Dragons in Echelon, Part 6a: Red Dragon Spell List Appendix

The red dragons presented in this series use the same three spell lists: Dragon Caster Tradition, the Eldritch Thread of Blight, and the Red Dragon Spell Knowledge list. These lists are not all complete, and will be expanded on later. Dragon Caster Tradition The Dragon Caster Tradition provides knowledge of …

Dragons in Echelon, Part 5: Dragon Cornerstone Talents

I’ve decided that dragons really need at least two paths, martial and caster. Not all dragons should have a martial focus, so I am offering an alternate Dragon cornerstone talent to cover the difference. The various Dragon capstones will likely be written to allow either the Dragon Warrior cornerstone or …

Dragons in Echelon, Part 4: First Cut at Red Dragons

I was thinking today about how different dragon types might be modeled. The original thought was that the cornerstone would cover the common abilities, the color-specific parts (spell-like abilities, other special abilities) might be a common talent, then the remaining common talents could be used to flesh out general abilities …

Dragons in Echelon, Part 3: Comparing RSRD to Pathfinder

I was originally using the Revised System Reference Document (“D&D 3.x”) as my base, but as I described in Finding a New Path, Pathfinder is richer and more accessible, and gives me more options. This is a case in point. The RSRD red dragon description is quite boring.  Apart from …

Dragons in Echelon, Part 2: Common Abilities

In Dragons of Echelon, Part 1: Introduction I decided that my easiest path forward for now is to model, with some changes, how dragons are currently implemented in Pathfinder. Dragon Creature Type The Dragon creature type has: d12 Hit Die. Irrelevant, hit points are derived from level, tier, and Martial …

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