3rd-Party Highlights: Dragonkin (Kobold Press)

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Today, Kevin Glusing of Samurai Sheepdog looks at the dragonkin by Kobold Press. Introduced in 2012, the dragonkin are a strong race of humanoids created from the fusion of human and dragon. They’re a pretty cool race, and it would be fun to play as one utilizing a specialized paladin archetype called the dragon soul.

Dragon Soul (Dragonkin Paladin Archetype)

My heritage and my faith are strong.

Dragon souls are dragonkin who push their worship of draconic beliefs to the limit.

Skills

Dragon souls add Perception and Knowledge (arcana) to their class skills. They lose Handle Animal and Ride.

Blood of Dragons

At 2nd level, the dragon soul gains the draconic bloodline as a sorcerer of his level. This grants the dragon soul bloodline powers and feats. At 4th level, the dragon soul gains his bloodline arcana and adds his 1st-level bloodline spell to his paladin spell list. He adds his next highest bloodline spell to his paladin spell list at 7th level, 10th level, and 13th level.

This ability replaces lay on hands, mercy, and channel positive energy.

Divine Bond

The dragon soul must select his weapon as his divine bond.

Dragon Magic

Starting at 11th level, a dragon soul can cast his 4th-level and 5th-level bloodline spells once per day. He can also expend a use of smite evil and a 3rd-level spell slot to cast them.

Starting at 14th level, a dragon soul can cast his 6th-level bloodline spell once per day. He can also expend a use of smite evil and a 3rd-level spell slot to cast it.

Starting at 17th level, a dragon soul can cast his 7th-level bloodline spell once per day. He can also expend a use of smite evil and a 4th-level spell slot to cast it.

At 20th level, a dragon soul can expend a use of smite evil and a 4th-level spell slot to cast his 8th-level and 9th-level bloodline spells once per day each.

This ability replaces aura of justice, aura of faith, aura of righteousness, and holy champion.

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About Kevin Glusing

Kevin Glusing is the Lead RPG Designer for Samurai Sheepdog and Owner/Lead Designer for Northwinter Press. He has been designing tabletop RPG content since 2003, and publishing content since 2010. RPG credits include Mystical: Kingdom of Monsters, The Book of Many Things, and several collaborative products with other companies including Rogue Genius Games, Total Party Kill Games, and EN World.

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