Maps of Hârn – Mappa Harnica and a Kickstarter

Mappa Harnica“Mappa Hârnica” probably sounds familiar to many of our old-time users and brings up fond memories. It was (or is) an awesome fan-crated add-on for Campaign Cartographer 2 Pro, which allowed the creation of overland maps, cities and floorplans in the style of Columbia Games’ Hârn RPG. Unfortunately it was never updated for CC3, mostly because it included such a wealth of content which was not very easily transferable into CC3’s new setup of sheets and drawing tools.

Shiran CityBut we’ve never forgotten about it, and we would really like to see a new edition of this tool set for CC3+. Currently we are looking at the possibility of re-developing the Mappa Hârnica styles, either as a stand-alone mini add-on or as Cartographer’s Annual issues. If you are interested in helping with this project and perhaps know a thing or two about the maps of Hârn, let us know, and we’ll make sure to keep you in the loop. Especially if you’re one of the original authors, get in touch with us!

If you are interested in the wonderful cartography of Columbia Games and Hârn, check out their current Cities of Hârn Kickstarter:

Cities of Hârn is a collection of 7 different urban environments.

Each city has information about its history, economics, government, religion, military forces, residents, culture, and more. The consistency and comprehensive details about urban life is unmatched. A framework for compelling adventure and immersive storytelling is provided while leaving GMs infinite room for their own creativity.

You can start using Shiran right away, for one dollar, which you will receive shortly after pledging!

5 Responses to “Maps of Hârn – Mappa Harnica and a Kickstarter”

  1. Yes, Very Interested! If there is a Kickstarter I am in. A recommendation would be to increase the number and variety of buildings and furniture. The current toolkit is sparse. Also, I would love to see ships, wagons and other outdoor things. Lastly, can you have by next month? My party is moving towards a town I have not mapped and would love to do the map with the toolkit. Thank you.

  2. That’s the best idea of all time!
    The original kit is very good, the Hârn style maps look amazing. Unfortunately the original doesn’t work anymore, because it needs a old version of windows.

    You have to release this anual as fast as possible. Cheers!

    We are going back to Hârn!

  3. Definitely interested in a CC3+ version of the toolkit. I can’t help with it, but you can count me as a buyer 🙂

  4. As one of the original CHMP team, I’d love to see this updated for CC3+.

    I can’t provide much in the way of technical support – Chris Golden was our tech genius, and he won a Master Mapper award for the project.

    And much of the new ease-of-use tools we developed for the project have been superceded by the tools in CC3+.

    In fact I’d suggets that the project might be better built up from scratch in CC3+ – bitmap fills and blends mean the new generation of software can get much closer to the style of classic Hârn maps of the 80s and 90s then we ever could manage in CC2.

  5. Mappa Harnica was truly one of the most useful add-on tools for CC. I’d love to see CHMP updated for CC3+. While I cannot provide technical development, I’d be happy to beta test and will certainly support the project financially.