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In the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game, the brownie is a type of fey.


Brownie in the Dungeons and Dragons Monster Manual, Gary Gygax, 1977

Publication historyEdit

The brownie first appeared in the first edition in the original Monster Manual (1977).[1]

The brownie appeared as a player character class for the D&D basic game in Tall Tales of the Wee Folk (1989). The brownie later appeared in DMR2 Creature Catalog (1993).[2]

The brownie appears in second edition in the Monstrous Compendium Volume One (1989),[3] and is reprinted in the Monstrous Manual (1993).[4]

The brownie appeared in third edition in the article "Adventure Locales: The Silent Manse" on the Wizards of the Coast web site in 2004.[5]


The brownie is a distant relative of the halfling that dwells in quiet, pastoral areas.

Other publishersEdit

The brownie was written up as a player character race in White Dwarf #29 (Feb. 1982).[6]

The brownie appeared in the Tome of Horrors (2002) from Necromancer Games.[7]

The brownie appears as a type of sprite in Dangerous Denizens: The Monsters of Tellene (2003), for the Kingdoms of Kalamar setting.[8]


  1. Gygax, Gary. Monster Manual (TSR, 1977)
  2. Nephew, John. Creature Catalog (TSR, 1993)
  3. Cook, David, et al. Monstrous Compendium Volume One (TSR, 1989)
  4. Stewart, Doug, ed. Monstrous Manual (TSR, 1993)
  5. Wizards of the Coast web site (Adventure Locales: The Silent Manse)
  6. White Dwarf (Games Workshop) (29): 24. February 1982. 
  7. {{{author}}} (2002). Tome of Horrors, p. 30. Necromancer Games.
  8. Dangerous Denizens: The Monsters of Tellene. (Kenzer & Company, Wizards of the Coast, 2003)

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