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In the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy roleplaying game, the voadkyn is a giant kin.

Publication history[edit]

The wood giant first appeared in Dragon #119 (March 1987).[1]

The voadkyn appeared in the second edition in the Monstrous Compendium Greyhawk Appendix (1990) under the "giant-kin" heading,[2] and reprinted in the Monstrous Manual (1993) under the "giant" heading.[3] The voadkyn was presented as a player character race in The Complete Book of Humanoids (1993),[4] The voadkyn was presented as a player character race for the Forgotten Realms setting in Giantcraft (1993).[5]


The voadkyn is also known as a "wood giant." Voadkyn resemble wood elves, and have a kinship with them. They have the ability to magically disguise themselves as any humanoid or giant creature.

A voadkyn is usually chaotic good in alignment. Voadkyn live in temperate and warm forests.

Voadkyn primarily worship the goddess Hiatea.

Other publishers[edit]

The wood giant appeared under the "giant" heading in the Tome of Horrors (2002) from Necromancer Games.[6]


  1. ^ Wlodarski, Loran. "The Dragon's Bestiary: A Walk Through the Woods" Dragon #119 (TSR, 1987)
  2. ^ Breault, Mike, ed, et al. Greyhawk Monstrous Compendium Appendix (TSR, 1990)
  3. ^ Stewart, Doug, ed. Monstrous Manual (TSR, 1993)
  4. ^ Slavicsek, Bill. The Complete Book of Humanoids (TSR, 1993)
  5. ^ Winninger, Ray. Giantcraft (TSR, 1995)
  6. ^ Green, Scott; Peterson, Clark (2002). Tome of Horrors. Necromancer Games. pp. 149–150. ISBN 1-58846-112-2.