Carbuncle (Dungeons & Dragons)

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In the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game, the carbuncle is a type of fictional monster.

Publication history[edit]

The carbuncle first appeared in White Dwarf #8 (August 1978). The carbuncle appeared in the original first edition Fiend Folio (1981).[1]

The carbuncle appeared in fourth edition in the humorous adventure "Fools Grove" on the Wizards of the Coast website.[2]


A carbuncle is a small, armadillo-like creature with a large ruby stuck into its head. A carbuncle typically infiltrates a group of adventurers and spreads dissent through psychic powers.

Other publishers[edit]

The carbuncle appeared in the Tome of Horrors (2002) from Necromancer Games.[3]

The carbuncle appeared in Paizo Publishing's book Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Bestiary 3 (2011), on page 44.[4]


  1. ^ Turnbull, Don, ed. Fiend Folio (TSR, 1981)
  2. ^ "Dungeons & Dragons Roleplaying Game Official Home Page - Article (Fool's Grove)". Retrieved 2014-09-25. 
  3. ^ Green, Scott; Peterson, Clark (2002). Tome of Horrors. Necromancer Games. p. 32. ISBN 1-58846-112-2. 
  4. ^ Bulmahn, Jason (lead designer). Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Bestiary 3 (Paizo Publishing, 2011)