Pedipalp (Dungeons & Dragons)
|First appearance||Queen of the Demonweb Pits (1980)|
In the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game, the pedipalp is a type of monster, based on several orders of arachnids.
The giant pedipalp (uropygi), the huge pedipalp (amblypygi), and the large pedipalp (schizomida) first appeared in the adventure module Queen of the Demonweb Pits (1980). The giant pedipalp, the huge pedipalp, and the large pedipalp appeared in the original first edition Monster Manual II (1983).
The huge pedipalp (amblypygus) and the large pedipalp (schizomida) appeared in second edition Advanced Dungeons & Dragons for the Forgotten Realms setting in The Drow of the Underdark (1991).
A pedipalp is a creature that resembles a cross between a spider and a scorpion, and is commonly called a whip scorpion. A pedipalp may be found in a variety of different colorings, with browns and tans being the most common. The large pedipalp has two grasping arms and mandibles for biting. The huge pedipalp has a pair of whip-like appendages in the place of one pair of legs, while another set of legs has spiny pincers on the ends. The giant pedipalp has a whip-like tail and forelegs that end in large pincers, and can discharge a noxious vapor.
- Sutherland III, David C., with Gary Gygax. Q1 - Queen of the Demonweb Pits (TSR, 1980)
- Gygax, Gary. Monster Manual II (TSR, 1983)
- Greenwood, Ed. The Drow of the Underdark (TSR, 1991)
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