Shadows of Kagejima (A Ninja All Stars Conversion)
The standard rules and information presented in the Player's Handbook, Dungeon Master's Guide and Monster Manuel apply to Shadows of Kagejima. To fit the setting, loosely based on feudal Japan, Names are changed to represent to appropriate setting descriptions.
The currency of Kagejima and the Sun Empire is referred to as Ryo, and can be divided into several types. Shu are minted in copper, and Bu are minted in silver. Both are round coins with a square hole through the center, which allow for easy counting on a string. Koban are minted in gold and are oval disks with the profile of the sun emperor stamped on the face.
The weapons of Kagejima are different in design from those of your typical fantasy setting. Following is a list of standard weapons and the Kagejima equivalent.
Traditional Weapon Kagejima Name
Battle Axe masakari
Dagger Kozuka, Tonto
Flail Manriki-gusari, kusari-fundo (Advantage on Grapple checks)
Glaive Bisento, Naginata
Shortsword Chokuto, Ninjato, Wakazashi
War Pick Kuwa
Methods of combat differ from those of your traditional fantasy setting. Brute force is replaced with finesse and strategy. As such, full heavy metal armors do not exist.
Traditional Armor Kagejima Name
Studded Leather Tanko
Chain Shirt Kusari gusoku
Half Plate Tosei Gusoku
Classes from traditional D&D are playable with a simple palette swap of story and flavor text. The only class to truly not fit into the setting is the Paladin holy warrior. The following are Kagejima names for the traditional classes.
Traditional Class Kagejima Name
warlock Onibaba (female), Onijiji (male)