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5e Playable Lineage: Froschling, updated

 A post-Tasha's update of the Froschling, yet another in the vast panoply of little frog guys in D&D.

Heinrich Kley


Froschlings are anthropomorphic frogs, standing between three and four feet tall. They typically have green skin with black

mottling, although skin colors ranging from blue to brown are known. They have distinct round tympanums behind their eyes,

with which they hear. They usually do not wear clothing for any practical function, but may adopt a few flashy accouterments,

such as a plumed hat or a brocaded sash.

They are a proud, flamboyant people, and every Froschling—no matter their station—has a long name, an aristocratic title, a

storied lineage, and an elaborate network of alliances, feuds, and intrigues with seemingly every other Froschling.  

In early adulthood, they are eager explorers, passionate lovers, and ready skirmishers. A good life for froschling-kind is one in

which much glory has been gathered early, so that in middle age they might settle down and enjoy life’s luxuries.

Froschlings claim to have descended from the moon, where they lived in open palaces of silver filigree. They do not mourn for

or scheme to reclaim their lunar estates, but rather presume that they will be restored to their appropriate splendor any day now.

Froschlings have three sexes (male, female, and neuter) and can transition between them. This can make for complicated affairs

of the heart, which is how the forschlings like it.

Froschling Names

Froschlings acquire names throughout their lives on important occasions, such as birth, matriculation, marriage, transition, and

public acknowledgement of notable accomplishments. They retain their previous names, listing and using the most recent first.

Froschlings accrue titles with even greater profligacy. They eagerly await opportunities to declare their full name and titles.

Froschling Names (Male): Ambrosius, Beauchamp, Bertram, Clerebald, Farimond, Humphrey, Ingelrandus, Lysander, Montague, Odibrand, Philibert,

Raimbaut, Rainaldus, Riquebourc, Tristam, Willoughby

Froschling Names (Female): Ahelissa, Allegra, Antoinette, Aurelia, Catarina, Donatella, Edelinne, Esclairmonde, Fiorella, Francesca, Gaunliena, Giovanna,

Helevisa, Lilliana, Merielle, Ophelia, Roheisia, Sweetene, Vivienne, Yvainne

Froschling Names (Neuter): Amaury, Aubrey, Baratran, Boniface, Cymbeline, Dominique, Ellery, Emeloth, Evrardin, Gervesin, Gilow, Hameline, Hendereye,

Hermesent, Lambeline, Maugier, Millesendis, Oudinet, Tamerlaine, Tibaut, Valentine, Vespertine, Wymon

Froschling Traits

Ability Score Increase. Increase one ability score by 2, and increase a different one by 1.

Languages. You can speak, read, and write Common and High Froschlarian (there is no Low Froschlarian). Other races can learn High

Froschlarian, but most have trouble pronouncing its deep croaks and burbles.

Size. Froschlings average 3.5” in height. They are small creatures.

Speed. Base walking speed: 30’

Amphibious. You are equally capable in water and on dry land. You have swimming speed equal to your walking speed.

Frog Legs: 15’ long jump and 10’ high jump from a standing position.

Sticky Tongue: DEX+Proficiency check to snatch objects within 10’. If the object is in the possession of another creature, the check may be opposed by either a STR or DEX Save.


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