[RPG] Can an Adult White Dragon be a follower of the party?


The adult white dragon in the Monster Manual is listed as Chaotic Evil.

I allowed my players to roll on a stronghold chart (homebrew) and they got a natural 100, yielding them an adult dragon, which they rolled for a 1 and got White.

After reading the Chaotic Evil guides here: http://easydamus.com/chaoticevil.html
I have determined it would not be good for the party to have this as their ally.

Is it possible to have this dragon as a follower? Would the nature of this specific dragon (feral, animosity, vicious) contradict what a powerful follower would be?

I think this dragon would murder the party the first time it got the chance, or if they left it to guard their stronghold it would steal everything it could and take no prisoners.

Is the simple solution to change to an adult brass dragon?

Best Answer

You are the DM. Rule 0 says that you have the right to change anything, if it serves the goal of making the game fun for everyone.

Will the party having an adult white dragon be less fun? Probably. Unless your party is TN/CN/LE/NE, they aren't going to get along. It's up to you to decide if this will be fun for them or not. Will they enjoy babysitting a dragon who wants to kill everything in sight?

If so, great! Keep playing.

But, since you said it wasn't going to be a good fit, you'll have to change something.

You could change it's alignment. It's your world. Are all white dragons evil? Maybe they are just more self seeking, and this one is a rare selfless one. Maybe it's CG or TN. You are allowed to make these sorts of changes.

Alternitively, use your DM rule 0 ability and say "guys, a white dragon isn't going to be fun for anyone. I'm going to roll again" or "I'm switching it out for a bronze dragon"

Remember, when it comes down to it, D&D is a system to guide gameplay, not a set if rigid rules you are required to follow. In general, if a rule makes the game less fun for all, and removing it will make it more fun, you should scrap it. And when it comes to homebrew, this rule applies doubly so, since that is rarely play tested, and never to the extent that the official rules were.