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In the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game, the crabman is a large monstrous humanoid.


Crabmen, Dungeons and Dragons Fiend Folio, Don Turnbull, 1981

Publication historyEdit

The crabman first appeared in the first edition in the original Fiend Folio (1981).[1]

The crabman appeared in the second edition in the Monstrous Compendium Fiend Folio Appendix (1992),[2] reprinted in the Monstrous Manual (1993).[3]

The yurian appeared in the third edition Fiend Folio (2003).


Crabmen are simple hunter-gatherers and generally peaceful.

A crabman is usually neutral and generally lives near warm sea coasts.

Other publishersEdit

The crabman appeared in the Tome of Horrors (2002) from Necromancer Games.[4]

Additional readingEdit


  1. Turnbull, Don, ed. Fiend Folio (TSR, 1981)
  2. Williams, Skip, et al. Monstrous Compendium Fiend Folio Appendix (TSR, 1992)
  3. Stewart, Doug, ed. Monstrous Manual (TSR, 1993)
  4. Green, Scott; Peterson, Clark (2002). "Tome of Horrors". Necromancer Games. pp. 47-48. 

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