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Ascomoid, Dungeons and Dragons Monster Manual II, Gary Gygax, 1983

In the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game, the ascomoid (IPA ˈæskɵmɪd AS-ko-mid[1]) is a type of giant fungus monster.

Publication historyEdit

The ascomoid first appeared in Dragon #68 (December 1982). The ascomoid appeared in the original first edition Monster Manual II (1983).[2]

The ascomoid appeared in second edition Advanced Dungeons & Dragons under the "fungus" entry in the Monstrous Compendium Volume Two (1989),[3] and is reprinted in the Monstrous Manual (1993).[4]

The ascomoid appeared in the third edition in Dungeonscape (2007).


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 infetion.

Other publishersEdit

The ascomoid appeared in the Tome of Horrors (2002) from Necromancer Games.[5]


  1. Mentzer, Frank. "Ay pronunseeAY shun gyd" Dragon #93 (TSR, 1985)
  2. Gygax, Gary. Monster Manual II (TSR, 1983)
  3. Cook, David, et al. Monstrous Compendium Volume Two (TSR, 1989)
  4. Stewart, Doug, ed. Monstrous Manual (TSR, 1993)
  5. Green, Scott; Peterson, Clark (2002). "Tome of Horrors". Necromancer Games. pp. 10. 

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