Others Bauchan (original spelling)
Body type Humanoid
Average height 2'+
Sapience Non-sapient
Aggressivity Very high
Language Fluent: Brownie
Broken: Pixie, Satyr, Sprite
Place of origin Prime Material Plane
Habitat Woodlands
Diet Carnivore
Locomotion Bipedal
Subspecies Subspecies of brownie
Status Endangered
(listed as "rare" in-game)
Behind the Scenes
Universe Dungeons & Dragons
Created by Gary Gygax

Buckawns are a species of xenophobic brownies indigenous to the woodlands of the Prime Material Plane.

Monster Manual descriptions

2nd Edition

The buckawn are a race of woodland demihumans of the brownie type. They are less friendly and far more tricky than their cousins, however. Buckawn shun human contact and do not regularly associate with brownies either. Buckawn typically arm themselves with small daggers and quivers of darts. The darts have been known to be drugged or poisoned when the creatures attacked had annoyed or offended the buckawn.

Buckan can, at the 6th level, use the following spell-like powers, 1 at a time, 1 per round, at will: audible glamer, change self, dancing lights, invisible. They can also use the following spell-like powers, once each per day, at 6th level: entangle, pass without trace, summon insects, trip.

Buckawn have very superior senses and are never surprised. Their vision allows them to see not only into the infra and ultraviolet spectrums, but also to detect invisible creatures with no difficulty. Likewise, their hearing is very keen, and the possibility of someone moving silently near them is reduced by 50%. In 1 turn they can hide in foliage or shadows or move silently with 80% probability.

Buckawn speak the tongue of brownies and a smattering of such languages as are spoken by pixies, satyrs, and sprites.

Buckawn appear much the same as slender brownies with dusky skin. They dress in russets and greens.


  • The Buckawn is based on the Bauchan, a species of Hobgoblin from Scottish lore.
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