Bear with me here.
I've been pouring over Mongoose's RuneQuest 2 for the last 6 weeks, absorbing the rules and converting the magic system over to Harn's. As a group, with MRQ2 we're having some difficulty with the combat system and movement. So much so that it dawned on me that Harn combat was a lot easier.
However, I ditched Harn. The reason, was because I found out there were discrepencies between HM3 and HM 'Religion', 'Magic', and 'Barbarians' which I believe weren't updated from 2ed. I may be wrong, but there are definite issues.
Not being that well versed with Harnmaster (but loving the whole system/setting), I put Harnmaster away until some sort of resolution came along. But it hasn't. We have an errata file which mentions nothing at all about these discrepencies. I did post a topic months ago, and it addressed the topic, but nothing concrete came from it.
Fast forward to today, and I was hoping that someone here knows what I'm talking about, and has addressed the issues.
So does anyone know what I'm talking about? Any fixes out there? I cannot believe Columbia Games haven't addressed the problem, but then, I don't know how extensive the problems are.
EDIT: I found this on my hard drive:
The problem with HM Magic, HM Religion, HM Barbarian is that certain skills had in HM2 lower OMLs, so some Occupation and optional skills listed in those modules can look strange.
The pages in the HM3 rulebook about clerics and mages are taken from those modules and contain the same bugs. The most obvious bugs regarding skills here are Foraging, Survival, Fishing, Folklore, and Weatherlore.
The OML for those skills were increased from SB2 to SB3 in HM3. That’s the reason why some occupations in the "older" modules are listed for example as Foraging OML2.
Even the latest Hunting module contains this bug. It had some Occupation OMLs listed that were under the OMLs in the skill list.
This might not be the biggest issue in the world, but it’s still annoying and should be fixed.
The solution to all these problems (at least problems regarding OMLs) is to go back to HM2s OMLs for skills.
So the solution seems to be a 'half' fix because the sentence goes 'at least problems regarding OMLs'. It also feels awkward having to read the HM3 rule book and substituting all the OMLs in it for an older rule set.