Giant troll

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Giant troll
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In the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game, the giant troll is a type of monster.

Publication history[edit]

The giant troll first appeared in the original first edition Fiend Folio (1981).[1]

The giant troll appeared for the Greyhawk setting in second edition in the adventure Greyhawk Ruins (1990).[2] The giant troll appears under the "troll" heading in the Monstrous Manual (1993).[3]


A giant troll is a crossbreed between a troll and a hill giant, and resembles an oversized troll with reddish brown skin and red-rimmed eyes. A giant troll may wield a large spiked club made from a tree trunk or a house timber, or grab a human-sized target and wield the struggling victim like a club, beating a new target with the body.


  1. ^ Turnbull, Don, ed. Fiend Folio (TSR, 1981)
  2. ^ Mobley, Blake, and Timothy B Brown. Greyhawk Ruins (TSR, 1990)
  3. ^ Stewart, Doug, ed. Monstrous Manual (TSR, 1993)