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Free Adventures

  • White Palette, Ivory Horns

    White Palette, Ivory Horns is a free PDF adventure for the HackMaster Basic RPG! A classic adventure in the old-school tradition, White Palette, Ivory Horns takes place in and around the village of Vew (near Frandor's Keep), on the edge of the untamed Legasa Peaks, and features a variety of challenges designed for three to five 1st level characters. It's an excellent first adventure for novice HackMaster players.

  • The Mysterious Shrine

    This scenario is a plug-in for Frandor's Keep and provides an additional adventure opportunity for players to uncover the secret behind a mysterious shrine.

  • The Training Dungeon

    This is a tiny dungeon designed to teach the basics of dungeon crawling to newbie players. Produced by Firby

  • The Hunt for the Red Wolf

    This dungeon crawl is intended as a stepping stone between “White Palette, Ivory Horns” and the Frandor’s Keep campaign It is designed for a group of 4 1st level characters. Produced by Firby

  • Danger at Drakesville is another compatible adventure. We have removed direct download links at the author's request and apologize for mistakenly hosting the file contrary to his wishes.

 

Record Sheets for your new PC

  • Standard HackMaster record Sheet

    This simple 2 page sheet is an excellent general purpose tool to keep track of your character

  • Alternative HackMaster record Sheet

    This alternate character sheet employs the 'combat rose' data blocks that appear in the Hacklopedia of Beasts.

  • Alternative record sheet with no spells

    This alternate character sheet uses the 'combat roses' but also has extra space for more weapons. It's useful if you're not a spellcaster.

  • HM character sheet for computer/tablet

    If you prefer to manage your PC on a laptop or tablet, this is the sheet for you. It's meant to be used like an app with navigation buttons, etc and not simply paged through like a paper document. Thanks Steve Lawrence! See this thread if you have any difficulties.

  • Pregen Character Sheet Template

    This is a form-fillable pdf template character sheet. It's an ink hog but it is mainly meant to look nice and be simple and clear for newer players.

Gameplay

  • Combat Example

    This 9 page Knights of the Dinner Table comic has an ancillary purpose in providing a visual example on running combat in HackMaster.

  • Combat Example #2

    This 12 page full-color Knights of the Dinner Table comic provides an advanced example on running combat in HackMaster.

  • Special Combat Moves flowcharts

    Evan Dewey created a series of flowcharts to illustrate the "Special Combat Moves" found in HackMaster Basic Plus and the Player's Handbook. You mayfind these beneficial if you're more visually oriented.

  • Android Count Tracker App

    This kewl app by koolkat keeps track of combat for you. Read this thread for more information.

  • Interactive HM Combat Cheat Sheet

    This interactive, touch/click enabled PDF is a handy reference for information about running combat in HackMaster. All at the touch of a finger...

  • Interactive Critical Hit Book

    Steve Lawrence put these together to run on an iPad to resolve Critical Hits and Fumbles. It doesn't do the math for you but speeds up getting to the result pretty well if you have a pdf reader that can use the embedded links.

  • HackTrack System

    The HackTrack system is an absolutely indispensible tool for GMs that facilitates tracking of multiple monsters/opponents during combat. There are several PDFs inside the .zip file including the original instructional article from KoDT #178.

  • Tally Whacker

    This form-fillable PDF tool assists the GM in tracking experience points and honor during gameplay

Miscellaneous

  • Kingdoms of Kalamar pronunciation guide

    HackMaster’s default setting, the Kingdoms of Kalamar, is a fantasy world that presents a range of cultures and languages. As in the real world, the pronunciation of all place names may not be intuitively obvious to English speakers – Americans can look to La Jolla, CA or Sioux Falls, SD for examples in their own backyard of places that break customary phonetics. This guide should help you out if you’re having trouble pronouncing certain words.

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Fan Produced Game Aids

  • Excel Character Sheet v1.0.8

    Ryan Sanborn has updated his Excel character sheet for use with your HackMaster Basic game.

  • Healing Worksheet v2

    Chris Holmes has updated his worksheet for tracking how long your character's wounds take to heal (including all adjustments permitted). Prompted by several 25+ hp wounds he received, it now handles wounds up to 40 hp. That's nearly enough for Jolly Blackburn's dwarf.

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