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Planning an adventure or campaign in Faerûn's far east? Playing a character from Shou Lung or Kozakura? 

Equip yourself appropriately!


Magic Items of Kara-Tur!

In 1985, TSR released a sourcebook for AD&D called Oriental Adventures. Written by Gary Gygax, David Cook, and Francois Marcela-Froideval, it was a self-contained game using the fundamentals of the AD&D rules set, but set in Kara-Tur, a fantasy version of Earth's Far East.

Oriental Adventures borrowed heavily from Asian sources to develop game materials. The authors took inspiration from China, Korea, Japan, and all over Southeast Asia. Folklore provided magic and monsters. History provided heroes and artifacts, weapons and armor. Movies provided fantastic martial arts.

Kara-Tur became the first game world TSR released after Greyhawk, as Ed Greenwood's Forgotten Realms was not released until 1987. At some point thereafter, Kara-Tur was folded into the Forgotten Realms.

Magic Items from Kara-Tur takes dozens of magic items from previous-edition books updates them for your 5th Edition game.

All of this is accompanied by stunning historical Japanese art!

Please leave a review after purchase, and tell me what you like and/or dislike. It'll help with future titles!

Magic Items from Kara-Tur is part of a series of products which convert magic items and spells from previous editions to the 5th edition of D&D. Other conversions include:


About the Author

R P Davis is a freelance writer, editor, and adventure designer. He's been a tabletop gamer the entire time he's been sentient, and a role-playing addict for more than 30 years. In that time he's written countless things, from simple spell effects to D&D campaign worlds to complete role-playing games. Most of it sucked, but he likes to think he learned from the process. You can find R P Davis at The DM's Guildhis website, on Twitter @WP2XX and on Facebook.

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November 15th, 2019
Rob is an amazing talent, and his next entry in his Kara-Tur titles is a perfect example of his work. This project, on top of being super fairly priced and amazingly laid-out - IT LOOKS SO NICE! - if offers a bunch of new magi [...]
November 13th, 2019
This well priced, thoughtfully developed, and respectful made collection of flavorful magical items is the perfect addition to any campaign. While genre-specific, they can easily fit into anywhere you decide to place them. I will definitely be u [...]
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