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Orbaal, a fractious kingdom in Hârn's wild north, is a land of mountains and fjords. A land where the rebellious Jarin, beaten but not broken, chafe under the rule of Ivinian viking conquerors. Around 8,000 Ivinian conquerors hold almost all of the kingdom’s fortresses and rule over 65,000 Jarin. A major rebellion erupted less than 20 years ago and considerable tension still smolders between the two cultures, encouraged by an active but disorganized Jarin resistance.

Orbaal is an exciting kingdom for your Hârn campaign. The unstable political and cultural environment provides a variety of adventure opportunities for your PCs.

The Kingdom of Orbaal module is the perfect companion to other Columbia Games publications, including keeps, castles, and adventure sites.

This product includes two PDFs: the 62-page kingdom module and a 17×22 full-color map of the kingdom.

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Lisa L January 04, 2020 1:24 am UTC
Great product, and I LOVE the fact that the cover downloaded along with the rest of the document. Looks so good in my book listing!
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Andrew M June 12, 2017 10:17 pm UTC
The most ridiculous prices in game publishing.
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Alex G May 05, 2018 11:59 pm UTC
The beauty of these products is that they can never be exhausted. They are designed for sandbox play, and can be used over and over again. The price is a long term investment in something that can never be obsolete. You can play in the same Orbaal setting ten years down the line, and it'll always be the same setting. No metaplot to follow.
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Andrew M May 17, 2018 5:52 pm UTC
Sure, I get it. I purchased virtually every Harn product published between 1982 and 1992. I also know that these newer editions are a step up in quality. However, $0.80 USD per page for an ELECTRONIC product is beyond stupid pricing.

Hey, it's their company, not mine. But I wouldn't buy a new edition of something I already own at half this price.
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joshua E April 19, 2019 4:17 am UTC
The pricing does strike most people as ludicrous but I promise you the level of detail and attention to the same more than make up for the high price. If you're looking for an incredibly detailed and realistic world you won't find a better deal.
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Andrew M April 20, 2019 6:35 pm UTC
Again, I'm very well acquainted with Harn. I own almost everything published in Columbia's first twelve years, and I ran games in it for almost all of that time. I know the quality of the originals, and of the new work. It's very high.

However -- FIFTY DOLLARS FOR A SIXTY EIGHT PAGE ELECTRONIC DOCUMENT. That price wouldn't be worth it if the book was made of solid gold cocaine.
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JD S May 23, 2022 6:46 am UTC
Its insane. The level of detail is good, but not sufficient to justify the price.
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Shane W September 07, 2014 12:30 am UTC
For just 62 pages it's just too expensive.
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Alex G May 06, 2018 12:04 am UTC
Some aficionados of Harn would consider it an investment, more or less like an investment in a bunch of minis and all the paints and kit. Ten years from now, the Orbaal setting will be the same if you picked up the module configured for the ebook readers of 2028. The modules are designed to be enduring and a source of inexhaustible adventures and story hooks. You can never run out of stories set in the various Kingdoms and Republics of Harn, which is why it is considered to be a long term investment.
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Alan O September 19, 2019 8:12 pm UTC
All PDFs will be the same in ten years time. It doesn't make them good value. For this money I could buy a hardback book with 4 times the page count and still have enough left for a couple of beers.

The setting is detailed but it's kind of dry and a bit stale for my liking.

It's a serviceable book for some background but I'm afraid the pricing would make Dick Turpin blush!
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