oriental adventures

  1. Borbetomagnus

    [TETSUBO] A Grim & Perilous RPG

    Grim & Perilous Studios announced that its next game will be TETSUBŌ Grim & Perilous RPG, based on a rejected manuscript that the original authors, Dave Morris and Jamie Thomson, presented to Games Workshop for an Eastern expansion to WFRP's Old World. Here's a link to the official announcement...
  2. M

    [Let's Read] Kara-Tur Box Set

    This is a follow-up from my previous Oriental Adventures Supplement Read-throughs. RPG.net regualr neutrondecay appears to be in a time-out for unrelated things, but had started a Let's Read for this 1988 box set but was unable to complete it due to reasons. I've skinned nd's previous version...
  3. ChopSockey

    An "Oriental Adventures" hack for [Dungeon World]?

    I've been catching up on MacBalance's fascinating WIR threads on the AD&D Oriental Adventures material in the d20 forum, and it's made me wonder about a Dungeon World version. Has anyone done any work an an OA hack for DW? As anachronistic as the original material is, I'm finding the material...
  4. L

    [Legendary Games] Far East Friday!

    It's a Far East Friday at Legendary Games! We have not one but TWO terrific new Pathfinder products with a Far Eastern flavor ready for you to devour! - Get 110 incredible new arcane, divine, and psychic spells for every spellcasting class from 1st to 9th level in the Asian Spell Compendium...
  5. M

    [Let's Read] Oriental Adventures: The Supplements

    In this thread I will be reviewing the various supplements released by TSR for AD&D 1e/2e under the Oriental Adventures branding. This collection spans two editions and was rolled into the Forgotten Realms as that setting became dominant. This is a follow-up to the previous Let's Read of...
  6. neutrondecay

    [Let's Read] Kara-Tur - The Eastern Realms

    I've never done a Let's Read before, so let's see how this one goes. I have before me a digital version of the Kara-Tur: The Eastern Realms boxed set, acquired from the Paizo site many years ago when it was still available. I started this Let's Read in the Zakhara and Kara-Tur thread, in the...
  7. L

    [Legendary Games] The Beasts of the East have been unleashed!

    Brand new from Legendary Games, we bring you an array of awesome Asian monsters for your Pathfinder RPG campaign. Beasts of Legend: Beasts of the East! This 28-page product is available in print and PDF, with full-page color illustrations and an additional PDF of printable paper minis. As for...
  8. M

    [Let's Read] Oriental Adventures (1e)

    I like to think this is a 'big deal' as it's one of the major books of the 1e canon. Here's the cover: Oriental Adventures is a weird book. it's one of the last first edition books, and is interesting as it can almost be used as a 'core' book. This Let's Read will explore that idea... To...
  9. L

    [Legendary Games] Treasury of the Orient - Asian magic items galore!

    One of the goals for Legendary Games during the rest of 2015 is to get some long-simmering projects finished up and out the door, including revisiting some of our older product lines and tying up some products that have been long in the planning. The first of those is very nearly here, and in...
  10. Leonaru

    [Brainstorming] 5e Oriental Adventures

    I still hope WotC will release an OA/Kara-Tur source book, but in case they won't do that any time soon, let's brainstrom a little bit and discuss how 5e OA could look like. Classes The fighter and rogue fir into OA just fine. The samurai could be a fighter archetype... but I'm not sure what...
  11. H

    Is there an OSR Oriental Adventures out there or is 1rst Edtion the best option?

    I'm curious if anyone has put together a good OSR Oriental Adventures book out there? I know there is an African one but I don't know of a OA one. I've thought about getting 1rst edtion OA. That's by Gygax and I have some books of his which have their high points. I don't know if there...
  12. Leonaru

    Shinobi & Samurai: Oriental Old-School Adventures

    Among all the OSR games out there, Oriental-themed ones rather rare. There is Ruins & Ronin, but it's pretty similar to Swords & Wizardry. There are also a couple of supplements, but they only cover a couple of classes or monsters. So I decided to write Shinobi & Samurai. It features nine...
  13. Leonaru

    [OSR/OD&D] Honour Systems

    I kind of like honour systems, especially for pseudo-Japanese settings, so I checked out the one from 1e Oriental Adventures. In OA, characters start with X honour points. They gain and lose points for doing honourable (wining a duel, risk your life for others, making allies etc.) and...
  14. Leonaru

    [Let's Read] AD&D 2e Kara-Tur Monstrous Compendium Appendix

    Welcome to my next Let's Read! This time, we take on the Kara-Tur Monstrous Compendium Appendix! Kara-Tur is a Far Eastern by David Cook setting and first appeared in Oriental Adventures. It was the first distinctive AD&D 1e setting (not counting Forgotten Realms articles) and merged with...
  15. K

    [1E] Summary of two weapon fighting rules?

    I'm about to start running 1E again, using Unearthed Arcana, Wilderness and Dungeoneer's Survival Guide and elements of Oriental Adventures (basically, the proficiency rules and martial arts.) I have a player who loves him some Dr'zzt action, and wants to do a two weapon Thief. Can someone...
  16. A

    Are there any Oriental Adventures retroclones?

    I've been thinking of running an AD&D OA game but I'd rather not have to wade through the original rules especially as I'm going to have to change them a fair amount anyway to get them to do what I want. So I was wondering if there are any retro clones already made that would give me a decent...
  17. Khyron

    Is There a Good Version of the 1e Monk Class?

    I consider myself reasonably familiar with the Monk as a character class in 1e AD&D in its incarnations in the Players Handbook, Oriental Adventures, and even the "He's Got a Lot to Kick About" version from Dragon #53/Best of Dragon Vol. III. I also know of the 2e version from Spells & Magic...
  18. T

    A dossier of Japanese goblins

    I've put together a little manual of Yokai for my campaign world. I'd appreciate any input y'all might have to help me refine the creatures and build up the flavor text. The stats are in GURPS, but are pretty self-explanatory. I particularly want to know if I got the reading of the kanji in...
  19. B

    Heroes of the Emeral Empire

    Looking for players to play Legends of the Five Rings (1st Edition). Hoping to get between 4-6 players to play in Rokugan. Samurai, spell-weilding Priest, monters,etc. Experience not need, game to be played online using an online gaming table and Ventrilo for added voice chat. Looking to...
  20. A

    [4e DDI] Is anyone else excited for Kara-Tur?

    It's probably because i watched Big Trouble in Little China and Hero recently, but i've gotten excited about the upcoming Kara-Tur setting in DDI. I want to see what it does with the cosmology, with the Feywild a place for trickster spirits and the Shadowfell as a land of ghosts. And races...
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