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Field Guide to The Butterfrog (PFRPG) PDF

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The humble butterfrog has largely escaped notice until recently. Ample food, mild weather, and a decline in predators led to prolific breeding, producing a riot of butterfrog species that have spread far beyond their parents' hiding spots in swamps and along forested lakeshores.

In this field guide you'll find the basic intro to the ecology of the butterfrog, equipment and magical items derived from such fantastic creatures, a couple of butterfrog variants and the guidelines and inspiration to create your own butterfrogs.

Author: Michael Welham
Artist Hugo Solis

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O.o

OMG, Mom, I'm on Paizo as a 3pp! ;)

I hope you enjoy it and help us hunt down more and more butterfrogs!

Andoran Contributor, RPG Superstar 2012

Congratulations, Hugo!

Paizo Employee Sales Imp

Downloading now...


Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber

Congrats Hugo and Mike!

Cheliax

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DLing it.


Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Companion, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

This won't be as good or thorough a review as those done by some of the regulars so I'm not going to officially add it as a review. Just my immediate observations.

Appearance: Excellent. Page layout and design is very appealing. Art is high quality.
Mechanics: Look to be in order but didn't do an in-depth examination.
Concept: Very appealing. I'd almost certainly use something from this book.

Glitches:

  • Page 12: Rhinotoad CR missing. (though as its xpv is shown as 400 it must be CR1)
  • Page 16: Odd wording/Typo: "There is no purchase is necessary to enter the contest..."
  • OGL: Can't find a Product Identity/Open Game Content declaration so I have no idea if any of this can be added to d20pfsrd.com.


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BTW, There is a contest to create your own butterfrog this August

Don't miss the chance to get published in BFS's product No.1 alongside Michale Welham and score hefty froggy prizes!!!


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jreyst wrote:

Glitches...

Thanks for the heads-up, We'll look into it right away.

Didn't think about making this Open COntent, but I think we will. Let me find out how this is done and we'll add it right away.


Congrats Hugo.

Grabbed, review imminent.

Osirion

Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber

Congrats Hugo!!

Both on the product AND on the prolific breeding! ;)

Paizo Employee Developer

Congrats, Hugo!


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Hugo Solis wrote:
Didn't think about making this Open COntent, but I think we will. Let me find out how this is done and we'll add it right away.

Just an FYI but it is my understanding that even if nothing in a book is OGC you're supposed to say that in the Product Identity statement (per Section 8 of the OGL.)

Other than those couple exceedingly minor glitches, this is a very attractive product :)


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jreyst wrote:


Just an FYI but it is my understanding that even if nothing in a book is OGC you're supposed to say that in the Product Identity statement (per Section 8 of the OGL.)

I'm checking that right now. Thanks for pointing it out, I think these butterfrogs deserve to go roam free in the OGC world :)

And thanks for the patience on any mistake that may rear it's ugly head. I'm new at publishing and this is new for me... The Wayfinder was run by Liz and I never took the time to look into it. Serves me right :D

Cheliax

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Only skimmed the book so far, but I liked the new alchemy items. Already want to have my witch make some of the Metamorphic Gel and coat the party rogue in slime. :D


Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Companion, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

No worries Hugo. Your book looks great in all the ways that really count anyway :)


Pathfinder Adventure Path Charter Subscriber

Beautiful work, Hugo, Mike and Sarah.


Hugo, this was an excellent freshman project for your new Imprint, very impressive. Fell in love with the little critters instantly, and am hoping you do make them Open, as I would love to include them in something down the road. Review is up.

Andoran Contributor, RPG Superstar 2012

Wow! Thanks for the glowing review, KTFish! I'm so glad you enjoyed the book.

As for the minor glitches, Hugo is using his butterfrog army to get rid of the bugs as we speak. :D


Excellent.. hard not to give a good review. If this is a fair example of what to expect from future offerings from this imprint, then I would suggest to people they add Butterfrog Studios to their watch list as there should be some very interesting product coming.


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The PDF is already corrected and will be updated soon.

-OGC declaration added
-Minor typos corrected
-Stats format changed to better mirror PFs rules layout (as any other 3pp)
-Rhinotoad CR added.

Thanks for the feedback!


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Oh, and the "Create your Own Butterfrog" contest starts today!

Study well your field guide and use Nigel's experience on your behalf. Track down, study and research your butterfrog and share your findings with the world!

Contest rules and prizes

The first 5 entries will get a full color printed signed copy of the Field Guide to The Butterfrog!


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Field Guide Poster! :)


And reviewed here and sent to GMS magazine! Cheers!

Andoran Contributor, RPG Superstar 2012

Thank you very much for the review, Endzeitgeist! I'm pleased to see you enjoyed the book. :D


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Thank you Endzeitgeist, we are really glad you like it :)

Andoran

OK all you prospective Dr. Buttersteins and Dr. Frankenfrogs, now that you're back from Gen Con and settled in:

You have only until August 26th to get your entry in to the "Create Your Own Butterfrog" contest, so get hopping!


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The contest Submission deadline got extended until Sept 3rd. (GenCon can sure mess with deadlines...).

Also, the contest got a bit simplified, now stats are optional. We are more interested in creativity than rule lawyering, but still rules wizards will be compensated for their effort ;)

Details in here!


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Final week to hunt down you butterfrog to get published and win croaking prizes!!

Last day to submit your contest entry is Next monday, September 3rd.

More details in here

Frog on!

Andoran Contributor, RPG Superstar 2012

Thank you very much for the nice review, Uri!


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Yup, Thanks Uri!


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Contest winners announced at 12 pm, Seattle time!


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Congratz to winners Crystal Frasier, Richard Flanagan and Tom LeBlanc for they fabulous butterfrogs!

Crystal's butterfrog will be added (and updated) to the field guide in October.

Thanks for your participation!

Cheliax

Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

very cool and congratulations to the winners.


Soooo, I gotta ask: When do we get to see the field guide? I'm looking forward to it!


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Endzeitgeist wrote:
Soooo, I gotta ask: When do we get to see the field guide? I'm looking forward to it!

It's been a crazy 7 months and we are still developing this. Dozens of 'frogs have been created and the filed guide will be a hefty open source document that will get published this year past the first half. Hopefully by PaizoCon we'll have a nice and big preview.

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