B. Killing Attack: Hand-To-Hand (claws and bite) - 2D6 damage, rainbowuced endurance - 0 END (+1/2), restrainable (-1/2) - Cost 45/15
C. Killing Attack: Ranged (Line of Energy Breath) - 8D6 damage, area of effect - line (+1), charges - 16 (+0), no range (-1/2), restrainable (-1/2), limited power - can only be used once a minute (-1) - Cost 240/73
Enhanced Senses - +3 to all perception rolls, night vision, spatial awareness - Cost 36
Knockback Resistance - 6 inches - Cost 12
Life Support - longevity - does not age - Cost 5
Mental Defense - 30 points, only vs. sleep and hold spells (-1) - Cost 30/15
Running - +2 inches - Cost 4
Stretching - 2 inch, reduced endurance - 0 END (+1/2), always direct (-1/4), no non-combat stretching (-1/4) - Cost 15/10
Combat Levels - +2 DCV, only in sunlight (-1/2) - Cost 10/7
Language: Dragonese (native) - Cost 0
Mind Control (Suggestion spell) - 10D6 effect, charges - 1 (-2), concentrate - half DCV - constant (-1/2), extra time - 1 phase (-1/2) - Cost 50/12
Universal Translator - INT +5 or less, spoken language only (-1/2) - Cost 25/17
Combat Levels - -4 DCV - Cost -20
Distinctive Features - adept, small group, noticed - Cost -5
Distinctive Features - rainbow dragon, not concealable, major reaction - Cost -25
Hunted - by anti-monster forces, 8 or less, as powerful - Cost -10
Physical Limitation - 24' tall and 6,400 kg, all the time, greatly - Cost -20
Conversion Notes: This package represents the minimum abilities of a young (16 to 25 year old) rainbow dragon from the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons as presented in Dragon Magazine #146. This write-up uses Champions 5th edition rules.
Rainbow dragons are one of the larger and stronger of the uncommon dragon types. It has high intelligence. Although it can survive in any climate, it prefers deserts. Because it prefers deserts it ends up competing with blue dragons, brown dragons, sand dragons and brass dragons for land. They can breath a beam of pure energy or attack with their powerful claws and bite.
Although generally considered an evil race of dragons, player characters can play any alignment.
Like most dragons they can live for over 1000 years, see in the dark, sense the presence of invisible things, are immune to sleep and hold spells, and have large wings which allow flight.
Rainbow Dragon created by Gregory Detwiler and illustrated by Tom Baxa.
Champions rules conversion by Mathew R. Ignash - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last Updated - January, 2004