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In the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game, the weretiger is a type of lycanthrope.

Publication history[edit | edit source]

The weretiger first appeared in the original Dungeons & Dragons "white box" set (1974).[1]

The weretiger appeared in the first edition of Advanced Dungeons & Dragons in the original Monster Manual (1977).[2] The weretiger appeared as a player character race in Dragon #24 (April 1979).

The weretiger appeared in the Dungeons & Dragons Basic Set (1977,[3] 1981, 1983). The weretiger appeared in the Dungeons & Dragons Rules Cyclopedia (1991).[4] The weretiger appeared as a player character class in Night Howlers (1992).[5] In a review of Night Howlers by game designer Rick Swan, he notes that the weretiger can speak with great cats and can magically roar to paralyze its enemies with fear, but that a PC weretiger can't roar until 7th level.[6]

The weretiger appeared in the second edition of Advanced Dungeons & Dragons in the Monstrous Compendium Volume One (1989),[7] and was reprinted in the Monstrous Manual (1993).[8]

The lycanthrope appeared as a creature template in the third edition Monster Manual (2000),[9] and in the 3.5 revised Monster Manual (2003), with the weretiger as a sample creature. The weretiger appeared as a player character race in Dragon #313 (November 2003).[10]

The weretiger appeared in the fourth edition in Monster Manual 2 (2009).

Description[edit | edit source]

A weretiger is a neutral lycanthrope, most often female, that is similar to a normal tiger in its habitat.

Other publishers[edit | edit source]

The weretiger appeared under the "lycanthrope" heading in Paizo Publishing's book Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Bestiary 2 (2010), on page 183.[11]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Gygax, Gary, and Dave Arneson. Dungeons & Dragons (3-Volume Set) (TSR, 1974)
  2. Gygax, Gary. Monster Manual (TSR, 1977)
  3. Gygax, Gary, and Dave Arneson [1974], edited by J. Eric Holmes. Dungeons & Dragons Basic Set (TSR, 1977)
  4. Allston, Aaron, Steven E. Schend, Jon Pickens, and Dori Watry. Dungeons & Dragons Rules Cyclopedia (TSR, 1991)
  5. Dupuis, Ann. Night Howlers (TSR, 1992)
  6. Role-playing Reviews, Dragon, p.. April 1993. (Temporary fix for {{cite journal}}, please update to use {{cite dragon}} and similar templates.)
  7. Cook, David, et al. Monstrous Compendium Volume One (TSR, 1989)
  8. Stewart, Doug, ed. Monstrous Manual (TSR, 1993)
  9. Williams, Skip, Jonathan Tweet, and Monte Cook. Monster Manual. Wizards of the Coast, 2000
  10. Poisso, Dean. "Animal Ancestry." Dragon #313 (Paizo Publishing, 2003)
  11. Baur, Wolfgang, Jason Bulmahn, et al. Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Bestiary 2 (Paizo Publishing, 2010)
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