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Traveller: Paskrin

Creatures of Distant Worlds Compendium (MGT 1e)

Last week was TravellerCon/USA. If you enjoy Traveller and couldn’t make it this year, I hope you can join us next year. It is a fun time and glad to see everyone again.

I have been ignoring Traveller lately, an oversight which I plan to correct starting today. Since I post a monster every Wednesday to this site, today I am posting a Traveller creature. In our first book, Creatures of Distant Worlds, we created a number of monsters for your players to shoot or get devoured by. one that everyone seemed to live or hate is the paskrin. This tiny tentacled rat has a habit of finding its way into the worst possible places, and they can eat through anything. Yes, I said, anything. Given enough time, of course. But fragile parts, like a ship’s fuel line, their teeth can make quick work of that.

They were originally created for 1e Mongoose Traveller. Here are there stats updated for MGT2e.

Animal Hits Speed
Paskrin 4 3 m
Skills Athletics (dexterity) 1, Melee (bite) 2, Recon 2, Stealth 1, Survival 2
Attacks Bite (D3, AP 1)
Traits Armour (+1), Fast Metabolism (+2), Small (–3)
Behaviour Scavenger, Reducer

Check out this creature and more in our book Creatures of Distant Worlds, available now at the Jon Brazer Enterprises Shop. Also be sure to download all of our books for Mongoose Traveller Second Edition at DriveThruRPG and RPGNow.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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Christmas in July Sale

Deadly Delves Reign of Ruin (13th Age) Book of Beasts: Legendary Foes d66 Compendium Book of Heroic Races Compendium

Its that time of year again, the Christmas in July Sale at DriveThruRPG. This year has a brand new twist to it: print. Get 15% off ALL of Jon Brazer Enterprises’ Print Books.

Order the print version of these for under $10:

Our larger print book are also available at 15% off:

Are all your gaming book on your computer or tablet these days? Well, just about all of Jon Brazer Enterprises’ PDFs are 25% off:

All of these are available and much more at DriveThruRPG/RPGNow.com. This sale won’t last forever so grab these awesome deals today.

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Traveller Adventure: Crash Landing

Traveller ImageI’ve been thinking of adventures lately and this one just sprung up in my head. As such, I thought I would share it with you. The basic adventure is simple: the ship the players are on crash lands on a moon of a gas giant. The players survive but they need to make repairs if they are going to get back to civilization.


Introduction
The ship the players are on crashes on a moon orbiting a major gas giant. This can happen in a number of ways: a small piece of space junk strikes the craft forcing them to crash land on the moon, pilot error in the gravitational zone knocks the ship off course, an error in the ship’s computer calculation causes the crash landing, pirates could have shot them down, just to name a few options.

Beginning the Adventure
Everyone should take 1d6 points of damage. The ship is still intact, however, it list half its hull. Internal sensors reads that a number of small cracks were formed during the crash and the ship is leaking air. The power plant sustained the worst damage. Several parts are required before it will function properly again.

The leaking air is not a problem at the moment. The moon has a thin breathable atmosphere and the surface is rocky. A Sensor check reveals that there are a number of other large hunks of metal, potentially crashed ships, each several hours away (the distance itself is less important than the time it takes to get there) in varying directions.

The players should choose which ship they want to go to first. The sensor read outs and what the players actually find once they arrive are as follows:

1) Readout: The metallic area is spread over several kilometers. From the amount of wreckage it is detecting, the computer estimates the ship was a 1,000 ton light freighter.
Actual: The ship was a 1,400 ton freighter, however, others that have crash landed on this planet and escaped found parts here. Everything the players need to repair their ship’s power plant is present. However, the ship’s components are scattered over a large area (-2 DM to all search checks), and the part the players need will require repairs before being installed (-4 DM to all checks with their ship’s operations unless the part is repaired). Paskrin have move into the area and have made the ship’s component’s their home. Some new food
Paskrin
Str 3 Dex 4 End 6 Int 12 Inst 6 Pack 9
Attack: Gnaw +1 (1d6)
Athletics (coordination) 2 Melee 2 Recon 3 Stealth 1 Survival 3, Armor 1
Tiny (-1 DM to hit creature)
Movement 6 m

2) Readout: A small ship is the closest. This is possibly a 50-100 ton shuttle. It could be larger; some of this craft is buried.
Actual: This is a 200 ton jettisoned garbage hauler container that crashed here a relatively recently. It contains lots of hazardous and radioactive substances that are not properly disposed of. If the players stop to investigate it more fully they will discover the insignia of a corporation. This might be proof that the corporation handling this cargo is transporting and disposing of such materials improperly.

3) Readout: A 400 ton patrol craft is split in two pieces (forward section has separated from the aft).
Actual: This ship has been here quite a while and has been picked over quite extensively by others that crashed here and made it off or scavengers. Spiders currently infest this ship, making it a battle to get into and out of the ship.
Goliath Spiders
Str 12 Dex 16 End 10 Int 7 Inst 6 Pack 2
Attack: Bite +3 (2d6+1) Venom DM -2 Venom Paralysed
Athletics 3, Melee 1, Survival 2, Armor 2
Movement 15 m

4) Readout: From the lack of erosion, this 900 ton cargo ship appears to be the newest of the ships that crashed here. It is also the furthest.
Actual: This ship has the required parts. They sustained no damage during the crash.
This ship was transporting illegal cargo that turned dead bodies into soldiers. After the crash, the machines crawled into the minds of those that died during the crash and killed those that survived the crash. After two months without fresh bodies, recharging sources or other maintenance, only 8 are still functioning.
Necro-soldiers
Str 8 Dex 6 End 5 Int 6 Edu 14 Soc 8
Melee 3 Gun Combat 2, Recon 2
Equipment: Pistol
Special: Electroshock, Seek New Host
Electroshock: The necro-soldier shocks a creature that it grabs or attacks with a metal melee weapon, dealing an additional 1d6 damage. Electroshock requires an hour to recharge.
Seek New Host: The computer core of a necro-soldier can leave a host body and seek out a new corpse to take over. These cores use a series of small tentacles to pull itself out of one of the body’s ear and seek out a new host. The core at this point has only its Structure to protect itself.

Unless the players sealed up the leaks as soon as the ship crashed, several ants have crawled in and are keeping warm near the ship’s engines. More then likely, the ants will fight the ship’s crew before installing the new part.


Please tell us what you thought and if you would like to see similar short adventures for your Traveller game. The creatures stats for this adventure come from the Creatures of Distant Worlds Compendium. Download it today at DriveThruRPG/RPGNow.com and at d20PFSRD.

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Traveller: Tomorrow Starts Our Star Wars Day Sale

Have you been eyeing up our Traveller RPG books for some time but been putting it for another day. Well wait no longer. Tomorrow starts our Star Wars Day Sale. Grab all the titles your protocol droid has been talking nonstop about. At an R2 unit screaming 25% off, you can’t pass these up.  Get the fastest hunk of junk on the sector with Mech Tech ‘n’ bot: Fighters and Small Ships or all the stats on monsters that swallow your guards in Creatures of Distant Worlds Compendium 1.

But what’s more, we’ll be selling print copies of Mech Tech ‘n’ bot:  Mech Squadrons direct from our website for 50% OFF and it includes the PDF FREE. How can you not step on Jar Jar with these deals!

So be here tomorrow before the Empire shoots down our rear deflector screen and grab these awesome Traveller titles! And May the Fourth Be With You!

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Traveller: Encounter Some Creatures at 20% Off

For the whole month of January, Jon Brazer Enterprises is offering a 20% discount on the Creatures of Distant Worlds Compendium. Now you can get creatures from giant ants computerized zombies with stat blocks and descriptions on how to use them. You must use the discount code 12450 to get the 20% discount.

Enhance your World Today with the Creatures of Distant Worlds!

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Creatures of Distant Worlds Compendium 1 Print Edition Pre-Order

The wait is over! The much anticipated Creatures of Distant Worlds Compendium 1 is now available for print pre-order from Jon Brazer Enterprises. Now you can get all the creatures you have been craving for your game in your hot little hands and waiting on your bookshelf.

Packed with over fifty creature stat blocks in its 16 pages, you can find the right creature for the right moment. Each creature write up is dripping with plot hooks, environmental information, descriptions to read to your player, and (most importantly) combat tactics information. It also includes a list of Terran creature stats for you to use as is, to modify and make your own unique creatures and to fill out your distant worlds.

But that’s not all, the Creatures of Distant Worlds Compendium 1 also contains 30 diseases, both exotic and mundane, for your players to contract. If that were not enough, this Compendium details poisons and venoms. All this adds up to a book of trouble to shake up even the most experienced of players.

As a bonus for pre-ordering before October 5th, you get the Creatures of Distant Worlds Compendium 1 PDF for free as soon as the Compendium ships later that month. All this for $9.99 plus shipping and handling. Click on the button below to reserve your Creature Compendium today.

Pre-orders are now closed.

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[Traveller]Ants Available for Download

On distant worlds in the deepest regions of space, unknown creatures await unwitting explorers. Close to home, devious politicians and gangsters lure native wild life to carry out their dirty work while maintaining denyability. On a frontier outpost, primitive life forms walk the uninhabited regions hoping claim the civilized place as their new home. Be prepared no matter where your players go. Be ready with the Creatures of Distant Worlds.

Ants build, tunnel and destroy. They break down any barrier that gets in their way. And they fight. They take on creatures many times their size, devouring them in a matter of moments. Ants range in size from small enough to step on to large enough to tear apart small space craft, and they pose a serious threat to anyone that gets in their way.

Ants is now available for download at DriveThruRPG.com. Jon Brazer Enterprises specializes in Traveller-based RPG products. Check out our other products at our PDF store and our Digital Print Store. Jon Brazer Enterprises – We Bring You the Future.

“Traveller” and the Foreven logo are Trademarks owned by Far Future Enterprises, Inc. and are used with permission. The Traveller Main Rulebook is available from Mongoose Publishing.

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[Traveller] Creatures of Distant Worlds Subscription 2 Available

Earlier today, Spiders went active. This means the first Creatures of Distant Worlds Subscription ends. When we at Jon Brazer Enterprises launched the Subscription we did not know how many, if anyone, would be interested in having creatures in their home Traveller game. Less than a month later we know that the creatures would be smash success. And we at Jon Brazer Enterprises would like to thank each of those initial subscribers. Without you, we would not be the success that we are today.

With that, we would like to announce Creatures of Distant Worlds Subscription 2. These next five creatures focus on helping to make ordinary situations more dangerous. First off we have the Spiked Scorpion who’s spiked armor makes it deadly to attack. Next up we have Jump Angels and Demons. These creatures of myth make travel between the stars both exciting and deadly. Issue 8, Tarhhuf Riding Wolf, helps to make primitive barbarians a threat to any local population. This issue is also special in that it is the first of many to feature Alex Greene as its author. Following this comes Vampire Skrillids, tiny insects that make you wish you fell into a nest of mosquitoes. In he same vein as Spiders, Ants presents a wide variety of types and sizes, the largest being large enough to cause damage to a space ship.

This subscription runs for a limited time. You cannot sign up for the subscription after August 3rd. Remember, subscribers receive their creatures at 20% off the standard price and also can download it on the Thursday prior to the creature being offered for individual sale. Subscribe today.

Jon Brazer Enterprises specializes in Traveller-based RPG products. Check out our other products at our PDF store and our Digital Print Store.

“Traveller” and the Traveller logo are Trademarks owned by Far Future Enterprises, Inc. and are used with permission. The Traveller Main Rulebook is available from Mongoose Publishing.

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Paskrin: Those Troublesome Buggers

Paskrin. I’d use a different word to describe them, but I’d have to censor myself. These things are trouble. They’re small and they chew. Anything. And Everything. They make your old college roommate’s pet rodent’s annoying behavior appear sweet. Feet? No. Tentacles? Yes. Relation to Cthulu? Somedays you’d think so. Trainable? Hells yes.

Just hope they don’t chew their way through their cage and into your engine room.

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Creature Status

Necro-Soldiers: One more edit pass and and it should be beautiful.
Ice Goliaths: Finished and Uploaded to DriveThruRPG.
Psiscorpions: Try as I might, I was not pleased with this one. Currently is resting on the cutting room floor. Paskrin, the bane of Engineers, will be taking its place.
Spiders: Finished and Uploaded to DriveThruRPG.

Thought for the Day: Felicia Day likes D&D. Do you?

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[Traveller] Krakodarans Unleashed

Swimming loose in Traveller games comes the Krakodaran. This creature attacks with its terrible shout and viscious bite. Neither swimmer nor submersible is safe when the Krakodaran comes looking for its next meal.

Creatures of Distant Worlds: Krakodaran is part of the Creatures of Distant Worlds Subscription and is also available for individual sale at DriveThruRPG.com.

“Traveller” and the Traveller logo are Trademarks owned by Far Future Enterprises, Inc. and are used with permission. The Traveller Main Rulebook is available from Mongoose Publishing.