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Black Dragon (Dungeons & Dragons)
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Draco Causticus Sputem
Skull Dragon
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Character: Black Dragon (Dungeons & Dragons)

Breath Weapon: Acid spray
Traits: Solitary and vile tempered
Favorite Terrain: Marshes
Favorite Treasure: Gold coins or anything water-proof
Average Lifespan: 2,200 years
Average Length / Wingspan: 85 ft (26 m) / 80 ft (24 m)

Black dragons are far and away the most vile tempered and cruel of all chromatic dragons. They were solitary creatures that lived in the swamps and marshlands all around Toril, from the Flooded Forest in Sembia to the jungles of Chult. Black dragons appeared abnormally slender in comparison to other chromatic dragons—wiry, but not gaunt. Physically, they were most distinguished by their horns, which protruded from the sides of their heads and wrapped around, projecting forward. A large frill adorned the upper part of the neck. They smelled like rotting vegetation and foul water. Black dragons preferred to lie in ambush, although quick to engage in combat, they were also quick to retreat if opponents proved more dangerous than expected.

Black dragon are sometimes known as skull dragons because of their skeletal faces. Adding to the skeletal impression is the gradual deterioration of the hide around the base of the horn and the cheekbones. This deterioration increases with age and does not harm the dragon. On hatching, a black dragon’s scales are thin, small, and glossy. As the dragon ages, they become larger, thicker, and duller, helping it camouflage itself in swamps and marshes. As a black dragon matures, its scales gradually change color. The oldest black dragons appear almost purple.

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Video Game: Champions of Krynn
Rank 1217
Num Ratings 30
Average Rating 7.64
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Release Date 1990-00-00
Video Game: Curse of the Azure Bonds
Rank 851
Num Ratings 57
Average Rating 7.60
Average Weight 0.00
Num Owned 118
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Release Date 1989-00-00
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Rank 3535
Num Ratings 15
Average Rating 6.87
Average Weight 3.00
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Release Date 1992-00-00
Video Game: Dungeons & Dragons: Shadow over Mystara
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Num Ratings 12
Average Rating 7.04
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Video Game: Dungeons & Dragons: Tower of Doom
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Num Ratings 5
Average Rating 6.30
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Release Date 1993-00-00
Video Game: Neverwinter Nights 2
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Num Ratings 179
Average Rating 7.16
Average Weight 3.33
Num Owned 380
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Release Date 2006-10-31
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Average Rating 7.54
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Release Date 1991-06-00
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