I was looking at the Red Dragon stats and they are immense. Pretty much unconquerable for a standard party.
So how can I use it in a game? I’m thinking of a convention one shot where the group goes into a twisty crystal cavern, far more manoeuvrable for the adventurers than a dragon to try to skim a few coins and jewels from the dragon’s hoard while the dragon searches for and chases them. Nowhere is safe when the dragon can just blow fire down the narrow tube into your campsite.
Is this a manageable Torchbearer situation? Will they just get cornered and unable to flee after the first compromise? What level should the party be to even attempt this?