Tag: Bukana

Bukana Illustrated: Spirit Elves

This is the second part of a series within a series. We’re going to look at how we adapted somewhat obscure creatures from Philippine myth into a player bloodline (‘subrace’). Last time, we looked at Daphne Gragera’s spread of spirit masks. Today, we’ll explore… Continue Reading “Bukana Illustrated: Spirit Elves”

New Mechanics: Combat & Weapons

Hook Sword Fifth Edition (5e) clearly has placed an emphasis on simplicity. While this is a very good focus for new players, Secret Garden believes that we can use this as an opportunity to add nuance that opens up design space. As an example,… Continue Reading “New Mechanics: Combat & Weapons”

Alpha Test: Gnome Ancestry & Bloodlines

Duwende Mound Gnome Today, we look at the alpha rules for the first of Bukana’s ancestries and its bloodlines (races & subraces). To understand our Cultural and Tribal feat system, please read this article. We look forward to your feedback. You may recognize this… Continue Reading “Alpha Test: Gnome Ancestry & Bloodlines”

Cultures: Berani Tribes

This is a new series of articles that will discuss various ethnolinguistic groups within Bukana and beyond. An ethnolinguistic group is an umbrella term for a number of tribes that are joined together by common language and traditions. For instance, today we are looking… Continue Reading “Cultures: Berani Tribes”

Bukana Illustrated: True Aswang

We’ve previously looked at the Markupo piece that Brian Valeza did for us. Some of you may recognize Brian’s work from Magic: The Gathering, Dungeons & Dragons, Paizo’s Pathfinder, Elder Scroll Legends and other tabletop and mobile games. Today we’re going to talk about… Continue Reading “Bukana Illustrated: True Aswang”

Framework: Ancestries & Bloodlines

Here at Secret Garden Games, we don’t like using the term “Races” to describe various species of peoples and their abilities. And we downright hate the term “Subraces.” So unlike most 5e settings we prefer the terms “Ancestries” and “Bloodlines,” respectively. So we present… Continue Reading “Framework: Ancestries & Bloodlines”

World of Bukana: Spirits

Spirits – Through the Mists The tropical islands of Bukana are a highly magical place. Its people rightly believe that every person, object, and place has a spirit or soul. These entities are said to wield a myriad of powers and abilities and are… Continue Reading “World of Bukana: Spirits”

Cultures: Bughitawo Tribes

In our Cultures series, we discuss various ethnolinguistic groups within Bukana and beyond. An ethnolinguistic group is an umbrella term for a number of tribes that are joined together by common language and traditions. For instance, today we are looking at the Bughitawo. This… Continue Reading “Cultures: Bughitawo Tribes”

Bukana Illustrated: Druid vs. Kurita

As we’ve seen with his Duwende Bridge piece, Ash Ben is a fantastic illustrator. So the second piece we gave him was of a Bukanese Orangutan fighting a kurita. We don’t blame you if you aren’t familiar with a kurita; it’s an obscure creature… Continue Reading “Bukana Illustrated: Druid vs. Kurita”

SRD Apocrypha: Bardic College of Lore

Our Bukana roleplaying setting is being published using the Open Game License (see below) provided by Wizards of the Coast, makers of the Dungeons & Dragons RPG. This allows us to use the core rules of Fifth Edition (5e) without using any of their… Continue Reading “SRD Apocrypha: Bardic College of Lore”