mrinku wrote:I've not run across the Japanese having any tradition of animated skeletons in their folklore; their ghosts and demons are pretty fleshed out as a rule, though often bizarre. Long hair and no feet, for example.
Kitbashing is definitely the way to go for armoured skellies.
Considering they have no vital organs and have to be smashed, and are magic anyway, you can give 'em whatever save you like.
If the game system allows it, reduce or remove the chance of a critical on them from slashing or piercing weapons. Raw damage would probably be about the same, since spears and swords still break bones, and theirs have no flesh padding.
It is one of those things I think they have some where, animated skellies do show up in their old silkscreen paintings and shown on the more modern survival guides.
and than there is the bone woman:
plus they have a freaking skeletal whale zombie.
So I think skeleton warriors would fit right in even if it isn't in the old legends.
Edit: They also have this big fella: