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Giant Poisonous/ Monstrous Poisonous Frog

by Jamie Baty

DMR2 41, CoM
Medium Animal
Hit Dice: 2d8+2 (11 hp)
Initiative: +2 (+2 Dex)
Speed: 30 ft. (6 squares)
Armour Class: 12 (+2 Dex), touch 12, flat-footed 10
Base Attack/Grapple: +1/+3
Attack: Bite +3 melee (1d4 +2 plus poison)
Full Attack: Bite +3 melee (1d4 +2 plus poison) or tongue +3 ranged (1d2 +2)
Space/Reach: 5 ft./5 ft. (15ft with tongue)
Special Attacks: Improved grab, poison
Special Qualities: Amphibious, leap, low-light vision
Saves: Fort +4, Ref +5, Will -1
Abilities: Str 15, Dex 14, Con 13, Int 2, Wis 8, Cha 6
Skills: Jump +11, Listen +3, Spot +3
Feats: Alertness
Environment: Temperate and Warm forests, marshes, underground
Organisation: Solitary, Pair, or Crew (2-5)
Challenge Rating: 1/2
Treasure: None
Alignment: Always neutral
Advancement: 3-4 HD (Medium); 5-6 HD (Large)
Level Adjustment: -

This variety of giant frog is slightly smaller than its relative the giant toad and, unlike the toad, is far from being camouflaged. It has slimy-looking moist skin which is bright yellow on its belly and lurid green elsewhere. Like the toad, the giant poisonous frog has a long tongue that can grapple foes up to 15ft away.
The skin of this frog secretes a poison and their saliva also contains the poison. Fortunately, their tongue is not poisonous.
Giant frogs inhabit marshes and swamps in tropical and temperate areas, as well as damp underground caverns. They often lurk underwater with only their eyes above the surface.

Most of the time, these creatures will attempt to eat anything that they can get their tongues on. They will ambush foes if they can, but their coloration keeps them from being exceptional at hiding. If spooked or frightened, they will leap about quickly to avoid their attackers.
The giant poisonous frog's tongue is vulnerable when grappling, and it can be severed by inflicting 6 points of damage to it from and edged weapon (note this damage does not affect the frog's overall hp). The tongue's AC is 14.

Improved Grab (Ex): If the giant poisonous frog hits a creature with its tongue, it deals normal damage and attempts to start a grapple as a free action without provoking an attack of opportunity. If the grapple succeeds, the giant poisonous frog may drag a Small size or smaller victim to its mouth at the rate of 5' per round. It may inflict bite damage automatically each round once the victim has reached its mouth.

Poison (Ex): Any creature that touches the giant poisonous frog or is bitten by it, must make a DC 12 (Con based) Fortitude save or be poisoned. The poison inflicts 1d4 Con damage, both primary and secondary.

Amphibious (Ex): A giant poisonous frog can breathe while in air and while submerged in water.

Leap (Ex): A giant poisonous frog is an exceptionally quick and proficient leaper. It receives a +8 bonus to all jump checks. It may take 10 on a jump check, even if distracted or endangered. Additionally, the giant poisonous frog may choose to Jump as a swift action.