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

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

Publication historyEdit

The buckawn first appeared in the original first edition Monster Manual II (1983).[1]

The buckawn appeared in second edition for the Greyhawk setting under the "brownie" heading in the Monstrous Compendium Greyhawk Appendix (1990).[2]


A buckawn is related to the brownie, and appears similar to the brownie but are slender with dusky skin. A buckawn is less friendly but far more tricky than a brownie, but shuns human contact and does not regularly associate with brownies either. A buckawn is typically armed with a small dagger and quivers of darts which may be drugged or poisoned. Buckawn also have magical spell-like abilities.

Other publishersEdit

The buckawn appeared in the Tome of Horrors (2002) from Necromancer Games.[3]


  1. Gygax, Gary. Monster Manual II (TSR, 1983)
  2. Breault, Mike, ed, et al. Greyhawk Monstrous Compendium Appendix (TSR, 1990)
  3. {{{author}}} (2002). Tome of Horrors, p. 30-31. Necromancer Games.

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