Sandman (Dungeons & Dragons)

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In the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game, the sandman is a type of elemental creature.

Publication history[edit]

The sandman first appeared in White Dwarf #10 (December 1978). The sandman appeared in the original first edition Fiend Folio (1981).[1]

The sandman appeared in second edition for the Al-Qadim setting in Assassin Mountain (1993),[2] and reprinted in Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume One (1994).[3]


A sandman is a humanoid-shaped creature from the Elemental Plane of Earth that is usually found in desert terrain. A sandman can cause nearby creatures to fall asleep.


  1. ^ Turnbull, Don, ed. Fiend Folio (TSR, 1981)
  2. ^ Baur, Wolfgang. Assassin Mountain (TSR, 1993)
  3. ^ Wise, David, ed. Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume One (TSR, 1994)