Talk:Tarrasque (Dungeons & Dragons)

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Incorrect Trivia[edit]

I removed the reference to the Fallout "Deathclaw" in the "Trivia" section, as it is incorrect; please see, an interview with a creator of Fallout and the monster in question. SoManyWhales (talk) 08:40, 8 August 2009 (UTC)

Incomplete references[edit]

Place unformatted & incomplete references here.--Robbstrd 01:26, 19 January 2007 (UTC)

  • "The Tarrasque Creature Incarnations By Robert Wiese [1]

Incorrect Tone[edit]

Wikipedia is not a Dungeons & Dragons instruction manual, nor should it be an alternative resource in lieu of the former. See What Wikipedia is not. I am editing in accordance with these standards. --Pathogen 02:10, 23 April 2007 (UTC)

And furthermore, the language is completely improper for an encyclopedic article. Straight facts, not prose, please. --Pathogen 02:12, 23 April 2007 (UTC)

Well since this is about an imaginary beast the facts can be hard to decipher, can't they? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 07:00, 25 May 2009 (UTC)

Bad Picture[edit]

The picture doesnt match the description. I know its a hand made model, but the Tarrasque in D&D is an orange-brown color. It even says so in the article. Id say change it to the actual picture used in the 3rd edition book —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:43, 25 December 2010 (UTC)

I think we're generally disallowed from using stuff which appeared within the books. A lot of articles used to have images like that years ago, but they were pretty much all removed. (talk) 03:52, 27 December 2010 (UTC)

Someone put up an image copyrighted to Wizards of the Coast/Hasbro from an old monster manual, as per these comments I reverted it back to my image for reasons of copyright. I don't believe fair use can apply if a reasonable free image exists. Tarrasque color varies widely 4th ed Monster Manual shows it as green, a text edit may add value. If there are ongoing concerns with the color someone may Photoshop the image with my blessing Maugan22 (talk) 07:06, 22 June 2012 (UTC)

That model looks like straight doodoo. It looks like some dumb misshapen frog monster. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 06:03, 7 August 2017 (UTC)

Incorrect Source[edit]

The following text is, to my knowledge, incorrect.

  • In the Spelljammer series, the accessory Practical Planetology suggests the tarrasques originate from the planet Falx. Several hundred tarrasques live there in a docile state, where they are silicavores (rock eaters); upon removal from their homeworld their temperament changes to the violent, rapacious one better known elsewhere in the Dungeons & Dragons universe.[1]

Practical Planetology says nothing of the sort; in fact, it even calls out the Tarrasques as being at least carnivorous, as they prey on the lizard-like Imbul (page 56). The book has very little to say about the Falxian Tarrasques, in fact, beyond there being several hundred of them and some speculation about whether or not they are related to the unique creature.

There may be some other book that tells of their docile, silicavorous behaviour, but it is not Practical Planetology unless there is more information on pages other than 8 and 56. If someone knows of some other source (it seems that some of the novels had information on Falx), please do post it. (talk) 10:57, 10 May 2014 (UTC)

I rewrote it to match the source more closely. I couldn't find anything else either (so far), and it doesn't seem possible that the creatures could be docile and hunt simultaneously. —Torchiest talkedits 21:39, 10 May 2014 (UTC)
Thank you. Some searches on the internet have led me to believe that Book 2 and 4 of the Cloakmaster Cycle - Into the Void and The Radiant Dragon - feature Falx. However, the books are long out of print and the internet is being infuriatingly sparse in its descriptions of them.
I am not sure that the Tarrasque actually feature in them in any way (it is an Illithid homeworld, after all), but if someone out there has the books then please confirm that. (talk) 22:48, 10 May 2014 (UTC)
I've read the books twice; no mention of the tarrasque unless I'm seriously misremembering. DonIago (talk) 13:14, 12 May 2014 (UTC)


  1. ^ Findley, Nigel D. Practical Planetology (TSR, 1991)

Unsourced material[edit]

Article has been tagged for needing sources long-term. Feel free to reinsert the below material with appropriate references. DonIago (talk) 12:58, 31 July 2014 (UTC)