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5e Oriental Adventures (Reference)

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Version 2.0 features:

  • A conversion of all Oriental Adventure content in the history of D&D (460 pages long).
  • All this content is playtested.
  • Lots of new content inspired by more modern sources – like anime, video games and movies. For example, a Stand User style class inspired by Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure and a Battle-Construct style class inspired by Alita: Battle Angel.
  • 3 new races – Korobokuru, Hengeyokai and Spirit Folk
  • New Class – The Oiran who uses her charm and skill in etiquette, song and dance to enhance her party and curse her enemies.
  • 23 classes.
  • 350+ monsters.
  • 100+ new spells.
  • Dozens of magic items and special Oriental Adventures artifacts (tsukumogami).

As well as all supporting rules to run a game in the Far East (or West, I don’t know how your world works).

The intent of this work is to be a reference – to allow DM’s and other creators – to quickly spin up an Oriental Adventure campaign or a new (probably much fancier) sourcebook.

 

 

 

 
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Shane M January 18, 2021 7:51 pm UTC
could you possibly retitle it?
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Michael M January 18, 2021 10:26 pm UTC
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To?
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jason K December 25, 2020 4:28 pm UTC
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Hello Mike M
Merry Christmas! Thank you for 2.0! Do you have any contact info to send a PM?
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Michael M December 25, 2020 10:41 pm UTC
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Added to the “About the Author” section.
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jason K December 17, 2020 6:18 pm UTC
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Hello Mike M
Would this cover or mention any of the 3.5 Rokugan material to be converted for 5e? Any chance of a print version.
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Michael M December 18, 2020 6:46 am UTC
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Hi Jason, this version has a lot of Rokugan content. I am working on an updated version as well. By print do you mean print-on-demand? I don't have enough sales to have that option unlocked, unfortunately.

For the updated version I have converted in some fashion every single OA adventure/setting from AD&D 1e, 2e, 3e and even 4e. I may have missed some of the Dungeon Magazine stuff but otherwise, it should all be there. It's all been compiled and I am in the middle of editing it to make it a bit more readable. I expect to finish it and publish it early Jan.

Having said that, its a 500-page document and I will be charging more for it, though anyone who bought the original here will automatically get it for free as of version 2.0.
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John B November 11, 2020 7:35 pm UTC
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Hi, Mike!

Are you okay with content creators using your OA conversion rules for D&D 5e Livestreams on Twitch?
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Michael M November 11, 2020 8:00 pm UTC
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Please, go ahead! Have fun.

Would love to see the stream too, my contact is in the file if you could email me the details. FYI I am 3/4 of the way through a rewrite of this document, just editing it now to make sure it's readable. It weighs in at 500 pages - most of that are monsters. v2.0 has been fully playtested as well and I give advice on how I use various monsters and classes in my OA campaign which finished up in June after 18 months. But, realistically, I am still a month or two before I can release it as an update here. Editing is time-consuming.
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John B November 11, 2020 10:36 pm UTC
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I'll be on the lookout for that update. Thanks! :)
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John B November 11, 2020 10:50 pm UTC
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Hmmm...I see the link to your blog, but...I didn't see any contact info in the file, or the blog. Unless I'm looking in the wrong place?

Is there a file you've done that has your contact info? I know you have more. Perhaps the Barrier Peaks adaptation?
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Michael M November 12, 2020 3:49 am UTC
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oops, thought it was there here you go solomani AT electric DASH rain DOT net.
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Gil F June 07, 2020 7:34 pm UTC
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This seems to be missing the Vanara playable race, which is the entire reason why I bought this sourcebook conversion. What's up with that?
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Michael M June 08, 2020 12:29 am UTC
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Design decision. Its not in the original OA and in my opinion the hengoyoaki cover the vanara as a race - just pick a monkey spirit.
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Tristan H November 04, 2019 7:36 pm UTC
This looks like a great reference guide. Do you have an estimated date for the release of a 2.0 document? How much do you anticipate to charge for it?
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Michael M November 04, 2019 11:51 pm UTC
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Thanks Tristan. Version 2.0 is a WIP in progress since I am play testing it with my group in a 1 to 20 Oriental Adventure campaign. We are about half-way through so looking at another six months at this stage. If really keen I am posting to my blog the monsters/updates being made and this will form the basis of the v2.0. No idea on price - more than 99c but less than $10 assuming I don't commission any art for it.

Blog: www.electric-rain.net
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Iain D May 05, 2020 6:01 pm UTC
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Hi Michael, As it's six months since your previous replay, I'd love to get an update on your WIP please - I'm also keen on running a 5E version of OA for my group. Many thanks Iain
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Michael M May 06, 2020 2:04 am UTC
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Hi Iain, indeed! Draft is complete. My biggest hurdle is play testing. My PCs are now level 17 and I won't do a final version until the campaign is over - level 20+. So soon but not yet. Having said that everything that will be in the PDF is on the blog now and there is enough information there - classes, spells, skills, feats, monsters etc - to start a OA campaign.

Here is the index for the OA stuff:
https://www.electric-rain.net/2019/04/15/the-divine-heir-and-the-jade-regent/

Here is the campaign flowchart to date:
https://www.electric-rain.net/2019/09/29/flowchart-the-jade-regent-and-the-divine-heir/
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Karen G July 03, 2019 12:31 am UTC
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It seems like a good start for someone doing Oriental Adventures in 5E. I was disappointed in the Monster section though, as for many of the monsters you are only provided with guidance in how to create them instead of stat blocks. Kami, Oni, Ghosts, T'uen-Rin, Kappa, Kami, Dragons, Bakemono for example. Also it would have been nice to have some sample villains, vs just a section on how to adapt DMG characters to them. For the price, though, it certainly isn't bad.
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Michael M July 03, 2019 1:52 am UTC
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Fair points! I plan on revamping this once my playtesting is complete (which is going to take six months since I am running a campaign using these rules). By the end of that campaign, there will be a ton of monsters, villains etc. You can follow along by checking out the blog linked in the reference doc but everything posted is "beta" until I finalise it for a version 2.0 of these rules.

I love the OA setting so happy to keep banging away at it until its perfect. I just don't like to make updates without testing them as that provides the best feedback loop of what works and what doesnt.
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Karen G July 03, 2019 5:06 am UTC
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Awesome. I look forward to your work. I have found it currently is quite helpful.
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David S June 25, 2019 12:59 am UTC
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Why do some of the races have stat penalties? That seems to be contrary to 5e design standards.
Same thing with class alignment restrictions. Paladins don't even have alignment requirements anymore.
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Michael M June 25, 2019 6:43 am UTC
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It's a straight-up conversion, didn't really pass it through a 5e lens too strongly. Having said that, I am actually playtesting this material as we speak with 6 players running an Oriental based campaign from level 1 to 20. Rewrites have already occurred to this original so expect a more robust version that makes more sense in a 5e context in about six months.
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Trenton A May 01, 2018 7:25 pm UTC
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You had no stats for the Nagamaki. Great supplement overall! Was super excited to find it!
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Michael M May 03, 2018 5:45 am UTC
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Thanks. Added in v1.3
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John M April 05, 2018 8:53 pm UTC
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This is a BRILLIANT reference guide for classes, races, monsters, spells, Etc. There is One class that you forgot, Shugenja. Could you keep this Awesome reference guide up to date. Thank You !
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Michael M April 05, 2018 10:48 pm UTC
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You sir are correct. An oversight. Version 1.2 has the shukenju (shugenja) added.
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John M April 06, 2018 12:03 am UTC
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Thank You Very Much ! :)
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