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The Ghosts of Saltmarsh WOTC Hardcover contains a few new statblocks, including the Bullywug Royal, who has the following trait:

Frog Rider. The royal has advantage on melee attacks made while riding a frog mount.

However, the Bullywug Royal is a Medium creature, meaning it needs to mount a Large or larger creature. The largest frog creature is the Giant Frog, which is Medium, thus cannot be mounted by the Royal. That being said, the Giant Toad is a Large creature, and the fluff text of Royals says:

A bullywug royal is often accompanied by and mounted astride a giant toad.

Thus, does a Bullywug Royal benefit from its "Frog Rider" trait while riding a Giant Toad?

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    \$\begingroup\$ yes, if you are playing in my campaign. Where is this question coming from? Do you consider the words "toad" and "frog" so foreign that some distinction needs to be made? \$\endgroup\$ May 14 '20 at 1:37
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Unless "frog mount" is defined as a specific thing, I would allow it. I do not have the material to read so I'm going off of the text you shared, but from the fluff it seems like the idea is that they ride a rather large amphibian that moves by hopping. And while they are riding that frog-like creature that they are known for riding, they get a bonus thing.

Again, I do not have the material as reference, so unless they are given a specific frog mount and stats to go with it (like the mount has some sort of battle training), I would just roll with it.

Would it break the game? If allowing the riders to receive the bonus on a toad instead of a frog would make the game unduly difficult then don't do it. If it's just a matter of flavor then I think it would be fine.

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    \$\begingroup\$ Yes, thank you for the correction. I will try to gather some words to add to the rhetorical at the end. \$\endgroup\$
    – James
    May 15 '20 at 19:03

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