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Cultures: Tigayon 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: Tigayon Tribes”

New Rules: Cultural & Tribal Feats

Our Bukana game uses the Feat rules presented in the 5E Core Rules. Instead of being optional, as they are in that document, they are the standard for us, although we will present optional rules for NOT using them. The portrayal of race has… Continue Reading “New Rules: Cultural & Tribal Feats”

Lessons: Tasha’s Cauldron of Everything

When I heard that WotC was putting out an expansion that offered some remedies for their troublesome take on Races, I knew that I needed to see their solutions since we would be making our own corrections on the system. Therefore, I immediately bought… Continue Reading “Lessons: Tasha’s Cauldron of Everything”

World of Bukana: Pahli-Cha, the Puzzle-Walk

Pahli is the Bhodhani god of mazes, secrets, and enigmas. In that far-off land, they are but a single minor divinity amongst a multitude of gods. However, in the last several centuries, their worship has transcended that pantheon and has now spread out from… Continue Reading “World of Bukana: Pahli-Cha, the Puzzle-Walk”

Framework: Class & Sub-Classes

Bukana will utilize all of the standard player Classes available to 5e settings. However, we will not be publishing any of the Sub-Classes from those core rules. Instead, we will crafting 40 new ones that are anchored in the cultures that can be found… Continue Reading “Framework: Class & Sub-Classes”

World of Bukana: Foreigners

Bukana means “Gateway.” That is because it is the trade hub of its world. The people of the Sea of Skulls have grown rich and powerful because of the influx of goods flowing into the region from far off lands. The waters off the… Continue Reading “World of Bukana: Foreigners”

Bukana Illustrated: Spirit Masks

This is the first 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’). Very briefly, we need to discuss the devastating impact that the Spanish had on… Continue Reading “Bukana Illustrated: Spirit Masks”

New Rules: Rote Checks

One of the things that we’d like to do for our players is to address some of the issues that we think infringe upon game play in 5e. Our intent is to either make new mechanics either optional, or to make an optional rule… Continue Reading “New Rules: Rote Checks”

Storytellers: The Sisters of the Sky

This week, we explore the trinity of demigods that is inspired by the Daughters of Bathala. In Philippine myth, one of the most powerful gods sired three daughters by a mortal woman. These entities seem to really resonate with modern day Filipinx for whom… Continue Reading “Storytellers: The Sisters of the Sky”

World of Bukana: Headhunting

There are a number of problematic aspects of early tribal life when taken from a modern day perspective. The first that we encountered when developing Bukana was that of headhunting. Like many cultures, head-taking played a role in warfare; the Irish did it, eastern… Continue Reading “World of Bukana: Headhunting”