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In the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game, the flind is a type of humanoid creature, related to a gnoll.

Publication history

The flind was introduced in the original first edition Fiend Folio (1981).[1]

The flind appears for second edition in the Monstrous Compendium Volume One (1989),[2] and is reprinted in the Monstrous Manual (1993).[3] The flind is also detailed in Dragon #173 (September 1991), in "The Sociology of the Flind," a variation on the "Ecology of..." column.[4]

The flind is detailed as a playable character race in The Complete Book of Humanoids (1993).[5] The flind is later presented as a playable character race again in Player's Option: Skills & Powers (1995).[6]

The flind appears in Monster Manual III (2004) as a monster and a playable character race.[7]

The flind appears in Volo's Guide to Monsters (2016) as a variety of gnoll.[8]


A flind is shorter, broader, and stronger than other gnolls;[7] flinds are often found leading a tribe or settlement of gnolls.[7] Flinds use a nunchaku-like weapon called a flindbar, which consists of a pair of metal rods linked together by a chain.[7]

Other publishers

The flind appeared in the Tome of Horrors (2002) from Necromancer Games.[9]


  1. Turnbull, Don, ed. Fiend Folio (TSR, 1981)
  2. Cook, David, et al. Monstrous Compendium Volume One (TSR, 1989)
  3. Stewart, Doug, ed. Monstrous Manual (TSR, 1993)
  4. Jones, Spike Y. "The Sociology of the Flind." Dragon #173 (TSR, 1991)
  5. Slavicsek, Bill. The Complete Book of Humanoids (TSR, 1993)
  6. Niles, Douglas and Dale Donovan. Player's Option: Skills & Powers (TSR, 1995)
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 Burlew, Rich, et al. Monster Manual III (Wizards of the Coast, 2004)
  8. Volo's guide to monsters. Mearls, Mike,, Wizards of the Coast, Inc.. Renton, WA. ISBN 9780786966011. OCLC 951759699. https://www.worldcat.org/oclc/951759699. 
  9. Green, Scott; Peterson, Clark (2002). Tome of Horrors. Necromancer Games. pp. 138–139. ISBN 1-58846-112-2. 

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