B. Killing Attack: Hand-To-Hand (claws and bite) - 2D6 damage, reduced endurance - 0 END (+1/2), restrainable (-1/2) - Cost 45/15
C. Killing Attack: Ranged (Cone of Salt Breath) - 4D6 damage, area of effect - cone (+1), charges - 16 (+0), no range (-1/2), restrainable (-1/2), limited power - can only be used once a minute (-1) - Cost 120/49
Enhanced Senses - +3 to all perception rolls, night vision, spatial awareness - Cost 36
Flash - 4D6 effect on sight group, area of effect - cone (+1), charges - 16 (+0), no range (-1/2), restrainable (-1/2), limited power - can only be used once a minute (-1), linked to killing attack: ranged (-1/2) - Cost 40/11
Invisibility (Pass Without Trace spell) - to touch and smell, charges - 3 lasting 20 minutes (-0), extra time - 1 phase (-1/2), concentrate (-1/4) - Cost 20/11
Knockback Resistance - 4 inches - Cost 8
Life Support - longevity - does not age, breath water, immune to all poisons - Cost 15
Mental Defense - 30 points, only vs. sleep and hold spells (-1) - Cost 30/15
Running - +2 inches - Cost 4
Stretching - 1 inch, reduced endurance - 0 END (+1/2), always direct (-1/4), no non-combat stretching (-1/4) - Cost 7/5
Swimming - +6 inches - Cost 6
Tunneling - 3 inches - Cost 15
Language: Dragonese (native) - Cost 0
Universal Translator - INT +5 or less, spoken language only (-1/2) - Cost 25/17
Combat Levels - -2 DCV - Cost -10
Distinctive Features - adept, small group, noticed - Cost -5
Distinctive Features - yellow dragon, not concealable, major reaction - Cost -25
Hunted - by anti-monster forces, 8 or less, as powerful - Cost -10
Physical Limitation - 14' tall and 800 kg, all the time, greatly - Cost -20
Conversion Notes: This package represents the minimum abilities of a young (16 to 25 year old) salt dragon from the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons role playing game. This write-up uses Champions 5th edition rules.
Salt dragons are one of the smaller and weaker of the uncommon dragon types. It has average intelligence. Although it can survive in any climate, it prefers coastal regions. Salt dragons get their name from their unusual breath weapon. They can breath a cone of salt or attack with their powerful claws and bite. The cone of sodium not only hurts, but often blinds opponents. Salt dragons are immune to all poisons. Three times a day they can magically leave no trace of their passing.
Although generally considered an evil race of dragons, player characters can play any alignment.
Salt dragons shouldn't be confused with yellow dragons. They are two very different breeds of dragon despite similar coloring. Some scholars believe that green dragons were created by a breeding of salt dragons and blue dragons. Salt dragons often compete with bronze dragons for territory.
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.
Art by Larry Elmore and colored by Geri Covins.
Champions rules conversion by Mathew R. Ignash - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last Updated - December, 2003