Vodnik

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. A particularly nasty example […]

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Wereshark

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. Old salts tell of […]

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Akinosa

The Japanese doppelgänger.  Residents of the gutted pagoda. The kumo are at war with the oni and okami. Built off the 5E/4E drider. I didn’t get to use Akinosa but a DM always reuses his stuff so he appears later re-skinned.  Akinosa Large monstrosity (shapechanger, yokai), neutral evil Armor Class 19 (natural armor)  Hit Points 129 (13d10 + 52) Speed 50 ft., […]

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kumo

The Japanese doppelgänger.  Residents of the gutted pagoda. The kumo are at war with the oni and okami. Built off the 3e aranea. Kumo Large monstrosity (shadowlands, shapechanger), lawful evil Armor Class 14 (natural armour, 17 with mage armour) Hit Points 39 (6d10 + 6) Speed 50 ft., climb 30 ft. STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA 14 (+2) […]

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Hu Hsien

Continuing with the 2nd edition Oriental Adventures conversions. HU HSIEN Medium fey (shapechanger, yokai), chaotic evil  Armor Class 12 Hit Points 120 (16d8 + 48) Speed 30 ft., 40 ft. in tiger form STR      DEX     CON    INT      WIS      CHA 17 (+3) 15 (+2) 16 (+3) 10 (+0) 13 (+1) 18 (+4) Skills Arcana +4, Deception +6, […]

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mamono

Moving on to 3rd edition OA there are a few new monsters in this book that were not in 1e.  Converting them here.  Since these are effectively Asian doppelgängers I built them from the same skeleton to show that they are related.  I like that continuity between the mythologies and ecologies in D&D. MAMONO Medium […]

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FEAT: NINE-TAILS

Hengeyokai have access to an exclusive feat.  With this ability they may improve their animal form to make it more combat capable. NINE-TAILS You have become a paragon for your people.  You gain the following benefits when you take this feat in animal form: Your base animal is now the dire version for your kind. When […]

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CHARACTER RACE: HENGEYOKAI

Continuing our delve into the lands of Oriental Adventures which began with my reimagining of the korobokuru as nopon for D&D 5e.  I was inspired after playing Fire Emblem Fates to re-read all the 1e, 2e and 3e Oriental Adventures material which further stirred me to update some of the races and classes for 5e.  I included a dire […]

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