Cave cricket

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Cave cricket
Type Vermin
Publication history
Source books Monster Manual II
First appearance 1982

In the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game, the cave cricket is a type of giant insect.


A cave cricket is a giant pale gray or white insect whose chirping sound is so loud that its noise drowns out all nearby speech, and can draw any predators within hearing range. Although basically harmless, if frightened, a cave cricket may leap on a character or kick someone with its powerful hind legs.

Publication history[edit]

The 'giant cave cricket has appeared in the following publications:


  1. Gygax, Gary. The Lost Caverns of Tsojcanth (TSR, 1982)
  2. Gygax, Gary. Monster Manual II (TSR, 1983)
  3. Stewart, Doug, ed. Monster Manual (TSR, 1993)
  4. Green, Scott; Peterson, Clark (2002). Tome of Horrors. Necromancer Games. pp. 35. ISBN 1-58846-112-2.