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President, Jon Brazer Enterprises. Pathfinder Society Member. 5,264 posts (5,277 including aliases). 1 review. 4 lists. No wishlists. 1 Pathfinder Society character. 1 alias.


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David knott 242 wrote:

it is now actually possible to ... [die] ... before he is ready to begin play.

Wait, we switched to Traveller?

;)

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I wonder if Wizards listens to my rants about what I want to see and then does them (except for the OGL).

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Some minor errors were pointed out with Advanced Elans. Those errors have been fixed and the revised Advanced Elans is ready for download.

President, Jon Brazer Enterprises

Some minor errors were pointed out with Advanced Elans. Those errors have been fixed and the revised Advanced Elans is ready for download.

President, Jon Brazer Enterprises

fixed and reuploaded. It should be available for re-downloading now.

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I just finished talking with the author. Regenerating Focus is going to be changed to:

1/day you can spend your psionic focus and gain PP equal to half your character level (minimum 1).

My editor and I will work on the wording, but its going to end up meaning the above.

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RCM wrote:
1). Eidetic basic trait, should grant +2 trait bonus to Autohypnosis checks, it's listed as a racial bonus.

Whoops. I'll get that fixed.

RCM wrote:
2). The Prodigy; list Deception & Innuendo as subdomains, neither of which are not associated with the listed domains. The Prodigy is also listed has having both the Psionic and Psychic domains, does she gain both.

Psychic Domain. The listing of the Psionic domain is my screw up. The Prodogy gains the Psychic domain.

RCM wrote:
3). Page 17 the Elan oracle (lv. 6) is listed with a manifester level of 6 for the power she gained from the Access Psionic Talent and the Unlocked Talent. Normally the manifester level these would be either 1 or that of the manifester level of the psionic class that a character has levels in. But with out levels in a psionic class I'm assuming you are taking liberties with the transparency rules and using her caster levels instead?

We should spell it out that the inner flame oracle's caster level counts as his manifestor level when you gain the Unlocked Talent feat.

RCM wrote:
4). Regenerating Focus page 7, was this meant to be used with the possibility to allow a character fully recover all of a characters power points.

I'll talk with the author about putting a limit on that.

Thank you for pointing these out.

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Alexander Augunas wrote:
Aw, shucks! Thanks guys. :D

Besides the fact that we didn't want to avoid parallel design (which we did by taking the race in a different direction, which you can tell from our artwork), I also picked it up because I wanted to see your design first hand. Which you must say you is quite good. A fellow excellent East Coast designer.

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I'll readily admit that I am not familiar with every other pathfinder compatible product out there. Having said that I do do research and encourage my authors to research what others have done on a similar topic.

For example,Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Samsarans comes out next month. Both myself and one of the principle authors on the book made sure to read Everyman Game's Samsarans book.

President, Jon Brazer Enterprises

Most of Jon Brazer Enterprises' stuff is GM oriented. The Book of Beasts is some of the best monster books available, with Monsters of the Shadow Plane being the highest rated.

Also we recently started the Deadly Delves series of adventures. Doom ofthe Sky Sword is a great 1st level adventure to start off with. Rescue from Tyrkaven was a real hit at PaizoCon. Reign of Ruin is the highest level adventure we have published so far, involving a lizardfolk tribe, a black dragon and a forgotten temple deep in a swamp.

I hope these peak your interest.

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If you are a fan of Dreamscarred Press' psionics, you should check out Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Elans.

Its the elanest!

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JiCi wrote:
Do you plan on releasing the official complete booklet soon?

We still have 6 races to go. Its just that if you bought all 6 currently available races plus the favored class option, that is $27.65. The plan has always been to offer it as a reduced price to incentivize buying early. This helped cover the art and writing costs for the project. Meanwhile, those that want to wait for the final book or only want it in print get it at MSRP.

Those that bought it in October 2014 paid for a 200+ page book and got favored class options. Having that kind of faith in us that we are 1) going to produce what we said we will and 2) produce a high quality book deserve to be rewarded. So we offered it at 25% off MSRP.

Now that we're half way through, it is still a great value. If you bought it right now, it is a savings of $7.66 over buying all the PDFs, and that does not factor in the 6 remaining races and the final compendium PDF. And our quality is just as high as we are known for.

And you will still get all the PDFs as soon as they completed instead of on their release date. Like samsarans. They come out next month. We hired some authors specifically to help us give this race a real transgender feel to it. Our signature samsaran was born into the body of a woman but the soul spent the past several lifetimes as a man. As such, he identifies as a man despite his birth gender. As soon as we finish that up, it is given right to subscribers instead of waiting for the release date.

Or lizardfolk. Richard Moore, the author behind catfolk did a smashing job on this one. And the signature character for this race arrived last night and it looks great. She's also our signature magus and our signature sexy character. Yes, the sexy lizardfolk.

Skinwalkers comes out in October, just in time for Halloween. David N. Ross, one of the authors on Blood of the Moon wrote some amazing options for this race.

President, Jon Brazer Enterprises

Get Deadly Delves: Quests of the Sands for your Egyptian-Themed Adventure Path at 25% off.

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Today is the last full day to get the Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Compendium—Work in Progress PDF subscription at the special early price. Tomorrow, the price is going up to the price of the full Compendium PDF (US$19.99).

Download it today to get it at this lower price.

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Behold the Powers of the Mind

Immortal yet humanoid, human in appearance yet still aberrant in nature, elans are a race created instead of born. Filled with psionic energy, this mystical race makes the lives of elves appear brief. When you play an elan you choose to take the power invested in you to reshape the world; whether for good or for ill is up to you.

Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Elans gives you everything you need to play an elan character. This 22-page supplement features:

  • Standard Racial Traits for playing an elan, 10 character traits[/B], and 7 alternate racial traits[/B] to customize your character for this unique play experience
  • 11 New Character Class Options including 3 new archetypes, 6 new rogue talents, a new sorcerer bloodline exclusive to elans and a new domain
  • 6 New Feats granting you greater insight into this psionic race
  • 5 New Elan-Themed Psionic Powers
  • 12 New Mundane Items, Psionic Items, and Cursed Items
  • A New Deity, the first elan ever created and the goddess of psionics
  • Details on elan adventurers as well as suggestions on how to incorporate this psionic race into your world

Be Heroic with This Advanced Race Today!

Download the Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Elans for Pathfinder at DriveThruRPG/RPGNow, d20PFSRD, and Paizo.com.

Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Elans is part of the Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Subscription. Purchasing the subscription gets you Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Merfolk, Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Changelings, Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Catfolk, Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Tengu, and Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Favored Class Options as well as Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Elans and 6 more races released throughout 2015 plus the upcoming Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Compendium when it is finished. Download today at DriveThruRPG/RPGNow, d20PFSRD, and Paizo.com.

President, Jon Brazer Enterprises

Now available at Paizo.com. Written by George "Loki" Williams.

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Want to see the races before picking this up? We've been adding the races to d20pfsrd.com.

Half-Faerie Dragon
Reaper
Seedling
Umbral Kobold
Ursine

We're adding more to the site all the time. Purchase it today so we know you want us to add more.

President, Jon Brazer Enterprises

Changing Man wrote:
Will the compendium be available in print once it is completed?

When it's finished, yes, but that is not going to be for a while. I'm hoping it will be ready for a PaizoCon 2016 launch.

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Evil Midnight Lurker wrote:
Why are you using a Durkon avatar for an Elan book? ^.^

Good point! Changed.

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I just finished uploading Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Elans to the Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Compendium subscribers. If you are a subscriber, you should find the link in the download section of the site you downloaded it from (d20PFSRD should be available tomorrow).

If you can't wait for Tuesday when it is available for download individually and have to get your fix of psionics and elans now by going to Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Compendium and becoming a subscriber right away. You will get Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Elans and 5 other races straight away and you will also get 6 more races as they become available.

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I just uploaded Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Elans. Subscribers should be able to download it right away in their downloads page.

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As a Fort Minor fan, I approve of the reference.

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Purple Duck Games wrote:
One review on one of the sites in the review section.

"In the review section" is the important part there. Someone that is opinionated just says they like something or hate something on a message board. A reviewer takes the time to write it in the review section.

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As we close our our week of Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Elans previews, we want to share with you four awesome images by Brian Brinlee of elans inside this book.

Be sure subscribe to the Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Compendium Subscription to get this as soon as it is released.

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Want new psionic powers? You got three of them in today preview for Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Elans. Go to JonBrazer.com to check them out today.

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Great. I'll have the REM song in my head the whole drive home.

Seriously though, I want to check this out at some point.

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Incase you haven't seen it yet, we have a nice collection of our signature characters, including those from the Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Compendium, over on our Google+ page. I just added our signature samsaran.

Be sure to follow us on Google+, as well as Facebook and Twitter.

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Not all elans take a psionic class. Today's preview shows off some rogue talents you can choose as an elan to give the class a bit of a psionic flare.
Elans in Core Classes

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For today's preview of Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Elans, we present to you an archetype that is full of flavor and is perfect for antagonists (or a dark protagonists). We present to you the Ratha Priest Slayer. This variant of the psychic warrior class makes life particularly difficult for divine casters, making them well suited to hunt down dark cultists as well as being a thorn in the side to respectable churches everywhere.

Goto JonBrazer.com for this and other previews of Advanced Elans and subscribe to the Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Compendium Subscription to not miss a single racial entry today.

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With the Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Elans sent off for final approval, it is a good time to start showing off what is inside this awesome book.

Lets start off today with the basics. What is an elan as a race. Well, you can check it out at JonBrazer.com and be sure to follow along as we share more of what is inside this 22 page book detailing a fully psionic race.

Get Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Elans and all the other races in this series as part of the Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Compendium Subscription.

President, Jon Brazer Enterprises

RCM wrote:
To the OP, if your interested in the Elan, Jon Brazer Enterprises will be releasing Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Elan this month I believe.

Your belief is correct. Thank you for mentioning this. I just sent it out to the editors for final approval last night and it should be available for download on the 14th (those that subscribe to the Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Compendium Subscription can download it as soon as it's done). 22 pages of nothing but elans, written by George "Loki" Williams. We've got archetypes for psionic classes and archetypes to psi-up non-psionic classes, new powers and equipment, and more, all of which elan-themed. We're really excited about this and know that elan fans are going to love it.

Speaking of which, we're doing previews of the book all week over at JonBrazer.com. The first should pop in a number of hours.

[/shameless plug]

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The mindflayers keep them alive to help keep the old ones asleep.

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Anyone else?

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Gregor Greymane wrote:
I don't see native American peoples being portrayed much, either.

Sketch of a Native American elan

All the rest, noted for future reference.

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TaliaKirana wrote:
You have a left-handed character? That is something really rare, speaking as someone who's left-handed IRL.

As a left-handed friend of mine use to tell me all the time, "Left handed people are the only ones in their right mind."

But yes, you can see her image here.

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Hey Everyone,

I know I am late to the game, but I learned in a very real way just how much representation matters. While paizo has a number of the ethnicities covered with their signature characters, I am learning more can be done. Also, I am noticing the lgbtq community getting some love as well, but there are many other groups not getting anywhere near the love.

I mean our signature changeling is left handed. Overweight persons (such as myself) do not get as much love. But what other groups are not getting represented.

Please tell us what we should include in our art. Reason I am asking now us that we have half the signature characters in for the Book of Heroic Races Advanced Compendium, one more is ordered and we still have 5 to go. Plus we still have other interior art images that need ordered and I want to be as inclusive as possible.

Thank you in advance.

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No alignments. OK, alignments with any mechanical aspects at all. No smite evil, no order's wrath, no alignment-based DR. Nothing. Sure all devils are LE and so on, but alignment does not help or hinder you one way or another.

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Just a quick recap, downloading the Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Compendium (PFRPG) Work-in-Progress PDF gets you:

  • Advanced Favored Class Options
  • Advanced Tengu
  • Advanced Catfolk
  • Advanced Changeling
  • Advanced Wyvaran
  • Advanced Merfolk

    And that's just what is available so far. There are still 7 more races coming and all the races gathered together when it is all done.

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    Scott_UAT wrote:

    With Approval

  • Other 3rd Party Material: Any 3rd party product must be available to all members of the group.

    Not Accepted

  • No summoners
  • Is "available on d20pfsrd" count as "available to all members of the group"?

    Also, have you checked out the unchained summoner? It is substantially more balanced.

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    Wahoo! Thanks Liz.

    President, Jon Brazer Enterprises

    137ben wrote:
    In case it wasn't clear, that post was a joke.

    I realized it was a joke and I was playfully responding. I edited my comment to include a smiley.

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    Dale McCoy Jr wrote:

    OMG Only 7 races?!? Which of my children do I cut?

    Catfolk
    Half-Faerie Dragons
    Samsaran
    Seedlings
    Tengu
    Wyvarans

    137ben wrote:

    I DECLARE THOU HAST SHOWN THY BIAS!

    :D

    I admit to my biased, good sir. But I did declare my biased by calling those races "my children."

    :)

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    OMG Only 7 races?!? Which of my children do I cut?

    Human
    Catfolk
    Half-Faerie Dragons
    Samsaran
    Seedlings
    Tengu
    Wyvarans

    Classes, this gets easier since I haven't published any classes myself:

    Psion Dreamscarred Press
    Psychic Warrior Dreamscarred Press
    Soulknife Dreamscarred Press
    Wilder Dreamscarred Press
    Malefactor TPK Games
    Shaman RGG
    Time Thief RGG
    Thief Acrobat LPJ Design
    Gadgeteer Interjection Games
    Priest Flaming Crab Games
    Luckbringer Rite Publishing

    And I am leaving the last one open until I can figure out which core class replacements I am missing.

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    Ssalarn wrote:

    I think one of the biggest things is that ... it tells you what it's suppose to be.

    It's also more easy to manage the akashic "fiddly bits" since you're working with a smaller essence pool and dedicating half of that (most likely) to your Passion.

    I'll definitely agree with that. Generally, I've stayed away from non-core book/APG/UM classes. Even base psionics took me a long time to really go, "ok they're cool," mostly because I don't want to have to learn a new system.

    The daevic, being a full BAB class, you have an idea what to expect going in (someone that hits stuff and makes them fall down). So the new parts are easier to wrap your head around because you're already looking at it from that angle then from there its just a question of what specifics are you going to choose: are you going to choose the claws over the physical weapon, do you want to hurt your enemies when you take a hit over having the hits hurt so much, etc.

    That probably is a decent part of why I like it as much as I do after my first reading.

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    I'm not sure why, but the Daevic is my favorite so far.

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    Going on land? Not a problem with today's preview from ‪the upcoming Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Merfolk over at JonBrazer.com

    President, Jon Brazer Enterprises

    For today's preview, we are showing off three of the spells in the Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Merfolk that are known among the merfolk people. Check out these spells today at JonBrazer.com

    President, Jon Brazer Enterprises

    For today's preview, we are showing off three of the spells in the Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Merfolk that are known among the merfolk people. Check out these spells today at JonBrazer.com

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    With Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Merfolk being added to the subscription soon, we wanted to share with you what you can expect in inside. Lets start with the basic racial stats and a pair of alternatives to the traditional merfolk itself.

    See the merfolk racial traits as well as two variants: the angufolk and the octopi over at JonBrazer.com

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