|Alignment||Neutral with evil tendencies|
|Source books||Monster Manual II|
In the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game, the basidirond is a type of giant fungus monster.
A basidirond is a multi-stemmed fungus creature with a woody, leathery body. The cone-shaped upper portions of its orange colored body resemble inverted umbrellas, and contain spores that the creature ejects during combat. These growths clog the respiratory tracts of living creatures, smothering them. The basidirond can also emit hallucination-inducing spores when standing still.
The basidirond appeared in the following publications:
- First appeared in Dragon #68 (December 1982).
- The first edition Monster Manual II (1983).
- The third edition in Dragon #337 (November 2005).
- The Tome of Horrors (2002) from Necromancer Games.