A collated list of the various subtypes introduced by Oriental Adventures and converted to 5e. More for my reference than anything else. Will be updated as I use it. KAMI TEMPLATE This template may be applied to any fey, elemental, plant or beast. The original creature retains its statistics except where outlined below. Any fey creature listed in the […]Read more "Oriental Adventures Templates & Subtypes"
This is a conversion of a 3e prestige class but I didn’t feel there was enough here to make it an archetype. It is also a common trope in Anime. SWORD MAIDEN Harnessing ki energy is an essential ability for many characters in Oriental Adventures. For sword maidens, the harnessing of ki allows – along with […]Read more "FEAT: SWORD MAIDEN"
This is a conversion of a 3e prestige class but I didnt feel there was enougth here to make it an archetype but still allow someone to really focus on iaijustsu if they wanted. IAIJUTSU MASTER Iaijutsu is the martial art of drawing a weapon (almost always a katana) and attacking with it in the […]Read more "FEAT: IAIJUTSU MASTER"
Historically, there isn’t always a big difference between a yokai, kami or oni but for the sake of D&D, a new category of neutral leaning fey are all yokai in the lands of Oriental Adventures. YOKAI Yokai tend to be mischievous spirits and sometimes outright hateful. Anything with the fey type and a neutral alignment […]Read more "OA BESTIARY: YOKAI"
The shinobi class for 5e Oriental Adventures. A note on shinobis. In Japan, shinobi and ninja are interchangeable terms. However, in this particular instance, shinobi is more of an upfront fighter than a ninja using some stealth but otherwise taking opponents head-on. The line in the sand is the ninja is more magical/supernatural while the shinobi is […]Read more "FIGHTER ARCHETYPE: SHINOBI"
The Emperor is dead, his family murdered by a daring band of bakemono (goblins). As retainers of the Divine Family you are disgraced as you failed in your duty to protect them. Before committing seppuku (ritual suicide) you will find these monsters and punish them. They will join you in Jigoku (hell) if it’s the […]Read more "The Divine Heir and the Jade Regent"
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. I shamelessly stole from Heroes of the Orient for this class. YAKUZA The yakuza are many […]Read more "BACKGROUND: YAKUZA"