First of all, if you want a great way to celebrate July 4th, how about supporting my website by buying some of my Dungeons & Dragons, 4th Edition books? Eh? Get it? 4th of July? 4th Edition? Eh? See what I did there?
Seriously, buy my s$&%. I really need the support.
A few days ago, I answered Mattias’ question about finishing out his D&D 5E campaign with a dragon fight for his 14th level PCs. In there, I commented that I wouldn’t convert a red dragon to a Paragon Monster using my Paragon Monster rules (part 1, part 2, more to come) for a campaign finisher because the Paragon Monster rules work best when you build from scratch. I commented that I would probably build an awesome volcano dragon from scratch.
Well… that’s what I did. I haven’t just built a monster in a long time for fun. So, feeling inspired, I decided to build a 3-stage volcano dragon that would make a good challenge for Level 14 PCs. Well, this monster is good for 4 to 5 PCs of Level 14, where it will be a moderate to hard fight (remember, double the XP to figure the difficulty because it counts as three monsters).
Feel free to download it, use it, abuse it, and just have fun with it.