Wuxia / Oriental Adventures

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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 ...
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Oriental Adventures – Samurai & Ninjas

A few months ago when I first received the D&D 5th edition Player’s Handbook, I put together a Samurai & a Ninja character build. I had pulled together information from the AD&D book Oriental Adventures, Wikipeida, and some information that ...