Lupin (Dungeons & Dragons)

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Alignment Lawful good
Type Monstrous humanoid
Publication history
Source books Dragon Compendium

In the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game, the lupin is a humanoid with a dog-like appearance.

Publication history[edit]

The lupin first appeared in the Dungeons & Dragons adventure modules Castle Amber (1981),[1] The Savage Coast (1985), and Night Howlers (1992). The lupin also appeared in the Creature Catalogue (1986),[2] and the Creature Catalog (1993).[3]

The lupin appeared in second edition Advanced Dungeons & Dragons for the Mystara setting in the Mystara Monstrous Compendium Appendix (1994).[4]

The lupin appeared in third edition in Dragon #325 (November 2004).[5]


Sages believe lupins to be a result of crossbreeding between humans and gnolls. They are intelligent and productive craftsmen and are friendly towards most races. In the Mystara campaign settings Lupins are most commonly found on the Savage Coast.

A lupin is usually of good in alignment.


  1. ^ Moldvay, Tom. X2 – Castle Amber (TSR, 1981)
  2. ^ Morris, Graeme, Phil Gallagher and Jim Bambra. Creature Catalogue (TSR, 1986)
  3. ^ Nephew, John. Creature Catalog (TSR, 1993)
  4. ^ Nephew, John, Teeuwynn Woodruff, John Terra, and Skip Williams. Mystara Monstrous Compendium Appendix (TSR, 1994)
  5. ^ McArtor, Mike. "Lupins." Dragon #325 (Paizo, 2004)

Additional reading[edit]

  • Head, Bruce. "Campaign Classics." Dragon #237 (TSR, 1997).