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

Cave cricket

Cave Cricket, Dungeons and Dragons Monster Manual II, Gary Gygax, 1983

Publication historyEdit

The giant cave cricket first appeared in the first edition adventure module, The Lost Caverns of Tsojcanth (1982),[1] and was reprinted as the cave cricket in the Monster Manual II (1983).[2]

The cave cricket appeared for the second edition under the "insect" heading in the Monstrous Manual (1993).[3]


A cave cricket is a giant pale gray or white insect whose chirping sound is so loud that its noise drowns out all nearby speech, and can draw any predators within hearing range. Although basically harmless, if frightened, a cave cricket may leap on a character or kick someone with its powerful hind legs.

Other publishersEdit

The cave cricket appeared in the Tome of Horrors (2002) from Necromancer Games.[4]


  1. Gygax, Gary. The Lost Caverns of Tsojcanth (TSR, 1982)
  2. Gygax, Gary. Monster Manual II (TSR, 1983)
  3. Stewart, Doug, ed. Monstrous Manual (TSR, 1993)
  4. Green, Scott; Peterson, Clark (2002). "Tome of Horrors". Necromancer Games. pp. 35. 

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