3 Things to Remember During the One D&D Playtest

As one who has seen many edition changes and been a veteran of a few edition wars, I have seen much, argued with many, and witnessed the result of all that effort. So in an effort to have a much smoother transition this time around, I have three things that everyone should keep in mindContinue reading “3 Things to Remember During the One D&D Playtest”

PF 2e: Panlong

I really can’t help myself from making monsters, especially when it comes to the amazing art of Gary Dupuis. Take today’s monster, for example. Putting yourself in the shoes of the person in the foreground, you can’t help but feel tiny in comparison. We hope that this monster works in your game. Download all ourContinue reading “PF 2e: Panlong”

One DnD: What Does Compatible Mean?

Lately, we’ve been talking about One D&D and analyzing both what is inside and what it means for the whole of the gaming community. Previously, I shared my first impressions, discussed the races, and talked about why I believe the OGL will be going away after the new edition launches. Today we’re talking about OneContinue reading “One DnD: What Does Compatible Mean?”

One DnD: OGL Going Away in 6e

Last week, I posted my initial reaction to the One D&D Announcement. In it, I said that I believe that the OGL is going away. I’ve gotten a few questions on why I believe that to be the case. So instead of repeating them over and over again, I’m sharing them here. But first, someContinue reading “One DnD: OGL Going Away in 6e”

PF2: Corrupted Spider

I mentioned in the PF 1e version of the Corrupted Spider that I have not made monsters in quite some time. So that is something I’m going to try to do for a while: make PF 1e and 2e versions of the same monster. This monster is obviously based on the hunting spider, but IContinue reading “PF2: Corrupted Spider”

One D&D: Talking Races

I talked a bit last week about my Initial Reaction to One D&D. Today, I’d like to start talking about the specifics. But before I do that, I would like to address the reaction to the name “One D&D.” I seriously doubt that this will be the final name for the new edition. In fact,Continue reading “One D&D: Talking Races”

PF 1e: Corrupted Spider

Long-time JBE fans will know that I consider myself to be, first and foremost, a monster creator. Give me a piece of artwork of something new and unusual, and I’ll make you something to terrify your players with. I haven’t created a monster in quite some time. Life and other distractions got in the wayContinue reading “PF 1e: Corrupted Spider”

3 Reasons Why Spellcasters Are Not Overpowered

I’ve heard this refrain over and over again my entire gaming career, ” Spellcasters are overpowered. Their power needs to be nerfed.” While I do understand that a spellcaster’s power can overshadow the martial characters with a single spell, once that single spell is used, they probably do not have much left. This is doublyContinue reading “3 Reasons Why Spellcasters Are Not Overpowered”

One DnD: My Initial Thoughts

If you haven’t seen it yet, Wizards of the Coast announced the playtest of their new edition, which they’re calling One D&D. I’m not going to tell you what’s in it; you can read it for yourself and see the direction they want to go. Personally, I like some things and I don’t like someContinue reading “One DnD: My Initial Thoughts”

PF 1e: The Art of Spell Codex Volume 2

The Book of Magic: Spell Codex Volume 2 was released earlier this week. We’ve shared several spells in the book already, like planned assault and conjure deadfall, as well as discussing the winners of the book. Something we hadn’t shared yet is the artwork within. Above is several images within. Mind you, they’re all blackContinue reading “PF 1e: The Art of Spell Codex Volume 2”