5e: Equitaur

With only one day left in May, I am starting June’s blog posts early. This month is going to focus on monsters, mainly because I got some new monster art recently and I want to create the fun creepies. *evil laugh* We’re going to be doing like at the April with the skunkdrill, where weContinue reading “5e: Equitaur”

5e Skunkdrill

As promised on Monday, we created the 5e version of the Skunkdrill, this mad combination of a skunk and mandrill is a perfect addition to any D&D 5e game. Need to make the rogue run for the hills? This monster will make them not taking their sneaking abilities for granted. If you enjoyed this blogContinue reading “5e Skunkdrill”

5e: Cavern Elves

Drow are problematic. They are portrayed as dark skinned and evil except for the few that are brooding but good. I always feel that calling an entire race or subrace evil (outside of fiends) as lazy design. So when a player in my campaign said they wanted to play a drow but had some problemsContinue reading “5e: Cavern Elves”

The Writing Process: The Core Idea

I asked our very first Patreon supporter what kind of blog posts would they like to see. Their response was a series about the writing process. I think that that is a great idea. So in the Writing Process series of blog posts, I am going to take you through the various stages of writingContinue reading “The Writing Process: The Core Idea”

Support Our Patreon

We at JBE are constantly hard at work at bringing you new products. So we don’t always devote the time we would like to updating our blog. Sure, we post previews of upcoming products or we talk about stuff that is in our current products, but we do not just create stuff for our blogContinue reading “Support Our Patreon”

The Case for Prestige Classes in 5e

I DM a D&D 5e game at home. It started off as a Lost Mines of Phandelver campaign with some Yawning Portal thrown in. But when Phandelver finished, I started them in on the Tomb of Annihilation. We finished that and the group is on the road to hunting down the rest of Acererak’s phylactories.Continue reading “The Case for Prestige Classes in 5e”

3 Things to Steal from 13th Age

I love me some 13th Age. It is a well built game and highly enjoyable, one you should check out if you are not familiar. I’d describe it as D&D 4th Edition without all the compromises that held 4e back from being a truly awesome game. Having said that, I know plenty of groups thatContinue reading “3 Things to Steal from 13th Age”

A Deva in the Dungeon and Other Happy Surprises

This past weekend during my home 5e game, I threw something in a dungeon I never had before: a deva. Depending on your game and edition of the game, this is an angelic outsider or celestial. It was standing in the room with a curtain for a door. The characters listened at the door andContinue reading “A Deva in the Dungeon and Other Happy Surprises”

GM’s, You’re Doing Ok

I’m not sure which game masters, dungeon master, referees, etc. of role playing games need to hear this, but you are doing ok. These are difficult times, and you are giving your game your best. Give yourself a break and know that you are doing ok. Even if any issues you are having has nothingContinue reading “GM’s, You’re Doing Ok”