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One Grung Above is a 4-page sourcebook for Dungeons & Dragons 5th edition released on October 11, 2017.

Official synopsis[]

From the depths of the jungles of Chult they're here!

Summaries of the characters from the new Twitch streamed game in all their glory, plus the officially UNOFFICIAL grung traits used to created them.

All monies that Wizards would receive from sales of this product are being donated to Extra Life, so GRUNG IT UP! ...and get yours now!

You can head to the D&D page on Extra Life to find out more.

Disclaimer: Outside of a certain surrogate character, this document in no way makes grung a legal, playable race in the D&D Adventurers League, or any other campaign where the Dungeon Master hates amphibians with an excess of apostrophes in their names... and yes if you’re not immune to poison and you must touch the grung to heal it... you get to make a saving throw.

Content[]

One Grung Above includes rules for grung player characters, and profiles of four characters: grung d'Ahten'khan, b'Ang'r'Ang, and b'Leep, and albino dwarf Mee'Yah-Ghee. It also details a new musical instrument, the whistle-stick.

Development and release[]

Development[]

One Grung Above was designed by Christopher Lindsay ("Author and Director of the Grung Preservation Society"). It tied in with an all-grung campaign, "One Grung Above", that Lindsay first ran for the Stream of Annihilation event in June 2017 with players Matt Colville, Mark Hulmes, Adam Koebel, Nadja Otikor, Satine Phoenix (d'Ahten'khan), Ruty Rutenberg (b'Leep), and Lauren Urban (b'Ang'r'Ang).[1][2] Phoenix, Rutenberg, and Urban were joined in subsequent grung games by Cig Neutron (Mee'Yah-Ghee).

Lindsay had been a fan of the grung since they appeared in World of Greyhawk material for Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 2nd edition, and had wanted to make them "a thing" again since he joined the Dungeons & Dragons team in 2010. This led to their inclusion in Volo's Guide to Monsters (2016). Lindsay centered his Stream of Annihilation game around grung in order to stand out, as well as to "confirm to the world" that he was "simply an eccentric goofball".

Release[]

One Grung Above was released by Wizards of the Coast on October 11, 2017, in digital format. The supplement was released on the Dungeon Masters Guild in support of Extra Life, with all proceeds from sales going to that charity. It is currently available on DriveThruRPG and Dungeon Masters Guild for $4.99.

According to the blurb on the Dungeon Masters Guild site, the grung traits in the supplement are "officially unofficial".[3]

Reception and influence[]

Critical reception[]

As of 2023, One Grung Above reached the rank of Mithral seller on DriveThruRPG.

Influence on other works[]

External links[]

References[]

  1. Stream of Annihilation (wizards.com). 2017-05-11. Retrieved 2020-11-15.
  2. SoA - One Grung Above (YouTube). 2017-06-05. Retrieved 2020-11-15.
  3. One Grung Above (5e) (Dungeon Masters Guild). Retrieved 2020-11-15.
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