A hill giant is a dull, thuggish, primitive creature that roams the hills looking for little more than to satisfy its base desires of violence and cruelty. They are selfish and greedy brutes.
Skin color among hill giants ranges from light tan to deep ruddy brown. Their hair is brown or black, with eyes the same color. Hill giants wear layers of crudely prepared hides with the fur left on. They seldom wash or repair their garments, preferring to simply add more hides as their old ones wear out.
Adults are about 10½ feet tall and weigh about 1,100 pounds. Hill giants can live to be 200 years old.
Hill giants first appeared in the White Box set for OD&D, as the weakest type of giant.