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#1 Post by GarryHamlin » Sun Feb 19, 2017 10:18 am

The following four-hour Harnmaster 3rd ed. event was submitted to GenCon this afternoon, to run Wed and Fri at 6:00 pm and Thurs and Sat at 1:00 pm.

Those of you also planning to run Harnmaster events at GenCon, can we maybe stagger scheduling so that we don't have competing events? I missed some last year that were running at the same time as my own.

CURRENT EVENT:
Game ID RPG17108103
Gaming Group / Company Columbia Games
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Title Barking Up the Wrong Tree in Golotha
Short Description Visiting the evilest city on Harn to sell goods from a new island fief, Viking raiders-turned-feudal-lords find more than opportunity lurking in the shadow. Ongoing from prior years. Newbies welcome.
Event Type RPG - Role Playing Game
Game System Harnmaster
Rules Edition 3rd
Min Players 3
Max Players 6
Age Requirement Teen (13+)
Experience Required None (You've never played before - rules will be taught)
Materials Provided Yes
Email for Info E-mail GarryHamlin@aol.com in the event of questions.
Is this Event a Tournament? No
Tournament Round 1 of 1
Should attendees sign up for this event? Yes, they can register for this round without having played in any other events

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Re: GenCon 2017

#2 Post by jpm » Wed Feb 22, 2017 2:51 pm

I've submitted two events.

Men in White II - Thursday and Saturday at 1:00 p.m. (HarnMaster 3rd edition)...

Into the Mouth of the Dragon - A Harn adventure using Fate Core. Friday 1:00 p.m. (I may run this one more time.) Happy to change time slots, but I want to only GM one session per day.

Who else is running?
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#3 Post by MDMann » Wed Feb 22, 2017 6:08 pm

Out of curiosity (I won't be attending) will you be publishing these adventurers here after gencon, particularly MiWII?
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#4 Post by jpm » Wed Mar 08, 2017 12:56 pm

You mean you want me to write it down? :oops: I'll see what I can do....
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#5 Post by Krazma » Wed Mar 08, 2017 12:59 pm

"Wacky hijinks ensue (at ML120)"

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#6 Post by Rothesay » Wed Mar 08, 2017 2:02 pm

If anyone has Fanon ML120 it's JPM. :wink:

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#7 Post by Rothesay » Wed Mar 08, 2017 2:03 pm

And Sageryne.

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#8 Post by Rothesay » Wed Mar 08, 2017 2:03 pm

And the Dongmaster.

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#9 Post by Rothesay » Wed Mar 08, 2017 2:04 pm

The rest of us are wannabees ...

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#10 Post by Krazma » Wed Mar 08, 2017 2:31 pm

Rothesay wrote:The rest of us are wannabees ...
So I gather... :P

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#11 Post by Rothesay » Wed Mar 08, 2017 2:35 pm

Krazma wrote:
Rothesay wrote:The rest of us are wannabees ...
So I gather... :P
Well you and I sir enjoy the same late night band and last call. :wink:

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#12 Post by jpm » Fri Mar 10, 2017 4:55 pm

Krazma wrote:"Wacky hijinks ensue (at ML120)"
You are giving away all my secrets.
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#13 Post by bbailey » Wed May 31, 2017 7:08 am

There are 10 Hârn-related game sessions that I could find. Four of Garry Hamlin's "Barking Up the Wrong Tree in Golotha", three of Cal Stengel's "Pilot's Gamble", two of Pat McDonald's "Men in White II", and one of Pat's "into the Mouth of the Dragon". Some are sold out but tickets remain for others. While it's good to see existing Hârn fans at these, I also hope we get some new folks that can be converted to the faith.

In that same vein, Columbia Games is holding two free seminars for GMs who don't use HârnMaster but are looking for a more "realistic" world to use with their fantasy RPG rules of choice. Registration started Sunday and the sessions are about half full. We did one two years ago and got a bad time slot (very first thing on Saturday morning) and only a few people showed up. This year we have one Friday morning and one Saturday evening. I hope we get bigger crowds and can get some new fans.

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#14 Post by Rothesay » Wed May 31, 2017 7:54 am

Perhaps a free (PDF) version of the HM3 Quickstart Rules might be apropos. 8)

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#15 Post by bbailey » Wed May 31, 2017 8:02 am

Rothesay wrote:
Wed May 31, 2017 7:54 am
Perhaps a free (PDF) version of the HM3 Quickstart Rules might be apropos. 8)
The purpose isn't to get anyone to switch to or even try HârnMaster, it's to get them to look into using the HârnWorld setting with their current rules, whether that be Pathfinder, Fate, D&D, or something else. They'll be getting a packet of freebies along those lines.

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#16 Post by jpm » Thu Jun 01, 2017 4:46 pm

Bummed I didn't get a ticket for Barking up the Wrong Tree in Golotha. All were sold out by the time I got logged in (except for one which is the same time as MIW2.... (Home alone with the kids this weekend/week and it's kept me busy.). I'm in the Thursday night at 6:00 Pilot's Gamble which is always fun... Will try to get a pickup slot in one of Gary's games.

Looking forward to seeing the gang again this year....
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#17 Post by Munin » Fri Jun 02, 2017 3:59 am

I'll be running impromptu "after hours" sessions of Harnpocalypse again, this time set in Rethem. I've finished the first two playbooks (the Order Knight and the Assassin) and got a chance to playtest them last weekend. The Assassin played particularly well. I'm in the process of converting some of the others (the Lia Kavair, the Bandit, the Skald, the Priest) to have moves more in keeping with 2nd Edition Apocalypse World, but most of those are minor changes.

As a side note, messing around with Adobe InDesign has given me an even deeper respect for the work that bbailey does for the writing team. ;)

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#18 Post by jpm » Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:37 am

Unless it totally flops in July with the locals, I'll bring "Here there be Dragons" where the players are six male Ilme at a moot. Might be a good after-hours or perhaps Wednesday night pick-up event. This will be Fate Core. I've attached a preview of the player characters...
HeretherebeDragons-Drasin_Horis.pdf
HeretherebeDragons-Bin_Miko.pdf
HeretherebeDragons-Scad_Doobie.pdf
bring a thesaurus...
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#19 Post by joseph_mccallum » Fri Jun 23, 2017 4:36 am

These are exceptional! I've never considered Ilme dragons as a viable bestiary entry but this brings real life and character to them, very nice indeed. Would love to see the full adventure posted here at some point. p.s. as always very nice art that nicely captures their personalities from Richard.

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#20 Post by MDMann » Fri Jun 23, 2017 4:47 am

Nice. Now we need some Tawedog and centurin adventures.
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#21 Post by jpm » Fri Jun 23, 2017 6:48 am

Will post the adventure here and do a FFF in HarnMaster of the characters. It will be after GenCon.
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#22 Post by joseph_mccallum » Fri Jun 23, 2017 8:29 pm

Nice, it will be most welcome. Hope it goes well for you at GenCon. Look forward to seeing that later in the year. :)

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Re: GenCon 2017

#23 Post by Lord Dynel » Sun Aug 13, 2017 4:47 am

bbailey wrote:
Wed May 31, 2017 7:08 am

In that same vein, Columbia Games is holding two free seminars for GMs who don't use HârnMaster but are looking for a more "realistic" world to use with their fantasy RPG rules of choice. Registration started Sunday and the sessions are about half full. We did one two years ago and got a bad time slot (very first thing on Saturday morning) and only a few people showed up. This year we have one Friday morning and one Saturday evening. I hope we get bigger crowds and can get some new fans.
My son and I are signed up for the Saturday seminar and we're pretty excited to attend!

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#24 Post by Munin » Tue Aug 15, 2017 3:29 am

We look forward to seeing you there! Make sure to introduce yourself, it's always cool to meet more fellow Harniacs!

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#25 Post by Lord Dynel » Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:13 am

Munin wrote:
Tue Aug 15, 2017 3:29 am
We look forward to seeing you there! Make sure to introduce yourself, it's always cool to meet more fellow Harniacs!
I will...if I can put forum names to real names! :oops:

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