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- the new road to High Adventure

Heroes Wanted, No Previous Experience Required. On the Job Training Provided. Flexible Hours. Travel Opportunities. Profit Sharing. Health Plan. You Kill it, you Loot it.

Are you ready for action, excitement and adventure? Then you're ready for High Adventure Role Playing: Fantasy.

HARP Fantasy brings you all the flexibility, simplicity, and drama you crave. HARP Fantasy has everything you love about fantasy role-playing: flexible character creation, exciting combat, critical hits, potent magic and challenging foes.

Drawing upon years of actual play from the fan base, HARP Fantasy is an enhanced version of the original HARP game published in 2003 and 2004, with many improvements to the rules without compromising fast and fun gameplay.


  • Fast, Exciting Character Creation – choose from nine professions, six races, and seven cultures, and dozens of skills and talents
  • Combat that leaves you breathless with one roll combat resolution
  • Truly flexible and dynamic scalable spell system
  • A bestiary of diverse monsters to challenge any adventurer
  • A veritable treasure hoard of magic items, mystical herbs and deadly poisons
  • Rules for fantasy adventuring and guidance on customising the rules to suit your needs
  • Compatible with HARP SF
  • Everything you need to play in one book


  • A selection of HARP character creation software: Create, update, and print your characters without fuss!
  • Visit our HARP Vault, a treasure trove of free HARP downloads written by the fans for the fans: new professions, spells, monsters, adventures and more.
  • Visit the HARP forum. Find other HARP players, get answers to rules questions, or just share your HARP thoughts.
  • You can find these and much more, at the ICE website

Your journey into high adventure begins now as HARP is reborn with new sourcebooks, fantastic settings, thrilling adventures and great computer software support. Take your first step into a new world of gaming with HARP Fantasy!

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Chad K May 19, 2019 2:51 am UTC
Any examples of combat? Does it have a monster book?
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Olaf B March 29, 2019 9:54 am UTC
Since I find no other suitable place to ask this, I will put it here. What became of the "Monsters: A Field Guide" for HARP? Has it been incorporated into the core rules?
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Matthew M April 10, 2019 5:27 pm UTC
There's a revised Bestiary in development purgatory. The design team says you can use the old one in the interim if you don't care about how they got the numbers.
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Olaf B April 29, 2019 8:45 am UTC
Thanks for the heads-up, Matthew. Will use it if I can find it. ;)
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Chad K May 22, 2019 12:56 am UTC
The problem is that you cant find "Monster: Field Guide", in print, not even a pdf.
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Olaf B March 06, 2019 3:21 pm UTC
I'd like to know about how easy or difficult it is to use Shadow World products with the HARP game. I like the setting of Shadow World very much but would prefer HARP over Rolemaster. Am I in for a rough conversion time or does it go smoothly? Thanks.
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Princess S April 04, 2017 7:32 am UTC
I find it odd that supplements for HARP are available to purchase as POD, but not these Core Rules...or is it available in print elsewhere?
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Nicholas C April 04, 2017 11:10 am UTC
We are making some minor corrections to the pdf and then to the print masters. So softcover and hardcover versions will be available again in a couple of weeks.

Best wishes,

Director, Iron Crown Enterprises Ltd
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Princess S April 05, 2017 6:45 am UTC
Thanks for the 411!
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Ian M March 15, 2017 3:04 pm UTC
I have owned the PDF for this book for a while now, and decided to treat myself to the softcover B&W book. It looks great, but it appears to have been printed from an old version of the PDF. The latest PDF with errata looks quite different from the print version I was sent. If the printer files are not updated then I would suggest printing out the PDF at home. There should also be a warning added to alert potential buyers. To be honest I am surprised that DriveThru do not automatically send the latest PDF files to the printer when the customer orders a title. The PDF for this product was updated in 2013, which is presumably plenty of time to sort the files out.
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Ian M March 16, 2017 12:36 pm UTC
DriveThru and the Publisher have been very helpful. I made a mistake with my comparison by using an earlier version of the PDF. The updated PDF is consistent with the printed book I received, however it still contains a few errors that I believed had been addressed. DriveThru and the Publisher are investigating and trying to sort this out.
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Steven M March 14, 2017 2:15 pm UTC
I really like the HARP Series do far, I've got both the Fantasy and Si-Fi. However, one thing remains elusive. A setting guide your main website talks about the setting of Cyradon for the fantasy one. Yet I haven't seen anything about that supplement yet, I'm not giving up hope a I just saw and previewed the HARP Folkways that was just released on It has a tantalizing promise of some info on the setting. Any possibility of when an Atlas detailing the setting might be available for purchase and perhaps one for the Si-Fi one as well?
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Christopher S November 14, 2014 5:00 pm UTC
First off I am a fan of the whole ICE line. Have used and collected the entire line of games, at one time or other.

This is a comment on RPGNow.

This book is the first one I have gotten from RPGNow in printed form and I have to say I am impressed by the quality of the book. At first I was skeptical of the printed product. But I now know it is good. Price seems to be on par with other POD books. Kudos to RPGNow.

Since this purchase I have ordered the other two books in the HARP 'core'.
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Michael G October 13, 2014 7:12 pm UTC
I have the original, and from what I've seen I much prefer the original art. But, the update sounds great! I've seen some feedback that the PoD art is dark (to dark to be seen), anyone know if that got fixed?
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