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Pathfinder: Dungworm

Deadly Delves: To Claw the Surface (PFRPG)

While it is always good to use classic and well-established monsters in your games, it is even better to keep your players on your toes from time to time with a monster they haven’t memorized. All of our adventures feature at least one new monster and frequently a new magic item. Here is one of the new monsters in the exciting Deadly Delves: To Claw the Surface adventure.

Dungworm

The pale yellow skin of this three and a half-footlong worm darkens towards the rear; the tail segment is a dark brown and glistens with black pus.
Dungworm CR 1/2
XP 200
N Small vermin
Init +1; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +0


Defenses

AC 12, touch 12, flat-footed 11 (+1 Dex, +1 size)
hp 8 (1d8+4)
Fort +6, Ref +1, Will +0
Immune disease, mind-affecting abilities


Offense

Speed 20 ft.
Melee bite +1 (1d4)
Special Attacks Dung packet


Statistics


Str 10, Dex 12, Con 18, Int —, Wis 10, Cha 6
Base Atk +0; CMB –1; CMD 10


Ecology

Environment underground
Organization solitary, pair, brood (3–10), infestation (11–20)
Treasure incidental (dung packet, dung pressings)


Special Abilities


Dung Packet (Ex) Organic and mineral matter passes through the dungworm’s digestive tract and collects in its tail. Once per week, as a standard action, a dungworm whips its tail and flings the engorged body segment at a foe. The dung packet acts in all respects as a tanglefoot bag with the addition of a powerful stench that accompanies the splattering projectile; a target that fails its Reflex save by five or more takes a direct hit and is sickened by the stench until the splatter hardens and cracks away.

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Pathfinder: Clockwork Sentry

In case you had not seen it, Endzeitgeist gave our Pathfinder adventure Deadly Delves: The Gilded Gauntlet a 5-STAR review, his seal of approval, and put it up for candidate for his Top Ten Products of 2017 (read the full review here). Like all good adventures it uses a blend of monsters we all know and love from the Bestiaries as well as new monsters. The first monsters the players meet is an ant-looking sentry made of clockwork parts. To give you a small preview of this adventure, we’ve got it for you right here.

Clockwork Sentry CR 4

XP 1,200
N Small construct (clockwork)
Init +6; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +0


Defenses


AC 17, touch 15, flat-footed 13 (+2 Dex, +2 dodge, +2 natural, +1 size)
hp 37 (5d10+10)
Fort +1, Ref +5, Will +1
Immune construct traits; Weakness vulnerable to electricity


Offense


Speed 30 ft.
Melee 2 claws +6 (1d3)
Ranged internal pistol +8 (1d6/x4 plus 1d6 fire, automatic, semi-automatic)
Special Attacks automatic weapon, self-destruct, semi-automatic weapon


Statistics


Str 10, Dex 14, Con —, Int —, Wis 10, Cha 1
Base Atk +5; CMB +4; CMD 16
Feats Improved Initiative B, Lightning Reflexes B
SQ process ore, swift reactions, winding


Special Abilities


Automatic Weapon (Ex) A clockwork sentry can fire a burst of shots to attack all creatures in a line starting from any corner of the sentry’s space and extending to the limit of the weapon’s range or until it strikes a barrier it cannot penetrate. The sentry makes a separate attack roll against each creature in the line. Each creature in the line can be attacked with only one shot from each burst. Each attack roll takes a –2 penalty. Effects that grant concealment do not affect an automatic weapon’s line attack. Roll to confirm each attack roll that threatens a critical hit separately. A single burst with an automatic weapon consumes 10 bullets.
Process Ore (Ex) A clockwork sentry can consume a chunk of lead ore and process it into pistol ammunition as a move action. This process creates enough bullets for 10 ranged attacks or 1 burst of automatic fire from the creature’s automatic weapon. The lead is superheated during this process, causing the ammunition to deal 1d6 additional fire damage on each successful hit.
Self-Destruct (Su) A clockwork sentry explodes 1 round after it is destroyed. During this round, the thing shrieks and thrashes about as if undergoing convulsions. On what would normally have been the clockwork sentry’s next action, it explodes, dealing 1d6 points of piercing and slashing damage in a 5-foot radius (Reflex DC 10 for half damage). A DC 20 Disable Device check made as a
standard action can halt the sentry’s self-destruct sequence, but does not prevent it from dying. A clockwork sentry that self-destructs automatically destroys any ore that it is carrying. The save DC is
Constitution-based.
Semi-Automatic Weapon (Ex) A clockwork sentry can take a full-attack action to fire twice, as if using the Rapid Shot feat (including taking a –2 penalty on all attacks).

Download this excellent adventure, Deadly Delves: The Gilded Gauntlet, today for your Pathfinder game at the JBE Shop, DriveThruRPG/RPGNow, the OpenGamingStore, and Paizo.com. Order yourself a physical copy of the book at DriveThruRPG/RPGNow and at Amazon.com.

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The 2017 Not Going to Gen Con Sale for Print Books

Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Compendium

As you are gearing up for Gen Con, getting ready the year pilgrimage to Indianapolis, I am sad to say that JBE will not be attending this year. That, however, does not mean that you should be sad because we just relaunched our Not Going to Gen Con Sale. This year, it is all about the print books.

That’s right, this sale is on books you can hold in your two hands. Those that love the feel of the covers, the smell of paper, the sight of seeing the book on your shelf, and the ability to make notes in the margins, this sale is for you. You can grab these books for a nice discount.

How much of a discount you ask? Easy. All of our print books that are more than $10 are $5 off. If the book is $10 or less, it is $2 off. That simple. And this is on ALL of our print books, even the one we released only a few short months ago. So if there is a new release you wanted and you wanted it in print, now is your chance to pick it. Do you want to read it now? Well that is even easier. For $2 more, you can get the PDF. This means you can devour it now and still have the print book on your shelf.

Which books are on sale? Great question.

Monster Books (PFRPG)
Book of Beasts: Legendary Foes
Book of Beasts: Monsters of the Shadow Plane
Book of Beasts: Monsters of the River Nations

Adventures (PFRPG)
Deadly Delves: The Gilded Gauntlet
Deadly Delves: To Claw the Surface
Shadowsfall: Temple of Orcus

Player Races (PFRPG)
Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Compendium
Book of Heroic Races Compendium
Book of Heroic Races: Half-Faerie Dragons
Book of Heroic Races: Seedlings

Traveller
d66 Compendium
Creatures of Distant Worlds Compendium
Mech Tech ‘n’ bot: Fighters and Small Ships
Character Datafile

Fifth Edition
Deadly Delves: Rescue from Tyrkaven

13th Age Compatible
Deadly Delves: Reign of Ruin

This sale is exclusively at DriveThruRPG and RPGNow. So hurry over there and order your books today. This sale will not last long. Share this sale with your friends on Facebook and Twitter as well as with your regular gaming group. I am sure they will want these books in their hands as well.

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Lots of 4- and 5-STAR Reviews

It was the end of last summer when I did the most recent review roundup. We have much to share since then so let’s jump right to it. Lets start with the 5-STAR review by Rick H. we got last night for our newest adventure Deadly Delves: The Gilded Gauntlet.

There are, however, many out-of-the-box problems that need to be carefully considered. I really liked this approach- the information the characters require is readily available, but making sense of it is key. Further, the encounters mix monsters with hazards in interesting environments. There’s a lot of content for the price, and I look forward to using it.

Read the full review at DriveThruRPG

Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Skinwalkers (PFRPG)I would also like to give a special shout out to John McCoy (no relation) for his first review ever. It was a 5-STAR review for Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Skinwalkers, and his review is short and sweet.

Love Skinwalkers, and this pdf is a great addition to them.

Thank you, John. We hope you write more reviews in the future!

D66 Compendium 2Let’s skip over to Traveller and take a look at the reviews here. The d66 Compendium and D66 Compendium 2 are two of the most useful books in all of Traveller and people continue to recognize that. One person, James J, left very similar 5-STAR reviews for the both review for both, saying

Solid product. I bundled this and Compendium into a binder to take with me to Traveller sessions as Referee. Great stuff for ideas. This also works as a brainstroming setup for writing.

Another reviewer gave the D66 Compendium 2 a 5-STAR reviews, describing it thus:

Very useful, … I find it useful for both RPGs and Sci-fi wargames.

d66 Compendium (Traveller)The d66 Compendium received another new 5-STAR review as well, saying:

It too is filled with lots of great d66 charts. But to be honest it also is a gold mine of great ideas. Just looking over some of the lists causes ideas to spring up in my mind. Not just a great place to randomly select a name, but to look at a name and begin to build out who or what it is. I have had fun just reading various entries and charts. I strongly encourage any GM to pick both this compendium and the 2nd one as well. They are both great additions to my collection and will be very helpful resources in my creative efforts.

The very same James J. gave Scenes of Space Hex Battle Maps a 5-STAR review, saying

I liked this a lot. I used the asteroid map in a recent Traveler Session. nice big hexes on four sheets. I like that there are different sizes. No problems printing and cutting these pieces to fit together with some tape. … I would buy more if there were more in the series.

Thank you very much, good sir.

Book of Beasts: Monsters of the Forbidden Woods (5e)Switching over to Fifth Edition, we are rather proud of Book of Beasts: Monsters of the Forbidden Woods getting Ismael A’s rating of “5 out of 5 stars, and my royal seal.” Let me reprint the whole review.

Now, I have to say that I am massively impressed with this product. It is not a bestiary so much as it is an ecology primer on a bunch of new creatures that are original, inspiring, and effective. Ranging from animal to elemental to monstrocity, there are plenty of interesting and original creatures to use in your campaigns. For each creature or type we are given a wide number of alternative builds, whether they be stronger versions of the base creature, or full distinct variations on a similar theme. For instance, we get young, adult, and elder spider bears, while the druidic guardians are varied by elemental type.

Each cluster of creatures comes with plot hooks, potential treasure (when it makes sense), and pointers for how a creature might behave in battle. This, coupled with the brief but comprehensive descriptions give creatures a depth that is not conveyed in a 1 page stat block. And although the hit point values are a bit low for a given CR, the creatures themselves are excellently represented for 5th edition statistics.

I very much look forward to seeing more books like this, and it has even changed my view on what shorter bestiaties should be. Without the history of older and established monsters, every new beast needs to be as fleshed out as the ones in this book.

Book of Heroic Races: Player Races 1 (5e)Gaeton V reviewed Book of Heroic Races: Player Races 1, giving it 4-stars, describing it thus:

Overall though, I’m impressed. There are lots of “freebie” races out in the wilds of the internet, but very few of them have as much detail as these ones.

Deadly Delves: Along Came A Spider (PFRPG)Martin S give a spoiler heavy 4-Star review of Pathfinder’s Deadly Delves: Along Came a Spider so I will only share his conclusions:

I think this is a good module and one that not only reaches its goal, but that offers many possibilities to expand on the material presented here.

That is a total Eight 5-STAR Reviews and only a pair of 4-Star reviews and nothing else in that time frame. Jon Brazer Enterprises has a reputation for exceptionally high quality work that does not disappoint. We do not release very fast because we take the time to do it right. Tell you friends about Jon Brazer Enterprises books for their games today.

Download all of Jon Brazer Enterprises book at DriveThruRPG/RPGNow, the OpenGamingStore, and Paizo.com.

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Pathfinder: So How Many Monsters Are Included?

All month long, you can grab all of JBE’S Pathfinder Compatible releases from 2009 to 2016 for $20. This begs the question: how many monsters are included? For that matter, how many trap? And spells? And what else? 

Well, we have the answers. In this great bundle, you will get:

  • Over 150 new and varied monsters
  • More than 150 new spells
  • Upwards of 130 new magic items
  • Well over 200 class options, including archetypes, bloodlines, mysteries, orders, spirits, talents, discoveries, tricks, animals companions
  • Countless feats
  • About 30 new vehicles
  • Over 35 traps
  • 20 new and expanded playable races
  • And much, much more

Download all of our Deadly Delve Adventures for the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game at DriveThruRPG/RPGNow, the OpenGamingStore, and Paizo.com.

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Pathfinder: JBE’s Big Book of Everything

March to an Amazing Sale

Jon Brazer Enterprises is offering for the month of March everything we produces for Pathfinder from our first book all the way to the end of 2016 for the crazy price of only $20. That is over 90% off the regular price. This includes some of the highest rated monster books produced for Pathfinder, more than 16 new and expanded player races, exceptional adventures, details on the Plane of Shadows, some of the best options for your spellcaster, imaginative vehicles, all the rules needed for exploring a region and establishing a kingdom, and much, much more. With all of these, your only limit is your imagination.

For $20, you get these great books:

Book of Beasts

  • Legendary Foes
  • Monster Variations
  • Monsters of the River Nations
  • Monsters of the Shadow Plane
  • Wandering Monsters 1
  • War on Yuletide

Book of Friends and Foes

  • Assassins in the River Nations
  • Ratfolk of the Ruins
  • Under the Mountain

Book of Heroic Races

  • Advanced Androids
  • Advanced Catfolk
  • Advanced Changelings
  • Advanced Elans
  • Advanced Gillmen
  • Advanced Favored Class Options
  • Advanced Lizardfolk
  • Advanced Merfolk
  • Advanced Samsarans
  • Advanced Skinwalkers
  • Advanced Tengus
  • Advanced Wyrwoods
  • Advanced Wyvarans
  • Compendium
  • Half Faerie Dragons
  • Reapers
  • Seedlings

Book of Magic

  • 10 Arcanist Exploits
  • 10 Undead Spell Words
  • 7 Spellcaster Feats
  • Energy Words Revisited
  • Gemhancements
  • Insurgency of Summer
  • Patron Hexes
  • Pirate Spells
  • Signature Spells 1
  • Signature Spells 2
  • The Lost Spell Words

Book of Multifarious Munitions

  • 10 Pirate Ships
  • Vehicles of War

Book of the Faithful

  • Celtic Subdomains
  • Oracle Mysteries
  • Power of Prayer
  • The Worshiping Swords

Deadly Delves Adventures

  • Along Came a Spider
  • Doom of the Sky Sword
  • Quests of the Sands
  • Reign of Ruin
  • Rescue from Tyrkaven
  • To Claw the Surface
  • Encounters and Maps: Cave of Kobolds

Riyal’s Research

  • Haunts
  • Traps

Shadowsfall

  • Favored Class Options
  • Guide to Umbral Kobolds
  • Shadow Plane Player’s Companion
  • Shadowsfall Legends: Pawn, Deception and Sacrifice
  • Shadowsfall Legends: Storm of Shadows
  • Shadowsfall Legends The Gem that Caught Fire
  • Temple of Orcus

Other

  • Book of the River Nations: Complete Player’s Reference for Kingdom Building
  • Cavalier Mounts
  • Treasury of the Sands

Grab this deal all through March at the OpenGamingStore, DriveThruRPG/RPGNow and coming soon to Paizo.com

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Pathfinder: New Unchained Monster for You

With the start of the new year, I am going to try to do a release a new monster or NPC or some other game mechanic or just talk about something for Pathfinder or Traveller on a weekly basis. Who knows, maybe I’ll combine them all at some point. I’d like to kick it off with a new monster for Pathfinder made using the Pathfinder Unchained rules.

HAPHNAX

This green and purple monster is covered with a heavy protective shell and has a long tail ending in a sharp pincer.
HAPHNAX CR/HD 8
Init +0; Perception +13 (blindsight 120 ft.)
Size Medium; Speed 40 ft.; climb 40 ft.


DEFENSES


AC 23, (touch 13, flat-footed 17); Fort +11, Ref +11, Will +7; CMD 26
hp 110; Immune acid, electricity


ATTACKS


Melee tail pincer (reach 15 ft) +17 (3d6+16 plus paralysis poison), 2 claws +12 (2d6+6)
CMB +17


STATISTICS


Str +6, Con +4, Wis +2; Climb +16, Perception +13, Stealth +13
XP 4,800; NE magical beast


SPECIAL ABILITIES


Paralysis Poison (Ex) A successful attack with a haphnax’s tail pincer injects the creature with a paralysis poison. The creature must succeed a DC 16 Fortitude save or be paralyzed for 1d4 rounds. This is a poison effect.

The haphnax is a forest dwelling creature that paralyzes its enemies with a poison from its tail pincer before it devours its meal. This deadly monster is difficult to spot since it hides in small trees and paralyzes its dinner whenever it wanders near. It is not uncommon for its victim to die before it can scream in pain.

Check out all of Jon Brazer EnterprisesBook of Beasts series at DriveThruRPG/RPGNow, the OpenGamingStore, and Paizo.com.

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Last Day of the Christmas in July Sale

Its the last full day of the Christmas in July Sale. Now is the best time to grab many of our PDFs while they are 25% off. That is just about every single PDF we have. Be it a Pathfinder book on settling a wilderness rules like the Book of the River Nations, monster books like Book of Beasts: Monsters of the Shadow Plane, adventures like the Deadly Delves: Reign of Ruin, or player races like Book of Heroic Races Compendium.

Or if you are want Traveller, get the d66 Compendium and the D66 Compendium 2, vehicles like the Foreven Worlds: Vehicles of the Frontier, careers like Player Careers Pack 1, monsters like the Creatures of Distant Worlds Compendium, or  fighters like Mech Tech ‘n’ bot: Fighters and Small Ships.

Players and Game Masters of Fifth Edition can get adventures Deadly Delves: Rescue from Tyrakven and Along Came a Spider and the races in Book of Heroic Races: Player Races 1 at a great discount right now.

13th Age GMs will enjoy getting 25% off of Book of Beasts: Monsters of the Great Druid, or an adventure like Deadly Delves: Reign of Ruin, or NPCs like Age of Icons: 100 Lich Queen Agents.

Don’t forget everything else we have on sale right now on the Christmas in July Sale going on right now at DriveThruRPG/RPGNow.

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Sale: One Day Only $2 Sale on Pathfinder, Traveller, 5e, and 13th Age

Book of Beasts: Legendary Foes (PFRPG)

Book of Beasts: Legendary FoesToday only, we are running a $2 Sale on all of our items currently on sale that normally sell for more than $4. That is a minimum of 50% off the regular price and as much as 80% off. That’s right, you can get our PDFs that are normally $10 for the rock bottom price of $2. This mean for Pathfinder you can grab for $2:

d66 CompendiumFor Traveller, be sure to grab:

For 5th Edition, don’t miss out on:

For 13th Age, download right now:

Don’t forget everything else we have on sale right now on the Christmas in July Sale going on right now at DriveThruRPG/RPGNow.

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Sale: Christmas in July for Pathfinder

Deadly Delves: To Claw the Surface (PFRPG)

Deadly Delves: To Claw the SurfaceIts that time of year again! The Christmas in July Sale at DriveThruRPG/RPGNow will be starting on 21st of June (tomorrow!!!) and running through the 29th. JBE will have quite a bit on sale for Pathfinder this year. If you wanted anything of ours, this is the best time to pick it up. Here are a few of the highlights:

Add everything you want to your Wishlist at DriveThruRPG/RPGNow today so you don’t miss a deal.

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5e: Unleash the Forbidden Monsters Upon Your Game

Book of Beasts: Monsters of the Forbidden Woods (5e)

Danger and Death Await in the Forbidden Woods

Deep in the heart of the Forbidden Woods lies a group of monsters that is too terrifying for most adventurers to face. Animals of enormous size, creatures part spider and bear, terrifying crocodile beavers—and things much, much worse. Only the bravest heroes dare to stand up to these foul abominations of murderous intent and save the people from a fate far worse than death.

Monsters of the Forbidden Woods is an exciting new supplement of monsters in Jon Brazer Enterprises’ best-selling Book of Beasts series, and is for use with the World’s Oldest Fantasy Roleplaying Game. These monsters are designed to frighten characters and leave your players recounting their tales of heroism time and again. Inside this volume, you’ll find:

  • 18 new monsters, ranging from challenge 1/4 to 7
  • Items found in the monsters’ lairs, giving you ready ideas for a treasure hoard
  • In-game descriptions of each monster, ranging from random NPC quotes to other names given to the monster
  • Adventure hooks for using these monsters in unique and exciting ways
  • Battle suggestions, with advice on how to build an encounter using each monster

Face What Goes Bump in the Night.

Download Book of Beasts: Monsters of the Forbidden Woods today from DriveThruRPG/RPGNowPaizo and the OpenGamingStore.

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5e: Forbidden Monsters Coming Your Way

Book of Beasts: Monsters of the Forbidden Woods (5e)

BoB Monsters of the Forbidden WoodsI consider myself a monster designer more than anything else. I mean, if you look over everything I created for Pathfinder, my monster books is where I throw of passion into creating. So when I started working on Fifth Edition material, this is where I started.

Book of Beasts: Monsters of the Forbidden Woods is our first pure monster book. Sure we always feature a new monster or two in our adventures, like the draugr in Rescue from Tyrkaven or the huldra in Doom of the Sky Sword. But we enjoy making monsters to inspire you to make your own adventures. And that is what these monsters are for: to inspire you game masters at home that like to create your own adventures.

Inside Monsters of the Forbidden Woods, you get 18 monsters for your games. These monsters focus on lower level games, starting off at Challenge 1/4 and topping out at 7. This is perfect for GMs that like to throw mass numbers of goblins and add in a cave troll, just to shake things up. Only now, instead of a goblins and a cave troll, you can use spiders and a spiderbear, or kobolds that keep a dangerous bloodboar to gore their enemies with its tusks.

Book of Beasts: Monsters of the Forbidden Woods comes out soon from Jon Brazer Enterprises.