Friends, Foes & Followers — Part 14

March 16, 2017

Part 16 of 16 in the series Friends, Foes & Followers

Friends, Foes & Followers is a GM resource that uses a common format for presenting 2 pages of information about a character. The characters can be used in any way the GM sees fit; as NPC opponents, helpers or even emergency PCs for that unexpected player, making these resources no GM should be without.

Special thanks goes out to Rob Barnes, who sponsored all of the art by the always amazing Richard Luschek. The illustrations were originally created for Rob’s Lynnfana Hundred campaign. They include two characters familiar to fans of The Earl’s Progress. It is my pleasure to add them to FFF for use by GMs.

This instalment contains:

  • a young, wealth widow Perfumer
  • a tough, female, talbar (riverboat) captain
  • an attractive thespian
  • an arrogant, noble bailiff, Sir Andro Valador, antagonist from The Earl’s Progress (q.v.)
  • a herald and chamberlain, Sir Gorlin Farafgar, important NPC from The Earl’s Progress (q.v.)
  • a Laranian knight inquisitor from a secret order
  • an Agrikan knight / spy mascarading as a Halean knight on the jousting circuit
  • his faithful Agrikan squire
  • an Ilviran priest with a club foot

You will note there are only nine characters in this edition. FFF 13 (Gargun Edition) had 15 characters, and the reduced number of characters in FFF 14 is to balance the two issues out to the average of twelve characters per issue.

by Kerry Mould


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Menema Regional Map

March 13, 2017

The Menema Regional Map bundle contains three files. These are a PNG image of a regional map of Menema in Hepekeria done in the same style as the Harn, Ivinia, Shorkyne, and Trierzon regional maps produced by Columbia Games. Also included is a Microsoft publisher file with the same image sized and tiled to be printed out on multiple A4 pages and stuck together to produce a regional map of the same scale as the originals. Finally, the package also includes an incomplete Menema index. This lists all the features on the map, but provides little information other than the title, nature, and grid reference for each feature. You will have to complete the content yourself.

by Conal Smith


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Earthmaster Artifacts

March 10, 2017

A selection of minor psionic artifacts, probably of Earthmaster origin, that might be found as treasure if generous GMs feel they are appropriate. Feel free to make any adjustments to the suggested power settings.

by Daniel Petrone


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Major Knights of Rethem

March 9, 2017

Part 3 of 3 in the series Heraldry

The achievements of sixteen major knights of Rethem who are the bailiffs or constables of keeps, holding these strongholds for the great clans of the kingdom. Others are sheriffs/constables appointed by the king. This rascally bunch also includes several knights holding the largest number of manors in the kingdom outside of the great clans.

by Matthew Roegner


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Three Brothers Barrow

December 21, 2016

This article provides Gamemasters with a ready-made Jarin barrow tomb for heroes to explore, along with several adventure hooks. Three maps are included: a local map depicting the pasture where the ancient barrow has remained hidden until the present, interior plans for the barrow tomb itself, and interior plans for a small cave system that allows access to the hidden tombs. Additionally, stats are provided for a new type of Ivashu the PCs can encounter within the caves, along with a beautiful full-colour illustration by Richard Luschek.

by Rob Barnes


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A Kaldoric Succession Crisis

November 13, 2016

One of the most fascinating stories in Hârnic canon is the looming succession crisis to the throne of the Kingdom of Kaldor. The published material is intentionally vague on how the crisis may turn out, leaving it open to interpretation by individual game masters as is proper. This article describes how one person intends the crisis to begin and looks at the first few months of possible events.

The material in this article is based largely on information in Edward Barach’s analysis of the succession crisis in Thonahexus #9 (qv). The author has made extensive use of Jonathan Nicholas’ Great Clans of Kaldor (qv) and Kerry Mould’s Lady of Paladins (qv) article. Like those articles, he also relied heavily on the Kaldor articles from Columbia Games Inc and original writings by N. Robin Crossby, along with a selection of material from a multitude of other canon and fanon articles.

by Paul Strack


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Character Sheets & Profiles

November 12, 2016

A number of Hârn fans have developed character sheets or profiles…even whole portfolios…over the years. They’re gathered here to make it easy for other fans to download and make use of.


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Character Sheet - HârnMaster Profile Download
The author of this simple 2-page character sheet is unknown.


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Character Sheet - HârnMaster v2 Download
This character portfolio was developed by Anders Bersten and is for HânMaster 2 (HM2). There are two PDFs meant to be printed and filled in manually (the fields are not editable).


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Character Sheet - HârnMaster Core Download
This 3-page character sheet was developed by Andy Staples from ideas by Thorvald Neumann, and edited by Kerry Mould. It’s meant for HârnMaster Core (HM3 or HMC). There is a PDF with non-editable fields and a Word document.


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Character Sheet - HârnMaster Gold Profile Download
Another character portfolio, this one is by Bill Gant for HârnMaster Gold. It is a multi-paged Excel spreedsheet that is totally editable, with a number of fields being filled by VBScripts, and a PDF user manual to explain how to use it. This is a deluxe character profile for use by the ‘serious’ Hârn gamer. Which means it is quite complex, even complicated.


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Character Sheet - HM Gold Feudal Edition Download
Anders Bersten’s contribution is the first in a series of character sheets for Hârnmaster Gold, each with their own customized cultural flavour. This one is the 26 page long Feudal Edition.

If there appears to be enough demand, Anders will follow this up with the 39 page Viking, followed by the Imperial and Tribal Editions. The Viking Edition will see the introduction of a few elements imported and merged from the Pendragon system, specifically the Virtues & Vices, Traits and Passions tokens.


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Character Sheet - HârnMaster v3 Download
Here is a character sheet for HârnMaster version 3 by Linus Rowedda. This looks exactly like the sheets you can buy from Columbia Games Inc. but the PDF has editable fields. Not all the entries are editable, and no calculations are done automatically, but quite a lot of the data that never changes is able to be entered on the form on your computer, so it will look quite nice when printed. There’s also a journal sheet with moon phases and religious days attached for player notes, which is a nice add-on.


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HM Custom Character Profile Download
A comprehensive character portfolio by David Sprinkle. The sheets are designed to simplify character creation as much as possible. Skills are listed out, along with the formulas for the associated Skill Bases. This allows the player to open new skills during play without necessarily needing to refer to the rulebook. For those that use skill development rolls at the end of each session in order to improve skills over time, three checkboxes in front of each skill name are used to track skill usage during the gaming session. The sheets were created with a duplex printer in mind. Print them back to back as follows: character/combat; mystic/spells; campaign/campaign flipside. The NPC sheet is single sided. They have been left as separate PDF pages and combined into a single PDF in the suggested order for convenience.


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HM3 Character Profile Download
The HM3 Character Profile is an all-in-one character sheet for HârnMaster 3rd Edition by Bill Gant that records a character’s attributes, skills, equipment, injuries, weapons and armour, notes on friends and foes, animal companions, your character’s religious calendar and quests, and (if applicable) divine invocations and Shek-Pvar spells. Calculations are made ‘on the fly’. No matter whether your PC is an armoured man-at-arms on foot, a mounted knight, an Ilviran priest or Odivshe Shek-Pvar, this tool will take the effort out of keeping track of your character’s statistics so you can focus on roleplaying. Also included is a comprehensive manual that describes each section of the HM3 Character Profile.

Hârn Pottage III

November 12, 2016

Part 3 of 4 in the series Harn Pottage

Pottage III continues the fine tradition of bringing excellent supplementary material to the roleplaying community. While the places, people, and adventures contained in this volume are aimed at the world of Hârn, with very little work they could be used in any medieval fantasy campaign. Heck, with just a little more work, they could be used in ANY genre!

Included with artwork by the incomparable Richard Luschek and beautiful maps, the author has once again exceeded all expectations. These 40 pages are roleplaying gold…and free!

by Mike St-Pierre


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As an added bonus, Joe McCallum has made coloured editions of some of the Keep (Fortified Manor House) that appears on pgs 2-5.


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Spells From Yagaland

September 28, 2016

These spells were developed by the GM and players of a Gentle White Hand campaign. Many of these spells are very high level and complex. People are welcome to use any of them, modified or otherwise in their settings as they see fit.

by RobbaYaga


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Friends, Foes & Followers — Men In White

September 28, 2016

Part 15 of 16 in the series Friends, Foes & Followers

The humans of Kethira are not ready for the reality of their world. Approximately 720 years ago, coinciding with the founding of Emelrene and Melderyn, much magic and arcana was driven underground. The existence of most magical or extraordinary beasts faded from human consciousness with the exception of a few species of creatures too large in number to be totally forgotten, including the gargun, ivashu, dragons, fey, and the odd chimera.

All creatures, races, and magical beasts were allowed to join polite human society provided they suitably disguise themselves as ordinary humans and register as outsiders with the Melderyn or Emelrene Registry of Arcana. This secret is the most jealously guarded knowledge of the Ancient and Esoteric Order of the Gentle White Hand. Few outsiders know that all that stands between their simple world and the chaos of the abyss are…the Men in White!

by J. Patrick McDonald


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