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Shademaw from the Isle of Dread

Postby dulsi » Tue Nov 01, 2011 8:54 pm

Should this be 4E, Greyhawk, Mystara, or something else thread? I still haven't had a chance to read the article but WotC did a monster makeover for a dragon on the Isle of Dread.

Shademaw the Ancient Black Dragon
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Re: Shademaw from the Isle of Dread

Postby Havard » Tue Nov 01, 2011 9:55 pm

dulsi wrote:Should this be 4E, Greyhawk, Mystara, or something else thread? I still haven't had a chance to read the article but WotC did a monster makeover for a dragon on the Isle of Dread.

Shademaw the Ancient Black Dragon


Wow! Awesome find!
I'm bringing this guy into Mystara. No doubt about that. Annoying references to Yuan-Ti since they werent around in the BECMI days. Kopru would be much more appropriate for the Isle anyway.

I'm hoping to see more Isle of Dread stuff. Thanks for sharing! :)

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Re: Shademaw from the Isle of Dread

Postby Havard » Tue Nov 01, 2011 10:44 pm

The article says the dragon is "thousands of years" old. Do 4E dragons really get that old? It seems a little excessive for my tastes. "Centuries" would have worked better.

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Re: Shademaw from the Isle of Dread

Postby Angel Tarragon » Tue Nov 01, 2011 11:04 pm

According to the 3E MM, an ancient dragon is at least 801 years old.

Not sure if that was changed in 4E as I don own any 4E monster books.
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Re: Shademaw from the Isle of Dread

Postby rabindranath72 » Wed Nov 02, 2011 9:42 am

Havard wrote:The article says the dragon is "thousands of years" old. Do 4E dragons really get that old? It seems a little excessive for my tastes. "Centuries" would have worked better.

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I don't think there is any reference about age at all.
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Re: Shademaw from the Isle of Dread

Postby dfryer36 » Wed Nov 02, 2011 8:38 pm

Change a few details and Shademaw now lives in the Swamps of Kan Thet in southwestern Ghelsphad. The Yuan-Ti become Aasathii and everyone is happy.
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Re: Shademaw from the Isle of Dread

Postby cromsriddle » Thu Nov 03, 2011 6:27 am

Havard wrote:The article says the dragon is "thousands of years" old. Do 4E dragons really get that old? It seems a little excessive for my tastes. "Centuries" would have worked better.

-Havard

The 4th edition Draconomicon of Chromatic Dragons has the black dragon life cycle at wyrmling 1-4, young 5-124, adult 125-899, elder 900-1599, ancient 1600-2200. Shademaw may be nearing its twilight. Perhaps this could be made a part of its ultimate objective, attempting to over come or in some way negotiate death.
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Re: Shademaw from the Isle of Dread

Postby Big Mac » Sun Sep 25, 2016 9:40 pm

dulsi wrote:Should this be 4E, Greyhawk, Mystara, or something else thread? I still haven't had a chance to read the article but WotC did a monster makeover for a dragon on the Isle of Dread.

Shademaw the Ancient Black Dragon


Isn't the Isle of Dread part of Nentir Vale in 4th Edition?
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Re: Shademaw from the Isle of Dread

Postby Zeromaru X » Mon Sep 26, 2016 1:44 am

Yeah, is located in the Feywild of the Nerath setting.
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