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Just wanted to share that earlier this week the Pathfinder 2e Book of Beasts: Monsters of the Forbidden Woods sold it’s 20th copy in it’s first month. That’s the magic number. This was a test product to see if there’s enough of a market there to make continued work worth it. The question from here is: where do we go from here. More monsters seems like a good option, as well as… Read More

Over a year in and the pandemic is still going on. The current strain is even more virulent and half the country is refusing to get vaccinated. So if you haven’t been gaming over a Virtual Tabletop, now is a good time to start. If you are, here are three rules for gaming over a VTT. Before I start, I want to say that my specific examples are from Fantasy Grounds since… Read More

It is the Christmas in July Sale 2021 at DriveThruRPG. Act now to get yourself 15-25% off the titles you’ve been wanting. Nearly every JBE title is on sale. Let’s see what deals you can have. Traveller 2e On sale now that you should check out are titles like Solomani Worlds: Vehicles from the Rim where we bring you all kinds of new vehicles design for names near the homeworks of all… Read More

We at JBE are constantly hard at work at bringing you new products. So we don’t always devote the time we would like to updating our blog. Sure, we post previews of upcoming products or we talk about stuff that is in our current products, but we do not just create stuff for our blog as often as we would like. Oddly enough, these posts are some of our most popular. Take… Read More

The GM’s Day Sale is going on now at DriveThruRPG and the Open Gaming Store. We’ve got products on sale now for 10-40% off. You won’t want to miss this. Check out these highlights Pathfinder 1e Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Compendium, 40% off at DriveThruRPGShadowsfall: Shadow Plane Player’s Companion, 40% off at the Open Gaming StoreBook of Beasts: Character Codex Subscription, 10% off at DriveThruRPGBook of Heroic Races: Occult Intrigue in… Read More

I’m not sure which game masters, dungeon master, referees, etc. of role playing games need to hear this, but you are doing ok. These are difficult times, and you are giving your game your best. Give yourself a break and know that you are doing ok. Even if any issues you are having has nothing to do with the pandemic, larger societal issues, or whatever, even if anything going on in your… Read More

Previously, we talked about ways for a Traveller crew can transport cargo in the Solomani Rim. Point number 1 was to be a subcontractor. To be a subcontractor, you first need larger corporations from which to contract from. So we’re going to share with you some companies from which you can get a cargo run. Today we’re going to share with you a corporation you can use in your game. DuWayne Cargo… Read More

It is just as true in life as it is in game: your character is not defined by their career. While their career will color the way they see the universe (i.e. an Agent will see threats around every turn where a Citizen will see people), that should not define your character. Here are three ways to separate your character from their career. 1) Describe a Vacation They Took And Give Them… Read More

Games in the Solomani Rim are in a much more civilized region of space than the Spinward Marches. As such, games have less of a rough and tumble feel to them. Or do they? Here are three ways to run mercenary campaigns in the Solomani Rim. 1) Corporate Wars Just because the governments in this region of space are peaceful doesn’t mean that the corporations are. Imagine McClown’s Restaurant blockading Burger Emperor’s… Read More

Giving players some ultra high technology is controversial. That tech shouldn’t be easily available but they’re players and should have access to the cool stuff. It can be game breaking or game defining. While both sides have a valid argument, I come down in the side of including it for several reasons. 1) It Makes For a Different Game If you’ve played more than one campaign in Traveller where the plot could… Read More