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For questions about bugbears, either as a monster/NPC or a playable race in D&D and related RPGs. In D&D, they are typically depicted as massive humanoids distantly related to goblins and hobgoblins but covered in fur. They first appeared in OD&D and were first playable in AD&D 2e, and have appeared in every edition of D&D so far. Bugbears are based on creatures of the same name from English folklore that were historically used to frighten children.

For questions about bugbears, either as a monster/NPC or a playable race in Dungeons & Dragons and related RPGs.

In D&D, they are typically depicted as massive humanoids distantly related to goblins and hobgoblins but covered in fur. They first appeared in OD&D and were first playable in AD&D 2e, and have appeared in every edition of D&D so far.

Bugbears are based on creatures of the same name from English folklore that were historically used to frighten children.


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