Revenant (Dungeons & Dragons)

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In the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy roleplaying game, the revenant is a type of fictional monster.

Publication history[edit]

The revenant first appeared in first edition in the original Fiend Folio (1981).[1]

The revenant appeared in second edition for the Forgotten Realms setting in the Monstrous Compendium Forgotten Realms Appendix (1989),[2] and reprinted in the Monstrous Manual (1993).[3]

The revenant appeared in third edition for the Forgotten Realms setting as a template in Monsters of Faerûn (2001),[4] and in the adventure City of the Spider Queen (2002).[5]

The revenant was added as a fully playable character race for 4th edition in Dragon #376 (2009)[6]

Description[edit]

In some earlier versions of the game, the revenant is a powerful undead creature that has a strong physical resemblance to a zombie, a far less powerful undead creature. Notably, more recent versions of the game have adapted the revenant to reflect the aforementioned role of one who returns from the grave to fulfill a set task, but is not necessarily bound by the will of the person or deity who resurrected it.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Turnbull, Don, ed. Fiend Folio (TSR, 1981)
  2. ^ Conners, William, et al. Monstrous Compendium Forgotten Realms Appendix (TSR, 1989)
  3. ^ Stewart, Doug, ed. Monstrous Manual (TSR, 1993)
  4. ^ Wyatt, James, and Rob Heinsoo. Monstrous Compendium: Monsters of Faerûn (Wizards of the Coast, 2001)
  5. ^ Wyatt, James. City of the Spider Queen (TSR, 2002)
  6. ^ Matthew Sernett Playing Revenants (Wizards of the Coast 2009)