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High Adventure Role Playing Fantasy $20.00
Publisher: Iron Crown Enterprises
by Ward M. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 08/23/2012 17:16:28

Disclosure: As a frequent ICE/GCP customer, I received this product at a reduced price. This has no bearing on my review, but it is worth noting.

This is the second edition (or third, depending on who you ask) of HARP, re-written to be compatible with HARP Sci-Fi. The changes are minor, but pervasive. Changes from the previous version include re-balancing of the races and professions, due to feedback from 8 years of playtesting.

-The new typefaces are easy to read and there is new interior artwork. -Will feel familiar to Rolemaster players, but plays fast enough to hold the interest of other gamers. (This is a big plus in mixed groups) -A POD version is in the works. This might actually be the book that gets me to try print-on-demand. -Single roll combat resolution! (A big plus for people who are not fans of Rolemaster). -Very few typos or grammatical errors. (Because, as a matter of fact, I AM the grammar police. )

Dislikes: -No Hyperlinks or bookmarks in the PDF. -Because of balance changes, the new rules are not backwards-compatible with previously released products in this line. (Such as "College of Magics").

Overview: No system is perfect, but this one comes close. I can't wait for more monsters, spells, and professions in future releases. Generally speaking, any book that leaves me wanting more gets high marks.

[4 of 5 Stars!]