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

Cave fisher
Publication history
Source booksMonster Manual II
First appearance1981

Description edit

The cave fisher is a crab-like monster which inhabits the Underdark and ambushes prey. The cave fisher hides on ledges and hunts by emitting a long strand of sticky filament.

Publication history edit

The cave fisher has appeared in the following publications:

  • It first appeared in the first edition in the module A1 Slave Pits of the Undercity (1981).[1]
  • The original Monster Manual II (1983).[2]
  • It was further detailed in "The Ecology of the Cave Fisher" in Dragon #135 (July 1988).
  • The second edition in the Monstrous Compendium Volume One (1989),[3]
  • Reprinted in the Monstrous Manual (1993).[4]
  • The third edition in Dragon #355 (May 2007).
  • The fourth edition in the Monster Manual 3 (2010).
  • The Tome of Horrors (2002) from Necromancer Games.[5]

References edit

  1. Cook, David. Slave Pits of the Undercity (TSR, 1981)
  2. Gygax, Gary. Monster Manual II (TSR, 1983)
  3. Cook, David, et al. Monstrous Compendium Volume One (TSR, 1989)
  4. Stewart, Doug, ed. Monstrous Manual (TSR, 1993)
  5. Green, Scott; Peterson, Clark (2002). Tome of Horrors. Necromancer Games. pp. 35–36. ISBN 1-58846-112-2.