State of the Enterprise 2020

It is nearly the end of the year and it is time for our annual State of the Enterprise. This is the annual wrap-up to tell you how our year went, our look at the industry as a whole, and our look at the year ahead. 2020 and the Industry While this is the yearContinue reading “State of the Enterprise 2020”

The Changing Digital Landscape by the Numbers

2020 has been a challenging year for everyone. RPG Publishers are no exception. Being an engineer by training, I wanted to see the numbers of how this year is different than other years. With that in mind, I present to you JBE’s sales by location for June 2020 and compare the above chart with theContinue reading “The Changing Digital Landscape by the Numbers”

Black Lives Matter

Like so many of our fellow gaming industry professionals, fellow Americans, and fellow humans around the world, we at JBE are horrified and outraged by the death of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Tamir Rice, Trayvon Martin, and so, so many others. We say it with you: Black Lives Matter. We callContinue reading “Black Lives Matter”

3 Rules for Plot Lines in a Long Term Campaign

This blog post is my latest in my 3 Rules series. Check out the others here. During COVID-19, I’ve been running two D&D 5e games over Fantasy Grounds: one is for my daughter and her cousins, the other is for my wife and a group of adults. Through it all, I have a number ofContinue reading “3 Rules for Plot Lines in a Long Term Campaign”

Skyrim, Witcher, and Tabletop RPGs

It’s 2 in the morning and I just brought peace to Skyrim by killing Ulfric Stormcloak, again. I haven’t played it much lately. For the past several months I’ve played Witcher 3 in my off hours. Both are first person computer RPGs but they are two sides of the same coin. The similarities and differencesContinue reading “Skyrim, Witcher, and Tabletop RPGs”

My Pathfinder Renaissance

I’m going to deviate from my typical posts here for a moment and talk about myself personally instead of my company. I am going through what I can only describe as a Pathfinder Renaissance. What do I mean by that? Dan Rydell (played by Josh Charles) of the underappreciated Aaron Sorkin TV show Sports NightContinue reading “My Pathfinder Renaissance”

Poll: Where Do You Buy Your Pathfinder Compatible, 5e Compatible, and 13th Age Compatible Books and PDFs From?

Today we would like to ask you where you buy your books from, be they print or PDF. Please note, we are only asking about Pathfinder Compatible (so not Paizo’s books), 5e Compatible (so nothing from Wizards nor from the DMs Guild), and 13th Age Compatible (so not Pelgrane’s books). Vote for your top 3Continue reading “Poll: Where Do You Buy Your Pathfinder Compatible, 5e Compatible, and 13th Age Compatible Books and PDFs From?”

“Death” In The “Family”

You may have seen my post on social media that my computer died Monday. What exactly happened and what does it mean for JBE. First, what happened: the hard drive went. The boot sector is dead and nothing I do is bringing it back. “Have I tried …” My wife is a computer adept. SheContinue reading ““Death” In The “Family””