The Monster Manual is a core sourcebook for the first edition of Advanced Dungeons & Dragons.

This book provides a complete alphabetical listing of all "monsters" encountered in the various works which comprise the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons game system. It is an invaluable aid to players and Dungeon Masters alike!
— First edition, 1977
"this is the original source used by Dungeon Masters and players to create challenges and combat scenarios" Within the covers of this book lurk the monsters that made the AD&D® game famous. Elves, dwarves, dragons, orcs, ghosts, and werewolves come to life as you read their detailed descriptions. In fact, each individual listing has all the necessary information to perform special attacks, defenses and magical resistance. No adventurer can be without it!
— "Orange Spine" edition, 1983

Index[edit | edit source]

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Characters[edit | edit source]

AsmodeusBaalzebulBahamutDemogorgonDispaterGeryonJuiblexOrcusTiamatYeenoghu

Creatures[edit | edit source]

Aerial servantAir elementalAndrosphinxAnhkhegAntelopeAnt, giantAntrodemusApatosaurusApeApe, carnivorousAquatic elfArchelon ischyrasAxe beakBaboonBadgerBalorBaluchitheriumBanditBarbed devilBarracudaBasiliskBearBeaver, giantBeetle, giant (Beetle, giant bombardierBeetle, giant boringBeetle, giant fireBeetle, giant rhinocerosBeetle, giant stagBeetle, water)BeholderBerserkerBlack dragonBlack puddingBlink dogBlue dragonBoarBoar, giantBone devilBrachiosaurusBrain moleBrass dragonBronze dragonBrownieBrown moldBuccaneerBuffaloBugbearBuletteBullCamarasaurusCamel,wildCarrion crawlerCatoblepasCattleCavemanCentaurCeratosaurusCetiosaurusCentipede, giantCerebral parasiteChimeraClay golemCloud giantCockatriceCopper dragonCouatlCrab, giantCrayfish, giantCriosphinxCrocodileCrocodile, giantDervishDinichthysDiplodocusDisplacer beastDjinniDogDolphinDopplegangerDragonneDragon turtleDrowDryadDwarfEagle, giantEar seekerEarth elementalEelEel, giantEfreetiElasmosaurusElectric eelElephantElfErinyesEttinEye, floatingEye of the deepFire elementalFire giantFlesh golem • Flightless bird (EmuOstrichRhea)Frog, giant (Killer frogPoisonous frog)Frost giantFungi, violetGar, giantGargoyleGas sporeGelatinous cubeGhastGhostGhoulGiraffeGlabrezuGnollGnomeGoat, giantGoblinGold dragonGorgonGorgosaurusGray oozeGreen dragonGreen slimeGrey elfGriffonGroaning spiritGuardian nagaGynosphinxHalf-elfHalf-orcHalflingHarpyHell houndHezrouHieracosphinxHill giantHippocampusHippogriffHippopotamusHobgoblinHomonculousHorned devilHorseHuge spiderHydra (LernaeanPyro)HyenaHyena, giantIce devilIguanadonImpIntellect devourerInvisible stalkerIrish deerIron golemIxitxachitlJackalJackalwereJaguarKi-rinKoboldLambeosaurusLamiaLammasuLampreyLamprey, giantLarge spiderLarvaLeech, giantLemureLeopardLeprechaunLeucrottaLichLionLizard, giant (Fire lizardMinotaur lizardSubterranean lizard)Lizard manLocathahLurker aboveLynx, giantMammothManManeManta rayManticoreMarilithMasherMastodonMedusaMegalodonMegalosaurusMerchantMermanMimicMind flayerMinotaurMonocloniusMorkothMosasaurusMottled wormMountain lionMuleMummyMusk oxNalfeshneeNeo-otyughNight hagNightmareNixieNymphOchre jellyOctopus, giantOgreOgre mageOrcOsyluthOtyughOtter, giantOwlbearOwl, giantPaleoscincusPegasusPentaceratopsPerytonPhase spiderPiercerPike, giantPilgrimPit fiendPixiePlateosaurusPlesiosaurusPorcupine, giantPortuguese man-o-war, giantPseudo-dragonPteranodonPungi rayPurple wormQuasitRakshasaRam, giantRat, giantRed dragonReindeerRemorhazRhinocerosRocRoperRot grubRust monsterSabre-tooth tigerSahuaginSalamanderSatyrScorpion, giantSea hagSea horse, giantSea lionShadowShambling moundSharkSheduShriekerSilver dragonSkeletonSkunk, giantSlithering trackerSlug, giantGiant snakeSpectreSpider, giantSpirit nagaSpotted lionSpriteSquid, giantStagStag, giantStegosaurusSting rayStirgeStrangle weedStone giantStone golemStorm giantStout HalflingStyracosaurusSuccubusSu-monsterSylphTallfellow halflingTeratosaurusThought eaterTick, giantTigerTitanTitanothereToad, giant (Ice toadPoisonous toad)TrapperTreantTriceratopsTritonTroglodyteTrollTurtle, sea, giantTurtle, snapping, giantTyrannosaurus RexUmber hulkUnicornVampireVrockWasp, giantWater elementalWater, giant, spiderWater nagaWater weirdWeasel, giantWeed eelWerebearWereboarWereratWeretigerWerewolfWhaleWhite dragonWightWill-o'-wispWind walkerWolfWolf, direWolf, winterWolverineWood elfWooly rhinocerosWorgWraithWyvernXornYellow moldYetiZombie

Appendix[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Gary Gygax (December 1977). Monster Manual, 1st edition. (TSR, Inc), p. 1. ISBN 0-9356-9600-8.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Tome of Treasures - 1st edition Monster Manual. Archived from the original on 2018-05-09. Retrieved on 2018-05-09. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "Tome1" defined multiple times with different content

Connections[edit | edit source]


Core Sourcebooks
5th edition
Player's HandbookDungeon Master's GuideMonster Manual
4th edition
Player's HandbookDungeon Master's GuideMonster Manual
v.3.5
Player's HandbookDungeon Master's GuideMonster Manual
3rd edition
Player's HandbookDungeon Master's GuideMonster Manual
2nd edition
Player's HandbookPlayer's Handbook (revised)Dungeon Master's GuideDungeon Master Guide (revised)Monstrous Manual
1st edition
Player's HandbookDungeon Masters GuideMonster Manual
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