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Sky Full of Five Star Reviews

Since our last review roundup (where I said I would cover more that happened between it and May of 2017, which I am still meaning to do!), we have had quite a few more reviews, many of them earning 4 and 5 stars. If you haven’t seen them, I would like to point out some of my favorites. If there is something that you have been eyeing for a while but haven’t gotten, these reviews should help you decide.

Standard disclaimer: my summaries of adventure reviews are spoiler-free. However, the full review may contain spoilers.

Deadly Delves: To Claw the Surface (PFRPG)

Even though our adventures today focus on the upper levels, we didn’t always do that. To Claw the Surface a prime example, starting off at level 1 with the characters reading level 4 by the time it is finished. Being so low level does not mean it is boring or your typical adventure. I’ll let Endzeitgeist speak for himself.

[This adventure] manages to evoke a sense of atmosphere you only very rarely get to see. In fact, this felt in many instances almost like an OSR-module, with so much care poured into the details, the small bits. There is a subtle, playful artistry in this adventure, one that made me reminisce about Tomb Raider, about some survival movies, about classic dwarven-themed adventures and underworld exploration…but at the same time, the adventure manages to somehow transcend all these diverse influences, weaving them into something distinct, novel and exciting.

He went on to talk about just how much he loved this adventure, saying,

I’ll just come out and say it: This is one of the best 1st level modules available for PFRPG. It’s, in fact, good enough to warrant checking out even if you play another system. This is a true gem, and will receive 5 stars + my seal of approval, granted without any hesitation. It also qualifies as a candidate for my Top Ten

If you are thinking of running this module, read the whole review at Endzeitgeist.com. If you want an adventure this good in your Pathfinder game, download Deadly Delves: To Claw the Surface today at the JBE Shop. You can also find it at DriveThruRPG/RPGNow, the Open Gaming Store, and Paizo.com.

Shadowsfall: Temple of Orcus (PFRPG)

Next up we have a review from review writer newcomer David D. He takes the time to review the first adventure I ever wrote: Shadowsfall: Temple of Orcus. He describes it as:

I would describe ‘The Temple of Orcus’ as a classic rescue mission where player characters attempt to rescue some NPC’s from the clutches of evil, the mission clothed in an atmosphere of horror.

His final verdict on this adventure is:

For its price, you get a quality product that I personally find its 5 stars worth.

He keeps his review spoiler free so feel free so feel free to read it at DriveThruRPG. You’ll also find the review Endzeitgeist did back in 2012, also rating it 5-Stars. Read these reviews today and download it for your home campaign. You can find it at the JBE Shop. It is also available at DriveThruRPG/RPGNow, Paizo, and the Open Gaming Store.

Deadly Delves: The Dragon’s Dream (PFRPG)

Next up, we have our newest adventure: Deadly Delves: The Dragon’s Dream. This 16th-level adventure has the distinction of being our highest level adventure for all of Pathfinder, even if it one really close will be coming out soon.

Endzeitgeist reviewed this one not long ago (read the full review here) and I would like to point out some of my favorite bits.

Landon Winkler’s “Dragon’s Dream” is a rare beast indeed. … [T]he module truly excels in its storytelling: There is a ton of interesting roleplaying potential suffusing the pdf, and the adventure ultimately rewards for the PCs caring, being invested in the story, etc.

His final thoughts on this module sum it up best.

In short: This is an excellent module. The craftsmanship and production values are impressive, and the book manages to evoke a unique and concise atmosphere that breathes evocative high fantasy. My final verdict will clock in at 5 stars + seal of approval – Well done indeed, Mr. Winkler!

Grab your copy of this excellent adventure today at the JBE Shop. You can also find it at DriveThruRPG/RPGNow, Paizo, and the Open Gaming Store.

Deadly Delves: Nine Lives For Petane (PFRPG)

Our final adventure for today’s review summary is Deadly Delves: Nine Lives for Petane. This 12th-level adventure is a great transition to high level gaming. No longer are you going into the dungeon to save a few individuals, but to save an entire nation. Endzeitgeist reviewed this one, writing:

I know Christen N. Sowards primarily as an author of crunch: The master of Lost Spheres Publishing knows how to create interesting rules that have a very strong tie-in to storytelling. As such, I wasn’t surprised to see this adventure sport pretty interesting and challenging adversaries. What did surprise me, though, was how well this adventure played. This is a dungeon that works better in play than on paper, and the tie-in with the easily replaced divine angles, demons and ancient cultures can make this work within the context of a ton of different settings; the catfolk angle would make this, for example, a natural tie in for Midgard’s Southlands, connecting north and south. So yeah, the module ties in pretty seamlessly with most common campaigns.

He concludes his review with the following.

It is a cool, interesting module that can, if you choose, provide a great transition towards the world of high-level gaming. My final verdict will clock in at 5 stars + seal of approval.

You can download Deadly Delves: Nine Lives for Petane for Pathfinder at the JBE Shop. You can also find them at DriveThruRPG/RPGNow, Paizo, and the Open Gaming Store.

You will notice that that is four adventures of ours with 5-Star ratings. If you goto the Deadly Delves series on Endzeitgeist’s site, you’ll see that he’s given 6 out of 10 adventures he has reviewed for us a 5-Star rating and 3 more either a 4- or 4.5-Star rating. If you run games, you should pay attention to the Deadly Delves series from Jon Brazer Enterprises.

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JBE Adventure Price Reduction

After hearing your feedback and much consideration, we have decided to reduce the price of our adventures from $10 to $6.95. This means that these exceptional adventures that you have been wanting are now permanently reduced by more than 30%. Specifically, this affects:

Pathfinder Roleplaying Game
Deadly Delves: To Claw the Surface
Deadly Delves: The Gilded Gauntlet
Deadly Delves: The Chaosfire Incursion
Deadly Delves: Nine Lives for Petane

Fifth Edition
Deadly Delves: Reign of Ruin

Swords and Wizardry
Deadly Delves: Reign of Ruin

Grab these adventures today to enhance your world and your game.

I hope you enjoy these adventures as much as we enjoy bringing them to you.

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Pathfinder: Dungworm

Deadly Delves: To Claw the Surface (PFRPG)

While it is always good to use classic and well-established monsters in your games, it is even better to keep your players on your toes from time to time with a monster they haven’t memorized. All of our adventures feature at least one new monster and frequently a new magic item. Here is one of the new monsters in the exciting Deadly Delves: To Claw the Surface adventure.

Dungworm

The pale yellow skin of this three and a half-footlong worm darkens towards the rear; the tail segment is a dark brown and glistens with black pus.
Dungworm CR 1/2
XP 200
N Small vermin
Init +1; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +0


Defenses

AC 12, touch 12, flat-footed 11 (+1 Dex, +1 size)
hp 8 (1d8+4)
Fort +6, Ref +1, Will +0
Immune disease, mind-affecting abilities


Offense

Speed 20 ft.
Melee bite +1 (1d4)
Special Attacks Dung packet


Statistics


Str 10, Dex 12, Con 18, Int —, Wis 10, Cha 6
Base Atk +0; CMB –1; CMD 10


Ecology

Environment underground
Organization solitary, pair, brood (3–10), infestation (11–20)
Treasure incidental (dung packet, dung pressings)


Special Abilities


Dung Packet (Ex) Organic and mineral matter passes through the dungworm’s digestive tract and collects in its tail. Once per week, as a standard action, a dungworm whips its tail and flings the engorged body segment at a foe. The dung packet acts in all respects as a tanglefoot bag with the addition of a powerful stench that accompanies the splattering projectile; a target that fails its Reflex save by five or more takes a direct hit and is sickened by the stench until the splatter hardens and cracks away.

Download the Deadly Delves: To Claw the Surface for Pathfinder at the JBE Shop, DriveThruRPG/RPGNow, Open Gaming Store, and Paizo.com.

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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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Pathfinder: To Claw the Surface Wallpaper

To say I have been busy lately is kind of an understatement. But as the saying goes, better late than never.

I really like sharing the cover art of our adventures as wallpaper for you computer. Download it and enjoy.

Download the Deadly Delves: To Claw the Surface for Pathfinder at the JBE Shop, DriveThruRPG/RPGNow, d20PFSRD, and Paizo.com.

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Pathfinder: To Claw the Surface Now In Print

Deadly Delves: To Claw the SurfaceDeadly Delves: To Claw the Surface is now available in print. This 57 page adventure includes everything you need to run an adventuring party through this dangerous cave-in adventure as they try to survive untamed depths. And now it is even easier for you since you can order a physical copy to make notes in the margins and read it while not staring at a screen.

Scratch For Sunlight. Gasp For Air. Read it all in print. Order Deadly Delves: To Claw the Surface for Pathfinder at DriveThruRPG/RPGNow today.

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Pathfinder: New Monsters Under the Mountain

Deadly Delves: To Claw the SurfaceInside its 57 pages, Deadly Delves: To Claw the Surface features a number of new and modified monsters that you can use in your games, in this adventure or in one you create yourself. One of those monsters is the spring spark, this little ball of fuss can best be described as an electric tribble with feet.

By itself it does not pose much of a danger. When this static electricity hacky sack groups up with a bunch of others of its kind, it can give your players quite a shock.

Springspark CR 1/6

XP 65
N Tiny animal
Init +2; Senses low-light vision, scent; Perception +1


Defense


AC 14, touch 14, flat-footed 12 (+2 Dex, +2 size)
hp 3 (1d8–1)
Fort +1, Ref +4, Will +1


Offense


Speed 40 ft.
Melee slam +4 (1d2–4 plus 1 electricity)
Space 2-1/2 ft.; Reach 0 ft.
Special Attacks staggering shock


fuzzshockStatistics


Str 3, Dex 14, Con 8, Int 2, Wis 12, Cha 10
Base Atk +0; CMB –6; CMD 6
Feats Spring Attack (B), Weapon Finesse
Skills Acrobatics +6 (+10 jump), Perception +1; Racial Modifiers +4 Acrobatics when jumping


Ecology


Environment any
Organization solitary, nest (2–4), or colony (5–30)
Treasure incidental


Special Abilities


Staggering Shock (Ex) On a critical hit, the creature struck must make a DC 11 Fortitude save or be staggered for 1d3 rounds. The save DC is Charisma-based.

Download the Deadly Delves: To Claw the Surface for Pathfinder at DriveThruRPG/RPGNow, d20PFSRD, and Paizo.com.

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Pathfinder: To Claw the Surface

Deadly Delves: To Claw the Surface (PFRPG)

Scratch For Sunlight. Gasp For Air.

The brave and the foolhardy flock to the dwarven village of Granitetop Mountain to make their fortunes escorting caravans and clearing mineshafts of monsters. When a cave-in pulls your adventurers into a massive fissure and strands them deep beneath the mountain’s surface with no obvious egress, they must use all of their wits and cunning to make it out alive. But survival is the only law in this deep and untamed wilderness, and adventurers are just as good as the next meal to the creatures that dwell in the darkness. Will the adventurers ever breathe the fresh air of the surface again—or will their lives be forfeit in these dangerous, maddening depths?

To Claw the Surface is an exciting adventure module in Jon Brazer Enterprises’ Deadly Delves series, and is compatible with the best-selling Pathfinder Roleplaying Game. This adventure is designed to challenge four to five 1st-level PCs like no other content has to date. Inside this 57-page volume, you’ll find:

  • 11 new and modified monsters, 6 fully-statted NPCs, 11 new traps, and 2 new haunts for your Pathfinder campaign
  • 11 full-color maps of the various passageways and forgotten structures buried deep under the mountain
  • 20 new alchemical items, 3 new materials from which to make weapons and armor, 2 new pieces of equipment, a new intelligent item, and a new cursed item
  • Innovative encounters with the denizens of the deeps, including crazed derro, cruel duergar, hungry vermin, malformed giants, primeval dwarves, and vengeful haunts
  • Enough content to take your group of 1st-level PCs all the way to 4th level

Dangers Unknown. Treasures Untold. Adventure Awaits.

Download the Deadly Delves: To Claw the Surface for Pathfinder at the JBE Shop. You can also find it at DriveThruRPG/RPGNow, the Open Gaming Store, and Paizo.com.

Download all of our Deadly Delve Adventures for the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game at the JBE Shop, where you can download direct from us. You can also find our adventures at DriveThruRPG/RPGNow, the Open Gaming Store, and Paizo.com.