Thursday, July 12, 2018

Along Comes a Dragon

I've always been fascinated with dragons variants and sub-variants. Purists may frown. Here's one I'm developing for #Calidar, written up here with D&D BECMI stats. I'm looking for comments on playability and DM usage. I'm not familiar with 5e, so if a charitable soul wants to come up with a conversion, thank you!!

Shadow Dragonby Max-Dragon

Entropic Dragon:
AC –2, 14 HD, MV 150’ (50’)/360’ (120’) flying, AT 1 bite (breath or spell) + 2 claws + 2 wings + 1 tail whip, Damage 2d10+8 (bite) + 1d8+3 (all others), Size VL—Str 20, Dex 8, Con n/a, Int 17, Wis 11, Per 15 (in elven form), MR 10, Saves as warrior Lvl 36, AL C. Faith: Astafeth (pious). Apparent Age: young adult. Ancestry: Draconic (usually appears to be a dark-skinned elven sorceress).
Abilities: Spellcasting as a sorcerer—Lvl I x4, Lvl  II x3, Lvl III x3, Lvl IV x3, Lvl V x2, Lvl VI x1. Breath weapon—either acid spit (a 120’ x 5’ strip inflicting as many hit points of damage as the entropic dragon currently possesses) or a cone of entropic darkness (90’ x 40’); everything caught in the cone must save or suffer the following—living creatures permanently age +50% (or +25% with a successful save); ferrous metals rust (magical items get a substantial bonus to their saves), organic materials rot/spoil away (including leather goods, wooden objects, clothes, scrolls, spellbooks, potions, food, etc.). All spell effects end at once aside from the cone’s own impenetrable darkness (no save). The entropic dragon can also switch at will between its dragon and elven appearances, and enjoys the abilities of a rogue LF14.
Ring of Secrecy: [The dragon presented in the upcoming Wings of Darkness gazetteer] wears a magical ring protecting its owner from crystal balls and all mind-reading attempts.