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Offline MrMean

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Cryadon setting book
« on: October 07, 2021, 11:15:06 AM »
So... just bought the four core books for Harp off DrivethruRPG, great that they are back in my collection... But I am still looking for the setting book Cryadon? Looking at the forums here I see the last post was from 2018!

Is the book not getting done? Hoping so as I had the original and it was awesome (all my Harp books were stolen at a con years ago!) And after playing a few sessions of Against the Darkmaster it rekindled my desire for Harp as I was a big fan back in the day. Thus me spending 107$ usd on Drivethru to get the core books in hardback (very nice books btw!) so that I could have them and introduce my new players to this awesome setting and game.

So if anyone has any info that would be great...

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Re: Cryadon setting book
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2021, 01:55:24 PM »
I was thinking the same thing recently, Cyradon was a really promising setting - I seem to remember that a revised version is in the works, but that might still be far away ...

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Re: Cryadon setting book
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2021, 01:05:23 AM »
The Cyradon setting book has been reworked to bring it up to date with the revised version of HARP. It has been written, it just needs layout and editing etc. However, I believe Nicholas wants to wait until the introductory adventures for Cyradon have also been rewritten. These are still a bit of a way off.

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Re: Cryadon setting book
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2022, 07:48:35 AM »
There's been a lot of movement with harp the past few months - Bestiary, Subterfuge, Garden of Rain, Beyond the Veil ... so will Cyradon be happening as well soon?

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Re: Cryadon setting book
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2022, 03:01:38 AM »
It's definitely happening. I'm just not sure it's what you'd call 'soon'.

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Re: Cryadon setting book
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2023, 09:08:40 AM »
Just keeping this thread alive and showing interest. Anxiously awaiting the reworked Cyradon setting book.

I'm starting a new game using HARP in Cyradon, but unable to provide much of a backdrop to the world. I only have the two adventure books (Wedding at Axebridge, Garden of Rain).

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Re: Cryadon setting book
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2024, 10:35:13 AM »
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Re: Cryadon setting book
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2024, 09:42:34 AM »
So, Nicholas has politely requested that I 'get on with it' so I am working on the Cyradon setting book with renewed vigour. The text will be finished by April (if not before) but how long it takes from then I don't know.

On the plus side: A lot of the artwork already exists and a lot of the formating already exists so layout might be a bit quicker and easier than 'normal'

On the minus side: There's lots of RMU and other stuff already in the queue that may or may not need to be done before the layout team start on Cyradon.

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Re: Cryadon setting book
« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2024, 08:47:05 PM »
It's April, and I just thought again: How great would it be to not only have a Cyradon setting book, but also the mentioned new Cyradon material ... might it be soonish?

With RMU and Against the Darkmaster, there seems to be some renewed interest in "the Rolemaster family", and it would be great if Cyradon could profit of it.

Also, I still think that Cyradon, as a setting, was a little ahead of its time and might find a lot of fans these days. It's not as stuck in D&D tropes as a lot of other settings out there these days, and feels a lot more inspired by relatively modern fantasy literature. Nearly twenty years ago, it already took a step away from "evil races" and stuff like that and presented a more complex situation.

Maybe I'm misreading HARP, but especially when looking at the "Folkways" and "Beyond the Veil" supplements, it always seems like an RPG more interested in drawing from the breadth of fantasy literature than in the self-referentiality of a lot of other RPGs. I think there must be an audience for that, and Cyradon would certainly be a great figurehead for that idea. I love Against the Darkmaster, but it falls back quite consciously to 80s Tolkien pastiche fantasy; Cyradon could showcase that HARP can offer a broader scope.

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Re: Cryadon setting book
« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2024, 08:25:00 PM »
I'd like to get Cryadon some time.  8)

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Re: Cryadon setting book
« Reply #10 on: May 05, 2024, 02:33:30 PM »
So... Nicholas tasked me to have the manuscript finished by May. And it's nearly there. I expect to deliver it to him in the coming week. The manuscript itself is already ready and has been for a few days but I'm spending this time planning out the future products and cross-referencing against the work I have already done on the first adventure. I want to make sure that it all lines up and I don't have to retcon a load of stuff.

Next step is layout. The changes are pretty big so it's not as easy as adding a few bits in here and there. On the plus side, the art exists so that shouldn't slow it down.

In other good news I am further along than I had thought on the first adventure and working on the core book has renewed my enthusiasm for getting it done.

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Re: Cryadon setting book
« Reply #11 on: May 06, 2024, 09:39:55 AM »
Great to hear that!

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Re: Cryadon setting book
« Reply #12 on: May 06, 2024, 10:36:51 AM »
So... Nicholas tasked me to have the manuscript finished by May. And it's nearly there. I expect to deliver it to him in the coming week. The manuscript itself is already ready and has been for a few days but I'm spending this time planning out the future products and cross-referencing against the work I have already done on the first adventure. I want to make sure that it all lines up and I don't have to retcon a load of stuff.

Next step is layout. The changes are pretty big so it's not as easy as adding a few bits in here and there. On the plus side, the art exists so that shouldn't slow it down.

In other good news I am further along than I had thought on the first adventure and working on the core book has renewed my enthusiasm for getting it done.

That's amazing!

Just to be clear; this includes the RMU conversion as well?