This installment of Rite Publishing’s 10-series clocks in at 8 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, leaving us with 5 pages of content – quite a bunch for the low price point
So magic items for dragons? Yep, beyond the obvious option to use them in conjunction with Rite Publishing’s excellent “In the Company of Dragons” or Rogue Genius Games “Dracomancer“, the items should be considered a treasure trove for DMs – take the barbules of missile nullification, which net a 75% miss chance versus non-ray ranged attacks…which is powerful, but the beauty here would be in the fluff – the barbules are adamantine spikes that are drilled into the scales of a dragon, emitting missile-hampering force pulses – awesome imagery!
An item that allows dragons to receive the compression ability (extremely useful for dungeoneering dragons – all but required, in fact!) would also be damn cool. The aforementioned Tanimin from ItC:D can enhance their abilities with a crown, receiving more draconic weaponry and modification of a breath weapon into fire-ball like blasts also makes for a long overdue, cool trick. A ring that helps protect against the dread apostates of the White Worm and their aberrations also can be considered a damn cool flavor tie-in.
Or what about smoke-emitting barbules? A howdah to carry humanoid allies into battle? The option to suppress energy effects that include the dragon among their targets, provided the dragon has the baleful glare draconic weaponry? What about greaves made explicitly to defend against pesky humanoids?
The pdf also includes a legacy item (a magic item that scales with levels if you perform certain rituals, the Elder’s Pixane that denote the dragon as heir to one of the elder’s seats among the lost isles – these bracers increase not only the prowess of the tanimin and nets additional uses of draconic weaponry and improve social skills, at higher levels, the pixane allow the dragon to pronounce a naming curse and even return the recently deceased to life!
Editing and formatting are top-notch, I noticed no glitches. Layout adheres to RiP’s beautiful two-column standard and the 2 pieces of color artwork are awesome. The pdf comes fully bookmarked for your convenience.
Wendall Roy delivers a cool expansion for the tanimin, but not exclusively for them here – whether you are a DM looking for some awesome draconic magic items or a player looking for some improvements for the dragon PC or companion, this is the go-to place. If you’re not using ItC:D, some items may be less useful to you, but at this price-point, this is still a steal – short concise, and blending neat crunch with glorious fluff, this is well worth 5 stars + seal of approval!