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Publication history
Source booksMonster Manual II
First appearance1983

In the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game, the buckawn is a type of fey creature.


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A buckawn is related to the brownie, and appears similar to the brownie but are slender with dusky skin. A buckawn is less friendly but far more tricky than a brownie, but shuns human contact and does not regularly associate with brownies either. A buckawn is typically armed with a small dagger and quivers of darts which may be drugged or poisoned. Buckawn also have magical spell-like abilities.

Publication history

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The buckawn has appeared in the following publications:

  • It first appeared in the first edition Monster Manual II (1983).[1]
  • The second edition for the Greyhawk setting under the "brownie" heading in the Monstrous Compendium Greyhawk Appendix (1990).[2]
  • The Tome of Horrors (2002) from Necromancer Games.[3]


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  1. Gygax, Gary. Monster Manual II (TSR, 1983)
  2. Breault, Mike, ed, et al. Greyhawk Monstrous Compendium Appendix (TSR, 1990)
  3. Green, Scott; Peterson, Clark (2002). Tome of Horrors. Necromancer Games. pp. 30–31. ISBN 1-58846-112-2.