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  • Having trouble purchasing products   1 week 1 day ago

    Glad to see you're back online!

    Cheers,
    Brian

  • Having trouble purchasing products   1 week 1 day ago

    Glad to see you're back online!

    Cheers,
    Brian

  • Having trouble purchasing products   1 week 1 day ago

    Good to see you back!!!

  • Having trouble purchasing products   1 week 1 day ago

    Good to see you back!!!

  • Having trouble purchasing products   1 week 2 days ago

    And we're back...

    Our webhoster was having some server issues and, unfortunately, those also affected Kelestia.com.

    Thanks again for letting us know, Brian, and sorry for the inconvenience. Everything should be okay now and back to normal.

  • Having trouble purchasing products   1 week 2 days ago

    And we're back...

    Our webhoster was having some server issues and, unfortunately, those also affected Kelestia.com.

    Thanks again for letting us know, Brian, and sorry for the inconvenience. Everything should be okay now and back to normal.

  • News on new content?   4 weeks 48 min ago

    Yep - when I first read these in a second hand EH that I bought in 88 I was pretty glad that Trierzon and Azeryan already existed!
    If I had only known which century they meant...

    Actually we are currently in the golden age of Harnworld- with highest quality publications coming in from three sources (even when Kelestia comp is quite lately). I assume that with the digitalization and the inner cohesion of Harnworld this environment will continue to grow and prosper.

    And while I DO wait for the kingdom and empire modules of Trierzon and Azeryan we did get Shorkyne, Emelrene, Chelemby, Berema and a cornocupia of other inspiring stuff.

  • News on new content?   4 weeks 48 min ago

    Yep - when I first read these in a second hand EH that I bought in 88 I was pretty glad that Trierzon and Azeryan already existed!
    If I had only known which century they meant...

    Actually we are currently in the golden age of Harnworld- with highest quality publications coming in from three sources (even when Kelestia comp is quite lately). I assume that with the digitalization and the inner cohesion of Harnworld this environment will continue to grow and prosper.

    And while I DO wait for the kingdom and empire modules of Trierzon and Azeryan we did get Shorkyne, Emelrene, Chelemby, Berema and a cornocupia of other inspiring stuff.

  • News on new content?   4 weeks 1 day ago

    Harn publishers are LEGENDARY for 'delayed' material.

    I think I still have a Kingdom of Trierzon announcement that suggested we'd see it in 1985, and I don't think that was the first estimated date....

    This last decade they've been churning out material at light speed by comparison. At least that's how I like to look at it:)

  • News on new content?   4 weeks 1 day ago

    Harn publishers are LEGENDARY for 'delayed' material.

    I think I still have a Kingdom of Trierzon announcement that suggested we'd see it in 1985, and I don't think that was the first estimated date....

    This last decade they've been churning out material at light speed by comparison. At least that's how I like to look at it:)

  • Mankar typo?   9 weeks 2 days ago

    I think they are typos - they should read as follows, to be in line with the other weapon entries:

    Mankar II (r)
    Mankar III (r)

    The roman numeral designations correspond to the weight (in pounds) of the weapon.

  • Mankar typo?   9 weeks 2 days ago

    I think they are typos - they should read as follows, to be in line with the other weapon entries:

    Mankar II (r)
    Mankar III (r)

    The roman numeral designations correspond to the weight (in pounds) of the weapon.

  • News on new content?   10 weeks 2 days ago

    The day these come out I will not only buy, print and read them, but also have a small celebration upon the comeback of Kelesta :-)

    Still... Thonia was announced "waiting for art" roughly a year ago, so I will cultivate the patience that all old Harniacs must have. Seeing any of the three would make my day. Any way to help fasten the process?

  • News on new content?   10 weeks 2 days ago

    The day these come out I will not only buy, print and read them, but also have a small celebration upon the comeback of Kelesta :-)

    Still... Thonia was announced "waiting for art" roughly a year ago, so I will cultivate the patience that all old Harniacs must have. Seeing any of the three would make my day. Any way to help fasten the process?

  • News on new content?   10 weeks 3 days ago

    Hello Ken,

    this is fantastic news! Great to hear that. Keep up the excellent work.

    Cheers,
    Max

  • News on new content?   10 weeks 3 days ago

    Hello Ken,

    this is fantastic news! Great to hear that. Keep up the excellent work.

    Cheers,
    Max

  • News on new content?   10 weeks 4 days ago

    Hi all, there are indeed more product coming down the pike. Karejia, Thonia and Clans and Folk of Chelemby are all waiting on artwork and will hopefully be out soon.

    Looking forward to what people think of them. :)

    Cheers,

    Ken

  • News on new content?   10 weeks 4 days ago

    Hi all, there are indeed more product coming down the pike. Karejia, Thonia and Clans and Folk of Chelemby are all waiting on artwork and will hopefully be out soon.

    Looking forward to what people think of them. :)

    Cheers,

    Ken

  • News on new content?   11 weeks 1 day ago

    I know its just a hobby project with limited time that creates professional output and yields no money. So I am biding my time and really hope that there will be new snippets, modules or maps :-)

  • News on new content?   11 weeks 1 day ago

    I know its just a hobby project with limited time that creates professional output and yields no money. So I am biding my time and really hope that there will be new snippets, modules or maps :-)

  • News on new content?   11 weeks 4 days ago

    Same question here: Is KP still working on something?

  • News on new content?   11 weeks 4 days ago

    Same question here: Is KP still working on something?

  • Spell Duration   24 weeks 1 day ago

    OK, let's walk through the Footfall of Dhivu as an example.

    The spell has two modes, first of all. Mode 1 is that it cools water that the caster touches. You could, for example, touch a basin of hot water and make it cool instead. This is 'mode 1'.

    The second mode allows you to walk on top of a body of water by turning the water immediately under your feet to ice. This is 'mode 2'.

    To use this spell, you have first to cast it using the usual rules (roll against EML for CS/MS/MF/CF). If you succeed (MS or CS) you get an 'enchantment' that is on you alone that lasts MLx10 seconds if you rolled a MS, or MLx30 seconds if you got a CS. While the spell is active, you can use it in either 'mode 1' or 'mode 2'. The time the enchantment lasts on you is the "basic duration" (for both MS and CS), but note that there are other considerations, here:

    1) Once you have cooled the water in 'mode 1', the water stays cool or heats up again naturally, regardless of the duration of the enchantment.

    2) The ice you generate under your feet in 'mode 2' starts melting as soon as you are no longer stepping on it if your ML is less than 41; you don't leave a "frozen path" behind you. If you have ML41+, on the other hand, the hexes you leave **may** (your choice) remain frozen for SIx10 seconds. This is not the "basic duration", but it is a special duration that you can get from certain specified circumstances, and it might allow others to follow you across the ice (as long as they do it within SIx10 seconds).

    3) Range: you can normally only cast the enchantment on yourself, regardless of whether you get MS or CS. If you have ML 96+, however, you can cast it on someone else who you touch while casting the spell. Hence, range changes based not only on your degree of success, but also on your expertise with the spell. Note, also, that there are other aspects of "range" here, too. The main one is "how much water can I affect with the spell?" To be honest, the spell description does not define this at all well, but we can infer that it is less than 20 square feet by "a few inches", as this is what can be affected by a caster with ML 41+. I would suggest an area around 2 feet by 2 feet and a few inches deep as a reasonable arbitrary amount. This bit of the spell seems ripe for discussion and development within each gaming group; not a technique I really like, these days, but a viable and potentially interesting one.

    In short, the "basic" in the statbox refers to "the basic version and action of the spell" and is applicable to a basic success with the basic spell. As a complex enchantment, there are a number of other "ranges" and "durations" that need to be considered, though, and these are covered in the spell description detail.

    Is that any clearer?

  • Spell Duration   24 weeks 1 day ago

    OK, let's walk through the Footfall of Dhivu as an example.

    The spell has two modes, first of all. Mode 1 is that it cools water that the caster touches. You could, for example, touch a basin of hot water and make it cool instead. This is 'mode 1'.

    The second mode allows you to walk on top of a body of water by turning the water immediately under your feet to ice. This is 'mode 2'.

    To use this spell, you have first to cast it using the usual rules (roll against EML for CS/MS/MF/CF). If you succeed (MS or CS) you get an 'enchantment' that is on you alone that lasts MLx10 seconds if you rolled a MS, or MLx30 seconds if you got a CS. While the spell is active, you can use it in either 'mode 1' or 'mode 2'. The time the enchantment lasts on you is the "basic duration" (for both MS and CS), but note that there are other considerations, here:

    1) Once you have cooled the water in 'mode 1', the water stays cool or heats up again naturally, regardless of the duration of the enchantment.

    2) The ice you generate under your feet in 'mode 2' starts melting as soon as you are no longer stepping on it if your ML is less than 41; you don't leave a "frozen path" behind you. If you have ML41+, on the other hand, the hexes you leave **may** (your choice) remain frozen for SIx10 seconds. This is not the "basic duration", but it is a special duration that you can get from certain specified circumstances, and it might allow others to follow you across the ice (as long as they do it within SIx10 seconds).

    3) Range: you can normally only cast the enchantment on yourself, regardless of whether you get MS or CS. If you have ML 96+, however, you can cast it on someone else who you touch while casting the spell. Hence, range changes based not only on your degree of success, but also on your expertise with the spell. Note, also, that there are other aspects of "range" here, too. The main one is "how much water can I affect with the spell?" To be honest, the spell description does not define this at all well, but we can infer that it is less than 20 square feet by "a few inches", as this is what can be affected by a caster with ML 41+. I would suggest an area around 2 feet by 2 feet and a few inches deep as a reasonable arbitrary amount. This bit of the spell seems ripe for discussion and development within each gaming group; not a technique I really like, these days, but a viable and potentially interesting one.

    In short, the "basic" in the statbox refers to "the basic version and action of the spell" and is applicable to a basic success with the basic spell. As a complex enchantment, there are a number of other "ranges" and "durations" that need to be considered, though, and these are covered in the spell description detail.

    Is that any clearer?

  • Spell Duration   25 weeks 5 days ago

    It's the description which throws me - I'm not comprehending these cases. A caster still needs to roll to cast Footfall, correct? I would think there'd be no need to distinguish "basic" from a critical success, unless the critical success doesn't not apply to the basic spell. But the description doesn't seem to support that.


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