In the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game, the slicer beetle is a type of giant insect.

Slicer beetle
Publication history
Source booksFiend Folio
First appearance1983

Description edit

A slicer beetle is a monstrous insect with razor-sharp mandibles capable of severing the limbs of opponents.

Publication history edit

The slicer beetle has appeared in the following publications:

  • It first appeared under the "beetle" heading in the original first edition Monster Manual II (1983).[1]
  • The second edition for the Greyhawk setting under the "beetle" heading in the Monstrous Compendium Greyhawk Appendix (1990).[2]
  • Reprinted in Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume Three (1996).[3]
  • The Tome of Horrors (2002) from Necromancer Games.[4]

References edit

  1. Gygax, Gary. Monster Manual II (TSR, 1983)
  2. Breault, Mike, ed, et al. Greyhawk Monstrous Compendium Appendix (TSR, 1990)
  3. Pickens, Jon, ed. Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume Three (TSR, 1996)
  4. Green, Scott; Peterson, Clark (2002). Tome of Horrors. Necromancer Games. pp. 20–21. ISBN 1-58846-112-2.