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Rakklethorn Toad

Small monstrosity, neutral

Armor Class 13 (natural armor)
Hit Points 13 (3d6 + 3)
Speed 20 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
10 (+0) 15 (+2) 12 (+1) 2 (–4) 10 (+0) 6 (–2)

Damage Immunities poison
Condition Immunities poisoned
Senses darkvision 60 ft., passive Perception 10
Languages
Challenge 1/2 (100 XP)

Special Traits

  • Keen Smell. The rakklethorn toad has advantage on Wisdom (Perception) checks that rely on smell.

Actions

  • Bite. Melee Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 4 (1d4 + 2) piercing damage.
  • Thorn Volley. Ranged Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, range 50 ft., one target. Hit: 5 (1d6 + 2) slashing damage, and the target must succeed on a DC 11 Constitution saving throw or become poisoned for 1 hour.

About

A cat-sized toad, about three feet long with dozens of small needlelike thorns protruding from its back, hops forth. Its mottled brown and green skin glistens with a dull sheen, while its gray eyes study knowingly.

Relatives of poisonous toads, rakklethorns live in small squiggles in murky swamps. Rakklethorn toad squiggles are fiercely territorial, and battles between them are frequent. Occasionally, however, the rakklethorn toads enter a mating frenzy. Several packs merge and form a great swarm of noisy frogs that sweeps through the marshes like a wave. After a mating frenzy, females release hundreds of jelly-like eggs into the waters. Of all those eggs, only a very small fraction live long enough to hatch into tadpoles.

A rakklethorn toad attacks by arching its back and firing a volley of thorns at an opponent. It rarely ever closes to melee, preferring to attack at range. If confronted in close quarters, a rakklethorn toad usually flees or if cornered, attacks with its bite.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Tome of Horrors © 2018, Frog God Games, LLC; Authors: Kevin Baase, Erica Balsley, John “Pexx” Barnhouse, Christopher Bishop, Casey Christofferson, Jim Collura, Andrea Costantini, Jayson ‘Rocky’ Gardner, Zach Glazar, Meghan Greene, Scott Greene, Lance Hawvermale, Travis Hawvermale, Ian S. Johnston, Bill Kenower, Patrick Lawinger, Rhiannon Louve, Ian McGarty, Edwin Nagy, James Patterson, Nathan Paul, Patrick N. Pilgrim, Clark Peterson, Anthony Pryor, Greg Ragland, Robert Schwalb, G. Scott Swift, Greg A. Vaughan, and Bill Webb