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.
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.
Like we talked about yesterday with our 5e releases and the day before with Pathfinder, our Traveller releases are available now for 25% off for the Christmas in July Sale. We have a wide array of Traveller books on sale now at DriveThruRPG/RPGNow that you should grab right now. Act fast since this sale end on July 29th. Right now, you can you can get a great price on:
One thing I have not seen done much in Traveller involves unmanned vehicles, or “drones” as they are more commonly called. These pilotless machines the size of a fighter craft handle operations in environments far to hazardous for human life should be rather ubiquitous in the future. To date, however, little has been done on the topic. So here is one that we made that you can use in your home game. We are working on many others to be released soon.
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!
Next month, Jon Brazer Enterprises will be celebrating our 1 year anniversary. And for our one year anniversary, we will be publishing Mech Tech ‘n’ Bot: Mech Squadrons and having it available for your local game store to order and carry. So before we can do that, we have to print a number of copies.
To help raise money for our first offset print run, we are going to be selling Mech Tech ‘n’ Bot Fighters and Small Ships for $3.49 for the next week. That is half off its normal price. If you have been holding off on buying some of the fastest ships published for the Traveller, now is your chance.
One a personal note, I just want to say thank you to every single person that has ever bought one of our supplements. We thank you all for giving us a chance and making us the successful company we are today.
Far future universes need machines and technology that makes the average spacefarer’s life easier. Everything from the robots to computers to weaponry and vehicles, the future should feel exciting with tech everywhere. Ideal for any setting, Mech Tech ‘n’ bot is your supplement series to making your game feel futuristic.
Ships streak across the sky, carrying cargo and passengers within a solar system. Fighters battle pirates and other disasters of space. This indispensable tech keeps the wheels of commerce flowing from outlying bases and outposts to major worlds. Fighters and Small Ships details these support vessels for your game, making your universe come alive.
Mech Tech ‘n’ bot: Fighters and Small Ships is the latest release from Jon Brazer Enterprises for the Traveller system and is available now at the JBE Shop and DriveThruRPG/RPGNow.
“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.
As our last preview of Mech Tech ‘n’ bot: Fighters and Small Ships for the week, we’re displaying two more pages. Today we’re showing the two page spread for the Proxima P Series Torpedo Bomber. Designed to be sold to less advanced worlds, this series of bombers have been used by less advanced worlds to repel invaders and protect defenseless citizens. Click on the picture below to see all three variations of this low tech space craft.
This week is going by much faster than I had been expecting. Since I missed a preview yesterday, I’m giving a supersized preview today. Instead of just sharing a stat block, here are two pages of the book with both stat blocks. Click on the thumbnail below for the full size image. Enjoy.
Mech Tech ‘n’ bot: Fighters and Small Ships will be available from Jon Brazer Enterprises on Monday Nov 23 and can be purchased from our Digital Print store or for PDF download from DriveThruRPG.com.
The naming contest ended this past weekend with Twinsai being voted the ship’s name. Congratulations to Darkjoy for submitting off the winning entry.
Throughout the week, Jon Brazer Enterprises will be releasing previews for Fighters and Small Ships. This 16 page supplement details six different class of ships, each with several variations. Each ship receives a two page spread with two or three stat blocks, detailing the ship in different configurations. For the first preview this week, we bring you the cover art. Check it out and share what you think.
With Mech Tech ‘n’ bot: Fighters and Small Ships being released soon, I probably should discuss the design philosophy behind the book. My philosophy had two main sources for inspiration: modern cars and airplanes. When Boeing makes a 737 they customize it to their customer’s needs, but they tend to fall into one of several groups: passenger transport, cargo transport, or military applications. The passenger transport version is fitted with seats, a galley a standardized gangway entrance, and legally required safety features. The cargo variant is fitted with latching hooks to keep the cargo from moving during the flight, sections for large cargo and small cargo, and a standardized gangway to make loading and unloading cargo easier. The military variant could possess a hatch for dropping bombs, enhanced electrical for operating sophisticated radar and other detection equipment, or others depending on its specific use. But all the while, the general design, cockpit, engines, fuel tanks are relatively unchanged. This helps keep the costs down for Boeing while making aircraft for wide applications.
In the same way, the S172 by RenStar Avionics possess several variations. First there is a passenger variant designed to transport 40 passengers from a planet’s surface to orbit and back again in relative comfort while still packing them in like sardines. Next there is a short range cargo variant that carries considerable cargo for its size while changing as little as possible to the basic structure. Finally there is a long range cargo variant that can operate for two weeks in the vacuum of space with little refuelling. This version possess a larger engine and power plant to increase its range and a single weapon to help defend itself. … What was that? A military variant? I’m sorry that is classified.
Yes, I know that cargo transports are the coolest and all, but what about fighters. What inspiration was used in designing a fighter? For this, I looked at the Infiniti car manufacturer. When you look at an Infiniti, you know it is an Infiniti. They design a specific look into their cars to make them instantly recognizable. Every commercial has their the single wavy line to help brand the appearance of every model. In the same way, space fighter manufacturers would want their products to stand out, making each to appear similar. Enter the Kraft by Guardian Industries. This fighter travels as fast as a missile regardless if it is the light or medium interceptor variants. But because GI wants their fighters to stand out, the fighters appear almost identical. So when you see the basic configuration, you know that the owners of those fighters must be rich enough to be able to afford these fast fighters.
Mech Tech ‘n’ bot: Fighters and Small Ships will be available on November 23 for Print at Lulu.com and for PDF download at DriveThruRPG.com