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Hârn Map Sale

For one month (until June 18), we offer the printed map of Hârn for a discount price of $15 (regular price: $25). You can find the map in our Products→Maps section or by following this direct link: Hârn Regional Map (printed).

This definitive version of the map of the island of Hârn was created by N. Robin Crossby himself. It is also available as an electronic version.

Robin's map of Tîrgólis

Hârn creator N. Robin Crossby (1954-2008) left us with several unfinished projects, among them a local map of Tîrgólis in Shôrkýnè. While the terrain and built environment depicted on it are almost complete, it lacks any text labels and a legend. This "blank map" might still be interesting to Hârn collectors and GMs whose game is set in the area.

We have decided to make the Tîrgólis local map available to all Premium Users as Premium Content. It can be found under Free Stuff→Premium Area. (Reminder: A Premium User is any Kelestia.com customer who has purchased products for $100 or more.)

HârnMaster Preview 4

Realism and immersiveness are hallmarks of the HârnMaster role-playing rules system and will also be cornerstones of the new HârnMaster: Kèthîra (HMK) edition of the game. One area in which HMK will expand these concepts is character psychology, with stress and fear being among the most important and impactful aspects for gameplay purposes.

In this fourth preview of the new HârnMaster, we give you a glimpse into the psychology rules from the Mental Trauma section of the rulebook. It shows how various extreme events and encounters can believably influence a character's short-term and long-term personality and behavior. Among the completely new concepts included in the preview are Psyche Traits that can be acquired during play (and not just during character creation) as well as rules for rallying characters who have lost their nerve.

The preview brochure can be downloaded from the Free Stuff→Previews section. We hope you enjoy the read and -- as usual -- look forward to your comments.

In case you missed our previous preview articles, they can be found here: Preview 1, Preview 2, Preview 3.

More characters from Palíthanè

We continue our Character Vignettes series, presenting important characters from Palíthanè. This time, we have two neighboring earls for you: Elbýn alrí Rádsen and Avaârl alri Zylósen. Both are strongly religious, but with clashing faiths: one a follower of Laráni, the other of Ágrik. A situation ripe for conflict...

The character vignettes can be found in the Free Stuff→Lore section. Enjoy!

HârnMaster Preview 3

Our third preview of the new HârnMaster deals with one of the most iconic aspects of the game system: its combat rules. HârnMaster is well-known for its realistic combat in terms of both its combat options and its combat results -- and today's preview will leave no doubt that the new HM's combat rules excel in both areas.

For the first time in any HM edition, weapon and attack precision are taken into account via the new Zone Dice (ZD) mechanic. Also, finally, a combatant's Strength gets the attention it deserves by receiving considerable influence on weapon damage.

In the 3-page preview brochure, we take you on a tour through the new HM's Injury Routine, covering all rules steps like body location, armor protection, damage determination, and injury effects along the way. We've also added a section on the expanded possibilities of Tactical Advantage.

The brochure can be downloaded from the Free Stuff→Previews section. We hope you enjoy reading it. If you want, you can even fight out a small-scale tabletop duel with it, using the provided broadsword and armor statistics. Let us know what you think!

In case you missed our previous preview articles, they can be found here: Preview 1, Preview 2.