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In the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game, the ascomoid is a type of giant fungus monster.

Ascomoid
Characteristics
Alignment Always neutral with evil tendencies
Type Plant
Publication history
Source books Monster Manual II
First appearance 1982

DescriptionEdit

An ascomoid is a huge puffball-like fungus with a thick, leathery skin. It moves by rolling, and rolls into or over opponents, and its pocked surface can emit jets of spores which cause a deadly infection.

Publication historyEdit

The ascomoid appeared in the following publications

  • Dragon #68 (December 1982).
  • The first edition Monster Manual II (1983).[1]
  • The second edition Advanced Dungeons & Dragons under the "fungus" entry in the Monstrous Compendium Volume Two (1989).[2]
  • The Monstrous Manual (1993).[3]
  • The third edition in Dungeonscape (2007).
  • The Tome of Horrors (2002) from Necromancer Games.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Gygax, Gary. Monster Manual II (TSR, 1983)
  2. Cook, David, et al. Monstrous Compendium Volume Two (TSR, 1989)
  3. Stewart, Doug, ed. Monstrous Manual (TSR, 1993)
  4. Green, Scott; Peterson, Clark (2002). Tome of Horrors. Necromancer Games. pp. 10. ISBN 1-58846-112-2.