Werebear

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Werebear

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

Publication history[edit]

The werebear first appeared in the original Dungeons & Dragons "white box" set (1974).[1]

The werebear appeared in the first edition of Advanced Dungeons & Dragons in the original Monster Manual (1977).[2] The werebear appeared as a player character race in Dragon #24 (April 1979). The werebear appeared as a character class in White Dwarf #17, by Lewis Pulsipher.[3]

The werebear appeared in the Dungeons & Dragons Basic Set (1977,[4] 1981, 1983). The werebear appeared in the Dungeons & Dragons Rules Cyclopedia (1991).[5] The werebear appeared as a player character class in Night Howlers (1992).

The werebear appeared in the second edition of Advanced Dungeons & Dragons in the Monstrous Compendium Volume One (1989),[6] and was reprinted in the Monstrous Manual (1993).[7]

The lycanthrope appeared as a creature template in the third edition Monster Manual (2000),[8] and in the 3.5 revised Monster Manual (2003), with the werebear as a sample creature. The werebear appeared as a player character race in Dragon #313 (November 2003).[9]

Description[edit]

A werebear is a powerful lawful good lycanthrope that is able to summon brown bears within one mile. A werebear's human form is large, hirsute, and of solitary temperament.

Other publishers[edit]

The werebear appeared under the "lycanthrope" heading in Paizo Publishing's book Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Bestiary 2 (2010), on page 181.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gygax, Gary, and Dave Arneson. Dungeons & Dragons (3-Volume Set) (TSR, 1974)
  2. ^ Gygax, Gary. Monster Manual (TSR, 1977)
  3. ^ Pulsipher, Lewis (February–March 1980). "My Life as a Werebear". White Dwarf (article) (Games Workshop) (17): 33. 
  4. ^ Gygax, Gary, and Dave Arneson [1974], edited by J. Eric Holmes. Dungeons & Dragons Basic Set (TSR, 1977)
  5. ^ Allston, Aaron, Steven E. Schend, Jon Pickens, and Dori Watry. Dungeons & Dragons Rules Cyclopedia (TSR, 1991)
  6. ^ Cook, David, et al. Monstrous Compendium Volume One (TSR, 1989)
  7. ^ Stewart, Doug, ed. Monstrous Manual (TSR, 1993)
  8. ^ Williams, Skip, Jonathan Tweet, and Monte Cook. Monster Manual. Wizards of the Coast, 2000
  9. ^ Poisso, Dean. "Animal Ancestry." Dragon #313 (Paizo Publishing, 2003)
  10. ^ Baur, Wolfgang, Jason Bulmahn, et al. Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Bestiary 2 (Paizo Publishing, 2010)