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Offline Glenn_Gould

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Re: HARP Folkways
« Reply #40 on: April 11, 2017, 05:50:58 AM »
I think a 6 rank skill (singing) slipped through the edition process, in the "Ululateors of Hark" training package. All the other training packages have been edited to match the "max 5 ranks per skill" rule, but here, public speaking got an extra rank which wasn't taken away from singing.

I like the extracted racial talents in the master talent list!

PS: https://www.qtrac.eu/diffpdf.html seems to be a nice way, to get a quick overview of changes between PDFs (showing them side-by-side with differences highlighted)

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Re: HARP Folkways
« Reply #41 on: April 18, 2017, 08:45:58 PM »
Speaking of Training Packages, I'm a little confused by one skill with the "Ways of the Forestals". It gives you ranks in a specific Foraging/Survival subskill.
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Point Values
« Reply #42 on: July 29, 2017, 12:30:35 PM »
Hello, is there a point value for Flight? Also what is the point value (reduction?) for Hollow Bones?

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Re: Point Values
« Reply #43 on: July 29, 2017, 01:08:32 PM »
Hello, is there a point value for Flight? Also what is the point value (reduction?) for Hollow Bones?
I don't believe either of those are selectable as talents. But if they were I would think they would go hand in hand, meaning you can't have Flight without Hollow Bones, though one might have Hollow Bones without Flight. Though I am not sure why someone would want that.

Hollow Bones as a talent by itself sounds more like a flaw and HARP does not currently use flaws.
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Re: HARP Folkways
« Reply #44 on: August 01, 2017, 07:24:29 AM »
Flight does have a value in HARP SF: 20 DP. In the Folkways Blood Talents Flight and Hollow Bones are paired for Faleeka.

As for HARP not using flaws, mostly true. Exceptions: several monster races as PCs, Krakur (SF), Silth (SF), and Faleeka (FW). At least for goblinoid races and Faleeka cross breeds, if you remove the talent the limitation is tied to the limitation is removed as well.
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Re: HARP Folkways
« Reply #45 on: August 01, 2017, 01:24:39 PM »
Speaking of Training Packages, I'm a little confused by one skill with the "Ways of the Forestals". It gives you ranks in a specific Foraging/Survival subskill.

Treat it as Foraging/Survival. It is a holdover.

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Re: HARP Folkways
« Reply #46 on: August 01, 2017, 01:25:19 PM »
I think a 6 rank skill (singing) slipped through the edition process, in the "Ululateors of Hark" training package. All the other training packages have been edited to match the "max 5 ranks per skill" rule, but here, public speaking got an extra rank which wasn't taken away from singing.

I like the extracted racial talents in the master talent list!

PS: https://www.qtrac.eu/diffpdf.html seems to be a nice way, to get a quick overview of changes between PDFs (showing them side-by-side with differences highlighted)

Missed the spare Singing rank. Swap it for something else that works for you.

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Re: HARP Folkways
« Reply #47 on: August 01, 2017, 01:30:39 PM »
Hello, is there a point value for Flight? Also what is the point value (reduction?) for Hollow Bones?

HARP SF has point values for Flight because it is more likely to be acquired by technological means. You can safely use those costs.

For races, we give three special abilities. Additional abilities will be paired with a suitable weakness. In HARP, unlike Rolemaster, I don't require races or professions to be exactly balanced in terms of DPs but they must fall within an acceptable range.

In due course, DP costs for many more talents will appear in HARP Bestiary.

Best wishes,
Nicholas
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Re: HARP Folkways
« Reply #48 on: August 01, 2017, 09:13:26 PM »
Hello, is there a point value for Flight? Also what is the point value (reduction?) for Hollow Bones?

HARP SF has point values for Flight because it is more likely to be acquired by technological means. You can safely use those costs.

For races, we give three special abilities. Additional abilities will be paired with a suitable weakness. In HARP, unlike Rolemaster, I don't require races or professions to be exactly balanced in terms of DPs but they must fall within an acceptable range.

In due course, DP costs for many more talents will appear in HARP Bestiary.

Best wishes,
Nicholas

Thanks for everyone's replies. I'm in the process of building my own races so having the costs separated and known are very helpful for me.

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« Reply #49 on: August 07, 2017, 11:36:46 AM »
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Re: HARP Folkways
« Reply #50 on: September 14, 2017, 08:03:32 AM »
Noticed a few more of the Folkways TPs have the holdover of giving ranks in specific subskills.
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