This week, we are giving you some free pirate booty. We at Jon Brazer Enterprises are giving away our Book of Magic: Pirate Spells for free for today only. Download this book of spells for your adventures on the high seas today. And do not forget to check out our other Books of Magic to enhance your world and your game today.
Another present to you from all of us at Jon Brazer Enterprises, we present to you the first piece of fiction released for Shadowsfall. Pawn Deception and Sacrifice is free for download today only. This exceptional short story, written by geek author Mur Lafferty. Introduces the dhampir character Valdia and shows the deadly Plane of Shadows. Only the truly brave venture into the darkness. Download this amazing story today.
It’s the holiday season, whether you celebrate Christmas or Hanukkah or Boxing Day or the Winter Solstice or Festivus or any others. Our present to you this season is a $2 sale on printer Shadowsfall books. As the days grow shorter, play on the Plane of Shadows, where high noon looks light twilight and a blood red moon shines on a good night. Grab the Book of Beasts: Monsters of the Shadow Plane and Shadowsfall: Shadow Plane Players Companion in print today for a holiday miracle of a price.
Order the Book of Beasts: Monsters of the Shadow Plane and Shadowsfall: Shadow Plane Players Companion, each for $2 today. Also be on the lookout for other One-Day Free Downloads throughout the month.
Thank you mention Shadowsfall, Caedwyr.
I should mention that Shadowsfall is not a standalone campaign setting. It's designed to be the plane of shadows for any existing campaign setting. It works with standard campaign setting without changing the familiar setting you already know and love.
Also rather awesome: Jon Brazer Enterprises' Shadowfall - essentially adventuring in the shadow plane.
Thanks for the mention EZG. Yea, the Shadowsfall: Shadow Plane Player's Companion and the Book of Beasts: Monsters of the Shadow Plane are the two main books at the moment covering Shadowsfall. the setting works with any campaign setting, allowing you to plug-and-play (as it were) the setting right into your existing campaign setting. Several other supplement for Shadowsfall, as well as fiction, can be found here.
Jon Brazer Enterprises would like to welcome our new line developer. From the Mile High State of Colorado, we are pleased to have Marie Small join us. With an amazing list of writing credits that include the Book of Heroic Races: Seedlings, Pathfinder Player’s Companion: Dragon Slayer’s Handbook, and Conflict PvP: Tactics & Teams.
Marie describes herself as an evil overlady with her own small army of minions consisting of a husband, two cats and four kids. She enjoy games of all kinds, reading, music, and creating art of all kinds. “I’m extraordinarily grateful to my husband for holding me to my promise to compete in RPG Superstar 2011. I’m also grateful to everyone who voted (regardless of whom they voted for), the judges, and the fine folks who have granted me the opportunities I’ve had ever since.”
We are really thrilled to have Marie apart of our team. Please join me in welcoming Marie to Jon Brazer Enterprises.
Beltane (Associated Domain: Sun)
IMO, Kingmaker affords the most role playing possibilities. The players get to determine how fast or slow they want to take exploration. If they want to spend time getting to know a (what is in the adventure) nameless NPC, that's their call. There's very little overplot that is forcing them onto the next area. Heck, the second module doesn't have much, if any, plot. It is really nice for players who want to do things like get married, create serious magic items, develop long lasting friendships with NPCs, advance age categories, convert a tribe of kobolds to good alignment, you name it. IMO, that AP is a roleplaying gold mine.
Back when I played Exalted regularly, I use to download the PDF from drivethru, take it over to Staples and get them to print and spiral bound the PDF. It cost less than buying the print book and I will always have the PDF as a backup if anything happened to the print book.
To this day, I still wonder why people that want a print book don't do that more.
Dude, I can't even play 3.5 anymore. Yea, I played 1E back in the day as well. I looked at OSR clones not long ago, thinking maybe I can convert some of my monsters into those systems and I was like, "yea, I left that a long time ago, I can't go back." 30-ish year old game design ... just not for me.
Today at JonBrazer.com, we are posting a few Favored Class Options for Non-Favored Races. What do I mean by non-favored races, I mean races that do not get the same amount of love as humans, elves, dwarves, or even gnomes. So today, we are sharing with you few of the options you can choose for your character. We even are sharing with you a few options for the Time Thief, Psion, Soul Knife, and Malefactor classes. Why, because we love them as well.
Read more at JonBrazer.com
Goblin Bait wrote:
I just want to say thank you for mentioning us and remembering that we put out high quality material.
Orfamay Quest wrote:
The ones who freelance for Paizo tend to send their best stuff there,
I wouldn't say that. I submitted to Paizo what they asked me to write. I was told to write this idea, with this word count. That is what I did. Did I do my best work within the word count constraint, absolutely. Do I feel I could have done better work without that constraint, absolutely. But they have space requires they must work within so word count is limited. Its just a reality of modern publishing. And, when I am writing for them, they are the boss so I aim to please.
But when I am writing for myself, especially for a PDF release where space is much less of an issue, I can take the time to do as much as or as little as I feel the idea requires.
Orfamay Quest wrote:
Its because we 3PP don't always want to go in the same direction as Paizo. I put out two supplements of vehicles since the Ultimate Combat rules came out. How many supplements of vehicles has Paizo put out since they developed those rules? Outside of the skull and shackles AP, that answer is ZERO. Is it because all their own rules suck and they abandoned them? No. Its because Paizo wants to go in a different direction. I, on the otherhand, choose to use them to make my own vehicles that are alot more creative than the basic wagon, cart, boat, and airship they included with the rules.
But that is the direction I choose to go in. I could pitch that idea to Paizo until I am blue in the face. But if they are not interested in going that direction, then there is no amount of awesomeness they will buy.
Might I recommend the Book of Beasts: Legendary Foes from Jon Brazer Enterprises, my company. While it is not a module, it is in the level appropriate range you are looking for. It starts at CR 15 and extends up to 25 as well as 3 demigods which are CR 28 and 29. It focuses on monsters but includes NPCs and traps as well.
Jeremy Smith wrote:
Congrats good sir.
I went to your profile here, looking to PM you, but you've (apparently) opted out of PM.
*goes to setting to double check* Nope, I can receive PM. And I do have a number of PMs in my inbox and sent messages.
I clicked on your website link, and spent several minutes trying to find a contact link... no dice.
On the About page on my website right next to my name, it says "contact" with an email link that to me.
I am sorry you feel that way. And you are correct, it was a shameless plug and I did forget to put a:[/shamelsss plug]
tag after the post as I should have. For that I am sorry as well.
However, my sincerity is nothing short of complete and total. I got ridiculed plenty when I was young because many of my fellow classmates believed I was gay. I have had a decent number of conversations with my parents where they were upset at me for not telling them that I was gay. It basically comes down to the person I am pings everyone's gaydar (forgive me if that is a pejorative, I have not kept up on the terminology). Heck, a gay friend of mine in college once called me the "closet hertosexual." I understand the bigotry and the rejection that many in the LBGT community experience because to this day I get it as well, despite being straight. So yes, I am a straight ally of the community. From where I sit, your fight for equality is my fight as well.
So whenever I heard about last year's GenCon "Queer as a Three Sided Die" seminar where no one could give an example of a transgender character anywhere in a single published roleplaying book, I was stunned. But then I realized I could use my "powers of publishing" for good. So I went to work. I asked two different transgender friends of mine for what they would like to see and the core idea of what I wrote is theirs. I don't want a transgender gamer to say again, "I have no one in my favorite hobby that I can identify with." Never again.
One of the few things I can do to help advance the cause of the LBGT community is publish material to speaks to them. So that is what I do. It is not my first nor will it be my last. If you do not want such a product promoted here, I can understand that and will respect that in the future.
Good day everyone.
I just wanted to let everyone on this thread know that in the Book of Beasts: Legendary Foes (released yesterday) we included Libet Deity of the Inner Self. Libet is a true neutral transgender demigod. One of the cult members described in the write up is a LN half-orc monk cleric that underwent a polymorph to change genders.
Everyone at Jon Brazer Enterprises are big supporters of the LGBT community and we want you to know that we stand with you.
Dale C. McCoy, Jr
Skeeter Green wrote:
If Paizo is the turkey in the Thanksgiving dinner, Super Genius, Dreamscarred, LPJ, Rite, Jon Brazer, etc are the side dishes that make the turkey dinner better. Its all a matter of taste.
Now you've got me hungry for mashed potatoes and stuffing smothered in turkey gravy.
Orfamay Quest wrote:
Russell Morrissey wrote:
I don't think there's any more "anti-3pp" stigma than there is WotC stigma or cyberpunk stigma or Italian publishers stigma, or any other grouping you can imagine.
Then you and I don't run in the same circles. Last convention I was at, I was getting insulted to my face about how my material was crap (despite winning an award for the book the person was talking about) because paizo didn't produce it. And that was not a one time occurrence. Not even slightly.
In my opinion, it is a catch 22. Designers say few players play at high levels so they do not design much at that high a level. But since so little is available at so high a level, few players play there.
To that end, Jon Brazer Enterprises (my company) came up with Book of Beasts: Legendary Monsters, a book of monsters, NPCs, demigods, and traps that start at CR 15 and go all the way up to CR 25 (well, the demigods are CR 28 and 29). The PDF will be available this Tuesday. Limited advanced copies will be at the Paizo booth at GenCon. And wide release will be late August/early September.
As promised, we have the next Words of Power release up. Book of Magic: Energy Words Revisited focuses on 50 different energy words. Acid, cold, electricity, fire and sonic. All of them get 10 different words: 6 are instant damage, 4 are duration damage. Check it out and tell me what you think.
Now available for preorder.
This 68 page, full color book is packed to the brim with CR 15+ monsters and NPCs and even a few demigods and high level traps.
Coming in Sept 2013 with advanced copies at GenCon.
So what's new?
I've not heard of this product. Can someone enlighten me? Is it pdf only or is there a hard copy? How much of my soul will it cost me? And what sort of foes are "legendary"?
I'm glad you asked. ;)
The Book of Beasts: Legendary Foes is a 68 page, full-color monster, NPC, and demigod book that focuses on CR 15-25. The demigods will be higher level but will ne within the range of mythic characters. The PDF will be $8.99 and the print/PDF combo will be $24.99. I will post more on in a little over a week.
Note When I said duration capped by spell level above, I actually meant CL. I oopsed.
As for an example on rules clarifying, I don't want spells that just deal energy damage, taken in the form of a ray, to offer reflex saves (because that sort of thing makes me feel it defeats the purpose). Might as well, make the same effect a Burst, if that's the case, right?
Like Richard said, the current draft I has all those that are a ray do not require a save.
Then again, if my wordspell deals damage, AND causes a status effect, AND tests reflex, the ray versions should only test the save for the effect.
It actually took me quite a while to parse what you said here, but yes, we're on the same page. If it is a ray, the ray deals damage with no save. Pair it with non-damage effect that requires a save and the save only applies to the non-damage part.
@Tinalles, the way you calculated damage also omits one thing: Energy resistances.
That is one of the things that really makes the average damage for duration spell words alot lower. If you tag the enemy fighter with fire damage for 10 rounds, the enemy spellcaster is going to give the fighter fire resistance at first opportunity. Spell effectively negated. Plus that only counts if you actually have the battle actually go that long. If the battle ends in 5 rounds, that damage is effectively cut in half.
I've considered making it 1dx+CL for first round and one extra die every subsequent round, but the above reasons quickly negate that idea.
I'm looking at these for the Force grouping.
I've been toying with this basic idea as a new target word. Boosted Ball Sonic = THUNDER DOME!!!!
Lots of calculations based on speculations.
I can see why you made these speculations but they are not what I am working with at the moment. This is far from set yet, but I am looking at increasing the die size more often than its vancian counterpart. Compare fireball with delayed blast fireball for a moment. They are basically identical except for spell level, max level damage dice and a delay thrown in. If that same spell were built with WoP (going with the basic burst size and distance at the moment) and damage dice were kept at d6's for as long as vancian says it should, then it would either require a specialized boost (that that individual caster came up with, which may require a meta word use) or would require a "delay" meta word use (scribbles down idea). Either way, doing so would require "more" from the WoP caster than its vancian counterpart since it would require a meta word use. Short of the long, the way I see an appropriate balance is to increase die size faster than vancian. I'm not saying how fast at the moment since the idea is still in alpha testing.
Another way to look at this is the 5th level benchmark spell in UM: cone of cold. Paizo actually calls it, "a weak spell for its level; at the level you gain it, fireball does just as much damage and at a longer range, and cone of cold’s damage cap is only 5 dice higher than fireball." So IMO, each pure damage spell word beyond 3rd should offer something more than fireball. I've said above, I'm against adding conditions. So I'm looking at increasing damage at a faster rate than vancian.
Mind you, this only applies to instantaneous damage, not to duration damage.
We have sold a grand total of 23 copies so far. 20 was my first goal which here a second spell word PDF. So I will get to work on that. We are still short of my goal for a full redo of the rules so if you have not yet picked up a copy, show your support and download Book of Magic : 10 Undead Spell Words today.