C. Killing Attack: Hand-To-Hand (claws and bite) - 2D6 damage, reduced endurance - 0 END (+1/2), restrainable (-1/2) - Cost 45/15
D. Killing Attack: Ranged (Bolt of Acid Breath) - 4D6 damage, area of effect - line (+1), charges - 16 (+0), no range (-1/2), restrainable (-1/2), limited power - can only be used once a minute (-1) - Cost 120/49
Enhanced Senses - +3 to all perception rolls, night vision, spatial awareness - Cost 36
Knockback Resistance - 4 inches - Cost 8
Life Support - longevity - does not age, breath water - Cost 10
Mental Defense - 30 points, only vs. sleep and hold spells (-1) - Cost 30/15
Running - +6 inches - Cost 12
Stretching - 1 inch, reduced endurance - 0 END (+1/2), always direct (-1/4), no non-combat stretching (-1/4) - Cost 7/5
Swimming - +10 inches - Cost 10
Language: Dragonese (native) - Cost 0
Mind Control (Charm Reptiles spell) - 8D6 effect, telepathic command (+1/2), charges - 3 (-1 1/4), limited power - only against reptiles (-3/4), one command - "I'm your friend" (-1/4) - Cost 60/18
Universal Translator - INT +5 or less, spoken language only (-1/2) - Cost 25/17
Combat Levels - -2 DCV - Cost -10
Distinctive Features - adept, small group, noticed - Cost -5
Distinctive Features - black dragon, not concealable, major reaction - Cost -25
Hunted - by anti-monster forces, 8 or less, as powerful - Cost -10
Physical Limitation - 14' tall and 800 kg, all the time, greatly - Cost -20
Conversion Notes: This package represents the minimum abilities of a young (16 to 25 year old) black dragon from the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons role playing game. This write-up uses Champions 5th edition rules.
Black dragons are one of the smaller and weaker of the common dragon types. It has average intelligence. Although it can survive in any climate, it prefers swamps. They can breath a line of acid or attack with their powerful claws and bite.
Although generally considered an evil race of dragons, player characters can play any alignment.
Black dragons are abusive, quick to anger, and resent intrusions of any kind. They like dismal surroundings, heavy vegetation, and prefer darkness to daylight. Although not as intelligent as other dragons, black dragons are instinctively cunning and malevolent.
At birth, a black dragon's scales are thin, small, and glossy, but as the dragon ages, its scales become larger, thicker, and duller, which helps it camouflage itself in swamps and marshes.
Like most dragons they can live for over 1000 years, see in the dark, sense the presence of invisible things, are immune to sleep and hold spells, and have large wings which allow flight.