Wuxia / Oriental Adventures

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The Monk Class, Part Two

Another Monday without a UA article, so another Thursday with a new History of the Classes article: to every cloud, its silver lining. (Just a few hours late; I have a pretty unforgiving head cold.) Today I’m tackling one of ...
D&D 5eGM ResourcesPlayer ResourcesWuxia / Oriental Adventures

Unearthed Arcana: Monastic Traditions Breakdown

This week’s Unearthed Arcana is another of the less-represented classes, in terms of quantity of archetypes: the monk. Admittedly, the Way of the Four Elements monk has a lot of internal customization, so it could be a ton of different ...
Character BuildsD&D 5eThoughts & ThingsWuxia / Oriental Adventures

Oriental Adventures – Ninja

Since I first put together a Ninja build last year, I’ve done some formatting changes with how I present characters on Tribality. So going back I wanted to reformat the Ninja and with this layout, the Ninja can be used ...
Thoughts & ThingsWuxia / Oriental Adventures

Deities & Demigods – Part 2

Last week, I put together the stats for the demigod Hachiman from the Japanese Mythos found in the 1980 Deities & Demigods. A lot of people asked me to continue, and so I am putting together a trinity of Shinto ...
Thoughts & ThingsWuxia / Oriental Adventures

Deities & Demigods – Part 1

I have been reading through my library of old D&D books for some campaign ideas. I stumbled across Deities & Demigods, and pulled it out and sat back and began to flip through it. I really like the original AD&D ...
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Oriental Adventures – Vanara

This week I bring the Vanara race to my Wuxia Campaign.  The inspiration was watching Wuxia movies a few months ago about Sun Wukong the monkey king.  With a little reading, you can find Vanara were in Oriental Adventures and ...
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Oriental Adventures – Wu Jen

Wu Jen are the arcane spellcasters in my Wuxia campaign.  They are like wizards, but there are subtle differences. Normally, a Wu Jen’s power is drawn from the five elements (earth, fire, metal, water, and wood), and they can choose ...
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Oriental Adventures – Exotic Weapons

I have a Wuxia campaign where I used the Dungeon Master’s Guide to make straight conversions of D&D fantasy weapons into Wuxia themed weapons. That makes sense if the players start out in Wuxia.  But what if the players started ...
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Oriental Adventures – Yakuza

Continuing the Wuxia (WU-she-AH) campaign ideas, I have a Rogue class archetype for D&D 5th edition, the Yakuza! Many think of the Yakuza as murdering gangsters, that may be what they became after the Edo Period, but they originated as ...
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Oriental Adventures – Food

Building a campaign world can be a lot of fun, but it also requires a lot of preparation and creativity. That preparation should start by deciding on a theme for your campaign world. I really like the Wǔxiá (武侠) ideas that ...