D&D General D&D Survivor: Dragons, Chromatic

RealAlHazred

Frumious Flumph (Your Grace/Your Eminence)
@CleverNickName said they wouldn't do another thread and in the Companion thread people wondered if there could be another. Here's a list of the chromatic dragons published for D&D to date; this is expanded beyond just 5E, since there were a ton of interesting dragons published for earlier editions, and not all of them have been converted. You all know the rules by now, but I'll post them here anyway just in case.

HOW TO PLAY
  • Only the dragons that have been published in print for Dungeons & Dragons are included. A few third-party publishers will be included, but I don't have all of the books ever printed, so I'm limited to what I have. If you really wanted to see something else, do you own list!
  • Each entry starts with 20 points.
  • Every day, you vote for one dragon that you like, which gains 1 point. And then you vote for a different dragon, which loses 2 points. It is intentional that a negative vote is worth more than a positive vote, because math.
  • Mark your upvotes in green, and downvotes in red. Or just show them in bold text and use "+1" and "-2" to mark them, if colored text is too difficult on your browsing device.
  • It's easier if you just copy and paste the previous poster’s vote and change the numbers; the Quote function isn't the best for this.
  • You may vote only once per day. This is an honor system, and we are all honorable gamers; please do not abuse it. If this means you vote once at night one day, and once the next morning - that's fine, but don't vote again until the following day. Rule of thumb: if your most recent vote post says "yesterday" in the time stamp, you can vote again.
  • This is just another Internet popularity contest and you do not have to explain an upvote or downvote, but feel free to do so...those explanations are where the fun is! And the more outlandish, petty, or nitpicky your reasons for voting, the better!
  • When downvotes reach 0 the dragon is removed from the list.
  • Finally, if an entry has one point left, then you have to make the choice to use all of your downvotes to eliminate it; there is no vote splitting. In addition, you can't upvote and downvote the same entry (no "see" votes). And you have to use BOTH YOUR UPVOTE AND DOWNVOTE if you vote.
THE MOST IMPORTANT BITS
Three important points that you must read before voting--
  • This is just a popularity contest, and it's supposed to be fun. You can cast your votes for whatever reason you want; a dragon that you used a lot, a dragon you wanted to love but hated, a dragon that killed Kevin's character in a hilarious way, whatever. But this is for enjoyment only. If you experience anger, hostility, or other evidence of Not Having Fun, you're doing it wrong.
  • As always, the list is the list. If you have a complaint about the list, please direct it to //dev/null.
So. Onward to the contest!

Ultimately, the whole point of this thread is to have fun. Some people really want this to be a "Best In Show" contest, and they get really worked up when (not 'if') their favorites get eliminated (I am sometimes one of those people). But hopefully we have all figured out how this works by now. For the newly-initiated, remember that this is not an election, nor is it a survey or a job evaluation. Frankly, this is a celebration of the hard work @CleverNickName put into these threads.

LIST OF CHROMATIC DRAGONS IN D&D (WITH SOURCE IN PARENTHESES)
(as of September 23, 2023)

Black Dragon (Volume 2: Monsters & Treasure, 1974)
Blue Dragon (Volume 2: Monsters & Treasure, 1974)
Brown Dragon (Old Empires, 1990)
Green Dragon (Volume 2: Monsters & Treasure, 1974)
Gray Dragon (Draconomicon I: Chromatic Dragons, 2008) -- note that this is different from Rahab, the Grey Dragon below
Rahab, the Grey Dragon (Dragon #62, June 1982) -- note that this is different from the Gray Dragon above
Orange Dragon (Dragon #65, September 1982)
Purple Dragon (Dragon #65, September 1982)
Rainbow Dragon (Dragon #146, June 1989)
Red Dragon (Volume 2: Monsters & Treasure, 1974)
White Dragon (Volume 2: Monsters & Treasure, 1974)
Yellow Dragon (Dragon #65, September 1982)
Tiamat, Queen of Chaotic Dragons (Supplement 1: Greyhawk, 1975)
 

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RealAlHazred

Frumious Flumph (Your Grace/Your Eminence)
Black Dragon 20
Blue Dragon 20 - 2 = 18
Brown Dragon 20
Green Dragon 20
Gray Dragon 20
Rahab, the Grey Dragon 20 + 1 = 21
Orange Dragon 20
Purple Dragon 20
Rainbow Dragon 20
Red Dragon 20
White Dragon 20
Yellow Dragon 20
Tiamat, Queen of Chaotic Dragons 20
 


Cadence

Legend
Supporter
Black Dragon 20
Blue Dragon 18
Brown Dragon 20
Green Dragon 20
Gray Dragon 20
Rahab, the Grey Dragon 21
Orange Dragon 20
Purple Dragon 20
Rainbow Dragon 20-2=18
Red Dragon 20
White Dragon 20+1=21
Yellow Dragon 20
Tiamat, Queen of Chaotic Dragons 20
 
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RealAlHazred

Frumious Flumph (Your Grace/Your Eminence)
Black Dragon 20
Blue Dragon 20 - 2 = 18
Brown Dragon 20
Green Dragon 20
Gray Dragon 20
Rahab, the Grey Dragon 21
Orange Dragon 20
Purple Dragon 20
Rainbow Dragon 20-2=18
Red Dragon 20
White Dragon 20+1=21
Yellow Dragon 20
Tiamat, Queen of Chaotic Dragons 20
Wow. Please choose only one to downvote!
 


CleverNickName

Limit Break Dancing (He/They)
Black Dragon 20
Blue Dragon 18
Brown Dragon 20
Green Dragon 20
Gray Dragon 20
Rahab, the Grey Dragon 21
Orange Dragon 20+1=21 My favorite!!
Purple Dragon 20
Rainbow Dragon 18
Red Dragon 20
White Dragon 21
Yellow Dragon 20
Tiamat, Queen of Chaotic Dragons 20-2=18
 

overgeeked

B/X Known World
Black Dragon 20
Blue Dragon 18-2=16
Brown Dragon 20
Green Dragon 20
Gray Dragon 20
Rahab, the Grey Dragon 21
Orange Dragon 21
Purple Dragon 20
Rainbow Dragon 18
Red Dragon 20
White Dragon 21
Yellow Dragon 20
Tiamat, Queen of Chaotic Dragons 18+1=19
 

JEB

Legend
Black Dragon 20
Blue Dragon 16 + 1 = 17
Brown Dragon 20
Green Dragon 20
Gray Dragon 20
Rahab, the Grey Dragon 21
Orange Dragon 21
Purple Dragon 20
Rainbow Dragon 18 - 2 = 16
Red Dragon 20
White Dragon 21
Yellow Dragon 20
Tiamat, Queen of Chaotic Dragons 19
 

Shiroiken

Legend
Black Dragon 20
Blue Dragon 17
Brown Dragon 20
Green Dragon 20
Gray Dragon 20
Rahab, the Grey Dragon 21
Orange Dragon 21
Purple Dragon 20
Rainbow Dragon 14
Red Dragon 20
White Dragon 21
Yellow Dragon 20
Tiamat, Queen of Chaotic Dragons 20
 

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