Sandman (Dungeons & Dragons)

In the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game, the sandman is a type of elemental creature.

First appearanceWhite Dwarf #10 (December 1978)

Publication history

The sandman first appeared in White Dwarf #10 (December 1978). The sandman appeared in the original first edition Fiend Folio (1981).[1]

The sandman appeared in second edition for the Al-Qadim setting in Assassin Mountain (1993),[2] and reprinted in Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume One (1994).[3]


A sandman is a humanoid-shaped creature from the Elemental Plane of Earth that is usually found in desert terrain. A sandman can cause nearby creatures to fall asleep.


  1. Turnbull, Don, ed. Fiend Folio (TSR, 1981)
  2. Baur, Wolfgang. Assassin Mountain (TSR, 1993)
  3. Wise, David, ed. Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume One (TSR, 1994)
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