OA BESTIARY: KAPPA

In this set of blog entries I aim to convert the original 1e Oriental Adventure monsters to 5e to provide some extra fodder for an OA campaign.  I am using both the original 1e source and the updated 3e source as reference for the build.  Kappa to me are basically ancient versions of TMNT so I always picture them less […]

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OA BESTIARY: KIRIN

In this set of blog entries I aim to convert the original 1e Oriental Adventure monsters to 5e to provide some extra fodder for an OA campaign. I am using both the original 1e source and the updated 3e source as reference for the build.  Bit of a cheat monster as I combined the pegasus and unicorn into one creature […]

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MONASTIC TRADITION: TATTOOED MONK

A new monastic tradition for the monk class.  Mechanics are slightly different for this tradition than others. TATTOOED MONK Certain monastic orders in the lands of Oriental Adventures bestow supernatural powers on their members by inscribing magic tattoos on their skin. These tattooed monks shave their heads, speak in cryptic riddles and maxims, and—in many cases—travel the countryside furthering their quest […]

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ORIENTAL GHOSTS

This is a bit of a catch-all of common Oriental ghosts which essentially use the 5e ghost as the base.  Where they diverge significantly a new statblock may be provided as time goes by. GHOST In Oriental Adventures, ghosts (yorei) have the spirit subtype. A ghost — whether ethereal or manifested — cannot pass through […]

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ROGUES GALLERY: PRINCE DERENDIL

Some of the NPCs in Out of the Abyss are a little unique and I ended up doing quick conversions to have the right statblock on hand for my players.  Here is the Prince. PRINCE DERENDIL Medium humanoid (quaggoth), chaotic neutral Armour Class 13 (natural armour) Hit Points 45 (6d8 + 18) Speed 30ft., climb 30ft. STR […]

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FEAT: PEASENT BUSHI

This is a thematic feat for the fighter class.  It fits in with the 1e Oriental Adventures description of a bushi, and also has historical roots.  However, the original bushi class is not different enough from the fighter martial archetypes to really be its own archetype.  However this will help make your peasant fighter more flavourful.  PEASENT BUSHI […]

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