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AlignmentAlways neutral with evil tendencies
Publication history
Source booksMonster Manual II
First appearance1982

In the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game, the ascomoid is a type of giant fungus monster.


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An ascomoid is a huge puffball-like fungus with a thick, leathery skin. It moves by rolling, and rolls into or over opponents, and its pocked surface can emit jets of spores which cause a deadly infection.

Publication history

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The ascomoid appeared in the following publications

  • Dragon #68 (December 1982).
  • The first edition Monster Manual II (1983).[1]
  • The second edition Advanced Dungeons & Dragons under the "fungus" entry in the Monstrous Compendium Volume Two (1989).[2]
  • The Monstrous Manual (1993).[3]
  • The third edition in Dungeonscape (2007).
  • The Tome of Horrors (2002) from Necromancer Games.[4]


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  1. Gygax, Gary. Monster Manual II (TSR, 1983)
  2. Cook, David, et al. Monstrous Compendium Volume Two (TSR, 1989)
  3. Stewart, Doug, ed. Monstrous Manual (TSR, 1993)
  4. Green, Scott; Peterson, Clark (2002). Tome of Horrors. Necromancer Games. p. 10. ISBN 1-58846-112-2.