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Races of the Dragon is a 160-page sourcebook for Dungeons & Dragons 3.5 released in January 2006.

Official synopsis[]

A D&D sourcebook detailing races descended from dragons.

  Races of the Dragon provides D&D players and Dungeon Masters with an in-depth look at races descended from or related to dragons. In addition to exploring the fan-favorite kobold race, Races of the Dragon introduces two new races, dragonborn and spellscales, and provides information on half-dragons. The dragonborn are a transitive race, an exciting new concept that allows players to transform from their initial race into a new one. This book also includes a wealth of cultural information and new prestige classes, feats, equipment, spells, and magic items.   Gwendolyn F.M. Kestrel works for Wizards of the Coast, Inc. as a game designer. Her previous design credits include the Races of Eberron, Monster Manual III, and Underdark roleplaying game accessories.   Jennifer Clarke Wilkes is an editor for Wizards of the Coast, Inc. She works primarily on the Dungeons & Dragons Miniatures line but has edited various roleplaying game books. She co-authored Savage Species and Sandstorm.  

Kolja Raven Liquette is best known for authoring The Waking Lands website. He has also published articles in Dragon Magazine. His previous publishing credits include Weapons of Legacy.


Development and release[]


Races of the Dragon was written by Gwendolyn F.M. Kestrel, Jennifer Clarke Wilkes, and Kolja Raven Liquette. Art was provided by Steve Prescott, Steven Belledin, Ed Cox, Daarken, Wayne England, Emily Fiegenschuh, Carl Frank, Dan Frazier, Brian Hagan, Ralph Horsley, Chris Malidore, Jim Nelson, Eric Polak, and Mike Schley.


Races of the Dragon was released by Wizards of the Coast in January 2006 for $29.95 US, or $42.95 Canadian.[1]

On October 15, 2013, it was re-released in digital format. It is currently available on DriveThruRPG and Dungeon Masters Guild for $14.99.

Reception and influence[]

Critical reception[]

As of 2023, Races of the Dragon reached the rank of Gold seller on DriveThruRPG.

Influence on other works[]

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  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.
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