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Baba Yaga is a powerful spellcaster.

Publishing history[]

Baba Yaga was first mentioned in the Dungeons & Dragons game in the 1979 Dungeon Master's Guide, where her hut appears as an artifact. Baba Yaga herself would appear in "The Dancing Hut," a 1984 adventure in Dragon magazine. A gamebook, Nightmare Realm of Baba Yaga appeared in 1986. Baba Yaga's hut was once more described in 1993's Book of Artifacts. A full-length adventure module, The Dancing Hut of Baba Yaga, was released in 1995. Baba Yaga has since been mentioned in two articles in Dragon (2005 and 2006), and an adventure in Dungeon (2007).


Baba Yaga appears as a hideous, old, human-like woman, some five feet tall. She walks crouched over, and her limbs are almost skeletal. Her skin is grayish brown, and tattooed with magical runes. She has a protruding chin, a long nose covered in warts, and ice-cold black eyes framed by stringy white hair. Her fingers end in sharp iron claws, her stony teeth are filed to sharp points, and two large, tusk-like teeth protrude from her jaw.


Baba Yaga is the mother of Iggwilv, and by extension, the grandmother of Iuz and Drelzna. She is also responsible for providing Kostchtchie the means to become a demon lord.


Baba Yaga lives in a mobile hut which travels via a pair of massive chicken legs jutting from its bottom. The hut is far larger on the inside than its exterior size would indicate, due to the fact that it has been built around a tesseract.

Creative origins[]

Baba Yaga is based upon the eponymous witch of Russian folklore.


  • Moore, Roger E. "The Dancing Hut." Dragon #83 (TSR, 1984).