Director’s Briefing – November 2017

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To the seventy-eighth Briefing and the eleventh scheduled Briefing of 2017. Deliberately short this month as I want to focus on the editing and writing of sourcebooks.
Dragonmeet 2017
Dragonmeet is imminent – it is 2nd December this year. Colin has been involved in lots of preparations already. John has been doing the annual stock check. I have ordered a supply of HARP Folkways in both softcover and hardcover.
If you are in the UK and available for a visit to Dragonmeet, then we would be delighted to see you at our stand. All fans are always welcome. Any GMs willing to run HARP or Rolemaster or indeed any of our game lines, please let us know. Dragonmeet is our UK con presence.
A Wedding in Axebridge
We believe we have fixed the pdf version of HARP A Wedding in Axebridge. In doing so, Terry has produced the print masters. It’s unclear to us whether the print version has to be staple-bound (it is right on the page count cusp) so I have uploaded the staplebound cover and am awaiting the word from OBS/Lightning Source. Terry has already prepared a perfectbound cover so I am ready to upload that version.
Obviously the goal is to have a whole bundle of AWIAs for Dragonmeet.
You can purchase HARP A Wedding in Axebridge HERE
Shadow World
Terry has exported a bundle of new high-level NPCs in RM2/Classic format for Jaiman, so I’ve asked Charles nicely if he can generate RMSS/FRP versions. Will we be able to complete Jaiman in time for Christmas? Keep writing, Terry!
On HARP Bestiary, John Duffield has sent over a number of Demons, trying his hand at Archdemons, Battle Demons and Demon Trees as his starter batch. You can tell that we have the number of Development Points available per level is about right when even Demons have to think about what they spend their points on.
I have continued working on the manuscript previously known as Something Wicked. I am now calling it at least on my tablet “Something Wicked, Something Wondrous”. I have completed my work on Mana Sources as described in last month’s Briefing and have “completed” the Greater Rituals section as well. I say “completed” because I may be inspired to add some extra Greater Rituals to the chapter but I will see what inspiration strikes as I progress into other chapters. Thus three chapters have been fully revised.
I am now working on the Black Magic chapter. This introduces new cantrips, new High Magic and spells for the new professions and extra spells for existing professions. All of the spells need to be updated for compatibility with HARP Fantasy and HARP College of Magics.
If you have requests for spells that you would like to see, then please post on the forums. Ideally requests should be additions for existing professions (both the semis of Harper, Ranger and Warrior Mage, and the variant mage professions) and “Mentalism” spells. Spell requests that would be better positioned in the Cleric sphere and similar spheres or for Nightblades and similar are more likely to be passed on to the authors of the future HARP Beyond the Veil and HARP Subterfuge sourcebooks.
The creature update work continues. Joeri and Jonathan will surface for air in due course.
Until next time
Back to editing HARP Bestiary material and revising more of Something Wicked, Something Wondrous. The next scheduled Briefing will be in December 2017.
Best wishes,
Director, Iron Crown Enterprises Ltd
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