In Baldur’s Gate 2 you ventured into the Underdark and killed many many drow in the process. Each dropped +1 to +5 magic items – in particular swords and armour. I still remember the astonishment of getting so much loot so quickly. When we (I played with my wife) left the Underdark we had hoarded […]Read more "Drowrought Items"
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 Jimjar. JIMJAR Small humanoid (snvirniblin), neutral good Armour Class 15 (drow studded leather) Hit Points 16 (3d6 + 6) Speed 20 ft. STR DEX […]Read more "ROGUES GALLERY: JIMJAR"
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. DOC CU’O’C Medium fey (spirit, kami), neutral Armour Class 16 (studded leather, shield) Hit Points 140 (19d8 […]Read more "OA BESTIARY: DOC CU’O’C"
WEAPONS PLAYERS HANDBOOK WEAPON LIST As per DMG pg. 41 the standard weapons in the PHB exist and work just the same in Oriental Adventures. They will have different names, however. As the bent of this campaign is more towards Japan than China the Japanese name is the one in common usage. ORIENTAL ADVENTURES WEAPON […]Read more "ORIENTAL ADVENUTRES GEAR"
This is a thematic feat for the rogue class. It fits in with the 1e Oriental Adventures description of a yakuza. However, the original yakuza class is not different enough from the default rogue to really be its own archetype. However, this will help make your rogue more flavourful. YAKUZA The yakuza is many different things, depending on who is asked. He has […]Read more "FEAT: YAKUZA"
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. BUSO Medium humanoid (human, shapechanger), chaotic evil Armor Class 12 (natural armour) Hit Points 58 (9d8 […]Read more "OA BESTIARY: BUSO"
Deciding to use Rokugan instead of Kara-Tur as the default backdrop for Oriental Adventures we need to mention the Clans who are a product of humanity in this region of Pangea. Rokugan was the default setting for 3e Oriental Adventures and is a good setting to use as it does an excellent job of combining various Asian mythical cultures. Having said […]Read more "CHARACTER RACE: HUMANS IN ORIENTAL ADVENTURES"