Monday, February 2, 2009

Monster: Dragonet

Because even dragons have to be youngsters at one time or another --

Armour Class: 5
Hit Dice: 2*
Move: 90' (30')
fly 120' (40')
Attacks: 2 claws / 1 bite
Damage: 1-3 / 1-3 / 1-8
No. Appearing: 1-12 (1-12)
Save As: F2
Morale: 7
Treasure Type: B
Alignment: Any
XP Value: 25

A a young creature, a dragonet has more "childish" proportions (short extremities, large head, large eyes, etc.) than would an adult dragon. Its scales are softer, and of fairly nondescript colours -- pale tans, greys, creams -- which makes identifying the adult dragon subtype difficult at best. Though already very independent creatures, dragonets often remain with their birth clutches.

A dragonet attacks with claws and bite for 1-3 hit points and 1-8 hit points of damage respectively. Its breath weapon, a line of caustic saliva measuring 30' x 5', obeys the standard rules for adult dragon breath weapons.

(Alternatively, a dragonet may possess a scaled-down form of the adult subtype's breath weapon. If using a variant dragon, allow a +4 bonus to the save vs. the breath's secondary effects.)

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