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In the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game, the froghemoth is a type of aberration.

Publication history[edit]

Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 1st edition[edit]

The froghemoth first appeared in Expedition to the Barrier Peaks as one of several alien species found within a crashed interstellar spaceship.[1] The froghemoth then appeared in the first edition Monster Manual II (1983).[2]

Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 2nd edition[edit]

The froghemoth appeared in Dungeon #56 (November 1995) and in Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume Two (1995).[3]

3rd edition[edit]

The froghemoth appeared in Dungeon #128 (November 2005).

5th edition[edit]

The froghemoth appeared in Volo's Guide to Monsters (November 2016).


According to Volo's Guide to Monsters for the Fifth edition of Dungeons & Dragons, "A frohemoth is an amphibious predator as big as an elephant. It lairs in swamps and has four tentacles, a thick rubbery hide, a fang-filled maw with a prehensile tongue, and an extendable stalk sporting three bulbous eyes that face in different directions."[4]

Other publishers[edit]

The froghemoth appeared in the Tome of Horrors (2002) from Necromancer Games.[5]

The froghemoth appeared in Paizo Publishing's book Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Bestiary (2009).[6]

In the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, the froghemoth's possible extraterrestrial origins are expanded upon.[7] This is in reference to its debut in the science fantasy module Expedition to the Barrier Peaks, where it is encountered within a crashed spaceship's biodome.


  1. ^ Gygax, Gary. Expedition to the Barrier Peaks (TSR, 1980)
  2. ^ Gygax, Gary. Monster Manual II (TSR, 1983)
  3. ^ Pickens, Jon, ed. Monstrous Compendium Annual Volume Two (TSR, 1995)
  4. ^ "VOLO'S GUIDE - Check Out This Froghemoth Preview". EnWorld. Retrieved 26 October 2016. 
  5. ^ Green, Scott; Peterson, Clark (2002). Tome of Horrors. Necromancer Games. pp. 144–145. ISBN 1-58846-112-2. 
  6. ^ Bulmahn, Jason (lead designer). Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Bestiary (Paizo Publishing, 2009)
  7. ^