D&D General D&D Survivor: Gem Dragons

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 gem dragons published for D&D to date. Originally introduced in Dragon magazine issue #37 in the article "That’s Not In The Monster Manual!" by Arthur Collins. They were intended to befuddle players who'd memorized the Monster Manual, and also make more use of the little-used psionics system. 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 -- or tell us about it in detail!
  • 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 GEM DRAGONS IN D&D (WITH SOURCE IN PARENTHESES)
(as of October 23, 2023)

Amber Dragon (Monstrous Compendium Annual: Volume 3, 1995 [2E])
Amethyst Dragon (Dragon #37, May 1980 [1E])
Crystal Dragon (Dragon #37, May 1980 [1E])
Emerald Dragon (Dragon #37, May 1980 [1E])
Jacinth Dragon (Monstrous Compendium Annual: Volume 1, 1993 [2E])
Jade Dragon (Monstrous Compendium Annual: Volume 1, 1993 [2E]; although I suspect it was originally in a BECMI supplement I don't own)
Obsidian Dragon (Psionic Dragons: Obsidian Dragon, January 24, 2003 [3.0E])
Pearl Dragon (Monstrous Compendium Annual: Volume 1, 1993 [2E])
Sapphire Dragon (Dragon #37, May 1980 [1E])
Topaz Dragon (Dragon #37, May 1980 [1E])
Sardior, the Ruby Dragon (Dragon #37, May 1980 [1E])
 

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RealAlHazred

Frumious Flumph (Your Grace/Your Eminence)
Amber Dragon 20
Amethyst Dragon 20
Crystal Dragon 20
Emerald Dragon 20
Jacinth Dragon 20
Jade Dragon 20
Obsidian Dragon 20
Pearl Dragon 20 - 2 = 18 I don't know, this is one of the ones I know least about.
Sapphire Dragon 20
Topaz Dragon 20
Sardior, the Ruby Dragon 20 + 1 = 21 Suave bastard that he is.
 

Amber Dragon 20
Amethyst Dragon 21
Crystal Dragon 20
Emerald Dragon 20
Jacinth Dragon 20
Jade Dragon 20
Obsidian Dragon 20
Pearl Dragon 18
Sapphire Dragon 20
Topaz Dragon 20
Sardior, the Ruby Dragon 19
 

Scribe

Legend
Amber Dragon 20
Amethyst Dragon 21
Crystal Dragon 20
Emerald Dragon 20
Jacinth Dragon 20
Jade Dragon 20
Obsidian Dragon 20
Pearl Dragon 18
Sapphire Dragon 20
Topaz Dragon 21
Sardior, the Ruby Dragon 17 - Down with Dragon Gods in Dragon threads!

Grampa Simpson Meme GIF by MOODMAN
 



RoughCoronet0

Dragon Lover
Amber Dragon 20
Amethyst Dragon 21
Crystal Dragon 20
Emerald Dragon 20
Jacinth Dragon 20
Jade Dragon 20
Obsidian Dragon 20+1=21
Pearl Dragon 18
Sapphire Dragon 20
Topaz Dragon 21
Sardior, the Ruby Dragon 17-2=15
 

JoeyD473

Explorer
Amber Dragon 20
Amethyst Dragon 21
Crystal Dragon 20 + 1 = 21
Emerald Dragon 20
Jacinth Dragon 20
Jade Dragon 20
Obsidian Dragon 21
Pearl Dragon 18
Sapphire Dragon 20
Topaz Dragon 21
Sardior, the Ruby Dragon 15 - 2 = 13 We should really have a separate survivor thread for named dragons
 

Eyes of Nine

Everything's Fine
Amber Dragon 20
Amethyst Dragon 19
Crystal Dragon 21
Emerald Dragon 20
Jacinth Dragon 20
Jade Dragon 20
Obsidian Dragon 21
Pearl Dragon 18
Sapphire Dragon 20
Topaz Dragon 21
Sardior, the Ruby Dragon 14

We should really have a separate survivor thread for named dragons
AGREE
 

Tonguez

A suffusion of yellow
Amber Dragon 20
Amethyst Dragon 19
Crystal Dragon 21
Emerald Dragon 20
Jacinth Dragon 20
Jade Dragon 20
Obsidian Dragon 21
Pearl Dragon 19 - these are cute aquatic dragons, and a great name for a band :)
Sapphire Dragon 20
Topaz Dragon 21
Sardior, the Ruby Dragon 12
 

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