists and tables to quickly generate custom dragon encounters

Design Team

Zavier Bates: Project Assistant Lead, Editor, Writer

Heath Harris: Playtesting Lead, Writer

Ryan Langr: Editor

Mike Olson: Writer

Andrew Welker: Producer, Layout and Art, Writer

Landon Zea: Project Lead, Editor, Writer

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1.0 (August 2021) - Original

1.0.1 (August 2021) - Revised to comply with DMs Guild layout guidelines

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Juan R August 25, 2021 6:29 am UTC
I would buy, but for $24 it should be a hardback book - is it coming out in hardback? If not, Fizban's Treasury of Dragons should fulfill my needs... .
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QL G August 25, 2021 1:54 pm UTC
Due to some new Print on Demand policies, we won't be able to release a Print on Demand version until we reach top 5% (Platinum bestselling). And despite both being about dragons, The Draconomicon and Fizban's have very little overlap! That was an intentional design choice. Like two great lovers, they complete each other.

If $24 is still uncomfortably high, consider adding it to your wishlist and coming back to it when there's a sale. :)
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Jimmy F August 20, 2021 6:31 pm UTC
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Zavier B August 21, 2021 6:29 pm UTC
Thanks for the coverage!
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