Wuxia / Oriental Adventures

D&D 3.5eHistory of the ClassesWuxia / Oriental Adventures

The Monk Class, Part Eight

At a reader’s request, I’m going back to the 3.0 Oriental Adventures and covering the monk prestige classes found there. In this series’ broader conversation on monks, this and the 1e Oriental Adventures are our only examples of settings that ...
D&D 1eHistory of the ClassesWuxia / Oriental Adventures

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 ...
Thoughts & ThingsWuxia / Oriental Adventures

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 ...
Thoughts & ThingsWuxia / Oriental Adventures

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 ...
Thoughts & ThingsWuxia / Oriental Adventures

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 ...
Character BuildsD&D 5ePlayer ResourcesThoughts & ThingsWuxia / Oriental Adventures

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 ...