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Crypt thing

Crypt thing, Dungeons and Dragons Fiend Folio, Don Turnbull, 1981

In the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game, the crypt thing is a type of undead creature.

Publication historyEdit

The crypt thing first appeared in the original first edition Fiend Folio (1981).[1]

The crypt thing appeared in second edition for the Greyhawk setting in the Monstrous Compendium Greyhawk Appendix (1990),[2] and is reprinted in the Monstrous Manual (1993).[3]

The crypt thing appeared in third edition in Living Greyhawk Journal #5 (March 2002). The crypt thing appeared in the third edition Fiend Folio (2003).[4]


A crypt thing is depicted as being an undead skeleton that wears brown robes, found within its private lairs. When attacked a crypt thing will attempt to teleport its attacker to a random location.

Other publishersEdit

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


  1. Turnbull, Don, ed. Fiend Folio (TSR, 1981)
  2. Breault, Mike, ed, et al. Greyhawk Monstrous Compendium Appendix (TSR, 1990)
  3. Stewart, Doug, ed. Monstrous Manual (TSR, 1993)
  4. Cagle, Eric, Jesse Decker, James Jacobs, Erik Mona, Matt Sernett, Chris Thomasson, and James Wyatt. Fiend Folio (Wizards of the Coast, 2003)
  5. Green, Scott; Peterson, Clark (2002). "Tome of Horrors". Necromancer Games. pp. 50-51. 

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