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Customized Races – Bullywugs| Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition

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customized raceNerdarchsit Ted here and today we get to hop into a new customized race in tribute to the game run at Philly Games con by Nerdarchist Ryan.  His game went over so well that people wanted to know how to use a Bullywug as a playable race in Dungeons and Dragons 5th edition.

Bullywug – customized race in Dungeons and Dragons

Bullywugs have a rich culture presented in the Monster Manual.  They will grovel and debase themselves in the presence of their superiors and will use cunning and murder to try and climb up the political ladder of their community.

Bullywugs consider themselves the destined rules of the swamp that they call their home.  To say otherwise is to threaten open hostility.  But this is an advantage any travelers can exploit.  Bullywugs love to lord over their captives as they would rather capture than kill those that invade their territory.  If you grovel and beg for mercy and use plenty of flattery, a captive can easily be treated as a guest before being allowed to depart.

Having the base ability to communicate with toads and frogs of any size they tend to exploit this and use them for many reasons.  They can help spread word throughout the community.  They can be used as mounts or scouts and when prey or treasure is captured they can carry it back to the lord.

Bullywug – playable race in 5th editionDungeons and Dragons

Bullywug Traits

Ability Score increases. Your Constitution score is increases by 2 and your dexterity score by 1

Age.  A bullywug reaches adulthood fairly quickly, after about 10 years and can manage to live to old age at 50 – 60 years.

Size.  Standing at 4 and a half feet to 5 and a half feet tall, your size is medium.

Alignment.  Most Bullywugs are cruel and cunning.  They lean towards neutral evil.  Player character Saurials may be of any alignment.

Amphibious.  You can breathe air as well as water.

Speak with toads and frogs.  You can communicate simple concepts to frogs and toads of any size when speaking in Bullywug.

Swamp Camoflage.  You have advantage on Dexterity (stealth) checks made in swampy terrain.5th edition

Standing leap.  When making an athletics check to make a jump add 20 feet to the distance jumped for a long jump.  Add 10 feet to the distance jumped when making a high jump.

Languages.  You can speak, read and write Common and Bullywug.

So there you are my take on Bullywugs to play in your game of Dungeons and Dragons.  Let me know what you think.  Are you going to leap at the chance to play one?

Until Next Time, Stay Nerdy!

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Ted Adams

The nerd is strong in this one. I received my bachelors degree in communication with a specialization in Radio/TV/Film. I have been a table op role player for about 20 years 17 of which with the current group. I have played several itterations of D&D, Mutants and Masterminds 2nd and 3rd editions, Star wars RPG, Shadowrun and World of Darkness. I am an avid fan of books and follow a few authors reading all they write. Favorite author is Jim Butcher I have been an on/off larper for around 15 years even doing a stretch of running my own for a while. I have played a number of Miniature games including Warhammer 40K, Warhammer Fantasy, Heroscape, Mage Knight, Dreamblade and D&D Miniatures. I have practiced with the art of the German long sword with an ARMA group for over 7 years studying the German long sword, sword and buckler, dagger, axe and polearm. By no strecth of the imagination am I an expert but good enough to last longer than the average person if the Zombie apocalypse ever happens. I am an avid fan of board games and dice games with my current favorite being Quarrios.

1 Comment

  • Alex Maxwell
    May 18, 2015 at 2:16 am

    Review Alignment, Saurians was transferred over when copied. Also, you might want to address swim speed for this race. If I was the player, I would also request access to a Giant Frog Mount, yoou might want to address this in terms of conditions, maybe have it cost a feat to summon a giant frog or something.

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