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- 1 Publication history
- 2 Description
- 3 Other publishers
- 4 Other games
- 5 See also
- 6 References
The bodak was introduced to the D&D game in the first edition of Advanced Dungeons & Dragons.
Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 1st edition (1977-1988)
Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 2nd edition (1989-1999)
The bodak appears first in the Monstrous Compendium Outer Planes Appendix (1991).
The bodak was further detailed in the first Planescape Monstrous Compendium Appendix (1994).
Dungeons & Dragons 3.0 edition (2000-2002)
Dungeons & Dragons 3.5 edition (2003-2007)
The bodak appears in the revised Monster Manual for this edition (2003).
Dungeons & Dragons 4th edition (2008-)
A bodak is humanoid in shape, with smooth grayish-black skin and a featureless face. Its gaze kills living creatures.
A bodak is always chaotic evil. It is said that humanoids who die in some of the most evil places of the Abyss return as bodaks.
The bodak appeared in Paizo Publishing's book Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Bestiary 2 (2010), on page 48. The bodak is fully detailed in Paizo Publishing's book Undead Revisited (2011), on pages 4–9.
In the D20 Modern setting, bodaks are said to be an undead form of greys.
- Mentzer, Frank. "Ay pronunseeAY shun gyd" Dragon #93 (TSR, 1985)
- Gygax, Gary. The Lost Caverns of Tsojcanth (TSR, 1982)
- Gygax, Gary. Monster Manual II (TSR, 1983)
- Varney, Allen, ed. Planescape Monstrous Compendium Appendix (TSR, 1994)
- Cook, Monte, Jonathan Tweet, and Skip Williams. Monster Manual (Wizards of the Coast, 2000)
- Mearls, Mike, Stephen Schubert, and James Wyatt. Monster Manual (Wizards of the Coast, 2008)
- Baur, Wolfgang, Jason Bulmahn, et al. Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Bestiary 2 (Paizo Publishing, 2010)
- Cagle, Eric, Brian Cortijo, Brandon Hodge, Steve Kenson, Hal Maclean, Colin McComb, Jason Nelson, Todd Stewart, and Russ Taylor. Undead Revisited (Paizo, 2011)
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