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    Barbarian in the Playground
     
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    Default Half-Dragon rehash PEACH

    So I had a player come to me with Half-Dragon for his character and after many years I have come to the conclusion this is broken and need adjusting.

    Half-Dragon
    Half-dragons are only rarely the result of dragons mating with other creatures—most are the result of strange magical experiments. In most cases, a successful creation breeds true with others of its kind, as with the dreaded dracolisk.

    Creating a Half-Dragon
    “Half-dragon” is an inherited or acquired template that can be added to any living, corporeal creature (referred to hereafter as the base creature). A half-dragon retains all the base creature’s statistics and special abilities except as noted here.

    CR: Same as the base creature + 2 (minimum 2).

    Racial HD: Add 2 Dragon Racial HD.

    Type: Creature type changes to dragon. Do not recalculate hit dice, base attack bonus, or saving throws.

    Armor Class: Natural armor bonus improves by +4.

    Special Qualities and Defenses: A half-dragon gains darkvision 60 feet; low-light vision; and immunity to sleep, paralysis, and energy of the same type as its breath weapon.

    Speed: A half-dragon has wings. Unless the base creature has a better fly speed, the half-dragon cannot fly but gains a glide speed equal to twice their base land speed.

    Glide: You have wings that aid your jumps, granting a +10 racial bonus on Jump checks. In addition, you can use your wings to glide, negating damage from a fall from any height and allowing 20 feet of forward travel for every 5 feet of descent. You glide at a speed of twice your base land speed with average maneuverability. Even if your maneuverability improves, you can’t hover while gliding. You can’t glide while carrying a medium or heavy load.

    If you become unconscious or helpless while in midair, your wings naturally unfurl, and powerful ligaments stiffen them. You descend in a tight corkscrew and take only 1d6 points of falling damage, no matter what the actual distance of the fall.

    Alternatively you may forgo wings altogether to gain a bonus half-dragon racial feat.

    Melee: A half-dragon has two claw attacks and a bite attack. If the base creature can use manufactured weapons, the half-dragon can as well. A new claw or bite attack deals damage as appropriate for the half-dragon’s size (see “Natural Attacks”).

    Special Abilities: A half-dragon retains all the special attacks of the base creature and gains a breath weapon usable once per day based on the dragon variety (see below). The breath weapon deals 1d6 hit points of damage per racial HD possessed by the half-dragon (Reflex half; DC 10 + 1/2 creature’s racial HD + creature’s Con modifier).

    Dragon Variety Breath Weapon
    Black or copper dragon 60-foot line of acid
    Brass dragon 60-foot line of fire
    Blue or bronze dragon 60-foot line of electricity
    Gold or red dragon 30-footcone of fire
    Green dragon 30-foot cone of acid
    Silver or white dragon 30-foot cone of cold

    Abilities: Increase from the base creature as follows: Str +4, Con +4, Int +2, Cha +2.

    Skills: A half-dragon with racial Hit Dice has skill points per racial Hit Die equal to 6 + its Intelligence modifier. Racial class skills are unchanged from the base creature’s.

    Feats
    Dragon Breath [General]
    You can use your breath weapon as often as a normal dragon.
    Prerequisites: Half-dragon, 6 HD, breath weapon.
    Benefit: You can use your breath weapon every 1d4 rounds.
    Normal: A half-dragon’s breath weapon can only be used once per day.

    Dragon Furnace [General]
    Your breath weapon is far more potent then most of your kind.
    Prerequisite: Half Dragon
    Benefit: Your breath weapon deals 1d6 hit points of damage per HD possessed by the half-dragon (Reflex half; DC 10 + 1/2 your HD + your Con modifier).
    Normal: A half-dragon's breath weapon deals 1d6 hit points of damage per racial HD possessed by the half-dragon (Reflex half; DC 10 + 1/2 creature’s racial HD + creature’s Con modifier).

    Dragon Heart [General]
    The power of your lineage grans you increased strength and durability.
    Prerequisite: Half Dragon
    Benefit: Your racial bonus to Strength increases by 4, and your racial bonus to constitution increase by 2.

    Dragon Purity [General]
    Your dragon heritage pervades the deepest parts of your being, shoring up previous weaknesses.
    Prerequisite: Half Dragon, nondragon racial hit die
    Benefit: Your all non dragon racial HD become dragon racial HD, recalculating hit die, base attack bonus, and saving throws.

    Dragon Spirit [General]
    The draconic talent for the arcane manifests in your soul.
    Prerequisite: Half Dragon
    Benefit: Your dragon racial HD stack with sorcerer levels for determining caster level.

    Dragon Soul [General]
    The draconic talent for the arcane manifests in your soul.
    Prerequisite: Half Dragon, Dragon Soul
    Benefit: Your dragon racial HD count as 3/4th as many sorcerer levels for determining spells known and spells per day.

    Dragon Wings [General]
    The power of your heritige develops your wings to the true power of dragons.
    Prerequisite: Glide Speed, Half Dragon, 3 HD
    Benefit: Your Glide Speed becomes a Fly Speed with Average Maneuverability. Carrying a medium load or wearing medium armor decrease maneuverability by one step. Carrying a heavy load or wearing heavy armor decreases maneuverability by 2 steps.


    Advanced Half Dragon
    HD: D12
    Skill points: 6 + Int modifier
    Class Skills: Appraise, Bluff, Climb, Craft, Diplomacy, Fly, Heal, Intimidate, Knowledge (all), Linguistics, Perception, Sense Motive, Spellcraft, Stealth, Survival, Swim, and Use Magic Device.

    Level BAB Fort Ref Will Special Caster Level Spell Slot/Known
    Advancement
    1st +1 +0 +0 +0 Racial Advancement, Bonus Feat +1 CL -
    2nd +2 +1 +1 +1 +0 +1 sorcerer level
    3rd +3 +1 +1 +1 Bonus Feat +1 -
    4th +4 +2 +2 +2 +0 +1 sorcerer level
    5th +5 +2 +2 +2 Bonus Feat +1 -
    6th +6/+1 +3 +3 +3 +0 +1 sorcerer level
    7th +7/+2 +3 +3 +3 Bonus Feat +1 +1 sorcerer level
    8th +8/+3 +4 +4 +4 +0 +1 sorcerer level
    9th +9/+4 +4 +4 +4 Bonus Feat +1 -
    10th +10/+5 +5 +5 +5 +0 +1 sorcerer level
    11th +11/+6/+1 +5 +5 +5 Bonus Feat +1 -
    12th +12/+7/+2 +6 +6 +6 +0 +1 sorcerer level
    13th +13/+8/+3 +6 +6 +6 Bonus Feat +1 +1 sorcerer level
    14th +14/+9/+4 +7 +7 +7 +0 +1 sorcerer level
    15th +15/+10/+5 +7 +7 +7 Bonus Feat +1 -
    16th +16/+11/+6/+1 +8 +8 +8 +0 +1 sorcerer level
    17th +17/+12/+7/+2 +8 +8 +8 Bonus Feat +1 -
    18th +18/+13/+8/+3 +9 +9 +9 +0 +1 sorcerer level

    Weapon and Armor Proficiencies: Proficient with its Natural Weapons, all simple Weapons and no armor or shields.

    Changes
    • Fly was updated to glide with a feat for flight
    • Str and Con were nerfed but given a feat to return original values
    • Racial HD were given as I don't think LA should ever enter someone's vocabulary.
    • Several feats added


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    Pixie in the Playground
     
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    Look up Draconic template in Races of the Dragon

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    The half dragon template you linked to is meant for Pathfinder which is more powerful than the 3.5. Pathfinder doesn't use LA so I'm assuming you wanted this for a 3.5 game.

    Medium half dragons cannot fly using the Half-Dragon Template in the SRD, see
    here: http://www.d20srd.org/srd/monsters/halfDragon.htm
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    Barbarian in the Playground
     
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    Default Re: Half-Dragon rehash PEACH

    Quote Originally Posted by Corenthius View Post
    Look up Draconic template in Races of the Dragon
    The problem is LA its just objectively a bad fix. I hold a firm philosophy that all HD should be equal unless your trying to make a gimp thing like my intern class.

    Quote Originally Posted by Debihuman View Post
    The half dragon template you linked to is meant for Pathfinder which is more powerful than the 3.5. Pathfinder doesn't use LA so I'm assuming you wanted this for a 3.5 game.

    Medium half dragons cannot fly using the Half-Dragon Template in the SRD, see
    here: http://www.d20srd.org/srd/monsters/halfDragon.htm
    I use HD as a measure of 1 Racial Hit Die = 1 class level. I hate one system that doesn't treat like to like. Objectively 2 LA hit of half dragon is way better then anything you could get by taking 2 level in any class, plus dragon HD are amazing, so a lot of stuff got relegated to feats.
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