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D&D 5E Fizban's Treasury: The Dragon Book Now Has A Description... And A Feat

Courtesy of Amazon, we now have a description for Fizban's Treasury of Dragons, the October D&D hardcover. The book introduces gem dragons, dragon-themed player options, and plenty of draconic lore! This joins September's The Wild Beyond the Witchlight, and November's Strixhaven: Curriculum of Chaos.

At D&D Live this weekend, WotC will be revealing a lot more about all three books. It will be interesting to see if the Dragonlance-themed title means the book has Dragonlance content (I'm hoping for dragonlances and draconians, at least), and whether it settles that old argument of whether Paladine and Takhisis are actually Bahamut and Tiamat, or merely inspired by them.

(Warning: Dragonlance Chronicles spoilers in the cover text, if you haven't read those novels yet!)

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Discover everything there is to know about dragons—the most iconic of D&D monsters—in this quintessential reference guide.

Meet Fizban the Fabulous: doddering archmage, unlikely war hero, divine avatar of a dragon-god—and your guide to the mysteries of dragonkind.

What is the difference between a red dragon and a gold dragon? What is dragonsight? How does a dragon’s magic impact the world around them? This comprehensive guide provides Dungeon Masters with a rich hoard of tools and information for designing dragon-themed encounters, adventures, and campaigns. Dragonslayers and dragon scholars alike will also appreciate its insight into harnessing the power of dragon magic and options for players to create unique, memorable draconic characters.

• Introduces gem dragons to fifth edition!
• Provides Dungeon Masters with tools to craft adventures inspired by dragons, including dragon lair maps and detailed information about 20 different types of dragons
• Adds player character options, including dragon-themed subclasses for monks and rangers, unique draconic ancestries for dragonborn, additional spell options, and a feat
• Presents a complete dragon bestiary and introduces a variety of dragons and dragon-related creatures—including aspects of the dragon gods, dragon minions, and more
• Reveals the story of the First World and the role the dragon gods Bahamut and Tiamat played in its creation and destruction


 
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A couple of random thoughts:
  • IIRC At least one of Hickman and Weis insisted that Paladine and Takhisis were not Bahamut and Tiamat. I wonder if Wizards is going to stick with that or decide to retcon that so that it's what pretty much everyone else thinks. ;)
  • Anyone else sad that dragonnes didn't make the cut for things to include in the dragon book? They were one of my favorite monsters growing up, probably just because they had an LJN toy. I always thought they were pretty cool as a concept, though. I think the last official dragonne statblock was in 3.5e...? (not counting Pathfinder)
 

Parmandur

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A couple of random thoughts:
  • IIRC At least one of Hickman and Weis insisted that Paladine and Takhisis were not Bahamut and Tiamat. I wonder if Wizards is going to stick with that or decide to retcon that so that it's what pretty much everyone else thinks. ;)
  • Anyone else sad that dragonnes didn't make the cut for things to include in the dragon book? They were one of my favorite monsters growing up, probably just because they had an LJN toy. I always thought they were pretty cool as a concept, though. I think the last official dragonne statblock was in 3.5e...? (not counting Pathfinder)
Who says there are no Draggones?? They have a complete Dragon bestiary in there, and I see o reason to see why they would have the Dracohydra but not the Dragonne?
 

Who says there are no Draggones?? They have a complete Dragon bestiary in there, and I see o reason to see why they would have the Dracohydra but not the Dragonne?
Fair enough. I might be jumping the gun there after seeing mentions of tons of other things. I'm assuming that we'll get some of the other chromatic and metallic dragons from editions past. I can continue to hope for dragonnes, but I'm not confident on that, just from them having been entirely skipped over in 4E. (kinda the same way I wonder if they had a giant-focused book would, say, athaches show up in that 🤔)
 

Parmandur

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Fair enough. I might be jumping the gun there after seeing mentions of tons of other things. I'm assuming that we'll get some of the other chromatic and metallic dragons from editions past. I can continue to hope for dragonnes, but I'm not confident on that, just from them having been entirely skipped over in 4E. (kinda the same way I wonder if they had a giant-focused book would, say, athaches show up in that 🤔)
Dragonnes are actually the heraldic symbol for one of the Dragonmark Houses in Eberron, so they have been mentioned in 4E and 5E. I bet we'll see them here. There were in excess of a hundred stats blocks in Volos's and Mordenkeinen's each, and most were not spoiled this far in advance. I don't expect Dragonnes to be as central as Gem Dragons, but I bet we will get a write-up, picture, and stat block.
 

Dragonnes are actually the heraldic symbol for one of the Dragonmark Houses in Eberron, so they have been mentioned in 4E and 5E. I bet we'll see them here. There were in excess of a hundred stats blocks in Volos's and Mordenkeinen's each, and most were not spoiled this far in advance. I don't expect Dragonnes to be as central as Gem Dragons, but I bet we will get a write-up, picture, and stat block.
Here's hoping! :fingers-crossed: :)

Even better if we get a new dragonne mini. Again, the Wizards of the Coast version left a lot to be desired. I still bought, like, 6 of them off eBay, but the unpainted metal ones I got from Reaper and Ral Partha were so much better looking, even without the paint.
 

Fair enough. I might be jumping the gun there after seeing mentions of tons of other things. I'm assuming that we'll get some of the other chromatic and metallic dragons from editions past. I can continue to hope for dragonnes, but I'm not confident on that, just from them having been entirely skipped over in 4E. (kinda the same way I wonder if they had a giant-focused book would, say, athaches show up in that )
I would be hugely shocked if dragonnes aren't in the book. They're a classic D&D creature, dragon-adjacent, and haven't been updated to 5e yet. They're basically exactly what we should be seeing in this book's bestiary. They definitely haven't done more than scratch the surface of what will be in this book, so there's obviously a lot of things they just haven't had time to mention yet...
 

Parmandur

Book-Friend
I would be hugely shocked if dragonnes aren't in the book. They're a classic D&D creature, dragon-adjacent, and haven't been updated to 5e yet. They're basically exactly what we should be seeing in this book's bestiary. They definitely haven't done more than scratch the surface of what will be in this book, so there's obviously a lot of things they just haven't had time to mention yet...
Particularly the Bestiary: so far, most of the spoilers are high level Cosmic Lore.
 





Zeromaru X

Arkhosian scholar and coffee lover
@MonsterEnvy @Zeromaru X @dave2008 Note however the dragon in that art, vs the one on the cover, has one tail, or a non split tail. The dragon on the cover has two tails or a split tail.

Also I realize you folks may not have meant to include the dragon on the cover.

Well, the artist on Twitter said it was a silver dragon. And the dragon on the cover looks different than the one with ice crystals.
 


AcererakTriple6

Autistic DM (he/him)
Perhaps the First World was decimated by the gods vs the primordials during the Dawn Wars. When the Dawn War ended, the First World was no more and the Material Plane we know came to be.
This is really interesting. I wonder what (if any) connection there is between the Echo Knight, the "Great Wyrm Echoes/Avatars", and the calamity that decimated the First World (which I also presume is going to be the Dawn Wars).
 


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