[5E] Oriental Adventures - What Official 5E Rules are available?

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[5E] Oriental Adventures - What Official 5E Rules are available?

Post by Havard » Mon Sep 03, 2018 6:47 pm

What Rules are already available in WotC publications (including UA articles) that would be useful for running some Oriental Adventures style campaign with D&D 5E?

  • Fighter - Samurai (UA)
  • Monk- Way of the Kensei (UA)
  • Mystic (UA)
(See links to the UA classes here)

  • Kenku (Volo's Guide to Monsters
What else is available out there? :)


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Re: [5E] Oriental Adventures - What Official 5E Rules are available?

Post by Tim Baker » Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:56 pm

You've covered everything I can think of.
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Re: [5E] Oriental Adventures - What Official 5E Rules are available?

Post by Coronoides » Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:53 pm

Kansai and Samurai made it into Xananthars. Some classic oriental monsters made it into the MM including Dragon Turtle.
Ironically I can’t easily check for my sources because I’m in Japan for work ATM.

At this point if you want to run an oriental campaign then you are going to want to use community materials from here and the DM’s Guild.
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Re: [5E] Oriental Adventures - What Official 5E Rules are available?

Post by Dread Delgath » Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:52 am

The Monk Way of Shadows makes a good ninja, while the Monk Way of the Four Elements makes for a good Wu-Jen.

Bushi could be represented by a carefully created fighter or ranger, while the Yakuza could be represented by the the rogue - thief subclass, only adding certain skills and other choices for flavor.

I'm surprised there aren't more backgrounds for Oriental Adventures, and the only one I can think of right now is the Far Traveler background, which could be used by any character, but it is evocative of Oriental Adventures style characters for me.

These are just the first thoughts off the top of my head, but I'll look deeper into this once I get home after work.
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