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    Eastern Weapons

    From wushu’s whirling chains and multi-bladed polearms to the awe-evoking mystique of the samurai’s gleaming blades, the martial arts of the East evoke images of fantastic weaponry. Exotic even within their own cultures, a number of these weapons require specialized training, and the secrets of their mastery are well protected in remote temples and secret dojos. In most Eastern cultures, the weapon is more than just a means of defense; possibly representing a cultural tradition or philosophy. It may display social status or even tell the history of a clan or house.

    This section contains all the Eastern weapons needed to run an Eastern-inspired fantasy campaign. They were chosen from a variety of Asian cultures, including those of China, Japan, Korea, India, the Philippines, and more.

    Table: Eastern Weapons

    Simple Weapons (Eastern)
    (Simple - Eastern)
    Light Melee Weapons
    Cost Dmg (S) Dmg (M) Critical Range Weight1 Type2 Special Source
    Hanbo 1 gp 1d4 1d6 x2 2 lbs. B monk, trip AA
    Martial Weapons (Eastern)
    (Martial - Eastern)
    Light Melee Weapons
    Cost Dmg (S) Dmg (M) Critical Range Weight1 Type2 Special Source
    Butterfly sword 20 gp 1d3 1d4 19–20/×2 1 lb. S monk UC
    Iron brush 2 gp 1d2 1d3 ×2 10 ft. P UC
    Jutte 8 gp 1d4 1d6 ×2 1 lb. B disarm, monk UC
    Kerambit 2 gp 1d2 1d3 ×3 S UC
    Kukri 8 gp 1d3 1d4 18–20/x2 2 lbs. S CRB
    Lungchuan tamo 5 gp 1d3 1d4 ×2 10 ft. 1 lb. P or S monk UC
    Shang gou 6 gp 1d3 1d4 ×2 1 lb. S disarm or trip (see text), monk UC
    Tonfa 1 gp 1d4 1d6 ×2 1 lb. B blocking, monk UC
    Wushu dart (5) 1 gp 1d2 1d3 ×2 10 ft. P monk UC
    (Martial - Eastern)
    One-Handed Melee Weapons
    Cost Dmg (S) Dmg (M) Critical Range Weight1 Type2 Special Source
    Broadsword, nine ring 15 gp 1d6 1d8 ×3 4 lbs. S monk UC
    Double chicken saber 12 gp 1d4 1d6 19–20/×2 3 lbs. S disarm, monk UC
    Sibat 2 gp 1d4 1d6 ×3 10 ft. 2 lbs. P or S see text UC
    (Martial - Eastern)
    Two-Handed Melee Weapons
    Cost Dmg (S) Dmg (M) Critical Range Weight1 Type2 Special Source
    Hooked lance 3 gp 1d6 1d8 ×4 10 lbs. P reach, trip UC
    Monk’s spade 20 gp 1d4/1d4 1d6/1d6 ×2 12 lbs. B or P or S double, monk UC
    Naginata 35 gp 1d6 1d8 ×4 9 lbs. S reach UC
    Nodachi 60 gp 1d8 1d10 18–20/×2 8 lbs. S or P brace UC
    Sansetsukon 8 gp 1d8 1d10 19–20/×2 3 lbs. B blocking, disarm, monk UC
    Sword, tri-point double-edged 12 gp 1d8 1d10 ×3 14 lbs. P reach UC
    Tiger fork 5 gp 1d6 1d8 ×2 8 lbs. P brace, monk UC
    (Martial - Eastern)
    Ranged Weapons
    Cost Dmg (S) Dmg (M) Critical Range Weight1 Type2 Special Source
    Tube arrow shooter 3 gp 1d3 1d4 ×2 40 ft. 1/2 lb. P UC
    Arrow, Bamboo shaft (10) 1 gp 1/2 lb. UC
    Arrow, iron-tipped distance (20) 1 gp 4 lbs. UC
    Arrow(s), whistling (20) 2 gp 3 lbs. UC
    Poisoned sand tube 1 gp special special 1 lb. UC
    Exotic Weapons (Eastern)
    (Exotic - Eastern)
    Light Melee Weapons
    Cost Dmg (S) Dmg (M) Critical Range Weight1 Type2 Special Source
    Bich’hwa 5 gp 1d3 1d4 19-20/x2 2 lbs. P or S monk ?
    Dan bong 1 sp 1d2 1d3 19–20/×2 10 ft. B blocking, monk UC
    Emei piercer 3 gp 1d2 1d3 19–20/×2 P monk, see text UC
    Fighting fan 5 gp 1d3 1d4 ×3 S or P distracting, monk UC
    Kama 2 gp 1d4 1d6 x2 2 lbs. S monk, trip CRB
    Madu (leather) 40 gp 1d3 1d4 x2 5 lbs. P performance UC
    Madu (steel) 40 gp 1d3 1d4 x2 6 lbs. P performance UC
    Nunchaku 2 gp 1d4 1d6 x2 2 lbs. B disarm, monk CRB
    Pata 14 gp 1d4 1d6 x3 3 lbs. P performance UC
    Sai 1 gp 1d3 1d4 x2 1 lb. B disarm, monk CRB
    Siangham 3 gp 1d4 1d6 x2 1 lb. P monk CRB
    Tekko-kagi (iron claw) 2 gp 1d2 1d3 ×2 P disarm, see text UC
    Wakizashi 35 gp 1d4 1d6 18–20/×2 2 lbs. P or S deadly UC
    (Exotic - Eastern)
    One-Handed Melee Weapons
    Cost Dmg (S) Dmg (M) Critical Range Weight1 Type2 Special Source
    Katana 50 gp 1d6 1d8 18–20/×2 6 lbs. S deadly UC
    Nine-section whip 8 gp 1d6 1d8 19–20/×2 3 lbs. B blocking, distracting, monk, trip UC
    Sword, temple 30 gp 1d6 1d8 19-20/x2 3 lbs. S monk, trip APG
    Urumi 30 gp 1d6 1d8 18-20/x2 6 lbs. S ISWG
    (Exotic - Eastern)
    Two-Handed Melee Weapons
    Cost Dmg (S) Dmg (M) Critical Range Weight1 Type2 Special Source
    Bo staff 1 gp 1d4 1d6 ×2 3 lbs. B blocking, double, monk UC
    Chain, spiked 25 gp 1d6 2d4 x2 10 lbs. P disarm, trip CRB
    Kama, double-chained 8 gp 1d4/1d4 1d6/1d6 ×2 4 lbs. S double, monk, reach, trip UC
    Katana, double walking stick 50 gp 1d4/1d4 1d6/1d6 ×3 6 lbs. B double UC
    Kusarigama (sickle and chain) 12 gp 1d2/1d4 1d3/1d6 ×2 3 lbs. S or B double, monk, reach, trip, grapple UC
    Kyoketsu shoge 6 gp 1d3 1d4 ×2 20 ft. 1 lb. S or P disarm, grapple, monk, reach UC
    Meteor hammer 10 gp 1d6 1d8 ×2 10 lbs. B reach, trip UC
    Sword, seven-branched 50 gp 1d8 1d10 ×3 7 lbs. S disarm, monk UC
    Tetsubo 20 gp 1d8 1d10 ×4 10 lbs. B UC
    (Exotic - Eastern)
    Ranged Weapons
    Cost Dmg (S) Dmg (M) Critical Range Weight1 Type2 Special Source
    Chakram, crystal 20 gp 1d4 1d6 18-20/x2 2 lbs. S CHR
    Rope dart 1 gp 1d3 1d4 ×2 20 ft. P blocking, distracting, monk UC
    (Exotic - Eastern)
    Ammunition
    Cost Dmg (S) Dmg (M) Critical Range Weight1 Type2 Special Source
    Shuriken (5) 1 gp 1 1d2 x2 10 ft. 1/2 lb. P monk CRB

    1 Weight figures are for Medium weapons. A Small weapon weighs half as much, and a Large weapon weighs twice as much.
    2 A weapon with two types is both types if the entry specifies “and,” or either type (wielder's choice) if the entry specifies “or.”