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Draconomicon: The Book of Dragons is a 288-page sourcebook for Dungeons & Dragons 3.5 released in November 2003.

Official synopsis[]

Ancient Creatures of Legend

Endless tomes recount epic tales illuminating the might and majesty of dragons. Formidable allies and more fearsome opponents, no other creatures have ever inspired such awe and wonder. This lavishly illustrated supplement for the D&D® game presents a comprehensive overview of the most evocative creatures in fantasy roleplaying. Along with the physiology, psychology, personality, and society of dragons, you’ll discover statistics for all ten of the classic dragons at each of their twelve age categories. With new feats, spells, magic items, and prestige classes for dragons, their allies, and those brave or foolish enough hunt them, Draconomicon™: The Book of Dragons also provides illustrated lairs for each of the classic dragons and rules for generating their all-important treasure hoards.

To use this supplement, a Dungeon Master also needs the Player’s Handbook, Dungeon Master’s Guide, and Monster Manual. A player needs only the Player’s Handbook.

Content[]

Development and release[]

Development[]

The book was written by Andy Collins, Skip Williams and James Wyatt. Art was provided by Todd Lockwood.

Release[]

Draconomicon was released by Wizards of the Coast in November 2003 for $39.95 US, or $58.95 Canadian.[1]

On January 22, 2013, it was re-released in digital format. It is currently available on DriveThruRPG and Dungeon Masters Guild for $8.99.

Reception and influence[]

Critical reception[]

As of 2023, Draconomicon: The Book of Dragons (3.5) reached the rank of Platinum seller on DriveThruRPG.

Influence on other works[]

This work heavily inspired the D&D 4th edition books Draconomicon: Chromatic Dragons (2008) and Draconomicon: Metallic Dragons (2009), which re-introduced the two traditional dragon types to D&D.

External links[]

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 Product page. Wizards.com, via Web Archive.
Dungeons & Dragons 3.5
Core rules
Player's HandbookDungeon Master's GuideMonster ManualDungeons & Dragons Basic Game
Supplements
Book of Exalted DeedsCityscapeComplete AdventurerComplete ArcaneComplete ChampionComplete DivineComplete MageComplete PsionicComplete ScoundrelComplete WarriorDraconomiconDragon MagicDrow of the UnderdarkDungeon Master's Guide IIDungeonscapeElder EvilsExpanded Psionics HandbookFiendish Codex I: Hordes of the AbyssFiendish Codex II: Tyrants of the Nine HellsFrostburnHeroes of BattleHeroes of HorrorLibris MortisLords of MadnessMagic Item CompendiumMagic of IncarnumMiniatures HandbookMonster Manual IIIMonster Manual IVMonster Manual VPlanar HandbookPlayer's Handbook IIRaces of DestinyRaces of the DragonRaces of StoneRaces of the WildSandstormSpell CompendiumStormwrackTome of BattleTome of MagicUnearthed ArcanaWeapons of Legacy
Adventures
Expedition to Castle RavenloftExpedition to the Demonweb PitsExpedition to the Ruins of GreyhawkFantastic Locations: Dragondown GrottoRed Hand of Doom
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