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TSR Era Oriental Adventures Products

Post by Havard » Mon May 07, 2018 9:42 pm

What products from the TSR Era can be useful when running an Oriental Adventures style campaign?

OD&D
  • Supplement II: Blackmoor (Monk Class)
  • Supplement IV: Gods, Demi-gods & Heroes
Classic D&D
  • Gaz12 The Golden Khan of Ethengar
  • B7 Rahasia
  • X3 Curse of Xanathon
  • Rage of the Rakasta
  • HWA3 Nightstorm
  • Champions of Mystara
AD&D 1st Edition
  • Deities & Demigods
  • Legends & Lore
  • Fiend Folio (Oriental Dragon)
  • Oriental Adventures
  • OA1 Swords of the Daimyo
  • OA2 Night of the Seven Swords
  • OA3 Ochimo: The Spirit Warrior
  • OA4 Blood of the Yakuza
  • OA5 Mad Monkey vs the Dragon Claw (Forgotten Realms)
AD&D 2nd Edition
  • Legends & Lore
  • Kara-Tur: The Eastern Realms Boxed Set (Forgotten Realms)
  • MC6 Kara-Tur Monstrous Compendium
  • The Horde boxed set (Forgotten Realms)
  • OA6 Ronin Challenge (Forgotten Realms)
  • OA7 Test of the Samurai (Forgotten Realms)
  • TM5 Kara-Tur Trail Map (Forgotten Realms)
  • Complete Ninjas Handbook
  • Shaman*
  • Scarlet Brotherhood* (Monk and Assassin Classes)
  • The Star of Kolhapur (Fantasy India)
  • Red Steel Boxed Set** (Mystara)
*=Not a specifically Oriental Adventures product, but possibly highly useful.
**=Certain sections related to the Rakasta and Equipment only


Endless Quest Books / Super Endless Quest
  • Blade of the Young Samurai
  • Test of the Ninja
Dragon Magazine
  • Dragon #24: Chinese Dragons
  • Dragon #26: Chinese Undead
  • Dragon #30: The New Improved Ninja
  • Dragon #40: Bazaar of the Bizarre
  • Dragon #54: Righteous Robbers of Liang Shan P'o
  • Dragon #121: The Genin, Sun Dragon Castle, The Geisya, Whaddaya Mean Jack the Samurai?
  • Dragon #122: Marshalling the Martial Arts
  • Dragon #123: Lords & Legends
  • Dragon #126: Bazaar of the Bizarre
  • Dragon #127: A Menagerie of Martial Arts
  • Dragon #130: The Oriental Sea, Arcane Lore: Magic from East to West
  • Dragon #133: Wards Against Evil
  • Dragon #136: New Kicks in Martial Arts
  • Dragon #146: Arrows of the East
  • Dragon #151: Earn Those Heirlooms!, Soldiers of the Law, Dragon's Bestiary, Ecology of the Kappa
  • Dragon #157: Where There Is One Sumotori...
  • Dragon #164: Born to Defend
  • Dragon #167: Lords of the Warring States
  • Dragon #181: Bazaar of the Bizarre
  • Dragon #189: The Other Orientals, Rhino's Armor Tiger's Claws
  • Dragon #198: Soul-Swords & Spirit-Slayers
  • Dragon #225: Caste of Characters
  • Dragon #226: Monsoons and the Power of Om
  • Dragon #229: The Magic of India
  • Dragon #255: The Shadow Way
  • Dragon #266: Humanimals
Dungeon Magazine
  • Dungeon #5 Kappa Of Pachee Bridge
  • Dungeon #7 Samurai Steel
  • Dungeon #8 Flowers Of Flame
  • Dungeon #9 Golden Bowl Of Ashu H'san
  • Dungeon #10 Artisans Tomb
  • Dungeon #15 Dragon's Gift
  • Dungeon #17 Waiting Room Of Yen-Wang-Yeh
  • Dungeon #18 Crocodile Tears
  • Dungeon #27 Bride For A Fox
  • Dungeon #33 Mad Gyoji
Anything else that could be added to this list?

See also: List of WotC Era OA Products

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Re: TSR Era Products

Post by Big Mac » Tue May 08, 2018 5:03 pm

There is also FROA1 Ninja Wars.

And both the 1e Deities & Demigods and the 2e Legends & Lore have some chapters that would be useful.
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Re: TSR Era Products

Post by Morfie » Wed May 09, 2018 7:46 am

Insert relevant Dungeon and Dragon articles here.

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Re: TSR Era Products

Post by The Dark » Thu May 10, 2018 12:12 am

Morfie wrote:
Wed May 09, 2018 7:46 am
Insert relevant Dungeon and Dragon articles here.
Dragon #24: Chinese Dragons
Dragon #26: Chinese Undead
Dragon #30: The New Improved Ninja
Dragon #40: Bazaar of the Bizarre
Dragon #54: Righteous Robbers of Liang Shan P'o
Dragon #121: The Genin, Sun Dragon Castle, The Geisya, Whaddaya Mean Jack the Samurai?
Dragon #122: Marshalling the Martial Arts
Dragon #123: Lords & Legends
Dragon #126: Bazaar of the Bizarre
Dragon #127: A Menagerie of Martial Arts
Dragon #130: The Oriental Sea, Arcane Lore: Magic from East to West
Dragon #133: Wards Against Evil
Dragon #136: New Kicks in Martial Arts
Dragon #146: Arrows of the East
Dragon #151: Earn Those Heirlooms!, Soldiers of the Law, Dragon's Bestiary, Ecology of the Kappa
Dragon #157: Where There Is One Sumotori...
Dragon #164: Born to Defend
Dragon #167: Lords of the Warring States
Dragon #181: Bazaar of the Bizarre
Dragon #189: The Other Orientals, Rhino's Armor Tiger's Claws
Dragon #198: Soul-Swords & Spirit-Slayers
Dragon #225: Caste of Characters
Dragon #226: Monsoons and the Power of Om
Dragon #229: The Magic of India
Dragon #255: The Shadow Way
Dragon #266: Humanimals

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Re: TSR Era Products

Post by Morfie » Thu May 10, 2018 10:16 am

Dungeon Magazine

Issue Module Name
5 Kappa Of Pachee Bridge
7 Samurai Steel
8 Flowers Of Flame
9 Golden Bowl Of Ashu H'san
10 Artisans Tomb
15 Dragon's Gift
17 Waiting Room Of Yen-Wang-Yeh
18 Crocodile Tears
27 Bride For A Fox
33 Mad Gyoji
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Re: TSR Era Products

Post by Havard » Thu May 10, 2018 3:23 pm

Morfie wrote:
Thu May 10, 2018 10:16 am
Issue Module Name
5 Kappa Of Pachee Bridge
7 Samurai Steel
8 Flowers Of Flame
9 Golden Bowl Of Ashu H'san
10 Artisans Tomb
15 Dragon's Gift
17 Waiting Room Of Yen-Wang-Yeh
18 Crocodile Tears
27 Bride For A Fox
33 Mad Gyoji
This is from Dungeon? :)

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Re: TSR Era Products

Post by Morfie » Fri May 11, 2018 6:48 am

Havard wrote:
Thu May 10, 2018 3:23 pm
Morfie wrote:
Thu May 10, 2018 10:16 am
Issue Module Name
5 Kappa Of Pachee Bridge
7 Samurai Steel
8 Flowers Of Flame
9 Golden Bowl Of Ashu H'san
10 Artisans Tomb
15 Dragon's Gift
17 Waiting Room Of Yen-Wang-Yeh
18 Crocodile Tears
27 Bride For A Fox
33 Mad Gyoji
This is from Dungeon? :)

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Yes sorry, a quick C&P. Edited the post to make it clearer. I also was being amazed by The Dark's post of the Dragon magazine articles!

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Re: TSR Era Products

Post by Havard » Fri May 11, 2018 10:54 am

The Dark wrote:
Thu May 10, 2018 12:12 am
Morfie wrote:
Wed May 09, 2018 7:46 am
Insert relevant Dungeon and Dragon articles here.
Dragon #24: Chinese Dragons
Dragon #26: Chinese Undead
Dragon #30: The New Improved Ninja
Dragon #40: Bazaar of the Bizarre
Dragon #54: Righteous Robbers of Liang Shan P'o
Dragon #121: The Genin, Sun Dragon Castle, The Geisya, Whaddaya Mean Jack the Samurai?
Dragon #122: Marshalling the Martial Arts
Dragon #123: Lords & Legends
Dragon #126: Bazaar of the Bizarre
Dragon #127: A Menagerie of Martial Arts
Dragon #130: The Oriental Sea, Arcane Lore: Magic from East to West
Dragon #133: Wards Against Evil
Dragon #136: New Kicks in Martial Arts
Dragon #146: Arrows of the East
Dragon #151: Earn Those Heirlooms!, Soldiers of the Law, Dragon's Bestiary, Ecology of the Kappa
Dragon #157: Where There Is One Sumotori...
Dragon #164: Born to Defend
Dragon #167: Lords of the Warring States
Dragon #181: Bazaar of the Bizarre
Dragon #189: The Other Orientals, Rhino's Armor Tiger's Claws
Dragon #198: Soul-Swords & Spirit-Slayers
Dragon #225: Caste of Characters
Dragon #226: Monsoons and the Power of Om
Dragon #229: The Magic of India
Dragon #255: The Shadow Way
Dragon #266: Humanimals
That is awesome! Thanks The Dark! :)



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Re: TSR Era Products

Post by Havard » Fri May 11, 2018 2:48 pm

Updated first post and also added Rage of Rakasta to list of BECMI material.

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Re: TSR Era Products

Post by The Dark » Fri May 11, 2018 11:23 pm

Havard wrote:
Fri May 11, 2018 10:54 am
The Dark wrote:
Thu May 10, 2018 12:12 am
Morfie wrote:
Wed May 09, 2018 7:46 am
Insert relevant Dungeon and Dragon articles here.
<snip>
That is awesome! Thanks The Dark! :)



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Being familiar with DragonDex and remembering a few of the oddballs (such as the Indian fantasy that wasn't officially OA) helped me compile that. I know I missed a few articles (for example, there's a second Sumo article in Dragon #157, but I can't remember the title), but I think I got all of the relevant issues.

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Re: TSR Era Products

Post by Khedrac » Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:02 am

I was just glancing back in this thread and finally noticed "•MC6 Kara-Tur Monstrous Compendium" under 1st Ed AD&D.

ALL the Monstrous Compendiums were 2nd Ed products so this should be 2nd Ed. My memory says that the oriental dragons for 1st Ed were in the Fiend Folio, if correct that would go innto the 1st Ed list.
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Post by Ashtagon » Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:17 am

The Monstrous Compendium products were all AD&D 2e, not 1e.
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Post by Havard » Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:19 am

Khedrac wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:02 am
I was just glancing back in this thread and finally noticed "•MC6 Kara-Tur Monstrous Compendium" under 1st Ed AD&D.

ALL the Monstrous Compendiums were 2nd Ed products so this should be 2nd Ed. My memory says that the oriental dragons for 1st Ed were in the Fiend Folio, if correct that would go innto the 1st Ed list.
Thanks! I will fix this.

And just checked, the Oriental Dragons are in the Fiend Folio.

Will add both now! :)

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Post by ripvanwormer » Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:07 pm

Monstrous Compendium Volume Three: Forgotten Realms Appendix included the chiang lung, li lung, lung wang, pan lung, shen lung, t'ien lung, tun mi lung, and yu lung under the heading for Oriental Dragons.

The Planescape Campaign Setting boxed set included a detailed look at the Palace of Judgment, the realm of Yen-Wang-Yeh, Chinese god of the dead.

Planes of Chaos details the Gates of the Moon, where the Indian god Soma dwells (though he's barely mentioned).

Planes of Law details Nectar of Life (Brihaspati's realm), Goldfire (Mitra's and Surya's realm), and Resounding Thunder (Lei Kung's realm).

Planes of Conflict details the Great Mother's Garden (realm of the Chinese power Liu), and the Teardrop Palace (realm of Sung Chiang).

On Hallowed Ground details the Chinese, Japanese, and Indian pantheons.
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Re: TSR Era Products

Post by snorri » Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:16 pm

From what I remembered, a few asian-themed monsters appeats in MM1 for AD&D.
- Ki-Rin
-Yeti
- Hobgoblin (depicted with Japan-like armors)
- Giant rat (said to be Sumatran).

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