Monk week is over already and we hardly had any time to enjoy it. ;^) We're going to end our study of monks (begun nearly a month ago, sorry) with a collection of special martial arts moves. As with all of the lists that I write, this list is FAR from the perfection sought by monks. You should study and improve it for use in your own campaign. Perhaps one or more of these strikes is the key to defeating a certain bad guy or perhaps performing one of these master moves is wh
Monk Week is almost at its end. So far, we've examined the objects that a monk might carry and the tattoos that he or she might have. Today, we're going to discuss the temples and schools that monks may know of and/or wish to visit. Alternatively, these may be places just discovered along the way by the party, if the DM feels that is more fitting. However you choose to deal with martial artists and monks in your world, even if it is to say they are nothing but legend, you may
Monks and martial artists are often depicted in artwork with tattoos or brands. There is no real historical precedent for any monastic institution giving or requiring tattoos from their disciples. In fact, throughout history in China, tattoos indicated a turn from normal society rather than a social rank within it. Monks who turned from their religious duties to practice martial arts exclusively sometimes became wandering mercenary warriors. These mercenaries were known to pr
Last week, the theme of this blog was centered upon the equipment that travelling adventurers might carry with them on their delves and quests. This week the theme will center upon those who seek to unburden themselves and what better place to start than with what they choose to burden themselves with. So Monk Week, as I have so cleverly decided to call this week, begins with a look at the common equipment that the fast-handed disciples of Ki might carry on their adventures.