Jon Brazer Enterprises Archive

  • Book of Heroic Races Compendium This review was requested as a prioritized review at the request of one of my patreons.   All right, so this is a compilation with new materials added – it collects the first three spotlight-pdfs for new races released by Jon Brazer Enterprises, namely the Half-Faerie Dragon, the Seedling and the Umbral Kobold races. The latter have been released as part of the supplements intended for the Plane of Shadows-related supplements that, alas, much to my chagrin, never kicked off beyond a few initial supplements. Jon Brazer Enterprise’s Shadowfall material is definitely worth checking out.   Now, I have written full reviews for these 3 massive chapters/stand-alone supplements – they do several things right: The […]

    Book of Heroic Races Compendium

    Book of Heroic Races Compendium This review was requested as a prioritized review at the request of one of my patreons.   All right, so this is a compilation with new materials added – it collects the first three spotlight-pdfs for new races released by Jon Brazer Enterprises, namely the Half-Faerie Dragon, the Seedling and the Umbral Kobold races. The latter have been released as part of the supplements intended for the Plane of Shadows-related supplements that, alas, much to my chagrin, never kicked off beyond a few initial supplements. Jon Brazer Enterprise’s Shadowfall material is definitely worth checking out.   Now, I have written full reviews for these 3 massive chapters/stand-alone supplements – they do several things right: The […]

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  • Deadly Delves: Rescue from Tyrkaven This installment of the Deadly Delves-series clocks in at 18 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 14 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   As far as supplemental material is concerned, the module includes stats for a Small negative energy elemental, which is nice, as well as an evil book contained some dark rituals and tricks for folks associated with the living dead. These, alas, do not come with proper rules-codification and thus render the book very much an evil story-item for the PCs to destroy – somewhat odd, considering that the presentation makes it look like a regular item, and […]

    Deadly Delves: Rescue from Tyrkaven

    Deadly Delves: Rescue from Tyrkaven This installment of the Deadly Delves-series clocks in at 18 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 14 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   As far as supplemental material is concerned, the module includes stats for a Small negative energy elemental, which is nice, as well as an evil book contained some dark rituals and tricks for folks associated with the living dead. These, alas, do not come with proper rules-codification and thus render the book very much an evil story-item for the PCs to destroy – somewhat odd, considering that the presentation makes it look like a regular item, and […]

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  • Deadly Delves: The Temple of Luminescence This installment of the Deadly Delves series of modules clocks in at 41 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 pages of advertisement, 2 pages of SRD, leaving us with 35 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was moved up in my reviewing queue due to being prioritized by my patreons.   Now, first things first – this is a high-level adventure intended for level 15 PCs, and as such, is bound to be challenging. A well-rounded group is very much recommended. The adventure, theme-wise, centers around a sun deity and a grand malfeasance befalling her most sacred of temples, and as such, the stats for the […]

    Deadly Delves: The Temple of Luminescence

    Deadly Delves: The Temple of Luminescence This installment of the Deadly Delves series of modules clocks in at 41 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 pages of advertisement, 2 pages of SRD, leaving us with 35 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was moved up in my reviewing queue due to being prioritized by my patreons.   Now, first things first – this is a high-level adventure intended for level 15 PCs, and as such, is bound to be challenging. A well-rounded group is very much recommended. The adventure, theme-wise, centers around a sun deity and a grand malfeasance befalling her most sacred of temples, and as such, the stats for the […]

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  • 13 Cleric Domains and Spells (13th Age) This installment of class expansion-pdfs clocks in at 12 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 8 pages of content – these include a gorgeous full-page full-color artwork and the introduction.   This review was moved up in my reviewing queue as a prioritized review at the request of my patreons.   The pdf begins with 3 new domains: The first of these would be Elements OR Weather – you choose one of the 5 base damage types, and may 3/session as a quick action to reduce damage of the chosen energy by d4 times Charisma modifier. As invocation, you may convert […]

    13 Cleric Domains and Spells (13th Age)

    13 Cleric Domains and Spells (13th Age) This installment of class expansion-pdfs clocks in at 12 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 8 pages of content – these include a gorgeous full-page full-color artwork and the introduction.   This review was moved up in my reviewing queue as a prioritized review at the request of my patreons.   The pdf begins with 3 new domains: The first of these would be Elements OR Weather – you choose one of the 5 base damage types, and may 3/session as a quick action to reduce damage of the chosen energy by d4 times Charisma modifier. As invocation, you may convert […]

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  • Book of Magic – Patron Hexes This installment of the Book of Magic-series clocks in at 16 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page advertisement, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 11 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was moved up in my reviewing queue at the request of my patreons.   Know what I really dislike about the base patron class feature? It’s not nearly as diversified and meaningful as it should be – as such, I have very much welcomed the introduction of patron-exclusive hexes, which btw. also help to potentially balance the power-levels of different patrons. This pdf then, provides a whole selection of such […]

    Book of Magic – Patron Hexes

    Book of Magic – Patron Hexes This installment of the Book of Magic-series clocks in at 16 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page advertisement, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 11 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was moved up in my reviewing queue at the request of my patreons.   Know what I really dislike about the base patron class feature? It’s not nearly as diversified and meaningful as it should be – as such, I have very much welcomed the introduction of patron-exclusive hexes, which btw. also help to potentially balance the power-levels of different patrons. This pdf then, provides a whole selection of such […]

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  • Deadly Delves: To Claw the Surface This installment of the Deadly Delves-series clocks in at 57 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page advertisement, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 52 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was moved up in my reviewing queue as a prioritized review.   Now, it should be noted that this adventure provides a new NPC-race that is supplemented by 3 racial feats and a really kickass full-color artwork. The module furthermore includes a total of 5 new monsters and no less than 20 different fungal items; 2 cool mundane items, 2 variant weapons and 1 variant armor, a minor intelligent item, a […]

    Deadly Delves: To Claw the Surface

    Deadly Delves: To Claw the Surface This installment of the Deadly Delves-series clocks in at 57 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page advertisement, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 52 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was moved up in my reviewing queue as a prioritized review.   Now, it should be noted that this adventure provides a new NPC-race that is supplemented by 3 racial feats and a really kickass full-color artwork. The module furthermore includes a total of 5 new monsters and no less than 20 different fungal items; 2 cool mundane items, 2 variant weapons and 1 variant armor, a minor intelligent item, a […]

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  • 13 Wizard Spells and Cantrips (13th Age) This crunchy little supplement clocks in at 12 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page taken up by an old, but nice stock-art piece, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 7 pages of material, so let’s take a look!   After an introduction, we begin with the one cantrip herein – that would be Quench, which falls firmly into the utility region and does what it says on the tin, with higher levels allowing for the extinguishing of far away fires or bigger ones nearby. Nice one. The pdf has 2 different utility spell: Arcane Eye. Yes, the beloved I-spy-with-my-little-eye favorite of any wizard-operator finally makes […]

    13 Wizard Spells and Cantrips (13th Age)

    13 Wizard Spells and Cantrips (13th Age) This crunchy little supplement clocks in at 12 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page taken up by an old, but nice stock-art piece, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 7 pages of material, so let’s take a look!   After an introduction, we begin with the one cantrip herein – that would be Quench, which falls firmly into the utility region and does what it says on the tin, with higher levels allowing for the extinguishing of far away fires or bigger ones nearby. Nice one. The pdf has 2 different utility spell: Arcane Eye. Yes, the beloved I-spy-with-my-little-eye favorite of any wizard-operator finally makes […]

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  • 13 Fighter Talents and Maneuvers (13th Age) This little expansion-pdf for 13th Age fighters clocks in at 9 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 5 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was requested as a prioritized review by one of my patreons.   The pdf begins with a brief introduction, which takes up the first page. After that, we are introduced to the 4 new talents herein, the first of which would be Bravado, which lets you once per battle, as a quick action (free for adventurer feat, +usable 2/battle, but only 1/day) roll 1d20 + Charisma vs. MD; on a success, AC […]

    13 Fighter Talents and Maneuvers (13th Age)

    13 Fighter Talents and Maneuvers (13th Age) This little expansion-pdf for 13th Age fighters clocks in at 9 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 5 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was requested as a prioritized review by one of my patreons.   The pdf begins with a brief introduction, which takes up the first page. After that, we are introduced to the 4 new talents herein, the first of which would be Bravado, which lets you once per battle, as a quick action (free for adventurer feat, +usable 2/battle, but only 1/day) roll 1d20 + Charisma vs. MD; on a success, AC […]

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  • Deadly Delves: The Dragon’s Dream This installment of the Deadly Delves-series clocks in at 49 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 3 pages of advertisement, 2 pages of SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 41 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was moved up in my reviewing queue as a prioritized review as the request of my patreons.   This is a high-level adventure, intended for characters of 16th level, and should bring them to 17th level by its conclusion.  This being an adventure-review, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players should jump ahead to the conclusion. … .. . All right, only GMs around? Great! Cout Larom has ordered the excavation […]

    Deadly Delves: The Dragon’s Dream

    Deadly Delves: The Dragon’s Dream This installment of the Deadly Delves-series clocks in at 49 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 3 pages of advertisement, 2 pages of SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 41 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was moved up in my reviewing queue as a prioritized review as the request of my patreons.   This is a high-level adventure, intended for characters of 16th level, and should bring them to 17th level by its conclusion.  This being an adventure-review, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players should jump ahead to the conclusion. … .. . All right, only GMs around? Great! Cout Larom has ordered the excavation […]

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  • Book of Heroic Races: Occult Intrigue in the Wilderness This supplement clocks in at 45 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page introduction, 2 pages of advertisement, 2 pages of SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 37 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was moved up in my reviewing queue as a prioritized review at the request of my patreons.   So, if the title wasn’t enough of an indicator, this book provides material for the occult classes, the Ultimate Intrigue & Wilderness books – namely, for the Heroic Races introduced in Jon Brazer Enterprise’s Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Compendium. The races covered herein are androids, changelings, catfolk, dhampir, […]

    Book of Heroic Races: Occult Intrigue in the Wilderness

    Book of Heroic Races: Occult Intrigue in the Wilderness This supplement clocks in at 45 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page introduction, 2 pages of advertisement, 2 pages of SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 37 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was moved up in my reviewing queue as a prioritized review at the request of my patreons.   So, if the title wasn’t enough of an indicator, this book provides material for the occult classes, the Ultimate Intrigue & Wilderness books – namely, for the Heroic Races introduced in Jon Brazer Enterprise’s Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Compendium. The races covered herein are androids, changelings, catfolk, dhampir, […]

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  • Deadly Delves: 9 Lives for Petane This installment of the Deadly Delves-series clocks in at 41 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 pages of advertisement, 4 pages of SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 32 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was moved up as a prioritized review in my reviewing queue at the request of my patreons.   This is an adventure-review, and as such, it contains copious amounts of SPOILERS. Potential players should jump ahead to the conclusion. … .. . All right, only GMs around? Great! So, in ancient times, the city-state of Khys arose, rules by catfolk, all under the auspice of the deity Heshatta, known […]

    Deadly Delves: 9 Lives for Petane

    Deadly Delves: 9 Lives for Petane This installment of the Deadly Delves-series clocks in at 41 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 pages of advertisement, 4 pages of SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 32 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was moved up as a prioritized review in my reviewing queue at the request of my patreons.   This is an adventure-review, and as such, it contains copious amounts of SPOILERS. Potential players should jump ahead to the conclusion. … .. . All right, only GMs around? Great! So, in ancient times, the city-state of Khys arose, rules by catfolk, all under the auspice of the deity Heshatta, known […]

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  • Deadly Delves: Along Came a Spider This installment of the Deadly Delves-series clocks in at 19 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page advertisement, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 14 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This is an adventure for 1st level characters and it should be noted that it comes with a second pdf that contains its two full-color maps both with and without grids in player-friendly versions – kudos for providing these! This being an adventure-review, the following will contain SPOILERS. Potential players should jump to the conclusion. … .. . All right, we begin this module pretty much in medias res, as the adventurers arrive […]

    Deadly Delves: Along Came a Spider

    Deadly Delves: Along Came a Spider This installment of the Deadly Delves-series clocks in at 19 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page advertisement, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 14 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This is an adventure for 1st level characters and it should be noted that it comes with a second pdf that contains its two full-color maps both with and without grids in player-friendly versions – kudos for providing these! This being an adventure-review, the following will contain SPOILERS. Potential players should jump to the conclusion. … .. . All right, we begin this module pretty much in medias res, as the adventurers arrive […]

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  • Deadly Delve: Reign of Ruin (5e) This module from Jon Brazer Enterprise’s „Deadly Delve“-series for experienced groups clocks in at 46 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page advertisement, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 41 pages of content. It should be noted that the pdf comes with an extra-pdf that contains properly-sized, big versions of the maps – these are key-less and generally player-friendly – with one exception: There is a “S” denoting a secret door left on one of them.   This review was moved up in my reviewing-queue as a prioritized review at the request of my patreons.   This being an adventure-review, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players should […]

    Deadly Delve: Reign of Ruin (5e)

    Deadly Delve: Reign of Ruin (5e) This module from Jon Brazer Enterprise’s „Deadly Delve“-series for experienced groups clocks in at 46 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page advertisement, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 41 pages of content. It should be noted that the pdf comes with an extra-pdf that contains properly-sized, big versions of the maps – these are key-less and generally player-friendly – with one exception: There is a “S” denoting a secret door left on one of them.   This review was moved up in my reviewing-queue as a prioritized review at the request of my patreons.   This being an adventure-review, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players should […]

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  • Deadly Delves: Reign of Ruin (PFRPG) This module from Jon Brazer Enterprise’s „Deadly Delve“-series for experienced groups clocks in at 40 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page advertisement, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 35 pages of content. It should be noted that the pdf comes with an extra-pdf that contains properly-sized, big versions of the maps – these are key-less and generally player-friendly – with one exception: There is a “S” denoting a secret door left on one of them. The PFRPG-version comes with a second, more printer-friendly version.   This being an adventure-review, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players should jump to the conclusion. … .. . All right, so […]

    Deadly Delves: Reign of Ruin (PFRPG)

    Deadly Delves: Reign of Ruin (PFRPG) This module from Jon Brazer Enterprise’s „Deadly Delve“-series for experienced groups clocks in at 40 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page advertisement, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 35 pages of content. It should be noted that the pdf comes with an extra-pdf that contains properly-sized, big versions of the maps – these are key-less and generally player-friendly – with one exception: There is a “S” denoting a secret door left on one of them. The PFRPG-version comes with a second, more printer-friendly version.   This being an adventure-review, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players should jump to the conclusion. … .. . All right, so […]

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  • Deadly Delves: Reign of Ruin (13th Age) This module from Jon Brazer Enterprise’s „Deadly Delve“-series for experienced groups clocks in at 34 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 30 pages of content. It should be noted that the extra-pdf that contains properly-sized, big versions of the maps is not included in the 13th Age-version.   This being an adventure-review, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players should jump to the conclusion. … .. . All right, so this adventure begins with a ranger collapsing, talking about the village of Northam being razed to the ground – one of multiple settlements adjacent to swampy terrain. Trying to warn other settlements […]

    Deadly Delves: Reign of Ruin (13th Age)

    Deadly Delves: Reign of Ruin (13th Age) This module from Jon Brazer Enterprise’s „Deadly Delve“-series for experienced groups clocks in at 34 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 30 pages of content. It should be noted that the extra-pdf that contains properly-sized, big versions of the maps is not included in the 13th Age-version.   This being an adventure-review, the following contains SPOILERS. Potential players should jump to the conclusion. … .. . All right, so this adventure begins with a ranger collapsing, talking about the village of Northam being razed to the ground – one of multiple settlements adjacent to swampy terrain. Trying to warn other settlements […]

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  • Deadly Delves: Reign of Ruin (OSR) This module from Jon Brazer Enterprise’s „Deadly Delve“-series for experienced groups clocks in at 34 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 30 pages of content. It should be noted that the pdf comes with an extra-pdf that contains properly-sized, big versions of the maps – these are key-less and generally player-friendly – with one exception: There is a “S” denoting a secret door left on one of them.   As you can glean from the cover, the OSR-rule-set employed in this version of the module would be Frog God Games’ Swords & Wizardry. We get both ascending and descending AC-values.   This […]

    Deadly Delves: Reign of Ruin (OSR)

    Deadly Delves: Reign of Ruin (OSR) This module from Jon Brazer Enterprise’s „Deadly Delve“-series for experienced groups clocks in at 34 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 30 pages of content. It should be noted that the pdf comes with an extra-pdf that contains properly-sized, big versions of the maps – these are key-less and generally player-friendly – with one exception: There is a “S” denoting a secret door left on one of them.   As you can glean from the cover, the OSR-rule-set employed in this version of the module would be Frog God Games’ Swords & Wizardry. We get both ascending and descending AC-values.   This […]

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  • Book of Beasts: Monsters of the Forbidden Woods (5e) This little bestiary clocks in at 18 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page advertisement, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 13 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was moved up in my review-queue as a prioritized review at the request of my patreons.   Okay, so the first thing you’ll notice herein would be that you get more than one statblock per creature: After a brief description, we also get a couple of paragraphs on the respective critter, contextualizing the foe with lore – I really enjoyed this decision, as one of the complaints I had against the […]

    Book of Beasts: Monsters of the Forbidden Woods (5e)

    Book of Beasts: Monsters of the Forbidden Woods (5e) This little bestiary clocks in at 18 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page advertisement, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 13 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was moved up in my review-queue as a prioritized review at the request of my patreons.   Okay, so the first thing you’ll notice herein would be that you get more than one statblock per creature: After a brief description, we also get a couple of paragraphs on the respective critter, contextualizing the foe with lore – I really enjoyed this decision, as one of the complaints I had against the […]

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  • Book of Magic: Dragon Spells and Archetypes This installment of the Book of Magic-series clocks in at 16 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page advertisement, 2 pages of SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 10 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was moved up in my reviewing queue as a prioritized review at the request of my patreons.   All right, after a neat introduction, we move straight on to the new spells contained herein – and before you ask: They take the ACG-classes into account regarding their spell-levels, but alas, not the occult classes – particularly weird since we get new class options there later…but anyway, let#s take […]

    Book of Magic: Dragon Spells and Archetypes

    Book of Magic: Dragon Spells and Archetypes This installment of the Book of Magic-series clocks in at 16 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page advertisement, 2 pages of SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 10 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was moved up in my reviewing queue as a prioritized review at the request of my patreons.   All right, after a neat introduction, we move straight on to the new spells contained herein – and before you ask: They take the ACG-classes into account regarding their spell-levels, but alas, not the occult classes – particularly weird since we get new class options there later…but anyway, let#s take […]

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  • Deadly Delves: The Gilded Gauntlet This massive module clocks in at 61 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 pages of advertisement, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 55 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was moved up in my review queue as a prioritized review at the request of my patreons.   Okay, so while this *is* a massive module, it should be noted that it also doubles, to an extent, as a small settlement supplement – the appendix depicts the city of Hunstoc, which represents the backdrop of this adventure, in rather impressive detail – not only are the respective key environments discussed, we also get the […]

    Deadly Delves: The Gilded Gauntlet

    Deadly Delves: The Gilded Gauntlet This massive module clocks in at 61 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 2 pages of advertisement, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 55 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This review was moved up in my review queue as a prioritized review at the request of my patreons.   Okay, so while this *is* a massive module, it should be noted that it also doubles, to an extent, as a small settlement supplement – the appendix depicts the city of Hunstoc, which represents the backdrop of this adventure, in rather impressive detail – not only are the respective key environments discussed, we also get the […]

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  • Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Compendium This massive book clocks in at 255 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 2 pages of advertisement, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 248 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   This review was moved up in my review-queue as a prioritized review at the request of my patreons.   Okay, so this is a massive book for the…let’s say, more unconventional races out there. The respective write-ups have a couple of things in common, so let’s start with establishing that: For the most part, the races have either not been properly covered in the respective books that introduced them or […]

    Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Compendium

    Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Compendium This massive book clocks in at 255 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC, 2 pages of advertisement, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 248 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   This review was moved up in my review-queue as a prioritized review at the request of my patreons.   Okay, so this is a massive book for the…let’s say, more unconventional races out there. The respective write-ups have a couple of things in common, so let’s start with establishing that: For the most part, the races have either not been properly covered in the respective books that introduced them or […]

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  • Book of the Faithful: Oracle Mysteries This pdf is 4 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/SRD, leaving us with two pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Why does this book exist? Well, author Dale McCoy Jr. considers mysteries as lenses through which the oracle should attempt to see life -and at the same time be MYSTERIOUS. Hence, we get two new ones:   First would be the Fitness-mystery, which nets a climb speed, immunity to fatigue (and later exhaustion), +2 to Str, Dex or Con that is later enhanced to +4, +10 ft. speed (and doge/mobility as bonus feats), bonuses to CMB, slow falling, minor natural AC, 1 minute per level sprout bird wings […]

    Book of the Faithful: Oracle Mysteries

    Book of the Faithful: Oracle Mysteries This pdf is 4 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/SRD, leaving us with two pages of content, so let’s take a look!   Why does this book exist? Well, author Dale McCoy Jr. considers mysteries as lenses through which the oracle should attempt to see life -and at the same time be MYSTERIOUS. Hence, we get two new ones:   First would be the Fitness-mystery, which nets a climb speed, immunity to fatigue (and later exhaustion), +2 to Str, Dex or Con that is later enhanced to +4, +10 ft. speed (and doge/mobility as bonus feats), bonuses to CMB, slow falling, minor natural AC, 1 minute per level sprout bird wings […]

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  • Book of Beasts: Legendary Foes This massive bestiary is 69 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC/introduction, 1 page advertisement, 1 page SRD and 1 page back cover, leaving us with 63 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   High-level monsters are a whole different breed  -in any setting where chimeras, manticores etc. roam the lands, these beasts of legend lose some of their oomph and thus, stories are woven around other beings, about creatures that can stand toe to toe with dragons. It is said high level foes that are movers and shakers, that shape a  game, that can be the very goal of whole campaigns. It is said monsters that can, […]

    Book of Beasts: Legendary Foes

    Book of Beasts: Legendary Foes This massive bestiary is 69 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC/introduction, 1 page advertisement, 1 page SRD and 1 page back cover, leaving us with 63 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   High-level monsters are a whole different breed  -in any setting where chimeras, manticores etc. roam the lands, these beasts of legend lose some of their oomph and thus, stories are woven around other beings, about creatures that can stand toe to toe with dragons. It is said high level foes that are movers and shakers, that shape a  game, that can be the very goal of whole campaigns. It is said monsters that can, […]

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  • Cavalier Mounts This pdf is 4 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/SRD, leaving us with 2 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This pdf is Dale McCoy Jr.’s answer versus the problem of boring cavalier mounts for e.g. dwarves and other races – ignoring the horse/camel limitation in favor for some more exotic, weird mounts – a total of 11 different base statistics, all of which advance at 4th level (with one exception, the wolfhound advances at 7th level) and the creatures are interesting indeed:   We get a riding ant, elks, riding beetles, cave salamanders, giant gila monsters, the obligatory riding eagle, riding hawks, spiders and OSTRICHS and TUMBLING PIGS! Hell yeah!   […]

    Cavalier Mounts

    Cavalier Mounts This pdf is 4 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/SRD, leaving us with 2 pages of content, so let’s take a look!   This pdf is Dale McCoy Jr.’s answer versus the problem of boring cavalier mounts for e.g. dwarves and other races – ignoring the horse/camel limitation in favor for some more exotic, weird mounts – a total of 11 different base statistics, all of which advance at 4th level (with one exception, the wolfhound advances at 7th level) and the creatures are interesting indeed:   We get a riding ant, elks, riding beetles, cave salamanders, giant gila monsters, the obligatory riding eagle, riding hawks, spiders and OSTRICHS and TUMBLING PIGS! Hell yeah!   […]

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  • Book of Multifarious Munitions: Vehicles of War This pdf is 12 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/SRD, 1 page ToC/introduction, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 8 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   All right, first of all: I LOVE that we get new vehicles – they feature heavily in my campaign, make combat more dynamic and bring whole new tactical options and cinematic flair to a game. That being said, not a whole lot of books have tackled the subject so far, in spite of the existence of these rules since ultimate combat. Enter Jon Brazer Enterprises’ second Book of Multifarious Munitions and we thankfully get some new fodder to […]

    Book of Multifarious Munitions: Vehicles of War

    Book of Multifarious Munitions: Vehicles of War This pdf is 12 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/SRD, 1 page ToC/introduction, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 8 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?   All right, first of all: I LOVE that we get new vehicles – they feature heavily in my campaign, make combat more dynamic and bring whole new tactical options and cinematic flair to a game. That being said, not a whole lot of books have tackled the subject so far, in spite of the existence of these rules since ultimate combat. Enter Jon Brazer Enterprises’ second Book of Multifarious Munitions and we thankfully get some new fodder to […]

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  • Book of Magic: Insurgency of Summer   This pdf is 10 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC/introduction, 1 page SRD and 1 page back cover, leaving us with 5 pages of content, so let’s check it out!   This pdf, like many a magic-book, kicks off with spellcaster lists of the new spells, covering all Paizo-base-classes (including the magus, but not e.g. the antipaladin) and introduces us to 10 new spells. And the first spell is already uncommon to say the least: As part of the spell’s casting, the caster needs to stab him/herself with a +1 flaming dagger. This additional con-damage may not be mitigated and deals an additional point of constitution damage […]

    Book of Magic: Insurgency of Summer

    Book of Magic: Insurgency of Summer   This pdf is 10 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 1 page ToC/introduction, 1 page SRD and 1 page back cover, leaving us with 5 pages of content, so let’s check it out!   This pdf, like many a magic-book, kicks off with spellcaster lists of the new spells, covering all Paizo-base-classes (including the magus, but not e.g. the antipaladin) and introduces us to 10 new spells. And the first spell is already uncommon to say the least: As part of the spell’s casting, the caster needs to stab him/herself with a +1 flaming dagger. This additional con-damage may not be mitigated and deals an additional point of constitution damage […]

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  • Shadowfall: Guide to the Umbral Kobolds This pdf is 16 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 12 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we? This pdf kicks off with an introduction of how Dale McCoy Jr., head of Jon Brazer Enterprises, was dissatisfied with the standard race of kobolds and an introduction of what this race is – essentially, a kobold-race ramped up to be on par with PC-races without using the identity of being koboldish. We also get a short rundown on Shadowsfall, the plane-of-shadows-setting of JBE before we delve into an actually very well-written piece of in-character prose. The short story gets […]

    Shadowsfall: Guide to the Umbral Kobolds

    Shadowfall: Guide to the Umbral Kobolds This pdf is 16 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 12 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we? This pdf kicks off with an introduction of how Dale McCoy Jr., head of Jon Brazer Enterprises, was dissatisfied with the standard race of kobolds and an introduction of what this race is – essentially, a kobold-race ramped up to be on par with PC-races without using the identity of being koboldish. We also get a short rundown on Shadowsfall, the plane-of-shadows-setting of JBE before we delve into an actually very well-written piece of in-character prose. The short story gets […]

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  •   Shadowsfall: Shadow Plane Player’s Guide   This pdf is 34 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD and 1 page back cover, leaving us with 30 pages of content, so let’s check this out! After a nice parchment-like page of fluff, we are introduced to the plane of shadow, respectively its characteristics. After a short description of the planar qualities of the shadow plane, we delve right into the section on playable races. Not only the standard races, but also the drow and duergar, dhampirs, fetchlings, hobgoblins, orcs, ratfolk, tiefling and wayang are covered – all with a new racial trait to reflect the hardening effects of the plane of shadows. There also are […]

    Shadowsfall: Shadow Plane Player’s Companion

      Shadowsfall: Shadow Plane Player’s Guide   This pdf is 34 pages long, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD and 1 page back cover, leaving us with 30 pages of content, so let’s check this out! After a nice parchment-like page of fluff, we are introduced to the plane of shadow, respectively its characteristics. After a short description of the planar qualities of the shadow plane, we delve right into the section on playable races. Not only the standard races, but also the drow and duergar, dhampirs, fetchlings, hobgoblins, orcs, ratfolk, tiefling and wayang are covered – all with a new racial trait to reflect the hardening effects of the plane of shadows. There also are […]

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