My PCs recently derailed a whole bunch of my planning through creative play – which is fine, the surprises make the game more entertaining for me this way – they ended up in the Slumbering Ursine Dunes and here are converted monsters for my own reference with abbreviated 5e stat blocks. Though colloquially called “zombastodons” […]

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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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buso geisha

Stole the idea from the Paizo Jade Regent boards.  I felt it fit my game very well since one of my PCs is an oiran/geiko. My PCs skipped the Pagoda portion of the dungeon but a more deadly version was in the Munasukaru’s Penance area. BUSO GEISHA (GREATER TIGBUANA BUSO) Medium undead, chaotic evil Armor […]

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The husk spider guards the tunnel between the Pagoda and Munasukaru’s Penance. Perception DC 22: The spider is desiccated and moves awkwardly. You think it might actually be an undead husk of a spider! HUSK SPIDER Huge undead, chaotic evil Armor Class 11 (natural armor) Hit Points 136 (13d12 + 52) Speed 40 ft., climb 30 ft.  STR DEX CON […]


The Pinnacle and Writhing Tower

I simplified this encounter as the PCs engaged this encounter right after the swine shogun which was a pretty epic battle. I also changed it to a straight up cyclops-oni (a reskinned cyclops). If the PCs had this encounter first and prevented the gong from being run then I would have ran it as written. The Pinnacle […]

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Tsuchigumo – The Great Sea Spider

A few more monster conversion from the 3rd edition Creatures of Rokugan Oriental Adventures supplement.  TSUCHIGUMO The King of the Kumo Gargantuan monstrosity (titan, yokai), chaotic evil Armor Class 17 (natural armour) Hit Points 324 (24d20 + 72) Speed 50 ft., climb 50 ft., swim 30 ft. STR      DEX     CON     INT   WIS     […]

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