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One of the traditional sources for D&D is J.R.R. Tolkien, and his most famous dragon, Smaug was described in his book 'The Hobbit' as having a hoard of treasure large enough to sleep on top of, resulting in gold and gemstones embedding themselves in his chest armor, augmenting his scales protective value. So one answer to your question might be a pile ...


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If the issue of making the dragon more powerful isn't an issue (either you can scale down to a lower age category or your PCs can handle the new CR) you can use the half-dragon template in Pathfinder on a dragon. At all but the lowest age categories, the resulting dragon leans more toward one side than the other, since the half-dragon template's abilities ...


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Monsters of Faerun for Dungeons and Dragons, Third Edition describes the variant ghost dragon (89). Its secondary breath weapon ages creatures caught in the cone-shaped cloud by d% years. There's no saving throw. The wyrmling might convince the ghost dragon to age it by claiming (or knowing) the PCs have some of the ghost dragon's hoard: a ghost dragon is ...


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Travel to the future conventionally, then travel to the past instantaneously In a similar vein to Hey I Can Can's answer, the dragon could simply go away and wait, growing strong and powerful; perhaps powerful enough to construct a portal of its own, or learning to teleport through time; or, failing that, ally themselves with a fledgling caster who will in ...


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You've been given an opportunity to enrich the story/campaign. Dragons hatch from eggs. Dragons have parents/relatives. An adult dragon arrives in the general area of adventuring (think Momma Bear protecting her cubs, or an uncle with a bad attitude). This dragon has an objective: to deal with whomever was messing with her babies/his nephews, etc. This ...


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Time travel to the past instantaneously then time travel to the future conventionally A magic portal can be created that transports its users to the past (and only to the past). Such a portal is created by a caster using the 9th-level Sor/Wiz spell teleport through time [conj] (Perilous Gateways Web column "Portals in Time: The Portal through Time (Part ...


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How my DM would do it: a mage that thinks too high of himself successfully captured the dragons to do experiments on them to make them larger/older. The experiments were a great success. In fact, they were such a great success the dragons broke free, killed the wizard and started causing havoc and seeking revenge on those that wronged them. This is also a ...


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Any homebrew-based would, like KorvinStarmast aptly said, be very opinionated unless carefully and extensively playtested. I'd like to offer another tool however: reflavouring. Dragonborn, and Aarakockra, (available from the elemental evil's player's companion) could easily be reflavoured as a half-dragons or a dragons cursed in semi-humanoid form (which is ...



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