Half-Radiant Dragons

September 25, 2017

The Council of Wyrms campaign setting offered as a character option the half-dragon, a crossbreed of a demihuman and a dragon with natural shapechanging ability. Limited to half-gold, half-silver, and half-bronze in the campaign setting (as the dragons there were limited to the metallic, gem, and chromatic dragons). In Dragon Magazine #206, the options were expanded to Krynnish half-silvers, half-chiang lung, half-shen lung, half-Greyhawks, half-steels, half-deeps (aka Drow-Dragons), and half-irons. However, there were a handful of dragons left out of the selections, including the half-adamtite and half-radiant. Both were specifically left out of the selection for different reasons, but I was never satisfied with those reasons. Presented here is my take on the Half-Radiant Dragon, rare even compared to other half-dragons. See the Council of Wyrms set or issue #206 of Dragon Magazine for details on how fixed and discretionary abilities operate.

Half-Radiant Dragon
Worlds: SJ
Appearance: Normal half-dragon with pearly-white hair, lustrous white irises, pale skin with shimmering flecks.
Ability-score modifiers: +1 Strength, +1 Dexterity, −1 Wisdom, −1 Charisma.
Ability-score ranges: Str 6/19, Dex 6/19, Con 5/18, Int 3/18, Wis 3/17, Cha 3/17.
Alignment tendency: Any.
Allowable classes: Cleric/priest (14), fighter (10), mage (10), specialist—invoker (14), specialist—force mage (14), thief (11).
Discretionary abilities: Create/destroy air (1/day), Bigby’s interposing hand (1/day), Bigby’s grasping hand (1/day), wall of force (1/day), forcecage (1/day), dragon fear (once per day).
Fixed abilities: Claw attacks (1d6/1d6), breath weapon (pulses of magical force to a 20 foot range, 3d6 damage, usable twice per day; pulses can be divided between up to 3 targets. Successful save vs. breath for no damage.).
Average Height and Weight: Height: 78/74 + 2d8. Weight: 120/100 + 3d8.
Age: Starting age: 14 + 1d4 years. Maximum Age Range: 300 + 3d20. Middle Age: 150 years. Old Age: 200 years. Venerable: 300 years.
Thieving Skill Adjustments: PP —, OL −10%, F/RT −5%, MS +5%, HS +10%, DN +5%, CW —, RL +5%.


Adventures in Arcane Space: Live on Twitch.tv!

March 10, 2017

On the first weekend of March, 2017, I started running a Spelljammer campaign using the 2nd Edition rules with viewers from my YouTube channel. It currently runs Saturdays from 12pm EST/EDT to 4pm EST/EDT on my Twitch.tv channel. Please join in and watch it live!

The first two episodes of the first session can be watched here on my YouTube channel, and all future sessions will be uploaded there as well:

The full playlist is also available.


Rais, The Cogitative One

May 1, 2016

Rais is another minor deity that was mentioned rather briefly in a single 2nd Edition product. In her case, she was created to be a deity for the dragons (particularly silver dragons) of the air world Edill in the Spelljammer supplement SJR6 Greyspace, which detailed the planets in the crystal sphere encompassing the Greyhawk setting. I developed her as a deity of philosophy and logic, with an emphasis on the truths and creative power of thought. While minor, she can prove to be a very interesting deity in a campaign. Read the rest of this entry »


Mystaran Skyships in Spelljammer, Part V: Vimana

September 21, 2014

The fifth of my conversions of the Mystaran Skyships from Champions of Mystara is now online on the Wildspace Blog.


The Languages of Wildspace, Part I

September 15, 2014

I’ve published another article over at the Spelljammer Blog, this time the first in a series on the Languages of Wildspace.


Mystaran Skyships in Spelljammer, Part IV: Gnomish Dirigible

September 6, 2014

The fourth of my conversions of the Mystaran Skyships from Champions of Mystara is now online on the Wildspace Blog.


Mystaran Skyships in Spelljammer, Part III: Swan Shuttle

September 6, 2014

The third of my conversions of the Mystaran Skyships from Champions of Mystara is now online on the Wildspace Blog.


Mystaran Skyships in Spelljammer, Part II: Geodesic Ship

August 9, 2014

The second of my conversions of the Mystaran Skyships from Champions of Mystara is now online on the Wildspace Blog.


Mystaran Skyships in Spelljammer, Part I: Ship of the Line

July 26, 2014

The first of my conversions of the Mystaran Skyships from Champions of Mystara is now online on the Wildspace Blog.


Orcish Religion Amongst the Stars

June 30, 2014

My latest Spelljammer article, detailing how the orcish pantheon relates to Spelljammer is now live at the Wildspace blog.