Text from first email:
Republic of Tharda
Continuing the process of updating and reprinting out-of-print Hârn material, the next HârnClassic release will be Tharda. This edition is 32 pages, laden with color and includes an ORIGINAL 17x22 map of the area.
To order, either subscribe to HârnClassic or just let us know you want Tharda by replying to this email... (It will not be shipped automatically to HârnQuesters).
Tharda is the name given generally to west-central Hârn, primarily the Thard River basin. It includes parts of the kingdoms of Rethem and Kanday and all of the Thardic Republic. The natural vegetation is mixed woodland and forest, but includes some rugged coniferous highlands. The Thardic Republic is bordered to the south by the feudal Kingdom of Kanday and to the west by the Kingdom of Rethem. The Republic has won a war with Kanday within the last decade, and relations with Rethem are tense, but the present state of affairs is a watchful peace. Two tribal nations also border the Republic; the wary and often violent Gozyda, and the ruthless Tulwyn.
Text of second email:
Due to overwhelmingly positive response to the planned new edition of Tharda, originally intended only for Harn Classic subscribers, we WILL be sending this module also to HarnQuest subscribers.
The new edition is a significant improvement from the original article. The new edition has 32 FULL COLOR pages, an original 17x22 inch Tharda map, and ships in a 3-ring Tharda binder. The map is available in limited quantities and only to our current HC and HQ subscribers.
The price will be $29.99 shipped free in the USA/Canada. International customers must pay a postage surcharge of $10 (because the binders are heavy).
The pages are going to be printed on thick paper (90# index). We are considering making this superior paper a permanent bonus for our subscribers only. We do like our subscribers and would like some more.
A PDF sample of the revised layout is attached to whet your appetite...
Anyone wishing to opt-out of this item should do so before February 1.
So as a Harn Classic, this seems reasonable - do some cleanup in order to bring something old back in print. Based on page count + color + map, this would seem to be about a $20 item.
But I think the binder and thick paper, while not being expanded/updated/revised, may not add $10 in value, and in any event, having at the same price point as the other kingdoms just doesn't feel right.