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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.
The 'giant cave cricket has appeared in the following publications:
- It first appeared in the first edition adventure module, The Lost Caverns of Tsojcanth (1982),
- Reprinted as the cave cricket in the Monster Manual II (1983).
- The second edition under the "insect" heading in the Monstrous Manual (1993).
- The Tome of Horrors (2002) from Necromancer Games.