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Samurai Clans - Fighter Archetypes


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The Samurai Clans of the Empire stand ready to defend their home, their Emperor, and their honor under the code of Bushido. This supplement includes rules for 5 martial archetypes representing different clans in an Oriental fantasy culture of Bushido: the Bear Clan Striker, Fox Clan Deceiver, Lion Clan Keeper, Owl Clan Yojimbo, and Turtle Clan Stalwart.

The Bear Clan Striker is a master of battle and war. As he grows within his Clan school, he perfects the art of dealing damage, at striking over and over when others would tire, and at leading his comrades into battle.

The Fox Clan Deceiver is a slippery combatant, trained in the arts of deception and misdirection. He learns to feint in order to provide himself an opening, and learns techniques which cause those strikes after feinting to be particularly devastating. He eventually learns to use enemies weaknesses against them to the greatest degree.

The Lion Clan Keeper is a guardian of the sacred places of the Empire and their priests, from temples and shrines to holy forests and lakes. She is particularly focused on fighting against those deemed unworthy to enter, such as fiends, fey, undead, and aberrations, and can call on the spiritual Kami to aid and protect her in battle.

The Owl Clan Yojimbo is a master duelist and bodyguard, perfecting the art of single combat and protecting her charge however necessary. She can lock down a particular enemy by issuing forth a challenge they cannot refuse, and can intercede for an ally when they are most at risk.

Finally, the Turtle Clan Stalwart is a stoic patroller of the shores, always on guard for invasion by horrible oni and other evil creatures from beyond the lands of the Empire. He is tough, and particularly skilled at fighting large monsters, using their size and weight against them while being able to avoid their worst blows.

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August 5th, 2019
Really cool addition! As a DM I love the idea of different classes that could be set up to play against eachother in a political/combative play. Really enriches the story possibilities and RP potential! Love the Fox Clan most, makes the players have [...]
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This title was added to our catalog on August 03, 2019.