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Description[edit| edit source]
A bodak is humanoid in shape, with smooth grayish-black skin and a featureless face. Its gaze kills living creatures.
A bodak is always chaotic evil. It is said that humanoids who die in some of the most evil places of the Abyss return as bodaks.
Publication history[edit| edit source]
The bodak appeared in the following publications:
- It was introduced to the D&D game in the first edition of Advanced Dungeons & Dragons with the module Lost Caverns of Tsojcanth (1982),
- It appeared in the first edition Monster Manual II (1983).
- For the 2nd edition, it appears in the Monstrous Compendium Outer Planes Appendix (1991).
- It was further detailed in the first Planescape Monstrous Compendium Appendix (1994).
- The Third edition Monster Manual(2000).
- In Dragon #307 (May 2003), which introduced the bodak template, with the five-headed hydra bodak as a sample creature.
- For 3.5 edition in the revised Monster Manual (2003).
- With the 4th edition, it appears in the Monster Manual (2008).
Other games[edit| edit source]
In the D20 Modern setting, bodaks are said to be an undead form of greys.
References[edit| edit source]
- Gygax, Gary. The Lost Caverns of Tsojcanth (TSR, 1982)
- W:Gygax, Gary. Monster Manual II (TSR, 1983)
- Varney, Allen, ed. Planescape Monstrous Compendium Appendix (TSR, 1994)
- Cook, Monte, Jonathan Tweet, and Skip Williams. Monster Manual (Wizards of the Coast, 2000)
- Mearls, Mike, Stephen Schubert, and James Wyatt. Monster Manual (Wizards of the Coast, 2008)