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Offline NicholasHMCaldwell

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Re: HARP Bestiary uncertainty countdown
« Reply #40 on: April 30, 2017, 02:40:11 AM »
Do a search on the Guild Companion past issues and you will  find half a dozen or more monsters that have been excerpted from Bestiary.

Beyond that until Bestiary is released, just use Monsters a Field Guide. Yes, the numbers will not be consistent with  the new HARP  Fantasy (2011 &2017) but  given the monster will only appear in the game long enough to be defeated, it won't make that much difference.

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Re: HARP Bestiary uncertainty countdown
« Reply #41 on: May 02, 2017, 12:43:31 PM »
Thanks Nocholas I appreciate the info.
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Re: HARP Bestiary uncertainty countdown
« Reply #42 on: May 02, 2017, 01:24:50 PM »
Nicholas is there any projected idea when the Bestiary will be published? Late 2017 or early to mid 2018? After finally reading HARP I really want to run it but I want the updated creatures & info.
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Re: HARP Bestiary uncertainty countdown
« Reply #43 on: May 07, 2017, 12:31:37 PM »
I've just completed the stat blocks for all of those Elementals, so I'm now off the critical writing path. In terms of when it will be complete, John and Colin have to finish their portions and we need a full editing pass through the manuscript. As we know what all the creatures are now, it will be possible to commission the art at any point, which means we will try to organise that as soon as possible. I am not willing to make any statements about projected dates yet.

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Re: HARP Bestiary uncertainty countdown
« Reply #44 on: May 07, 2017, 12:32:51 PM »
I've just completed the stat blocks for all of those Elementals, so I'm now off the critical writing path. In terms of when it will be complete, John and Colin have to finish their portions and we need a full editing pass through the manuscript. As we know what all the creatures are now, it will be possible to commission the art at any point, which means we will try to organise that as soon as possible. I am not willing to make any statements about projected dates yet.

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Re: HARP Bestiary uncertainty countdown
« Reply #45 on: May 15, 2017, 07:01:41 PM »
Are there going to be some guidelines as to how powerful the creatures are related to PCs level? I mean something along the lines '5 PCs of X lvl can normally handle this monster'. Like Challenge Ratings. I haven't run a game in several years so sometimes if find a little hard to gauge exactly what a party can or can't handle.

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Re: HARP Bestiary uncertainty countdown
« Reply #46 on: May 17, 2017, 10:41:00 AM »
The monsters are developed using Development Points at the same flat 50  per level available to characters. All skills and all talents paid for using DPs. No freebies for monsters (ok, unless there's been a mistake in our sums). Some monsters are constructed using standard professions; some use the monster " profession". So we don't have Challenge Ratings in the d20 sense, but you have level that is directly comparable to your characters.

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Re: HARP Bestiary uncertainty countdown
« Reply #47 on: May 18, 2017, 01:56:52 PM »
Oh, that's a common sense approach, great. Can't wait! I *need* this book, I don't think I can start my HARP campaign without it.

Thanks for the quick answer.

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Re: HARP Bestiary uncertainty countdown
« Reply #48 on: June 14, 2017, 10:30:19 AM »
Glad to see we are getting closer to getting our hands on this!   :)
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Re: HARP Bestiary uncertainty countdown
« Reply #49 on: July 06, 2017, 03:08:41 PM »
I hope and strongly suggest that every special ability / talent would have a DP cost so it's easy to compare monster power with characters one.
I'd like to have monster stats and description in the same page, so to speak. I find boring to skip manuals not once but a lot of times to find all the stas I need.

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Re: HARP Bestiary uncertainty countdown
« Reply #50 on: July 19, 2017, 09:33:01 AM »
I hope and strongly suggest that every special ability / talent would have a DP cost so it's easy to compare monster power with characters one.
I'd like to have monster stats and description in the same page, so to speak. I find boring to skip manuals not once but a lot of times to find all the stas I need.

I will second adad's suggestion.
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