Barbarians of Thylea

Harking back to Conan and the original D&D barbarian class. The barbarians of Thylea, in general, detest magic and those who use it. They will, at low levels of experience, refuse to employ any sort of magic item if they recognize it as such. They will often seek to destroy magic items, and if successful […]

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Amazon (Race/Class)

A simple character class/race combo for my daughter who gets easily overwhelmed so went old school.  Part of my current campaign – Clash of the TitansCLASH OF THE TITANS. Inspired by the Diablo Amazon. The Amazon is a powerful woman warrior of the Askari, who belongs to nomadic bands who roam the plains near the […]

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red onryoki

Big Bad tank that didn’t last 1 round! Version 2 needs to be tankier. NPC is a direct Inspiration Onryoki from Nioh. RED ONRYOKI Huge fiend (oni), chaotic evil Armor Class 19 (Natural Armor) Hit Points 310 (23d12 + 161) Speed 40 ft.  STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA 25 (+7) 11 (+0) 25 (+7) 6 (-2) 13 (+1) 14 (+2) Saving Throws STR +13, DEX +6, CON +13, WIS […]

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bodak geiko

These mobs were purposely created to show how the bad guys can use the Oiran class against them.  Was a fun encounter as the PCs realised they prefer not to be on the receiving end of the geiko’s buffing songs.   BODAK GEIKO Medium undead, chaotic evil Armor Class 15 (natural armor, tattered kimono) Hit Points 58 (9d8 + 18) Speed 30 […]

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okami leader Shizu

I had this NPC harass the party throughout the adventure withdrawing before she could be cornered.  They eventually pinned her at the Lake Bed (see tactics below).  But she eventually became a respected enemy and instead of killing her they knocked her out and used the sacred brush to rewrite her memory and alignment.  She […]

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Old School Alignment

My world tends to be more Greyhawk than Forgotten Realm, more John Carter than Lord of the Rings so alignment is about the cosmic war between order and chaos (most exemplified by the Blood War in the D&D mythos).  Lifting this from Dungeon Crawl Classic as this is a good definition of the three-axis of […]

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Ikiryo (Stand) Monastic Tradition

A new monastic tradition for the monk class that fits both the world (Dying Earth/9th World Setting) and campaign theme (Oriental Adventures). Inspired by Jojo. IKIRYO MONASTIC TRADITION This monastic tradition recognises and accepts that all men have an evil spirit within them – the Ikiryo – but seek to control it instead of ignoring it. This […]

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The Ulysses 31

Posted here for my PC.  Inspired by the original. The Ulysses 31 This weapon can act as either a ranged weapon or a short sword (Trick tag).  Damage type and amount doesn’t change, just range is modified.  This switch is a bonus action.  Weapon does not consume ammunition but stops working on a natural 1 […]

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