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President, Jon Brazer Enterprises. Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber. Pathfinder Society Member. 5,480 posts (5,493 including aliases). 1 review. 4 lists. No wishlists. 1 Pathfinder Society character. 1 alias.


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137ben wrote:
Congratulations!
Jacob W. Michaels wrote:
Mazel tov!
Hugo Solis wrote:
Felicidades a los dos!!!

Thank you.

President, Jon Brazer Enterprises

Marc Radle wrote:

Congrats Dale!

All the best to you both!!

Thank Marc.

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Hitdice wrote:
Great news, congratulations! :)

Thank you.

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Ambrosia Slaad wrote:
Congrats!

Thank you.

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Today is my last Monday as an unmarried man. Thursday, April 21st, my wonderful fiancee will become “The Wonderful Mrs McCoy.” We are thrilled and busy as all heck.

As a present to all of you Pathfinder and 5e fans, we put all of our PDFs over at Paizo on sale all week. Get everything at 50% off. This is in addition to your other current sale for our Traveller products over at DriveThruRPG/RPGNow and the OpenGamingStore. So head over to your favorite site and grab these deals today.

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A New Age for These Races

Go beyond the standard fantasy races and play a new breed of hero! These intrepid adventurers forge their place in legends with claw, fin, spell, and sword. Now you can play one of these heroic races in your home game and battle monsters like never before.

Book of Heroic Races: Age of Races 1 introduces a number of playable races for your 13th Age Compatible game. This 15-page supplement gives you everything you need to include the following races at your table:

  • Catfolk, who can reroll an attack or save once per battle
  • Hagborn, who can reroll an attack or save once per battle
  • Lizardfolk, which bite and tear their enemies to shreds
  • Merfolk, who can sing a siren’s song to doom their enemies
  • Samsarans, that can draw on their past lives to aid them in battle

Be Heroic With These New Races Today!

Download Book of Heroic Races: Age of Races 1 for your 13th Age Compatible game at DriveThruRPG/RPGNow and the OpenGamingStore (formerly d20pfsrd.com).

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Tomorrow sees the release of the Book of Heroic Races: Age of Races 1. Today you can check out the lizardfolk race at JonBrazer.com

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Today we are talking about putting Humpty back together again. Who knew horses were spellcasters. ‪Check it out at JonBrazer.com

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Crai wrote:

This book looks terrific and very thematically-appropriate to my current campaign. It's now officially added to my Shopping Cart for my next purchase.

I do regret not getting the BoHR: Advanced Subscription. Especially since I've bought most of the separate race books piecemeal. Regardless, I highly recommend this outstanding series of racial showcase PDF's. I haven't run into a weak PDF yet. They're all useful, creative, information-dense content, as is usual with most JBE publishings.

Thank you for all the kind remarks. :D

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For today's Advanced Wyrwoods preview, we show off the Golembreaker archetype. Click over to JonBrazer.com to check it out.

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For today's Advanced Wyrwoods preview, we show off the Golembreaker archetype. Click over to JonBrazer.com to check it out.

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For Boys and Girls Wishing to Be Real Golems

Animated through eldritch magic, wyrwoods are playable intelligent constructs. Having won their freedom from repressive arcane creators, these crafted people grow in power as all the other heroic races and are free to choose their own destiny. Play this magically-constructed race and prove you are made from sterner stuff than flesh and bone!

Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Wyrwoods is the essential guide for playing a wyrwood character. This 23-page supplement features:

  • Racial Traits to play a wyrwood, 5 alternate racial traits, and 3 new character traits to customize your character for this unique play experience
  • 9 New Character Class Options, including the golembreaker rogue archetype, the verdant bulwark tactician archetype, 2 new rogue talents, a new alchemist discovery, a new oracle mystery, and a new bloodline for bloodragers and sorcerers
  • 5 New Feats, including one that will allow you to create more of your kind
  • 4 New Magic Items and 7 New Spells and Psionic Powers
  • 2 New Philosophies, which range from esoteric to genocidal
  • Details on wyrwood adventurers, as well as suggestions on how to incorporate this race into your world

Be Heroic With This Advanced Race Today!

Download the Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Wyrwoods for Pathfinder at DriveThruRPG/RPGNow, Paizo.com, and the OpenGamingStore (formerly d20PFSRD).

Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Wyrwoods is part of the Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Subscription. Purchasing the subscription gets you Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Androids, Advanced Skinwalkers, Advanced Lizardfolk, Advanced Samsarans Advanced Elans, Advanced Merfolk, Advanced Wyvarans, Advanced Changelings, Advanced Catfolk, Advanced Tengu, and Advanced Favored Class Options as well as Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Wyrwoods and 1 more race as soon as it is finished plus the upcoming Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Compendium when it is finished. Download today at DriveThruRPG/RPGNow, the OpenGamingStore (formerly d20PFSRD), and Paizo.com.

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Available now of Paizo.com.

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Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Wyrwoods comes out tomorrow on Paizo. Today we start showing off what is inside. First off, lets make sure everyone knows what a wyrwood is. So click over to JonBrazer.com and read the racial traits. Stay tuned for more Wyrwood action!

Download the Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Wyrwoods for Pathfinder at DriveThruRPG/RPGNow, Paizo.com, and the OpenGamingStore (formerly d20PFSRD).

Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Wyrwoods is part of the [b]Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Subscription[/irl]. Purchasing the subscription gets you Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Androids, Advanced Skinwalkers, Advanced Lizardfolk, Advanced Samsarans Advanced Elans, Advanced Merfolk, Advanced Wyvarans, Advanced Changelings, Advanced Catfolk, Advanced Tengu, and Advanced Favored Class Options as well as Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Wyrwoods and 1 more race as soon as it is finished plus the upcoming Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Compendium when it is finished. Download today at DriveThruRPG/RPGNow, the OpenGamingStore (formerly d20PFSRD), and Paizo.com.

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I just uploaded Advanced Wyrwoods for the subscribers. It will be available for individual download next week. Enjoy all you subscribers.

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Loros wrote:

This is actually specifically addressed on the d20 SRD.

"Ninja: Add a +1 bonus on Disguise checks to appear as a human (or their original race if the ninja has the Failed Transformation UP or Strong Blooded UP trait), and a +1/2 bonus on Stealth checks. [JBE:BoHR:AFCO]"

Looks as though if the elan possesses either one of these traits that they are able to take their parent races favored class bonus.
That's how I would rule it, anyways.

As the guy that published that bit, I would agree.

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Sorry, no. We have two races to go: Wyrwoods and gillmen. Then the Compendium is complete.

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Well, it's appreciation.

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The GM's Day Sale is still going on. Be sure to download all our PDFs now on sale at Paizo today.

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Book of Beasts: Legendary Foes is available now for 30% off right now.

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Deadly Delves: To Claw the Surface is available for 30% off right now.

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Just a reminder, the Book of Heroic Races Compendium is available right now for 30% off.

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Hey Everyone,

The GM's Day Sale and we couldn't be more excited. We've got 30% off of just about everything we sell and it is at DriveThruRPG/RPGNow, the OpenGamingStore, and of course Paizo. So you can get 30% off the Book of Heroic Races Compendium, Deadly Delves: To Claw the Surface, Book of Beasts: Monsters of the Shadow Plane, and much more. Not only that, our D&D 5e, Traveller and 13th Age titles are on sale too.

Don't want. Download today.

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Philo Pharynx wrote:
They seem to keep a full publishing schedule. Even if they bit, it would likely take a while to find a slot of it.

Sure, that is what a good company does. But that doesn't mean that it might not appear in a pathfinder module line 2 years after pitching it.

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Liz Courts wrote:
Dale McCoy Jr wrote:
If you answered "No," to all of them, then I recommend submitting it off to Paizo. They might be interested in it.
Abjectly "No." We absolutely cannot look at or read unsolicited material for a raft of legal reasons. Please do not do this thing.

Alrighty then. Would it be ok to suggest that he pitch the idea to Paizo and see if they bite?

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Here's the thing: How close do you want to be Paizo's material do you want to be? Don't answer that just yet. Before I am done, you will probably find that this answer is different than you currently think. Ask yourself these questions:

  • Do you simply like the basic ideas that Paizo has put into the Akiton or do you absolutely love every single word they have published on the planet? To reduce it to a simple yes or not: Did you change anything, at all, no matter how tiny?
  • Did you add anything to it that Paizo did not create? Countries, towns, NPCs, mountains, ruins, etc? Anything?
  • Do you want to go beyond the campaign and also release additional sellables? Player's Guides, Campaign Setting material, Another campaign, anything?

If the answer to any of these is "Yes," then you do not want to be as close to Paizo's material as you had previously thought. If you answered "No," to all of them, then I recommend submitting it off to Paizo. They might be interested in it.

Assuming you said "Yes," my best recommendation is calling the line of products "Red Planet" and then just name the planet something else entirely. People will know what you are talking about from the product line name and if people like it enough, they will either use your material in place of Paizo's (changing the name of the planet) or just use it as a stand alone setting.

Oh and don't mention Paizo's setting in any way. At all. Pretend it doesn't exist when you write. Use their writing as inspiration, in the same way I have a tactician archetype in the upcoming Advanced Wyrwoods where the player can throw a shield and it returns is clearly based on Captain America but never mentions the comics/movies ever.

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Looks pretty cool. Now long is this book? Any links to previews?

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Sara Marie wrote:
Average table size can technically hold 8, but 4-6 players is usually a good cap for a standard game.

After having run games at paizocon last year for 8+ people, I highly recommend making the cap 6 with 4 being ideal. Should I return this year, that will be a change I make.

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JBE recently released Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Androids (read the 5-STAR Review), and we are finishing up Advanced Wyrwoods.

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edduardco wrote:
There has been any news about Horror Adventures? How about a playtest?

I doubt we'll hear anything about HA until PaizoCon. Also there aren't any new classes in there so no need for a playtest.

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Can you hear me Major Tom.

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Quark Blast wrote:
FIXED LINK

I fixed the link.

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Lorathorn wrote:

Jon Brazer Enterprises-

Book of Heroic Races: Player Races 1 (5E)

Thank you very much!

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Lorathorn wrote:
Review posted for Book of Heroic Races: Player Races 1 (5E)

Let me just say thank you.

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Thank you, Malwing, for an excellent review.

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doc the grey wrote:
Hey, what are/what is the design philosophy behind the mundane items? I'm interested but want to know what I'm getting before I throw money at it.

There's only one piece of mundane equipment in here. Its a visor that grants a +2 circumstance bonus to Perception.

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Malwing wrote:
BTW BOHR: Advanced Androids is my Thursday review (posted on Paizo Friday) as part of month of Science Fiction for Pathfinder leading up to a campaign I've been planning for half a year.

Wahoo!

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So what do people think of Scifi in their fantasy? Do you want more science fiction playable races?

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graystone wrote:
Theta Thief wrote:
True but that only last 1 hour per level and I can only cast it once per day like you said. Most fights in our games are spread out over the day as such I would like to not have to be a sitting duck for most combat encounters in the early game.

Well if you don't mind 3rd party, there is the Walk the Land racial trait in the Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Merfolk. It pretty much trades your armored scales for the ability to alter self at will into a human. [no ability scores adjustment though]

EDIT: Here's a link to the review of the Advanced Merfolk book, including the Walk the Land trait: Advanced Merfolk

Thanks for mentioning us graystone.

You can read Malwing's review and download Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Merfolk right here at Paizo. It has a number of excellent merfolk options.

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In my opinion, the best place to start is with the Book of Heroic Races: Player Races 1. It's chocked full of new balanced races for 5e and has a 5-Star review. If you are interested in adventures, we have a pair that you can find right here. (full disclosure these are from my company)

From there, I would recommend checking out either Frog God Games or Legendary Games. They're both good and worth checking out.

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El Ronza wrote:
I love seeing Paizo support them like this. Top-notch stuff.

This.

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Wahoo! Thanks for including us.

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Wahoo! Thank you.

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Thank you.

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Oh and I also started adding androids to put the OGL material on d20pfsrd.

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Today we are sharing with you the android racial traits from the Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Androids. Check it out.

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Since problems are being reported, I just reuploaded it, hoping that will fix it. Here's hoping.

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Circuits and Wire with a Beating Heart

Mysterious technology so advanced, many think it is magical. Androids know not their true origins, but make their own way in a primitive world of gods and magic despite being creatures of science and electronics. Play this race from the stars and show the world your true mettle.

Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Androids is the essential guide for playing an android character. This 23-page supplement features:

  • Racial Traits to play an android, 5 alternate racial traits, and 2 new character traits to customize your character for this unique play experience
  • 9 New Character Class Options, including the nanoshade ninja archetype, the wiremind cryptic archetype, 2 new rogue talents, and a new barbarian rage power
  • 7 New Feats, including several that increase the power of your nanites
  • 5 New Magic and Mundane Items and 4 New Spells
  • A New Philosophy, which provides its followers a robotic view of birth, life, and death
  • Details on android adventurers as well as suggestions on how to incorporate this race into your world.

Be Heroic With This Advanced Race Today!

Download the Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Androids for Pathfinder at DriveThruRPG/RPGNow, Paizo, and coming soon to d20PFSRD.

Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Androids is part of the Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Subscription. Purchasing the subscription gets you Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Skinwalkers, Advanced Lizardfolk, Advanced Samsarans Advanced Elans, Advanced Merfolk, Advanced Wyvarans, Advanced Changelings, Advanced Catfolk, Advanced Tengu, and Advanced Favored Class Options as well as Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Androids and 2 more races as soon as they are finished plus the upcoming Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Compendium when it is finished. Download today at DriveThruRPG/RPGNow, d20PFSRD, and Paizo.com.

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Well it is going to depend greatly on how the city and the people view magic in general, and it is going to vary from city to city.

If the city views magic as:

  • A tool, helpful for all even if not accessible by all, then it will probably be in or near the local guild hall or near the market with shops nearby. It will be either totally unguarded or minimally guarded. The few guards that are there are more to collect the toll for using the circle.

  • A power to be kept in the hands of the elite, then there will be one in the mage's tower, guarded by powerful warding to keep various undesired creature types (demons/devils, fey, etc) from using it altogether and to hold desired creature types (humanoids) in a contained area until they can be cleared for entry. Guards: a duty of the lower ranking wizards will be to watch the circle and let one of the higher ranking wizards know when someone comes.

  • A power that should not be trusted but is necessary for the king, then in a converted dungeon with mundane protection (aka stone walls) magnified by magical protection. Guards: oh yes.

  • An excess of an eccentric ruler, then just about everywhere. Literally, you'll see them in random houses, all over the palace, near the stable. There will be one near the ruler's bed chamber for booty calls. For a period of time, building them will be a public works project.

That's just what I can think of off the time of my head.

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