> Yes it is me again :). Basically I am writing this time to ask if
> anyone knows where the mods that are being applied by the templates
> for Half Dragons are gotten from. I checked the RSRD and it only
Umm, what do you mean? It all comes from the RSRD.
Half-dragon creatures are always more formidable than others of their
kind that do not have dragon blood, and their appearance betrays their
nature¡Xscales, elongated features, reptilian eyes, and exaggerated
teeth and claws. Sometimes they have wings.
CREATING A HALF-DRAGON
¡§Half-dragon¡¨ is an inherited template that can be added to any living,
corporeal creature (referred to hereafter as the base creature).
A half-dragon uses all the base creature¡¦s statistics and special
abilities except as noted here.
Size and Type: The creature¡¦s type changes to dragon. Size is
unchanged. Do not recalculate base attack bonus or saves.
Hit Dice: Increase base creature¡¦s racial HD by one die size, to a
maximum of d12. Do not increase class HD.
Speed: A half-dragon that is Large or larger has wings and can fly at
twice its base land speed (maximum 120 ft.) with average
maneuverability. A half-dragon that is Medium or smaller does not have
Armor Class: Natural armor improves by +4.
Attack: A half-dragon has two claw attacks and a bite attack, and the
claws are the primary natural weapon. If the base creature can use
weapons, the half-dragon retains this ability. A half-dragon fighting
without weapons uses a claw when making an attack action. When it has a
weapon, it usually uses the weapon instead.
Full Attack: A half-dragon fighting without weapons uses both claws and
its bite when making a full attack. If armed with a weapon, it usually
uses the weapon as its primary attack and its bite as a natural
secondary attack. If it has a hand free, it uses a claw as an
additional natural secondary attack.
Damage: Half-dragons have bite and claw attacks. If the base creature
does not have these attack forms, use the damage values in the table
below. Otherwise, use the values below or the base creature¡¦s damage
values, whichever are greater.
Size Bite Damage Claw Damage
Fine 1 ¡X
Diminutive 1d2 1
Tiny 1d3 1d2
Small 1d4 1d3
Medium 1d6 1d4
Large 1d8 1d6
Huge 2d6 1d8
Gargantuan 3d6 2d6
Colossal 4d6 3d6
Special Attacks: A half-dragon retains all the special attacks of the
base creature and gains a breath weapon based on the dragon variety
(see the table below), usable once per day. A half-dragon¡¦s breath
weapon deals 6d8 points of damage. A successful Reflex save (DC 10 +
1/2 half-dragon¡¦s racial HD + half-dragon¡¦s Con modifier) reduces
damage by half.
Dragon Variety Breath Weapon
Black 60-foot line of acid
Blue 60-foot ine of lightning
Green 30-foot cone of corrosive (acid) gas
Red 30-foot cone of fire
White 30-foot cone of cold
Brass 60-foot line of fire
Bronze 60-foot line of lightning
Copper 60-foot line of acid
Gold 30-foot cone of fire
Silver 30-foot cone of cold
Special Qualities: A half-dragon has all the special qualities of the
base creature, plus darkvision out to 60 feet and low-light vision. A
half-dragon has immunity to sleep and paralysis effects, and an
additional immunity based on its dragon variety.
Dragon Variety Immunity Dragon Variety Immunity
Black Acid Brass Fire
Blue Electricity Bronze Electricity
Green Acid Copper Acid
Red Fire Gold Fire
White Cold Silver Cold
Abilities: Increase from the base creature as follows: Str +8, Con +2,
Int +2, Cha +2.
Skills: A half-dragon gains skill points as a dragon and has skill
points equal to (6 + Int modifier) xn(HD + 3). Do not include Hit Dice
from class levels in this calculation¡Xthe half-dragon gains dragon
skill points only for its racial Hit Dice, and gains the normal amount
of skill points for its class levels. Treat skills from the base
creature¡¦s list as class skills, and other skills as cross-class.
Environment: Same as either the base creature or the dragon variety.
Challenge Rating: Same as the base creature + 2 (minimum 3).
Alignment: Same as the dragon variety.
Level Adjustment: Same as base creature +3.
See all the tables (well, they look more like tables in RTF... :p) with
all the differences depending on color? That's why there is a template
for each color.