The Writing Process: Developing the Idea

We asked our first Patreon support what kind of blog posts they wanted to see. Their response was a series on the writing process. Previously, we talked about where we get the core idea from. Today we are developing that idea into a full usable draft. Like last time, we are using the example ofContinue reading “The Writing Process: Developing the Idea”

Daedalus: Hero-Deity of Artificial Flight

As I write this, I am sitting in a metal tube several miles above the surface of the Earth. No matter how many times I do this, I still find it amazing. I know all the physics involved, but that still doesn’t make it any less a wonder of the potential we can achieve whenContinue reading “Daedalus: Hero-Deity of Artificial Flight”

Avarna: Minor Deity of Tradespersons

I have always been a fan of fantasy deities. The one thing that I always feel is that fantasy deities are missing is some appeal to common persons. I feel that deities that have a direct appeal to adventurers or villains are given special status while those that would be far more relevant to serfsContinue reading “Avarna: Minor Deity of Tradespersons”

5e: Equitaur

With only one day left in May, I am starting June’s blog posts early. This month is going to focus on monsters, mainly because I got some new monster art recently and I want to create the fun creepies. *evil laugh* We’re going to be doing like at the April with the skunkdrill, where weContinue reading “5e: Equitaur”

5e Skunkdrill

As promised on Monday, we created the 5e version of the Skunkdrill, this mad combination of a skunk and mandrill is a perfect addition to any D&D 5e game. Need to make the rogue run for the hills? This monster will make them not taking their sneaking abilities for granted. If you enjoyed this blogContinue reading “5e Skunkdrill”

5e: Bitter Armor

I was working on some Pathfinder slayers yesterday, and I made a character that previously was swallowed. Let me tell you, if you’ve ever been swallowed, you want some kind of defense against having that happen to you again. Pathfinder already has armor to help prevent against that so I thought I’d convert it overContinue reading “5e: Bitter Armor”

5e: Cavern Elves

Drow are problematic. They are portrayed as dark skinned and evil except for the few that are brooding but good. I always feel that calling an entire race or subrace evil (outside of fiends) as lazy design. So when a player in my campaign said they wanted to play a drow but had some problemsContinue reading “5e: Cavern Elves”

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We at JBE are constantly hard at work at bringing you new products. So we don’t always devote the time we would like to updating our blog. Sure, we post previews of upcoming products or we talk about stuff that is in our current products, but we do not just create stuff for our blogContinue reading “Support Our Patreon”

The Case for Prestige Classes in 5e

I DM a D&D 5e game at home. It started off as a Lost Mines of Phandelver campaign with some Yawning Portal thrown in. But when Phandelver finished, I started them in on the Tomb of Annihilation. We finished that and the group is on the road to hunting down the rest of Acererak’s phylactories.Continue reading “The Case for Prestige Classes in 5e”