In the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game, the executioner's hood is a type of fictional monster.
The executioner's hood first appeared in the first edition adventure module Dungeonland (1983), and in the original Monster Manual II (1983).
A executioner's hood is a small bag like creature that resembles an actual executioner's hood, and closes around the head of a victim to strangulate and suffocate the prey.
The executioner's hood appeared in the Tome of Horrors (2002) from Necromancer Games.
The executioner's hood is fully detailed as the "lurking ray" in Paizo Publishing's book Misfit Monsters Redeemed (2010), on pages 46–51.