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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.