I'm not sure, but I think that this is one of the few changes made from the boxed set to the hardback book. Granted, I have the box and I've only looked through the hardback in the store (why buy it twice?), but one of the things that I remember looking for was if the chromatics were still "banned" from being PCs. As far as I could tell, they removed this restriction from the hardback.Chapter 1: Creating Characters (continued)
The next section goes into player character races. Metallic and gem dragons are allowed to players, as are half-dragons and elf, dwarf, and gnome kindred, while chromatic dragons are not.
Not that it really matters, the first thing my group did was to disregard the "chromatic dragons are not PCs!" rule. Icicle Illsnow, Ash the Red, and Sinister Scratchleaf scoffed at such restrictions, and we played them just fine, thank you.
I'll definitely be watching this thread. Council of Wyrms was one of those supplements that I knew I had to buy the minute I saw it in the annual TSR catalog, and I wasn't disappointed by what I got.