Half-DragonsWhen a dragon in polymorphed from mates with another creature, the union sometimes produces half-dragon offspring. A creature might also transform into a half-dragon as a result of a mad wizard's spell or a ritual bath in dragon's blood. In all these cases, the result is a creature that combines the essence of a dragon with the form of its original race. Regardless of origin, all half-dragons have similar appearances and special abilities.
Draconic NatureHalf-dragons can't procreate. Those that wish to do so must almost always resort to magic. By way of compensation, half-dragons are blessed with long life. A typical half-dragon's life span is twice that of its non draconic line, so that a half-dragon human might live more than a century and a half. Half-dragons inherit personality traits common to their draconic heritage. For example, half-gold dragons are often shy and secretive, while half-copper dragons are impish and playful. Half-green dragons are deceitful, while half-white dragons are often dim-witted brutes. These traits are tempered by a half-dragon's other lineage, but greed, arrogance, and paranoia are qualities that even good-aligned half-dragons often possess.
Sample Half-DragonHere the half-Red dragon template has been applied to a human veteran who wears Plate Armour below:
Perception and Sensory Capabilities
- Blindsight 10ft radius, and
- Darkvision 60ft radius.
Civilization and Culture
Half-Dragon TemplateA beast, humanoid, giant, or monstrosity can become a half-dragon. It keeps its statistics, except as follows. Challenge To avoid recalculating the creature's challenge rating, apply the template only to a creature that meets the optional prerequisite in the Breath Weapon Table below. Senses The half-dragon gains Blindsight with a radius of 10 feet and Darkvision with a radius of 60 feet. Resistances The half-dragon gains Resistance to a type of Damage based on its colour.
|Black or Copper||Acid|
|Blue or Bronze||Lightning|
|Brass, Gold, or Red||Fire|
|Silver or White||Cold|