Newsletter   Secure Checkout   View Cart (0 items)  
Search:    Welcome Guest! Save up to 30-40% on most items with our awesome everyday discounts!

The Slayer's Guide To Dragons (Slayers Guide to Dragons) [Paperback]

Our Price $ 13.96  
Retail Value $ 19.95  
You Save $ 5.99  (30%)  
Item Number 273127  
Buy New $13.96
Out Of Stock!
Currently Out Of Stock
Currently unavailable...

Item description for The Slayer's Guide To Dragons (Slayers Guide to Dragons) by Gary Gygax...

The Slayer's Guide To Dragons (Slayers Guide to Dragons) by Gary Gygax

Promise Angels is dedicated to bringing you great books at great prices. Whether you read for entertainment, to learn, or for literacy - you will find what you want at!

Item Specifications...

Pages   128
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 10.4" Width: 8.1" Height: 0.3"
Weight:   0.7 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Apr 16, 2003
Publisher   Mongoose Publishing
ISBN  1903980275  
ISBN13  9781903980279  

Availability  0 units.

More About Gary Gygax

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Are You The Artisan or Author behind this product?
Improve our customers experience by registering for an Artisan Biography Center Homepage.

Product Categories

1Books > Subjects > Comics & Graphic Novels > General
2Books > Subjects > Comics & Graphic Novels > Graphic Novels > General
3Books > Subjects > Entertainment > Games > General
4Books > Subjects > Entertainment > Games > Role Playing & Fantasy > General
5Books > Subjects > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Gaming

Reviews - What do customers think about The Slayer's Guide To Dragons (Slayers Guide to Dragons)?

Impressive new ideas, but not everything desired  Apr 13, 2007
The Slayer's Guide to Dragons (SGD) is one of the two most popular dragon supplements for the D20 system. SGD has the distinction of being co-written by Gary Gygax, one of the creators of the Dungeons and Dragons game. The other popular Dragon book, the Draconomicon, was released a number of months after SGD by Wizards of the Coast, and was written (in part) by industry veteran Skip Williams. So, which book is better? Both books are very different, and will fulfill different needs in a game. Let's look specifically at SGD's strengths:

- New dragon age class: Dracos Invictus. What happens when a dragon gets old - REALLY old? According to some sources, they eventually shrivel up and die after a thousand years or so. SGD, on the other hand, takes a different approach: they get bigger. REALLY big. And deadlier - even when they die, their death throws can take out an entire party. While these legendary creatures tend to sleep through most of their later centuries, placing an Invictus in a party's path can amount to an adventure of epic proportions.

- Solid explanations of dragon combat strategies. The book goes into detail about strategies dragons can employ within the current rules - from flight tactics to numerous uses for spells, DMs will have a whole new outlook on how dragons fight.

- Expansion of dragon philosophy. SGD explains and expands dragon history and philosophy rather than rewriting it (as other products have tried to do). For those that like the traditional view of dragons, this supplement will be more acceptable than some others.

- New dragon spells, magic items, and feats. Do your players not fear dragons anymore? Try sending a powerful black dragon after them wearing the devastating iron jaws, casting the adamantine scales spell on itself, and knowing the Chew feat.

- Classed dragons. Not all dragons are the same! Send a shape-shifting draconic bard into your game or battle a barbarian wyrm.

SGD, however, is not perfect, and suffers from the following flaws:

- Lack of information for players. There really isn't a lot of information for traditional players in this handbook. There are no feats specifically for dealing with dragons, no spells to counter the abilities of dragons, etc...

- Lack of reusable content. The book has a lot of material, but big chunks of it are not reusable. There is a 24 page adventure, for instance, but most DMs would run that once at most. The philosophies and habits of dragons are interesting to know, but DMs won't be referencing them on a regular basis. Things like new treasure items, hoard generation tables, encounter tables, and better adventure hooks would have been more useful.

- Disappointing artwork. Especially when compared to The Draconomicon, the artwork in SGD is weak. There aren't a lot of pretty pictures or anatomy diagrams, either, and there probably should be.

Overall, I would highly recommend this book to DMs looking to put dragons in their campaigns (4 stars). For the average player or dragon fan, however, this supplement will not be very useful (2 stars) - buy something like Dragon Magic or Races of the Dragon instead. For the price (retail being $20.00 less than The Draconomicon), this supplement is a winner and should be in a DM's gaming library.
Must-have Dragon Lore  Feb 6, 2003
What intrigued me first to this book was new information on Dragons. I was pleased to find that it was written by the creator of the black,white,green,& blue dragons in the D&D world, and creator of the D&D world in general, Mr. Gygax. Included also is a very good adventure that is set in the the WORLD OF GREYHAWK!!! A new Greyhawk adventure by the creator of Greyhawk, and new dragon info by the creator of dragons...this book to me is considered more official than any Wizards of the Coast product! Great info to expand your campaign and well written at that.

Write your own review about The Slayer's Guide To Dragons (Slayers Guide to Dragons)

Ask A Question or Provide Feedback regarding The Slayer's Guide To Dragons (Slayers Guide to Dragons)

Item Feedback and Product Questions
For immediate assistance call 888.395.0572 during the hours of 10am thru 8pm EST Monday thru Friday and a customer care representative will be happy to help you!

Help us continuously improve our service by reporting your feedback or questions below:

I have a question regarding this product
The information above is incorrect or conflicting
The page has misspellings or incorrect grammar
The page did not load correctly in my browser or created an error.

Email Address:
Anti Spam Question. To combat spammers we require that you answer a simple question.
What color is the sky?
Leave This Blank :
Do Not Change This Text :

Add This Product Widget To Your Website

Looking to add this information to your own website? Then use our Product Widget to allow you to display product information in a frame that is 120 pixels wide by 240 pixels high.

    Copy and paste the following HTML into your website and enjoy!

Order toll-free weekdays 10am thru 10pm EST by phone: 1-888-395-0572 (Lines are closed on holidays & weekends.)
Customer Service | My Account | Track My Orders | Return Policy | Request Free Catalog | Email Newsletter

Gift Certificates
RSS Feeds
About Us
Contact Us
Terms Of Use
Privacy Policy