Executioner's hood (Dungeons & Dragons)

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Executioner's hood
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In the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game, the executioner's hood is a type of fictional monster.

Publication history[edit]

The executioner's hood first appeared in the first edition adventure module Dungeonland (1983), and in the original Monster Manual II (1983).[1]


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 strangle and suffocate the prey.

Other publishers[edit]

The executioner's hood appeared in the Tome of Horrors (2002) from Necromancer Games.[2]

The executioner's hood is fully detailed as the "lurking ray" in Paizo Publishing's book Misfit Monsters Redeemed (2010), on pages 46–51.[3]


The executioner's hood appeared on Geek.com's list of "The most underrated monsters of Advanced Dungeons & Dragons".[4]


  1. ^ Gygax, Gary. Monster Manual II (TSR, 1983)
  2. ^ Green, Scott; Peterson, Clark (2002). Tome of Horrors. Necromancer Games. p. 131. ISBN 1-58846-112-2. 
  3. ^ McComb, Colin, Rob McCreary, and James L. Sutter. Misfit Monsters Redeemed (Paizo, 2010)
  4. ^ http://www.geek.com/games/underrated-monsters-of-advanced-dungeons-dragons-1659543/