Pathfinder: Gingerbread Golem

Golem, Gingerbread This three-story tall monstrosity is flat like a cookie, but bends and twists with ease as it stalks across the ground. Its cakelike, vaguely humanoid body is etched with runes, and three enormous gumdrops dot its chest. An irrepressibly cheery smile of sugar icing stretches across its face. Gingerbread Golem CR 11 XPContinue reading “Pathfinder: Gingerbread Golem”

Pathfinder: Goblin-O’-Wisp

Varying up a monster is a great way of keeping your players on their toes. By giving them something they don’t expect, they are not sure what else is changed. It will give them a moment’s pause. When you change a monster, pick a theme. Let that theme guide you in varying that monster. TakeContinue reading “Pathfinder: Goblin-O’-Wisp”

Pathfinder: Mummified Servants

Sometimes we need lower level versions of a classic monster to help fit the theme you are going for. Take the mummy for example. It is a solid CR 5 monster, but what if you are delving into an Egyptian-style tomb at level 1, or you are using a mummy, but you want a fewContinue reading “Pathfinder: Mummified Servants”

5e: Draugr

The way we present Fifth Edition monsters and NPCs these days is a quite standardized for us, but that was not always the case. Before there was a 5e OGL, we used the 3.5/Pathfinder’s SRD to make our 5e books. Because of that, we had Deadly Delves: Rescue from Tyrkaven available much earlier than anyoneContinue reading “5e: Draugr”

13th Age: Befouled Air Elemental

If you haven’t played the 13th Age Roleplaying Game, you really should. It is a solid take on Fourth Edition of Dungeons and Dragons that focuses on the best parts and leave the less fun parts to the wayside. Not only that, it is designed with great and important people in the world and yourContinue reading “13th Age: Befouled Air Elemental”

Pathfinder: Lizardfolk Sorcereress

Today we don’t so much bring you an NPC instead of a monster. With next month seeing the 5e and Swords and Wizardry versions of the Pathfinder/13th Age adventure Deadly Delves: Reign of Ruin, I’m sharing with you one of the NPCs from that dungeon. I know spellcasters take longer to create than martial typesContinue reading “Pathfinder: Lizardfolk Sorcereress”

Pathfinder: Dungworm

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 ofContinue reading “Pathfinder: Dungworm”

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 knowContinue reading “Pathfinder: Clockwork Sentry”

The 2017 Not Going to Gen Con Sale for Print Books

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 aboutContinue reading “The 2017 Not Going to Gen Con Sale for Print Books”

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-boxContinue reading “Lots of 4- and 5-STAR Reviews”