Dragon-A-Day Online: Day 1,115: Halfsies.

15 minutes of rummaging through old posts tells me that I’m a little inconsistent.

So I found myself thinking about the sketch from yesterday, and I tried to do something with a shape and fill it with a dragon. I began with something sharklike; the tail was going to be spiky or something, but as I went, my initial idea morphed into a half-dragon; a creature I’ve talked about a long time ago before, although in a different continuity than what I’m about to go into now…

Anyhoo, in D&D, for some odd reason, dragons can mate with anything (though this has been altered in other systems), and the half-dragon template exists as proof of this. For simplicity’s sake, I’ll give you the quick and dirty:

  • The creature becomes a dragon.
  • It gains claws and a bite attack, if it didn’t have them before, along with a breath weapon from its dragon parent.

Which is where this comes from:


Now that inconsistency I mentioned? When I sat down to type this out, I was immediately reminded of some other draconic, or probably not, according to my logic at the time, sea creatures I had drawn some years ago, though I knew of the template the whole time. Funny how things change.

And for the heck of it, stats:

Half-copper dragon shark (CR 4)
N Large dragon
Init +5; Senses blindsense 30 ft, keen scent; darkvision 60 ft., low-light vision; Perception +8

AC 19, touch 9, flat-footed 19 (1 Dex, +8 natural, -1 size)
hp 32 (4d10+16)
Fort +10, Ref +5, Will +2
Immune acid, sleep, paralysis

Speed swim 60 ft., fly 120 ft. (average)
Melee bite +10 (1d8+10), 2 claws +5 (1d6+3)
Special Attacks breath weapon (60-foot line of acid, 4d6 acid damage, Reflex DC 16half)

Str 25, Dex 12, Con 19, Int 3, Wis 12, Cha 4
Base Atk +3; CMB +11; CMD 22 (can’t be tripped)
Feats Great Fortitude, Improved Initiative
Skills Fly +8, Perception +8, Swim +22

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