Frogmen

Chris Van Deelen

Chris Van Deelen is the author of the Skirmisher Publishing LLC sourcebook Creatures of the Tropical Wastes sourcebook, co-author of its Wisdom from the Wastelands game supplement and contributor to the 'Sword of Kos: Hekaton' Anthology.

No. Enc: 4d6
Alignment:  Neutral
Movement: 120’ (40’)
                     30’ (10’) Jump
AC: 5 or by armour
HD: 6
Attacks: 1 weapon, 2 punches or 1 tongue
Damage: by weapon, 1d4 / 1d4 or special
Save: 6
Morale: 8
Hoard Class: I, II, V, VIII, IX, XIV

Frogmen are large humanoid frogs that have adapted to life in just about all locations across the blasted wastes of the post-apocalyptic world. These creatures have evolved from the common bullfrogs that managed to escape extinction during the final wars, although because of their physical appearance, there are those who believe that they are yet another experiment that involved splicing human genes with that of the frog species and as a result a chimera was created.

Physically, these mutants appear to be human-sized amphibians. They can walk on their hind legs and wield weapons and equipment. They also use clothing and armour.  The average specimen is about 5 feet in height and they weigh usually only about 110 pounds, with the females being somewhat smaller and slighter of build. Their legs are very heavily muscled and allow them to leap up to 30’ straight up in the air.

The creatures, despite their appearance are highly intelligent and have the same range of personalities, emotions and outlook on life that the other Pure Humans, Humans (see Wisdom from the Wasteland issue 4: New Races for more information) and Mutant Humans have.

Unlike their ancestors, these creatures don’t lay eggs and undergo metamorphosis during their various stages of life… they reproduce sexually and give birth to live young, which grow in the exact same manner as other humanoids.  

While all of these creatures have a light coating of slime covering their bodies, some of the creature’s slime is actually a dermal poison that not only protects them from the elements but can be used as a weapon in combat. The class of the slime varies from frog to frog.

Some of these mutants have even learned to spit a toxic goo that, like the dermal poison slime , varies in class strength. This spit is always treated as a ranged weapon and the damage inflicted is based on the strength of the poison.

These creatures can eat almost any kind of food, but they require insects to survive, and thus they actively breed many different species of giant insect, such as the bloat fly and others in order to always have food at hand.

Although they prefer to be near water and cooler locations, they can survive in any climate except arctic because of their dermal slime. Communities of these mutants have been found even in the hearts of deserts. As stated they like cool locations but they can’t survive in areas that are perpetually frozen, and some clans are known to be migratory, moving south during the winter in