GM’s, You’re Doing Ok

I’m not sure which game masters, dungeon master, referees, etc. of role playing games need to hear this, but you are doing ok. These are difficult times, and you are giving your game your best. Give yourself a break and know that you are doing ok. Even if any issues you are having has nothingContinue reading “GM’s, You’re Doing Ok”

5e: Cegra’s Boomstick

In my home D&D 5e game, I have a rule: if you want something that is not in the books but is reasonable, the answer is, “sure.” Several of my players have taken me up on that so far. One has a longbow that uses Strength instead of Dexterity. Another wields a punching shield asContinue reading “5e: Cegra’s Boomstick”

Do You Run Holiday Game Sessions?

It is about this time of year that some GM’s run holiday-themed game sessions. That got me wondering, how many GM’s actually do that? Fantasy or science fiction, it doesn’t matter, holidays work in both. Does your star-travelling furry race celebrate Life Day? Do your dwarves celebrate the freezing of the ground? If you haveContinue reading “Do You Run Holiday Game Sessions?”

5e: What is in the 5e Black Friday Bundle

The JBE 5e 2020 Black Friday Bundle is available now at DriveThruRPG. You get all of our 5e products for 80% off. But what does it include? Let’s take a look. It includes the following products (and previews): Book of Beasts: Monsters of the Forbidden Woods (preview 1, preview 2) Book of Heroes: Heroic FighterContinue reading “5e: What is in the 5e Black Friday Bundle”

It Is Black Friday All Month

Let’s be honest: 2020 sucks. Make it suck a little less for you by grabbing for yourself one of JBE’s 2020 Black Friday Bundles, available all month long. That’s right, this month is Black Friday. I mean, it’s 2020, how can you tell which day of the week it is? Can you prove that todayContinue reading “It Is Black Friday All Month”

Poll: Where Do You Like Stat Blocks in Adventures

When you are reading and running an adventure, do you like the stat block right there? Would you rather not have to deal with the stat blocks until you are ready for them? Do you like the stat blocks right where the room and the encounter is described so you don’t have to flip pages?Continue reading “Poll: Where Do You Like Stat Blocks in Adventures”

Future JBE Print Books

For quite a while now JBE has used DriveThruRPG’s printer Lightning Source to print our books no matter where you bought it from (with Amazon being the exception). They are convenient and the price is competitive with other US printers, if not better. Recently, however, their color technical specs changed. I’m not going to goContinue reading “Future JBE Print Books”

5e/Pathfinder/13th Age: Guide to Evil Organizations

Last year we started our Guide to series with the Guide to Mini-Bosses and Guide to Minions. Today we are continuing the series with the Guide to Evil Organizations. Lets call our evil organization “Evil, Inc.” This doesn’t have to be a corporation; this works equally well for a dark religion, cruel governments and theContinue reading “5e/Pathfinder/13th Age: Guide to Evil Organizations”

3 Rules for Creating Compelling Fantasy Religions

Whether you are creating your own setting or just adding your own flare to an existing setting, creating your own fantasy religions can be fun for both you and your players. The gods and their religions is a way to emphasize something important in your campaign. Learning more about the god of stealth is importantContinue reading “3 Rules for Creating Compelling Fantasy Religions”