Entries by Richard Luschek


Harnic Shield Painters Unite!

By Richard Luschek II Just a quick peak into a day in my life. Here’s a photo of a typical day writing my blog, shown in a cafe just pouring my heart out to all my readers. My squire is getting pretty good at taking photos don’t you think? After having to catch up a […]


The Deadly, Cute and Fuzzy- Harnic Weasel

By Richard Luschek I primarily illustrate for the “Fantasy” RPG published by Columbia Games called Harn. It is a realistic fantasy world roughly modelled off medieval 12th century England. There are some Viking like elements, Kingdoms with Roman like political areas, and add a bit of fantasy creatures and monster reminiscent of Tolkien. While most […]


View from the Docks

By Richard Luschek The recent Cherafir publication by Columbia Games offered me the opportunity to draw a misty afternoon scene. As has been my recent way of working, I take the maps into Google Sketchup and do a quick model (not really, but lets pretend I do this fast)- especially with some of these complicated […]


Building a Better Mouse Trap

By Richard Luschek A while ago, about 3 years in fact, an article was written on the Small Mammals of Harn. It was to be released with the Hunting and Trapping article rules. Well, CGI decided it wanted the article expanded, and the groups of animals to be fleshed out a bit more. I like […]


Moving Brick and Mortar

by Richard Luschek For the recent HarnQuest release for Columbia Games, I had to color a very old illustration of Kiban. I believe this was first published in the original HarnView in 1983. Wow, 30 years ago! Here is the original image as it appeared then. Kiban  Copyright © 2013, Columbia Games, Inc. I had […]

HarnQuest in your Easter Basket

DICEY BUSINESS Columbia Games News HarnWorld edition March 27, 2013 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ HAPPY EASTER BONUS – FREE RABBITS PDF ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Rabbits originate around the Venarian Sea. The Jarin and later Lythian settlers brought rabbits with them to Hârn as food animals; over time, they escaped into the wild and have spread throughout the island, although predators […]

Thay- Illustration process

Thay, view from Poleryn Square,  by Richard Luschek Copyright © 2012, Columbia Games, Inc. and Richard Luschek I just finished the illustration for the upcoming Columbia Games article on Thay. Should ship in a few weeks. “Thay is a seaport at the mouth of the Horka River in the mainland part of the Kingdom of […]

Gen Con Indy 2013

Columbia Games will once again have a booth at Gen Con this year. We have a lot of exciting new products and a growing list of old product being republished in our new colorful layout. It would be great if we could get a large group of Hârniacs to run events to spread the word […]

New Classic Harn- More Calories- Same Great Taste

The December Hârn Classics will be shipping soon. Subscribers will automatically be mailed their copies. Nonsubscribers can order their copies individually now at these pages: Nurisel Castle Gelimo Chantry Qualdris Castle All Hârn Classics contain the text from out-of-print Columbia Games articles. Local maps and floor plans have been redrawn and the articles have some […]