3 Rules For When The Encounter Goes Bad

All of us GMs have been there. We create an encounter that we think will be a cake walk for the players and they roll terribly. Either that or they split the party and neither group can help the other. The question then becomes, “How does the GM same the party?” because we all knowContinue reading “3 Rules For When The Encounter Goes Bad”

Why We Play the Games We Do

I recently played Pathfinder 2e and picked up the Core Rulebook and Bestiary. I mentioned this in the Fans of Jon Brazer Enterprises Facebook Group and someone mentioned that the RPG market is oversaturated. I’ve heard this argument before, but this time it got me thinking. Sure the businessperson in me says that the lawContinue reading “Why We Play the Games We Do”

Gen Con Online 2020

I hope you are having a fun Gen Con this year. No matter where in the world you are, you can play in Gen Con this year. I hope that more conventions have an online component even after we go back to the way things were. For this year, however, you can download JBE’s PathfinderContinue reading “Gen Con Online 2020”

Convention Games over Fantasy Grounds Classic

During the pandemic, I’ve been running a number of games online over Fantasy Ground Classic. Since many are new to the platform, I’ve been sending out instruction each time to help new players get connected. So instead of typing it out again and again, I’m just posting this once and will be pointing new playersContinue reading “Convention Games over Fantasy Grounds Classic”

Subscribe to Blog.JonBrazer.com

Hey JBE Fans, If you haven’t subscribed to blog.JonBrazer.com, I invite you to do so now. We reorganized our site last year to optimize our regular blog posts over there while having the JBE Shop here at JonBrazer.com.  Over at blog.JonBrazer.com, you can keep up with all the latest happenings and stay up to dateContinue reading “Subscribe to Blog.JonBrazer.com”

Pathfinder: Are You Switching to 2e?

When I ask a question, anticipating a certain answer is when I get the most surprising answers. Recently on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, and MeWe, we asked two simple questions: are you still playing Pathfinder 1e, and do you see yourself changing to 2e (or the playtest) anytime soon? I anticipated a mix of everythingContinue reading “Pathfinder: Are You Switching to 2e?”

Holidays in Gaming

Are you using holidays in your game? If you were like me when starting out as a game master, no you’re not. Yet holidays mark various places on the calendar, help recognize important persons and groups in your setting’s history, and much more. They give your game life where it otherwise feels flat, like there’sContinue reading “Holidays in Gaming”

5e/PFRPG: Wallpaper from the Temple

While I was preparing preview material for the upcoming 5e adventure Deadly Delves: Temple of Luminescence, I noticed that we never came up with wallpaper for the Pathfinder version. When I realized that, I knew I could not let that stand. The interior image by Jacob Blackmon is just far too awesome to let thatContinue reading “5e/PFRPG: Wallpaper from the Temple”

Watchtower Balleron

You would be forgiven if you were not aware that the kingdom’s forced still operated out if Watchtower Balleron long after the hobgoblins took it over. Few in the kingdom did, including the hobgoblins. The lower level had a secret door to a staircase that led to the caves below. The Stone Breakers, the Queen’sContinue reading “Watchtower Balleron”

Pathfinder: High Warpriest

When you are talking high level NPCs, their stat blocks can take quite a bit of time to create. Take the one we are featuring today, the high priest of Lirikellein, the goddess of the sun in this adventure: a high priest should be one that has accumulated quite a bit of abilities and gear.Continue reading “Pathfinder: High Warpriest”