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Pathfinder: We’re Not Going To PaizoCon Sale

Book of the River Nations: Complete Players' Reference for Kingdom BuildingThis is the first year in a while that Jon Brazer Enterprises will not be attending PaizoCon. We will miss you all and hope everyone there has a good time.

But if you are like me and cannot make it this year, we have a surprise for you. All this week, we are running the “We’re Not Going To PaizoCon Sale” at Paizo.com. Grab all of our PDFs that are over $1 for 25% off all week.

So if you are looking for more monsters, get all the Book of Beasts for 25% off.
The whole Book of the River Nations series is 25% off.
Fight the Dark Size for 25% off! All of our Shadowsfall titles (except the fiction) are on sale.
Get more spells for 25% off with the Book of Magic series.
Add some amazing vehicles to your game with the Book of Multifarious Munitions, both of which are 25% off.
Want some themed NPCs, take 25% off the Book of Friends and Foes.
Delve into one of the greatest researcher’s material with Riyal’s Research, now at 25% off.
Play a new race today with the Book of Heroic Races and many other titles for 25% off.

And its not just our Pathfinder PDFs that are on sale. Even our Traveller PDFs are on sale.

We at Jon Brazer Enterprises always aim to Enhance Your World and Your Game. Download these for 25% off today.

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Pathfinder: Our ‘Powered by Hero Lab’ Titles

Book of Magic: Signature Spells 2I got asked not long ago about which of our titles are Powered by Hero Lab, so I thought I would post a listing of all our current products with Hero Lab support. In case you do not know, Hero Lab is a powerful character creation program that run on Windows and Mac and is helpful for both players and GMs. The guys the produce it are dedicated to producing a quality piece of software that is easy to use. I use it in my home game, both as a player and a GM, and Jon Brazer Enterprises has a person dedicated to making Hero Lab files for our products. Check out Hero Lab at WolfLair.com

Our following titles include a Hero Lab file.

Book of Magic: Insurgency of Summer (available now at DriveThruRPG, Paizo.com and d20PFSRD)
Book of Beasts: War on Yuletide (coming soon at DriveThruRPG, Paizo.com and d20PFSRD)
Book of Heroic Races: Half-Faerie Dragons (available now at DriveThruRPG, Paizo.com and d20PFSRD)
Book of Friends and Foes: Ratfolk of the Ruins (DriveThruRPG, Paizo.com and d20PFSRD)
Book of Heroic Races: Seedlings (DriveThruRPG, Paizo.com and d20PFSRD)
Shadowsfall: Shadow Plane Player’s Companion (DriveThruRPG, Paizo.com and d20PFSRD)
Book of Magic: Signature Spells 2 (DriveThruRPG, Paizo.com and d20PFSRD)
Shadowsfall: Temple of Orcus (DriveThruRPG, Paizo.com and d20PFSRD)
Book of Friends and Foes: Assassins in the River Nations (DriveThruRPG, Paizo.com and d20PFSRD)
Book of Magic: Pirate Spells (DriveThruRPG, Paizo.com and d20PFSRD)
Book of Magic: Signature Spells 1 (DriveThruRPG, Paizo.com and d20PFSRD)
Book of the River Nations: Complete Player’s Reference for Kingdom Building (DriveThruRPG, Paizo.com and d20PFSRD)

We do this to enhance your game so you can focus on making your world that much better. We at Jon Brazer Enterprises are here to help you and your game be the best it can be.

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Pathfinder: Its a “Monster” of a Black Friday Sale

Its a “Monster” of a Black Friday Sale! Get our best selling, highest-acclaimed, award-winning PDFs for 75% off (minimum $0.99). Grab Book of Beasts: Monster Variations for $0.99 or Book of Beasts: Wandering Monsters 1 for $0.99. Running an adventure in the River Nations? Pick up Book of Beasts: Monsters of the River Nations for $1.25. For those that want their first taste of Shadowsfall, pick up Book of Beasts: Monsters of the Shadow Plane for a mere $1.50.

But that is not all. Our Book of the River Nations line is also on sale. Pick up Exploration and Kingdom Building, Mass Combat, and Feats, Spells and Secret Societies each for a mere $0.99. Or pick up the all three in one with Book of the River Nations: Complete Players’ Reference for Kingdom Building for $1.50. And prepare your game for the eventual Assassination Attempt that will come up in your game by picking up Book of Friends and Foes: Assassins of the River Nations for the low, LOW price of $0.99.

Download these awesome titles today. This sale is now running at DriveThruRPG, RPGNow and Paizo.com.

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Pathfinder: More “Monster” of a Black Friday Sale

Yesterday we announced that we will be having a “Monster” of a Black Friday Sale. But monsters are not the only things that will be on sale. Oh No. There is more. We are putting all of our Book of the River Nations PDFs for a whopping 75% off (minimum $0.99). That’s right. Starting tomorrow, you can get the Book of the River Nations: Complete Player’s Reference for Kingdom Building for the low, LOW price of $1.50. This is the lowest price we will ever offer these books so grab them this weekend. If you have been curious about how to build your own kingdom, there is no better time to grab these amazing deals. Declare war on your neighbor or defend your lands from invaders. Crush your foe with the feats, archetypes, prestige classes and spells you read about here. Pick it up anytime between tomorrow morning and Monday, November 26th.

Do you already have the Kingodom Building rules? Well grab Assassins of the River Nations! This book of premade Assassin NPCs is designed for the kingdom encounter assassination attempt. Now you don’t have to take a break from the game to quickly make up an someone designed to kill off the PCs. This arms you with assassins designed to make quick work of those pesky heroes. This will be on sale for a mere $0.99. There will never be a better time to pick up these NPCs. And don’t forget that Book of Beasts: Monsters of the River Nations will also be on sale for an eye-popping $1.25. This book will never be this low again. So grab the whole River Nations set at the best sale of the season.

This sale will be running at DriveThruRPG, RPGNow and Paizo.com.

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Pathfinder: Hero Lab for the Book of the River Nations

As we mentioned in the big announcement, the Book of the River Nations is getting the character options Hero Labbed. Well we are pleased to announce that everyone that received the PDF copy of the Compendium is getting FREE access to the Hero Lab file, whether you purchased the PDF or if you received it as part of our PDF Guarantee when purchasing the print book.

Jon Brazer Enterprises is committed to bring you the highest quality role playing books. We enhance your world and your game.

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Book of the River Nations Sells its 2500th Copy!

As of last month, Jon Brazer Enterprises has sold over 2,500 copies of the Book of the River Nations. This is a tremendous milestone and we couldn’t be more pleased. We are so glad that our book is appearing at so many gaming tables.

Share with us and tell your friends how the Book of the River Nations has helped your game. Leave a comment below and make sure to point your gaming friends to us and tell them how much Jon Brazer Enterprises’ books enhance your world and your game.

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Pathfinder: Assassin in the River Nations

Last year, the Book of the River Nations: Complete Player’s Reference for Kingdom Building was released. At the time I had plans to provide NPCs appropriate for a kingdom building game as well as much more support. Instead of doing that, I ended up going straight to work on Shadowsfall and several half finished products fell by the wayside. I don’t like vaporware as much as you so I’m working to finish up these products that I began so long ago. One such product is assassins for the River Nations. This one here is one I wrote last night. She’s part of an all elf/half-elf dance team called the Skyprancer Dance Troop. The team are mercenaries, using the cover of dancers as a way to cross borders and gain access. While none of the team actually possess the assassin prestige class, they have registered with the Gracetree Assassins in Daggerton.

Please let us know if you would like to see more assassins for the River Nations. Without further ado, I present to you Ceriddaia Shimmerstar!


Ceriddaia Shimmerstar           CR 10
XP 9,600
Female elf magus 11
CN Medium humanoid
Init +3; Senses low-light vision; Perception +13


Defenses


AC 25, touch 14, flat-footed 22 (+8 armor, +3 Dex, +4 shield)
hp 75 (11d8+22)
Fort +7, Ref +6, Will +7
Immune sleep


Offense


Speed 20 ft. (30 ft. without armor)
Melee +1 scimitar +12/+7 (1d6+4/15-20)
Special Attacks arcane pool (9), improved spell combat, spell strike
Magus Spells Prepared (CL 11th, concentration +19)
4th – arcane theft, dimension door, wall of ice
3rd – fireball (DC 17), fly, force punch (DC 17), undead anatomy i, vampiric touch
2nd – defensive shock, elemental touch (DC 16), frigid touch, scorching ray, web
1st – corrosive touch, expeditious retreat, ray of enfeeblement (DC 15), shocking grasp, true strike, vanish
0 (at will) – acid splash, detect magic, disrupt undead, read magic, spark


Tactics


Before Combat Before attacking her opponent, Ceriddaia will cast expeditious retreat as well as fly if the situation calls for it. Following that, she will use one of her arcane pool points to increase her scimitar to a total of a +3 shock weapon. Next she will cast vanish and then undead anatomy i. The following round she will strike.
During Combat The above preparations changes her attacks: +1 scimitar +15/+10 (1d6+7/15-20 plus 1d6 shock). First she will neutralize her target’s weapons by sundering them. Next, she will fight using her spell combat to increase the damage output of each hit. Meanwhile, Ceriddaia will use her shield spell ability to give herself a +4 shield bonus to her armor class.
Morale Ceriddaia is paid for her services and will flee if her hit points fall below 25.


Statistics


Str 16, Dex 16, Con 10, Int 18, Wis 10, Cha 8
Base Atk +8; CMB +11 (+16 sunder); CMD 24 (26 sunder)
Feats Combat Casting, Combat Reflexes, Improved Critical (scimitar), Improved Sunder, Lunge, Power Attack, Toughness, Weapon Focus (scimitar)
Skills Fly +17, Knowledge (arcana) +18, Perception +13, Perform (dance) +10, Spellcraft +18, Use Magic Device +13; Racial Modifiers +2 Perception
Languages Celestial, Common, Draconic, Elven, Gnome,Sylvan
SQ improved spell recall, knowledge pool, magus arcana (arcane accuracy +4, maneuver mastery [sunder], shield spell)
Gear +2 breastplate, +1 scimitar, belt of giant’s strength +2, clear spindle ioun stone, dust of illusion, spellbook (includes all prepared spells plus magic missile, shout, slow, stoneskin), 500 gp

Both literally and figuratively, Ceriddaia is all about the shock factor. She gets a thrill out of appearing out of nowhere, looking like a skeleton and electrocuting her targets with her strikes. Her primary tactic however is to break her opponent’s weapons before they can use them against her. This tactic of breaking her enemy’s offense has served her well.

Among the Skyprancer Dance Troop, she is the flighty one. She bores easily and frequently acts without forethought. However, she channels her impulsive nature into shopping. She keeps a considerable amount of money on her, more money than a mere dancer should possess. This has caused the dance troop’s mercenary activities to be discovered before.

Ceriddaia Shimmerstar has long flowing blonde hair and stands about 6 feet tall. Her sapphire eyes stand out against her pale skin. When outside of combat, she wears long, flowing silk dresses or gossamer robes revealing far too much. Her breastplate, decorated in elven knots and exquisite scimitar are seldom far away. She’s worked for some of the most vile leaders in the whole of the River Nations. She doesn’t really care about the money, however. She cares more about being able to do what she wants whenever she wants. If she has to kill someone every so often to make that happen, that suit her just fine.

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[Pathfinder] Recent Reviews Roundup (5-Star Edition)

We’ve recently got some excellent reviews of some of our books and every last one was a 5-Star review! So I thought I would share excerpts and links to them for you.

First up, we have the book that everyone loves: the Book of the River Nations: Complete Player’s Reference for Kingdom Building. The first review comes from a gentlemen named Gregg Helmberger. Here are some of the highlights from his 5-Star review:
“Therefore, anything that can make your life easier as a GM is something to buy, treasure, and recommend to others.”
“If you plan to feature a lot of mass combat, you NEED this.”
“this is excellent stuff that you will make use of”
“Overall, this is a truly exemplary resource for players and GMs using the Kingdom Building subsystems in their games.”
Thank you Gregg for your kind words. I really appreciate them.

Next up is John Benbo‘s 5-Star review of the same book. His review is much shorter, but is no less filled with love for this book. To show exactly how he felt, he titled the review “Indispensable!” I’m just going to reprint the whole review here:

When I decided to start up my Kingmaker campaign, I knew I had to have this book from the reviews I’ve read and it hasn’t let me down. My group is still slogging away through book 2 but they have already gone through 4 and half years of kingdom builing. The players have enjoyed the extra buildings and, as the GM, I’ve really enjoyed the expanded random encounter section. Additionally, being available in print makes it more convenient to flip through at the table. What also impressed me was the community support of this product by creating an excel spreadsheet that incorporated the extra material in this book. This has made the kingdom building aspect a breeze to keep track of.

The last 5-Star review we’ve received recently is for the Book of Beasts: Monsters of the Shadow Plane from “Stark Enterprises VP“. He described this book as:

“this is a spectacular little collection of monsters.”
“There’s not a single beast in this thing that isn’t well-worth your purchase dollars.”
“The flavor text of this thing is pretty awesome too.”
“I can’t wait to see the other books in this line, just on the quality of this stuff.”
“In the final analysis, Jon Brazer’s knocked another one out of the park”

Despite all these wonderful things, its the last line in Stark’s review that really says it all, I think. Despite having received the PDF as a review copy he said, “I’ll be buying this myself when the print/PDF combo goes live … it’s that good!” Thank you. Truly, thank you.

Be sure to pick up your copy of Book of Beasts: Monsters of the Shadow Plane, Book of the River Nations: Complete Player’s Reference for Kingdom Building and others at JonBrazer.com, Your Local Gaming Store or at your favorite gaming website.

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Pathfinder: Book of the River Nations Excel Tracking Sheet

Thanks to two fans: Timothy Withem and Rob Vermeulen, the Book of the River Nations: Complete Player’s Reference for Kingdom Building has an easy to use kingdom tracking sheet. They were gracious enough to let me put it on the web so it can be made available to you as a free update. If you are looking for an easy way to keep track of your kingdom with all of the options from the Complete Player’s Reference to Kingdom Building already included, Download this Excel workbook today.

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Book of the River Nations 2nd Printing PDF Uploaded

Jon Brazer Enterprises is committed to bringing you the highest quality products. To this end, we have uploaded the PDF to the second printing of the Book of the River Nations: Complete Player’s Reference for Kingdom Building to both DriveThruRPG/RPGNow and Paizo.com. To receive your PDF copy, goto the downloads page of the respective website and click on the Book of the River Nations link. This printing incorporates the errata and rules clarifications that had previously been available online.

While the second printing had come out earlier this summer, I had only recently realized that I had not previously uploaded it to web. If you are wondering if your print book is a first printing or second printing, first printings are staple bound while second printings are perfect bound. We apologize for not uploading the book sooner and hope that you enjoy the material.

And as always, we hope that the book is enhancing your world and your game.