Gas spore

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Gas spore
Gas spore.JPG
Type Plant

In the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game, the gas spore is a type of plant creature.

Publication history[edit]

The gas spore first appeared in the first edition in the original Monster Manual (1977).[1] The gas spore was further detailed in "The Ecology of the Gas Spore" in Dragon #120 (April 1987).

The blast spore appears in the basic edition of D&D in the Companion Rules set, in the Dungeon Masters Companion: Book Two (1984).[2] In 1991, it appears in the Dungeons & Dragons Rules Cyclopedia.[3]

The gas spore appeared in second edition Advanced Dungeons & Dragons in under the "fungus" entry in Monstrous Compendium Volume Two (1989),[4] and is reprinted in the Monstrous Manual (1993).[5] The gas spore also appears in I, Tyrant (1996).

The gas spore appeared in third edition Dungeons & Dragons in Lords of Madness (2005).[6]


The gas spore strongly resembles a beholder, and explodes violently when struck.


Rob Bricken of io9 identified the gas spore as one of "The 12 Most Obnoxious Dungeons & Dragons Monsters".[7]

Other publishers[edit]

The gas spore appeared in the Tome of Horrors (2002) from Necromancer Games.[8]


  1. ^ Gygax, Gary. Monster Manual (TSR, 1977)
  2. ^ Mentzer, Frank. Dungeons & Dragons Set 3: Companion Rules (TSR, 1984)
  3. ^ Allston, Aaron, Steven E. Schend, Jon Pickens, and Dori Watry. Dungeons & Dragons Rules Cyclopedia (TSR, 1991)
  4. ^ Cook, David, et al. Monstrous Compendium Volume Two (TSR, 1989)
  5. ^ Stewart, Doug, ed. Monstrous Manual (TSR, 1993)
  6. ^ Baker, Rich, James Jacobs, and Steve Winter. Lords of Madness (Wizards of the Coast, 2005)
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  8. ^ Green, Scott; Peterson, Clark (2002). Tome of Horrors. Necromancer Games. pp. 147–148. ISBN 1-58846-112-2.