Spells: Burning Wheel

April 1, 2018

Two spell books converted from The Burning Wheel RPG to HârnMaster format; the Eustace Grimoire and The Delorem Book of Songs. The latter could be a Sindarin artefact and to successfully cast these spells, the Singing skill should be used in place of the skill of the individual spell.

by Justin McLeod


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City Catchup for HarnMaster

April 1, 2018

A process and tables for generating what has happened to characters living in cities ‘in-between’ adventures or when wintering. The article, based on the HârnMaster rules, provides player characters emerging from their time off adventuring with a story to tell and a possible change in fortune, for better or worse. It is essentially an adaptation of the old Runequest City catch up process made applicable to a Hârn setting, and using HârnMaster mechanics.

As well as a PDF, the download contains the original Microsoft Word document in case GMs wish to modify the tables for their own campaign.

by Roderick Hill


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The Venerable James Harn Material

January 27, 2018

In late 2015, the HarnForum sadly lost one of its stalwart members; James Watson, AKA The Venerable James. Although he didn’t not choose to have the Harn material he created published here on Lythia.com, he did have his own website. When news of his passing reached us, Matt Roegner copied all of the Harn material on James’ site before it disappeared.

That consolidated archive file is now made available here for all to share. None of the material has been edited in any way, except that it is in PDF format and each filename is labelled with James’ initials.

The files are listed below for reference. Enjoy.

  • Apprenticeships and Nurture on Harn
  • Azeryan Money
  • Coatarms
  • Custom Armor
  • Extended Size & Weight Tables and Horse Armor
  • Gargun
  • Hair and Eye Color
  • HarnMaster 2nd Edition Corrections
  • HarnMaster Bestiary
  • Heraldry
  • Maritime Tables
  • Marnia
  • Mernat
  • Modifications Appearance and Physical Characteristics
  • Pinda
  • Plot Lines
  • Realism and Getting your Ass to Azadmere
  • Reksyni
  • Shek-Pvar Spells
  • Ships
  • Weapons Production

by James Watson


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Earthmaster Artifacts

January 27, 2018

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.

Another page of artifacts has been added [June 2017].

Two more artifacts have been added and the document edited [January 2018].

by Daniel Petrone


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Spells of Kaelyn Aletta

October 31, 2017

Kaelyn Aletta is an Odivshe shek-p’var detailed in Friends, Foes & Followers – Part 15 (qv). The four spells of the Odivshe convocation she created to qualify for advancement to shenava are here for your enjoyment.

by Megan Daley & Matt Roegner


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HarnMaster Martial Arts

October 2, 2017

Finally, a comprehensive rule set for Harnmaster III Martial Arts. This is a derivative piece pulling together rules found both in core rulebook and from others in the community with some flavour text and additional details added to fill out the system. Hopefully, readers may find it useful.

by Joseph McCallum


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Tome of Cantrips

June 12, 2017

When an individual becomes a satia-mavari shek-p’var (a journeyman mage), they will often forget the simple spells they learned and used as a mavari. But there may be a place for them in a mage’s repertoire.

This 78 page article contains over 70 small, slightly useful spells for any who care to make use of them in creative and innovative ways. Need the milk cooled? Chill it. Tired of washing the windows the old fashioned way; Clean it, or maybe Dust it. The master poking holes in the toe of his sock? Stitch it.

by Joseph McCallum


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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.


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


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).


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

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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Fate of Hârn

March 21, 2016

Fate of Hârn v3.0 (version 2016-03-20) is an adaptation of the FATE Core rules by Evil Hat Games for use in the HârnWorld setting.  It is best understood if you have access to the FATE Core rules, which are available for Pay What You Want at DrivethruRPG.  Also included is a Cheat Sheet that has proven useful to players; ‘Fate on a Page’ (actually 4 pages), my GM reference sheets; and the most recent Character Sheet that has been developed to accommodate the changes introduced with this version.
This version has been subject to extensive testing at both the occasional NorthCons (my thanks to Andy Gibson and Neil Thompson), recent IviniaCons and by the group I GM in Suffolk where I’ve been using these rules to play through the Dark Rethem Campaign using Fate.  My thanks to those players who were entirely new to Harn and relatively new to Fate — their contribution through our weekly sessions has been invaluable.  I have been posting observations about my learning about Fate Core, and this implementation of it, here (link to HârnForum) and on the Friends of Harn facebook Page.
I do not expect this version to be subject to much change until the Suffolk group complete the Dark Rethem Campaign in April/May.  However, you observations and feedback to this continuing work in, progress are welcome here (link to HârnForum).

by Alun Rees


Fate of Harn Download

 {Updated March 21, 2016}

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