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"
Though I decided against making a yakuza class – I think the basic rouge covers this well enough – the kensai is unique enough to have its own archetype in Oriental Adventures. You can find other classes for OA here. KENSAI Kensai means “sword saint” or “sword master” and is usually applied to characters who have perfected the […]Read more "MARTIAL ARCHETYPE: KENSAI"
With the original three core Oriental Adventures races complete (korobokuru, hengeyokai, and spirit folk) I can move on to classes. I thought about creating these classes from whole cloth and maybe some of the later ones will require it, but, the samurai I believe works much better as an archetype. The use of archetypes makes creating new variant […]Read more "MARTIAL ARCHETYPE: SAMURAI"