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

Publication history[edit]

The dustdigger first appeared in the first edition Advanced Dungeons & Dragons adventure modules Pharaoh (1982),[1] Oasis of the White Palm,[2] and Lost Tomb of Martek (1983),[3] and was reprinted in the original Monster Manual II (1983).[4]


A dustdigger is a desert dwelling creature that looks like a giant starfish with five arms around a central maw. A dustdigger inhabits arid areas with loosely packed, sandy soil, such as desert dunes, where it digs a hole to hide in and traps creatures to swallow them whole.

Other publishers[edit]

The dustdigger appeared in the Tome of Horrors (2002) from Necromancer Games.[5]

The dustdigger appeared in Paizo Publishing's book Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Bestiary 2 (2010), on page 112.[6]


  1. ^ Hickman, Tracy and Laura Hickman. Pharaoh (TSR, 1982)
  2. ^ Meyers, Philip and Tracy Hickman. Oasis of the White Palm (TSR, 1983)
  3. ^ Hickman, Tracy and Laura Hickman. Lost Tomb of Martek (TSR, 1983)
  4. ^ Gygax, Gary. Monster Manual II (TSR, 1983)
  5. ^ Green, Scott; Peterson, Clark (2002). Tome of Horrors. Necromancer Games. pp. 120–121. ISBN 1-58846-112-2. 
  6. ^ Baur, Wolfgang, Jason Bulmahn, et al. Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Bestiary 2 (Paizo Publishing, 2010)