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Steampunk Samurai 1870

STEAMPUNK SAMURAI 1870

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"The frontier stretches west from the Mississippi to the edge of the samurai's sword."

- Matthew McCain, Marshal of Snakebite

System5e

FlavorSpaghetti Western + Samurai Cinema + Steampunk

Posting Rate1-3 per week

Number of Players4-5

Plot Welcome to the Wild West within a divergent timeline. It is 1870.

1840: The Tokugawa shogunate discovered the western shores of North America. Armies of samurai drove the Mexicans southward and established colonies in California and Arizona. An alliance between the Japanese and the Navajo stopped the westward expansion of the United States dead in its tracks.

1851: English mathematician Charles Babbage created a mechanical, steam-powered computer known as the 'analytical engine.' It led to a rash of tech innovations known as the 'Steampunk Revolution.'

1854: Despite roving bands of Comanche, the United States established the territories of Kansas and Nebraska.

1860: When several states succeeded from the Union, President Lincoln declared war to suppress the rebellion. After the Confederates hired a Japanese assassin to eliminate Lincoln, Vice President Hamlin continued the war.

1867: Babbage invented a primitive form of 'antigravity' that allows small objects to be levitated; manual labor become more efficient.

1868: The Tokugawa shogunate defeated the Satsuma–Chōshū alliance in Japan.

1869: Babbage discovered the existence of an interdimensional plane, known as 'babbage-space,' that he begins to use to create 'bags of holding' and other strange items.

1870: With Japanese ronin fighting on both sides, the American Civil War has not ended. Rumors abound that a daimyo in the colonies was assassinated in his sleep. The lone assassin leapt from the castle walls into the night. His samurai have yet to capture the unknown assassin. Snakebite, Kansas, is a town that sits on the border between the United States and Japanese, where people have little respect for the law. It is a melting pot of Americans, Japanese, Mexicans, and the occasional Comanche. It has all the problems associated with frontier life: cattle rustling, gunfights, brawls, standover tactics, and land fraud. We begin in the early hours of the morning in the office of a Japanese man named Kimio, a fixer who hires mercs to deal with.. problems. He is a man of twenty-five years, with short black hair and a bum leg that gives him a prominent limp.

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Charles Babbage is proud to release the Steamhand Mark III™ the best combat tech available in the Wild West. This metal gauntlet has a built-in compass, for navigation, and watch, for telling the time. It has battle-tested servos that augment your quickdraw (+3 bonus to attack and damage rolls made with revolvers).

Cost: $2,000.00; Weight: 1 lb.

Available Backgrounds
  • Charlatan
  • Criminal
  • Entertainer
  • Folk Hero
  • Guild Artisan
  • Hermit
  • Outlander
  • Soldier
  • Urchin

Available Classes
  • Artificer (spells are replaced with tech powers)
  • Fighter [Battle Master] [Cavalier] [Champion] [Gunslinger] [Samurai]
  • Monk [Open-Hand] or [Shadow]
  • Rogue [Assassin] [Scout] [Thief]

CharactersStarting Level: 3rd

Ability Scores: 27 points

Ability ScorePoint Cost
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102
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124
135
147
159

Starting Wealth: $50.00

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Armor

ArmorCostArmor Class (AC)StrengthStealthWeight
Light Armor     
A military-issued wool jacket. It comes in two colors: Union blue or Confederate gray.Jacket$5.0011 + Dex mod-Disadvantage8 lb.
A long leather coat, worn to protect clothing from dust.Duster$10.0011 + Dex mod--10 lb.
Medium Armor     
Hide: American Indian armor that consists of thick furs and pelts.Hide$10.0012 + Dex mod (max 2)--12 lb.
Kusari: Japanese armor that consists of interlocking metal chains, worn underneath clothing.Kusari$50.0013 + Dex mod (max 2)--20 lb.
Heavy Armor     
Dou: Samurai armor that consists of strips of metal riveted to leather.Dou$200.0017Str 15Disadvantage60 lb.
Misc     
Mempo: A metal mask that resembles a Japanese demon.Mempo$5.00+1--0.25 lb.
American Indian shield that consists of hide stretched over a wooden frame.Shield$10.00+2--6 lb.


Weapons

WeaponCostDamageWeightProperties
Simple Melee Weapons    
$1.001d6 bludgeoning4 lb.Versatile (1d8)
Brass knuckles$1.002 bludgeoning1 lb.-
Kama$1.001d4 slashing2 lb.Light
Knife$2.001d4 piercing1 lb.Finesse + Light
Spear$1.001d6 piercing3 lb.Thrown (range 20/60) + Versatile (1d8)
Tanto$2.001d4 slashing1 lb.Finesse + Light
Tonfa$1.001d4 bludgeoning2 lb.Light
Tomahawk$5.001d6 slashing2 lb.Light + Thrown (range 20/60)
Simple Ranged Weapons    
Shortbow$1.001d6 piercing2 lb.Ammunition (range 80/320) + Two-Handed
Shuriken501d4 piercing0.25 lb.Finesse + Thrown (range 20/60)
Martial Melee Weapons    
Kanabō$5.001d6 bludgeoning4 lb.-
Katana$15.001d8 slashing3 lb.Versatile (1d10)
Naginata$20.001d10 slashing6 lb.Heavy + Reach + Two-Handed
Nunchaku$10.001d8 bludgeoning2 lb.-
Sabre$10.001d6 slashing3 lb.Finesse + Light
Tetsubo$10.001d8 bludgeoning10 lb.Two-Handed
Wakizashi$10.001d6 slashing3 lb.Finesse + Light
Whip$2.001d4 slashing3 lb.Finesse + Reach
Ranged Weapons    
Blowgun$1.001 piercing1 lb.Ammunition (range 25/100) + Loading
Longbow$5.001d8 piercing2 lb.Ammunition (range 150/600) + Heavy + Two-Handed
Derringer (.22)$5.001d10 piercing3 lb.Ammunition (range 40/120) + Reload (1 shot)
Colt Navy (.36 revolver)$10.002d6 piercing3 lb.Ammunition (range 40/120) + Reload (6 shots)
Colt Peacemaker (.45 revolver)$20.002d8 piercing3 lb.Ammunition (range 40/120) + Reload (6 shots)
Rifle (breech)$10.002d10 piercing8 lb.Ammunition (range 80/240) + Reload (1 shot) + Two-Handed
Rifle (lever-action)$50.002d10 piercing8 lb.Ammunition (range 80/240) + Reload (15 shots) + Two-Handed
Shotgun (double-barrel)$20.002d8 piercing7 lb.Ammunition (range 30/90) + Reload (2 shots) + Two-Handed
Shotgun (lever-action)$50.002d8 piercing7 lb.Ammunition (range 30/90) + Reload (5 shots) + Two-Handed


Equipment

ItemCostWeight
Ammunition  
Arrows (20)$1.001 lb.
Bullets (50)$1.001 lb.
Needles (20)$1.001 lb.
Shells (25)$1.001 lb.
Gear  
Antitoxin (1 dose)$5.00-
Backpack$2.005 lb.
Bandolier$22 lb.
Bedroll$1.007 lb.
Binoculars$10.002 lb.
Blanket503 lb.
Buscadero$1.001 lb.
Canteen205 lb.
Compass$1.00-
Crowbar$2.005 lb.
Camera (box)$2.003 lb.
Camera (folding)$10.002 lb.
Chalk (1 piece)1-
Dynamite (1 stick)$2.001 lb.
Goggles$1.00-
Hammer$1.003 lb.
Handcuffs$2.000.5 lb.
Hook (grappling)$2.004 lb.
Ink (1 ounce)50-
Kit (climbing)$25.0012 lb.
Kit (disguise)$25.003 lb.
Kit (forging)$15.005 lb.
Kit (healing)$5.003 lb.
Kit (poison making)$50.002 lb.
Lantern (bullseye)$10.002 lb.
Lantern (hooded)$5.001 lb.
Lock$10.001 lb.
Matches (25)5-
Mirror$5.000.5 lb.
Newspaper2-
Oil (lantern)101 lb.
Pen (fountain)$1.00-
Pencil1-
Pickaxe$2.0010 lb.
Piton50.25 lb.
Poison (1 dose)$10.00-
Potion (healing)$50.000.5 lb.
Pouch501 lb.
Quiver$1.001 lb.
Rations (1 day)502 lb.
Rope (50 feet)$1.0010 lb.
Shovel$2.005 lb.
Soap2-
Tackle (fishing)$1.004 lb.
Tent (one-person)$1.0010 lb.
Tent (two-person)$2.0020 lb.
Tinderbox501 lb.
Torch11 lb.
Trap (hunting)$5.0025 lb.
Typewriter$25.0010 lb.
Watch (pocket)$2.00-
Whetstone11 lb.
Whistle5-
Clothing  
Common$1.003 lb.
Fine$15.006 lb.
Games  
Cards50-
Checkers$1.000.5 lb.
Chess$1.000.5 lb.
Dice10-
Dominoes500.25 lb.
Instruments  
Banjo$5.005 lb.
Drum$5.003 lb.
Fiddle$5.001 lb.
Flute$2.001 lb.
Guitar$10.003 lb.
Lifestyle  
Poor20 per day 
Middle-Class$2.00 per day 
Rich$4.00 per day 
Mounts  
Horse (draft)$50.00 
Horse (riding)$75.00 
Bridle$2.001 lb.
Saddle$10.0025 lb.
Saddlebags$5.008 lb.
Scabbard (bow)$5.008 lb.
Scabbard (rifle)$5.008 lb.
Shoes??
Stabling50 per day 
Saloon  
Lodging (per night)50 
Beer (glass)5 
Wine (glass)10 
Wine (bottle)50 
Whiskey (glass)10 
Whiskey (bottle)50 
Services  
Carriage (town)1 per mile 
Carriage (wilderness)3 per mile 
Messenger (town)5 per mile 
Messenger (wilderness)5 per mile 
Postage2 per ounce 
Telegram1 per word 
Train (third-class)2 per mile 
Train (second-class)4 per mile 
Train (first-class)6 per mile 
Tools  
Supplies (apothecary)$50.008 lb.
Supplies (brewer)$20.009 lb.
Supplies (calligrapher)$10.005 lb.
Supplies (painter)$10.005 lb.
Tools (blacksmith)$20.008 lb.
Tools (carpenter)$8.006 lb.
Tools (cartographer)$15.006 lb.
Tools (cobbler)$5.005 lb.
Tools (glassblower)$30.005 lb.
Tools (jeweler)$25.002 lb.
Tools (leatherworker)$5.005 lb.
Tools (potter)$10.003 lb.
Tools (steamtech)$50.0010 lb.
Tools (stonemason)$10.008 lb.
Tools (weaver)$1.005 lb.
Tools (woodcutter)$1.005 lb.
Tools (navigator)$25.002 lb.
Tools (thief)$25.001 lb.
Utensils (cook)$1.008 lb.


Steamtech

ItemCostWeight
A pair of boots fitted with anti-grav pads (see boots of levitation DMG pg. ?).Antigravity Boots$100.0015 lb.
A leather bag that contains a small pocket of babbage-space (see bag of holding DMG pg. ?).Bag of Holding$100.0015 lb.
A gauntlet that augments your quickdraw (+1 bonus to attack and damage rolls made with revolvers).Steamhand Mark I™$100.001 lb.
A gauntlet that augments your quickdraw (+2 bonus to attack and damage rolls made with revolvers).Steamhand Mark II™$500.001 lb.
A gauntlet that augments your quickdraw (+3 bonus to attack and damage rolls made with revolvers).Steamhand Mark III™$2,000.001 lb.

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Couple of questions:
  • What level will we be starting at?
  • Though it isn't in the listed subclasses, would you allow the cavalier subclass for fighter to reflect an ex cavalry officer?
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Nationality: American
Background: Guild Artisan - Locksmith
Class: Monk - Way of the Open Palm

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Personality:

Traits:
1. I believe that anything worth doing is worth doing right. I can’t help it— I’m a perfectionist.

2. I’m full of witty aphorisms and have a proverb for every occasion.


Ideal:
Community. It is the duty of all civilized people to strengthen the bonds of community and the security of civilization. (Lawful)


Bond:
I owe my guild and father a great debt for forging me into the person I am today.


Flaw:
I’m quick to assume that someone is trying to cheat me.


 


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Couple of questions:
  • What level will we be starting at?
  • Though it isn't in the listed subclasses, would you allow the cavalier subclass for fighter to reflect an ex cavalry officer?
  • Starting level is 3rd (I added it).
  • Cavalier would be fine for an ex-cavalry officer (I will add it).
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Question about a subclass: Would you allow the Scout Subclass(XGtE) for Rogue?

I'm pondering a Comanche Scout, tbh.
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Question about a subclass: Would you allow the Scout Subclass(XGtE) for Rogue?

I'm pondering a Comanche Scout, tbh.
Yes, that would be appropriate.
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How prevalent/accessible is magic? Obviously there are no primary spellcasters here, but something like the Shadow Touched feat seems appropriate for a Monk of Shadows, and that gives two spells. Not sure if the average person would be able to get their hands on the technology to make that possible.

Also, I'm assuming everyone's race is human. Is the variant human allowed? Alternatively, are other races available?
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No Champion or Battlemaster subclasses for Fighter? I always thought they seemed setting-agnostic.
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since there is magic, I'm going with a dhampir monk
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Name: Kyoto Kangsai
Nationality: Japanese
Class: Monk - Monk Tradition: Way of Shadow
Background: Guild Artisan: Cartographer, Surveyor, and Chart-maker
Personality Trait: I don't part with my money easily and will haggle tirelessly to get the best deal possible.
Ideal: Everyone should be free to pursue his or her own livelihood.
Bond: I owe my guild a great debt for forging me into the person I am today.
Flaw: I'll do anything to get my hands on something rare or priceless.
Description: Standing at 5'9, medium build, perhaps a bit on the slender side. Dark brown eyes and dark brown hair with a goatee. Although his skin is tanned, it has a yellowish-bronze hue to it, defining him from the land of the East. He wears no armor, though he does have a sword at his hip and a bow at his back. A dagger sheathed at each thigh. Looks friendly enough, perhaps on the quiet side, and looks as he can take care of himself.
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Personality: He's on the quiet side, though he seems to get along with almost anyone. He isn't brash, rather let his actions speak for him. He wears comfortable clothes because he likes it and doesn't believe in flaunting or acting better than others. He wasn't taught that way. However, it does goad him when others may look down on him, acting like he's just some poor low class lad.

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App is done. Since we start with $50, how do we equipment cost?
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If we make a gunslinger how are the guns going to work, as in cost and such? Duel wielding colt 45's sounds really fun lol
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I'm thinking about posting the equipment list ahead of time instead of waiting until character creation for accepted players.
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I'm planning for Mary Catherine's character sheet build to go heavy on Charisma and related skills. I kind of noticed that the other appropriate classes are not charisma-based characters. As it turns out, I like the talkie-talkie characters best anyway. I know that's not a necessity to have a good charisma to be chatty, but it helps.
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