FIGHTER ARCHETYPE: SHINOBI

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 […]

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ROGUISH ARCHETYPE: NINJA

The ninja class for 5e Oriental Adventures.  You could argue that the assassin archetype fits the ninja quite well but historically the ninja was as much a spy as an assassin.  I have used the assassin as the base archetype but added more spy and mystical type abilities to the ninja’s repertoire.   NINJA Ninjas are the invisible warriors; spies and […]

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ORIENTAL EQUIPMENT: EGGSHELL BOMB

A favorite tool of ninja, used to create distractions, eggshell grenades are emptied eggshells carefully packed with various alchemical substances. Common grenade types include dust, flashpowder, pepper, and poison smoke. As an action, a character can throw a grenade at a point up to 60 feet away, however, due to how light this weapon is the range increment […]

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