SRD Talk:Half-Dragon

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Question[edit]

Any living, corporeal creature? Does that mean I can have a Half-dragon spider? With Wings? thats scary. Does that include diminutive creatures, and swarms? That is scary... --Sam Kay 12:08, 13 August 2007 (MDT)

Yes. That's it. --Dmilewski 18:29, 13 August 2007 (MDT)
You could even have a half-red dragon silver dragon, or a half-gold dragon black pudding. I can only imagine the courtship involved with the latter combo. I guess it helps to have a Cha 32. —Sledged (talk) 18:47, 13 August 2007 (MDT)
That would be a good relationship :P. --Green Dragon 13:49, 14 August 2007 (MDT)
This is just scary... Don't they change into humanoids and have relationships with humans? That IS scary... Do you think they actually tell whoever they are having a relationship with that they are really a dragon? :S --Sam Kay 13:57, 14 August 2007 (MDT)
The answers to those questions would depend on the dragons' alignments—which run the gamut. I imagine good dragons would make mention of it. Evil dragons would probably mention it if the mating is non-consensual for the other participant just to heighten the horror factor. They might not even bother to alter their form. —Sledged (talk) 13:01, 15 August 2007 (MDT)
I imagine that there must be a certain limitation; how could a dragon copulate with a spider? Unless it's a giant spider... But why? Why would a dragon copulate with a spider? And aren't puddings asexual? -Noname 20:08, 27 January 2008 (MST)
How? Polymorph or shapechange. Why? Imagine a black dragon having a swarm of half-dragon spiders (spider swarm with the half-dragon template) protecting its swamp lair.
Puddings are probably asexual, but polymorph and shapechange make no comment on the effects of reproduction, so a creature could become asexual themselves as oozes. In D&D, anything's possible, and given that they didn't exclude oozes from the possible candidates of this template, they've implicitly made half-dragon oozes official. —Sledged (talk) 20:48, 27 January 2008 (MST)
The spider would get a claw attack too. Does that mean they get, like, talons at the ends of their 8 legs? i think i have a new worst nightmare. It used to be Driders, but i think that this takes the cake. --  Tug   talk    contribs    email   15:06, 19 July 2009 (MDT)

Skill Points[edit]

  • Skills: A half-dragon gains skill points as a dragon and has skill points equal to (6 + Int modifier) x (HD + 3).

Somebody help me calculate the total skill points this creature has. If the half-dragon is level 10, Int Modifier 4, and uses the d10 as hit dice, what will be the total? Is this done for every level and every proceeding level up? --Penske 18:23, 27 January 2008 (MST)

Half dragons do not use this number for class levels. So if your creature was a Half-Dragon Satyr with 2 Fighter levels, it would get (6 + Int modifier) x (5 HD + 3) = (6 + Int Mod) * 8 skill points for its Fey levels. It would get an additional (2 + Int Mod) * 2 for its fighter levels. Of course Fey already get (6 + Int modifier) x (HD + 3) skill points, but hopefully this clears up the confusion. --Aarnott 20:26, 27 January 2008 (MST)
So with my Half-Dragon Elf with 10 ranger levels, it'd be like (6 + 4) x (1 + 3) correct? --Penske 21:14, 27 January 2008 (MST)
No -- ECL 1 races don't have racial levels (you don't have any levels in Humanoid). You would just get skill points from your ranger levels. Just like there won't be any HD improvement because those only apply to racial HD. --Aarnott 21:21, 27 January 2008 (MST)
Using ranger levels is a bad example because they get 6 + Int mod skill points per level. So even if the template did affect skill points from class levels, it'd be the same either way. So, yes, the half-dragon elf with 10 ranger levels would get (6 + 4) x (10 + 3) skill points (provided it had a starting Int of 18 or 19 at first level after template adjustments).
However, a half-dragon elf with 10 fighter levels would only get (2 + 4) x (10 + 3) skill points. —Sledged (talk) 21:34, 27 January 2008 (MST)
I would say while leveling up you only get your class skill increase but for first level you would get the skill points for being half-dragon and maybe your starting class skill points.
So if a player were to have a Half-Dragon template selected, the Racial hit dice would not be used were it say an elf or human? Would it possibly be (6 + Intelligence Modifier) x 3? considering Racial hit dice were simply removed. And the same for leveling up, except without a multiplier? ---Rerendier (talk) 21:07, 16 February 2013 (MST)
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