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  • azadmere - Barony of Habe   11 years 22 weeks ago

    I don't have such a rose-tinted view of the Járind....

    In my view, the "unfree" (if there are any) of Azadmere are the decendants of bondsmen, slaves, and defeated tribes...

    Certainly the Celts were big on slavery....

    Also, I see the Eméla as having played a key role in the development of 'serfdom'... Remember that Laránianism uses "Emelan" as its liturgical language...

    Still... I would think that the "unfree" in Azadmere are of a different status than the "unfree" in Kaldor...

    But... Kaldor is a mixed Jarind/Pharic state....

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    Fástred na Beréma,
    Rówanti na Sávè-k’nôr

  • azadmere - Barony of Habe   11 years 22 weeks ago

    Redo the whole thing. The KP republish is perhaps the best (maybe only) opportunity we'll ever have to reboot things to a superior state.

  • azadmere - Barony of Habe   11 years 22 weeks ago

    I'm afraid Azadmere (all of the Harnic Kingdom modules in fact) are examples of people creating data from thin air.

    The maps they based the acreages on had no borders to define manors etc., and so the acreages were 'eyeballed' (guessed at). Consequently, most of them are grossly innacurate.

    The original population estimates for kingdoms were made up without any real idea of cropland/pasture under cultivation, and the later atlas/kingdom maps made no effort to support any pre-existing data (even if the pre-existing data were rubbish).

    So when it comes to doing another Azadmere module the procedure pretty well has to be to:

    (1) create a new atlas map *with* manorial borders;
    (2) measure (not guess) the acreages;
    (3) use these data.

    Also, I am frankly quite uncomfortable with the idea of 'unfree tenants' in Azadmere. This would be saying a lot about Jarin culture... specifically that the Jarin had 'serfdom' before they encounterd the elder folk (because we certainly aren't going to say that the elder folk introduced serfdom to the Jarin are we?).

    Azadmere and Evael have 'original, free' Jarin cultures that allied with the elder folk. If we are going to say that they have serfdom then we are saying that the Jarin had serfdom before the Phari arrived. I'm not at all comfortable with that.

    Opinions?

  • History of the Mángai   11 years 22 weeks ago

    Bonding Masters and Harbourmasters are the principal enforcement officers. And since the local lord / magnate / officials get a "cut" of the Mángai payments, then they also have an interest in enforcing the "Mángai-monopoly".

    In an sense, the Mángai acts as a "protection racket" ... you pay money to belong, and the Mángai pays off the local officals to keep them sweet....

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    Fástred na Beréma,
    Rówanti na Sávè-k’nôr

  • History of the Mángai   11 years 22 weeks ago

    Does the Mangai have an enforcement branch or the equivilent of liaison officers? For example, if the Mangai were really suspicous of some smuggling activitey at a certain port, they might dispatch a few highly trained individuals to join in the skullduggery, and report back on all the activity. I guess like any major organization, they'll have a network of spies and informants.

  • Different injury table   11 years 22 weeks ago

    I also explored the way the injury table was done in 3rd edition, but added six color injury levels and a method for frame to effect injury point damage. The usefullness of a universal table is demonstrated on endurcance checks. Instead of just testing a stat straight, to see if you live or die on a kill result (a heart on the table I made), you can have multiple results like Stun, KO, and Kill. Different tables could easily be made for each of the weapon aspects.

    http://www.scribd.com/doc/2525991/Pure-Injury-Table-version-5

    I do this for fun and enjoy sharing. It entertains my brain.

  • Different injury table   11 years 22 weeks ago

    I also explored the way the injury table was done in 3rd edition, but added six color injury levels and a method for frame to effect injury point damage. The usefullness of a universal table is demonstrated on endurcance checks. Instead of just testing a stat straight, to see if you live or die on a kill result (a heart on the table I made), you can have multiple results like Stun, KO, and Kill. Different tables could easily be made for each of the weapon aspects.

    http://www.scribd.com/doc/2525991/Pure-Injury-Table-version-5

    I do this for fun and enjoy sharing. It entertains my brain.

  • Different injury table   11 years 22 weeks ago

    Hi Brimstone...

    These are certainly interesting....

    Sadly I'm not best qualified to give feedback on combat stuff...

    But thanks very much for sharing this with everyone.

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    Fástred na Beréma,
    Rówanti na Sávè-k’nôr

  • Different injury table   11 years 22 weeks ago

    Hi Brimstone...

    These are certainly interesting....

    Sadly I'm not best qualified to give feedback on combat stuff...

    But thanks very much for sharing this with everyone.

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    Fástred na Beréma,
    Rówanti na Sávè-k’nôr

  • Product Update - 10 April 2008   11 years 22 weeks ago

    Hi Jeremy,

    Nice to have something to whet the appetite. Looking forward to seeing these new modules.

    Dan.

  • Abrupt Deoarture   11 years 23 weeks ago

    Joe

    Go if you can. Last years (at Leeds) was my first. I'd love to get to Vancouver, but alas it's a long way for a short visit and my summer holidays were booked elsewhere. I'm hoping IviniaCon (in Gothenburg) will be just as good.

    You'll be made welcome by those attending, and you'll be able to sit in a bar discussing Harnic politics :)

    Neil

    - "Pardon me for living, I'm sure."
    - NO-ONE GETS PARDONED FOR LIVING.

    -- (Terry Pratchett, Mort)

  • Abrupt Deoarture   11 years 23 weeks ago

    Joe

    Go if you can. Last years (at Leeds) was my first. I'd love to get to Vancouver, but alas it's a long way for a short visit and my summer holidays were booked elsewhere. I'm hoping IviniaCon (in Gothenburg) will be just as good.

    You'll be made welcome by those attending, and you'll be able to sit in a bar discussing Harnic politics :)

    Neil

    - "Pardon me for living, I'm sure."
    - NO-ONE GETS PARDONED FOR LIVING.

    -- (Terry Pratchett, Mort)

  • Abrupt Deoarture   11 years 23 weeks ago

    Last weekend of August, Vancouver BC

  • Abrupt Deoarture   11 years 23 weeks ago

    Last weekend of August, Vancouver BC

  • Orbs of Lisana   11 years 23 weeks ago

    There are no plans to upgrade the rule system. Expansions to the rules, covering new ground are hopeful, but not new version of what's already published.

  • Orbs of Lisana   11 years 23 weeks ago

    There are no plans to upgrade the rule system. Expansions to the rules, covering new ground are hopeful, but not new version of what's already published.

  • Orbs of Lisana   11 years 23 weeks ago

    I must admit that after I bought HM1 I never upgraded.

    I assume that HM Gold(GM edition)will be the final incarnation of HM? I must admit that with the limited funds available for my hobby I can't afford to keep upgrading rule-sets every few years.

    The man who WOULD NOT be king.

  • Orbs of Lisana   11 years 23 weeks ago

    I must admit that after I bought HM1 I never upgraded.

    I assume that HM Gold(GM edition)will be the final incarnation of HM? I must admit that with the limited funds available for my hobby I can't afford to keep upgrading rule-sets every few years.

    The man who WOULD NOT be king.

  • Demon in the House   11 years 23 weeks ago

    [Edited for stupidity.]

    Good story. Hits close to home.

  • "Tech" level   11 years 24 weeks ago

    Has anyone developed Brigantine yet? For reference, brigantine are metal plates, usually small ones rivited or sewn in between two pieces of leather.

    Does Plate armor not exist at all or is it just rare? Plate armor isn't all that high tech you know. The ancient Greeks had it, albiet it was bronze, and the Romans were using the Lorica segmentata as early as the first century A.D. The Segementata was essentially a segmented steel breatsplate.

    Solid steel cuirasses came to use about 1300. I imagine the Kuzdul with their metalcrafting skill and their long history would probably have thought of plate armor. Of course having the knowledge of something doesn't mean that it's going to be used. The Chinese had gunpowder for a good long time, but they didn't invent the gun.

  • "Tech" level   11 years 24 weeks ago

    Has anyone developed Brigantine yet? For reference, brigantine are metal plates, usually small ones rivited or sewn in between two pieces of leather.

    Does Plate armor not exist at all or is it just rare? Plate armor isn't all that high tech you know. The ancient Greeks had it, albiet it was bronze, and the Romans were using the Lorica segmentata as early as the first century A.D. The Segementata was essentially a segmented steel breatsplate.

    Solid steel cuirasses came to use about 1300. I imagine the Kuzdul with their metalcrafting skill and their long history would probably have thought of plate armor. Of course having the knowledge of something doesn't mean that it's going to be used. The Chinese had gunpowder for a good long time, but they didn't invent the gun.

  • Orbs of Lisana   11 years 24 weeks ago

    HarnMaster Gold: GM's Edition

  • Orbs of Lisana   11 years 24 weeks ago

    HarnMaster Gold: GM's Edition

  • Orbs of Lisana   11 years 24 weeks ago

    The Treasure article you mention, which publication is it in?

    The man who WOULD NOT be king.

  • Orbs of Lisana   11 years 24 weeks ago

    The Treasure article you mention, which publication is it in?

    The man who WOULD NOT be king.


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