Creates a series of large plates that go along the spine, top limbs of your dragon, and top sides of your dragon. They may be ridged or have a solid plating. They should not resemble tall spines, although they can have a small serrated edge. They will never affect the underbelly of your dragon.
You may choose to color the plates in a soft blanket or a solid outline. You may also simply take on the main colors underneath it. You may choose to have markings affect it or simply keep it a solid color.
Modifier, Claw, Leather, and Crest Rules
This will always affect the spine area. If a trait would also appear on the spine, it would appear on top of the plating or create a hole through which to poke. In example, for pelvic spines, you may have a hole in the plating for the spines to stick out. When combined with Thorned Spine, you may give the dragon alligator or Ankylosaurus-type armor.
Charged Plated Spine
Charged Plated Spine allows for Stegosaur plating.