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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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Last Day of the Christmas in July Sale

Its the last full day of the Christmas in July Sale. Now is the best time to grab many of our PDFs while they are 25% off. That is just about every single PDF we have. Be it a Pathfinder book on settling a wilderness rules like the Book of the River Nations, monster books like Book of Beasts: Monsters of the Shadow Plane, adventures like the Deadly Delves: Reign of Ruin, or player races like Book of Heroic Races Compendium.

Or if you are want Traveller, get the d66 Compendium and the D66 Compendium 2, vehicles like the Foreven Worlds: Vehicles of the Frontier, careers like Player Careers Pack 1, monsters like the Creatures of Distant Worlds Compendium, or  fighters like Mech Tech ‘n’ bot: Fighters and Small Ships.

Players and Game Masters of Fifth Edition can get adventures Deadly Delves: Rescue from Tyrakven and Along Came a Spider and the races in Book of Heroic Races: Player Races 1 at a great discount right now.

13th Age GMs will enjoy getting 25% off of Book of Beasts: Monsters of the Great Druid, or an adventure like Deadly Delves: Reign of Ruin, or NPCs like Age of Icons: 100 Lich Queen Agents.

Don’t forget everything else we have on sale right now on the Christmas in July Sale going on right now at DriveThruRPG/RPGNow.

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Traveller: Christmas in July Sale for the D66 Compendium 2

D66 Compendium 2

d66 Compendium 2Like 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:

Grab these great deals today at DriveThruRPG/RPGNow.

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Black Week Sale Going On Now

Book of Heroic Races CompendiumIts the Black Week Sale going on now. Get an eye-popping 80% off select products at DriveThruRPG/RPGNow and an amazing 40% off absolutely everything we have at d20PFSRD.com.

Right now at DriveThruRPG and RPGNow you can some of our best-loved titles at rock bottom prices. Titles like:

At d20fpsrd, we have everything on we sell there on sale for 40% off. So there’s everything above on sale, but also you can grab the:

These amazing deals won’t last long so be sure to grab them now. Go to DriveThruRPG/RPGNow and d20PFSRD.com to get the titles you want today.

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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: Warp to a New Game

MTnb: Warp Ships 1Warp to a new game with Mech Tech ‘n’ bot: Warp Ships 1. This presents three new ships each with full deck plans: the cargo-carrying Startrotter, the Starblazer missile destroyer, and the torpedo-carrying destroyer Novabringer.

Meet adventure on a new frontier of play today. Download Mech Tech ‘n’ bot: Warp Ships 1 today at DriveThruRPG/RPGNow and at d20PFSRD.

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Traveller: Power Bows

Bows and arrows have come a long way since the middle ages and they will continue to evolve in their effectiveness as time marches forward. So here are a few of the bows I think will be available in the future.

New Weapon Characteristics
Wireless (TL 11): Every arrow after the first successful strike on the same target made with the same bow with the wireless characteristic is granted a +1 DM as the arrow sends back positioning telemetry to the bow. This bonus lasts for 1 minute.

Wireless Bow (TL 11)
This short bow is made from an advanced polymer-metal composite. It features an onboard computer, allowing it to know the position of arrows it fired for a short time.

Weapon: wireless bow
TL: 11
Range: Rifle
Required Skill: Athletics (Bows)
Damage: 2d6+1
Recoil: 1
Cost (CR.): 400
Mass (Kg): 0.6
Special: wireless

Wireless Power Bow (TL 13)
Functionally similar to older styles of bow, however, the addition of energy allows the bow string to recoil at ultrahigh speeds. So an arrow fired from this bow rips through light armor.

Weapon: wireless power bow
TL: 13
Range: Rifle
Required Skill: Athletics (Bows)
Damage: 2d6+4
Recoil: 0
Cost (CR.): 600
Mass (Kg): 0.5
Special: armor piercing 3, wireless

Look for Mech Tech ‘n’ bot: Warp Ships 1, available next week at DriveThruRPG/RPGNow and d20PFSRD.

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Traveller: Drones

Drone 1One 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.

Download more Traveller awesomeness at DriveThruRPG/RPGNow.

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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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[Pathfinder and Traveller] Print Books Appearing on DriveThruRPG

Recently we decided the Book of Beasts: Monsters of the River Nations should go out of print. It was a tough decision to make. It was our first book to get multiple printings but sales of it have slowed in recent times, enough so that reprinting again would not be profitable to do another print run. However, we recently decided to add it to DrvieThruRPG’s printing service. While we were at it, we decided to get book available for print that have never had a print run. This is still early so we’re testing it out Mech Tech ‘n’ bot: Fighters and Small Ships. So far so good and we expect to see it available for print purchase in about a week. Naturally, our print books will come with a free PDF download as well. Stay tuned to JonBrazer.com to catch the latest on which books will be available and when.

After we get the first Book of Beasts and several Traveller books available, we will be doing this with other books once they go out of print. While there are still copies available, these books will not be added for printing. So game stores and gamers that support their game stores, fear not.

Remember our Kickstarter project to a Shadowsfall adventure printed for Free RPG Day is going on right now. The more this project is supported, the more we copies we can get to you and everyone else worldwide. Support our effort today.

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Pathfinder and Traveller: A New Year Has Begun

2010 was one hell of a year. It was JBE’s first full year as a company and we have alot of good news to share about it.

1) Print Books: At the end of 2009, we signed a deal to get books into game stores. 2010 saw 3 books printed and in game stores: Mech Tech ‘n’ bot: Mech Squadrons (Traveller), Book of Beasts: Monsters of the River Nations (PFRPG), and the d66 Compendium (Traveller). We’re very pleased with the sales numbers for all three. The real breakout star of those three is the Book of Beasts, currently going on its third printing. Quite astonishing for such a young company.

2) PDFs: Our #1 sales earner of 2010 from DriveThruRPG/RPGNow was Mech Tech ‘n’ bot: Fighters and Small Ships. That really surprised us since it came out in 2009. Typically the first month a book is released is when all the real sales happen. Afterwards it hold what is referred to by PDF Publishers as “the long tail.” That’s when <5 sales per month occur. Far to few for a brick and mortar game store to notice, but more than enough to draw a long term profit for PDFs. While that was mostly true for MTnb:FnSS, two months stood out last year: March and June. Both saw higher than expected sales numbers. They are really responsible for that book doing so well. Tying for #1 was the Book of Beasts. No real surprise there. It did exceptionally well as a print book so it should do equally well as a PDF. And it did. Just goes to show. SF lovers love ships and Fantasy lovers love monsters.

3) PDF to Print Series: While we didn’t set out to do this on a major scale in 2010, it has become a major part of our business model. When I calculated out that the individual d66 PDFs paid for the Mech Squadrons and Book of Beasts print runs, I saw the real value in releasing PDFs and compendiuming them into a print release. The print run is already paid for and there is much, much less risk involved. Win-win scenario. The first release where we set out to do this was the Book of the River Nations: Exploration and Kingdom Building Rules followed up quickly by the Mass Combat rules. The first is well on its way to becoming our best selling PDF to date with the second not far behind.

4) PDF Guarantee One of the best decisions we made this past year was to follow in the footsteps of companies that came before us and release our PDFs for free when you buy a print book. This has opened doors for us as well as helped customers get exactly what they pay for. When you buy a print book, we feel that you should have it in its electronic form as well. We stand behind that 100%.

New for 2011
So what can you expect from JBE in 2011? Short answer, what you see in our PDFs, you will see in print. We’re going to continue our PDF to Print Compendium because it makes excellent business sense to do so.
Coming soon in the next few months is the Feats, Spells and Magic Items for the Book of River Nations followed lastly by a GMing section explaining how to creature your own maps, set up your own adventures and customizing the rules to your particular environment.

For Traveller, we have two particular series in mind. First is careers, second is warp ships. We plan to start with the careers sooner and release warp ships more towards the 2nd half of the year.

We have more exciting plans for 2011 that we’re not prepared to talk about yet, including some straight to print books we’re working on. 2011 is going to be a real break out year for us. And we hope that you are along with us for the ride.

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Free Shipping Until Nov 30th

For the rest of November, Jon Brazer Enterprises is offering free shipping in the US and reduced shipping worldwide. Free shipping is only on Standard and Economy shipping options and on select books. Those books include:

Book of Beasts: Monsters of the River Nations (Pathfinder RPG),
Mech Tech ‘n’ bot: Mech Squadrons (Traveller RPG), and
d66 Compendium (Traveller RPG).

All of these titles carry our PDF Guarantee, so you get the PDF for free with your Print purchase. These are only available while supplies last so be sure to get yours today!