Bogwump

Name: Bogwump (aka frog-folk, croakers, wumpers)

STR: 55 BP: 27 Rank: 2
DEX: 60 DR: 2 (natural) Nature: Evil
LOG: 30 INIT: 1
WIL: 30 MOV: 4 (Jump 6, Swim 10) Travel: 10 leagues

  • By Weapon: 50%, usually a primitive spear (1D+8) or stone axe (1D+3)
  • Amphibian: duration continuous; effect move while underwater (10 spaces, 2D+4 turns), take double damage from fire and heat-based attacks
    Bogwumps are known to be rapid swimmers, able to move freely in marshes or ponds. On solid ground they lope about in an ungainly, crouched manner. They can also remain submerged for extended periods. Likewise, due to their aquatic nature, they take additional damage from all types and forms of attacks made with fire.
  • Hop attack: 65% (melee); range 3 (15’ jump); usage 1/3 turns; effect +1D to piercing weapon damage (doubled on a critical hit)
    Bogwumps have developed a strategy by way of a leaping attack (jumping at least 15? into a melee attack) while armed with a pierced weapon to increase the wound damage to their adversaries. This is only form of move/action to be taken during its turn.
  • Camouflage: 60% or 80% (see text); usage 1/Encounter, resist LOG; effect surprise, or stealthy attack (+5 to hit and damage)
    All Bogwumps possess an innate chameleon-like ability to alter their skin-coloration, thus blending effortlessly into their swampy environment or attacking from concealment. Because of this ability, they have a 60% to remain unseen and unheard allowing them to surprise characters actively on the watch for them. Against less vigilant adventurers, the chance of surprise is increased to 80%.
  • Tongue Attack: 50%; range (a PC or target within 1 space); usage single attack/turn, resist STR (for Disarm) or DEX (for Trip); effect non-lethal damage (1D/2), the bogwump targets something that is carried or attempts to trip the opponent (knocked prone).
    Bogwumps often utilize their powerful retractable tongues in melee combat against opponents within a 5 foot range. In addition to non-lethal damage, a bogwump may attempt to either disarm or trip the opponent upon a successful single melee attack roll.

Description
Bogwumps are a savagely violent, amphibious race of swamp loving bipedal humanoid/frog creatures. Varying in height ranging from 4’5” to just under six feet, they typically weigh 75 – 115 lbs. Their faces resemble those of gigantic frogs, having wide mouths as well as large, bulbous yellowish eyes; their feet and hands are webbed. They are covered with smooth, blotchy olive green hide that is reasonably durable; though they must periodically dampen their rubbery skin to maintain its resilience. Bogwumps are extremely territorial, and will attack anyone who trespasses with reckless tenacity.

Environment and Equipment
Bogwumps dwell in large wet regions such as primal rainforests, marshes, dank caves, or other ruinous locations that are out of the direct sun and have an abundance of water in close proximity. These filthy, mucky froglike monsters have rudimentary “croaky” speech, live in crude waddle and daub shanties, and often wear little to no clothing in their natural environment. While most adult bogwumps use primitive weapons, armor, and shields made of materials such as stone, wood, vine and bone (tarnished/scavenged metals if they are available), young, untrained bogwumps are scarcely able to wield a stone spear or club and often flee interlopers.

Social Structure
Bogwumps commonly align themselves into loosely-organized “tribes” that are fairly mobile, collaborating for the purpose of hunting and survival. Adept predators and fishermen, as well as accomplished in the use and assembly of snares and nets, these tribes are usually led by at least one large individual, sometimes a tribal shaman or great warrior-chief. Males are the dominant sex, even though one-half of any tribe is generally comprised of females (existing only to breed) and their young. Members within the same tribe scarcely fight each other, the exception being when establishing a new tribal leader. Time and again, stronger tribes make war on less advanced tribes; fighting over disagreements over territorial boundaries, favored hunting grounds, or generally just out of pure abhorrence. Since most bogwumps are characteristically savage and plunderers of the foulest sort, they frequently work for powerful chaotic masters of other diabolical races… and willingly raid nearby human settlements, out of sheer malice, eating their captives alive.