Dretch (Dungeons & Dragons)

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In the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game, the dretch is a type of demon.

Publication history[edit]

The dretch first appeared in first edition Advanced Dungeons & Dragons in the adventure module The Lost Caverns of Tsojcanth (1982),[1] and the dretch (minor demon) was reprinted under the "demon" heading in the first edition Monster Manual II (1983).[2]

The dretch (least tanar'ri) appeared in second edition under the "tanar'ri" heading in the Monstrous Compendium Volume Outer Planes Appendix (1991).[3] The dretch (least tanar'ri) appeared for the Planescape setting in the first Planescape Monstrous Compendium Appendix (1994).[4]

The dretch appeared in the third edition Monster Manual (2000),[5] and in the revised 3.5 edition Monster Manual (2003).[6]

The dretch appeared in the fourth edition Monster Manual 2 (2009).[7]

Description[edit]

The dretch are the most common and least powerful of all demons. A dretch has a round, rubbery body and thin, spindly arms and legs.

Other publishers[edit]

The dretch appeared under the "demon" heading in Paizo Publishing's book Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Bestiary (2009), on page 60.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gygax, Gary. The Lost Caverns of Tsojcanth (TSR, 1982)
  2. ^ Gygax, Gary. Monster Manual II (TSR, 1983)
  3. ^ LaFountain, J. Paul. Monstrous Compendium Outer Planes Appendix. (TSR, 1991)
  4. ^ Varney, Allen, ed. Planescape Monstrous Compendium Appendix (TSR, 1994)
  5. ^ Cook, Monte, Jonathan Tweet, and Skip Williams. Monster Manual (Wizards of the Coast, 2000)
  6. ^ Cook, Monte, Jonathan Tweet, and Skip Williams. Monster Manual (Wizards of the Coast, 2003)
  7. ^ Heinsoo, Rob, Stephen Shubert. Monster Manual 2 (Wizards of the Coast, 2009)
  8. ^ Bulmahn, Jason (lead designer). Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Bestiary (Paizo Publishing, 2009)