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About four years ago, I moved the JBE Blog here from the main JonBrazer.com. Reason was because I added the store to the main site, and it was clashing with the blog. It made life difficult to find the blog post you wanted to see. So the easy solution was to split the blog off into its own site. Fast forward to the start of this year. I decided to kill the… Read More

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, some history. Why Was the OGL a Success? The Open Gaming License (or OGL) was created as a… Read More

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 I increased the challenge rating and themed it to be more demonic. Tell us what you think in… Read More

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, I fully believe that when the final version launches two years from now that it will be… Read More

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 way and I just haven’t done that in a while. Well, it is time to change that. Especially… Read More

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 doubly true at the higher levels. Here are my reasons why I believe that spellcasters of all stripes… Read More

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 some things. But frankly, what I don’t like is such a minor quibble that it’s not worth mentioning…. Read More

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 black and white. That is not how they’re presented in the book. The white is transparent, letting the… Read More

The Collected Knowledge of a Hundred Spellcasters Bringing together all the spells from two dozen companion sources, the Book of Magic: Spell Codex Volume 2 has something for everyone. These spells have been updated for clarity and expanded to cover classes introduced after their original publication. Gathered together for the first time, these spells will give your character the edge you’ve been looking for. Within these 96 pages, the Book of Magic:… Read More

Camp Dungeon Crawl

Previously, we talked about how to make your adventuring party, how to create dungeons, and sending your adventurers into the dungeon in Camp Dungeon Crawl. Today, we’re going to talk about adventurers coming back to life and the bosses that live in a dungeon. As you move through the dungeons in the game, we introduce a number of additional rules to the game. The first is the ability to bring dead adventurers… Read More