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Important Note... These pages are intended to help players get started in new games. If you are an existing Legends player who wishes to start in a new module, simply email us to let us know, and either download the module, map and start-up sheets from the download pages, or ask us to send you hard copies. Though of course, if you require hard copies, please make sure you have enough credit in your account.

In order to begin playing a game, you need need to...
  • Obtain copies of the game materials, usually a rulebook, start-up sheets, module, and the Harlequin House rules.
  • Send in your completed start-up sheet to Harlequin Games.
  • Pay for your start-up.
After which, you will receive confirmation from us that we have received your start-up and payment, then, after that, your first turn. Please note, however, that confirmation will not be instantaneous, as we deal with all start-ups by hand.

The following pages (found by clicking on the menu options at the top of this page) will show you exactly how to get started in each of our games. And, if at any time you have any questions, please do not hesitate to Get In Touch.

Click Here to start playing Legends

How to Start Legends

At any time, there are up to a dozen or more games of Legends running. And, if you wish to get a feel for the game, it is often possible to start playing in any of them. However, we generally recommend that you either start in the most recent game, or, if a new game is about to begin, then start in that.

A list of current games, and whether or not they are accepting start-ups, can be found by Clicking Here. Alternatively, if you would like advice about which game would be best suited for you, please do not hesitate to get in touch: pbm@harlequingames.com.

So, to start, you need to do the following:

Obtain Materials:
If you do wish to start playing Legends, you will need to obtain a copy of the following:
  • rulebook
  • module
  • map
  • set-up sheets
  • Harlequin house rules
  • Legends house rules (including banned tactics list)
  • New Player Guides
  • and, perhaps most importantly, the Legends Position Editor (LPE).
To download these free online, Click Here. To receive hard copies of the module and map in the post, click here, and remember to include both your address and the game whose rulebook you wish to receive in the email. Bear in mind, however, that we will not be able to send out these until we have received payment. We can also send a hard copy of the rules, but these have to be printed on an individual basis and are expensive to post, so please email us for a costing. Generally this is fairly expensive though, so we advise players where possible to print out their own .

Pay for your start-up. If you have downloaded the materials online, this costs 5. If you wish to be sent a hard copy of the module and map, this costs 10. You can find out how to pay by Clicking Here.

Send us your Start-up Form:
You then need to fill in the start-up form and return it to us, either by post or by email.

Join the Mailing Lists:
We advise you to join the two Legends email mailing lists, so that you can keep up to date with the latest news, and get in contact with other Legends players. You can join both lists from our community page, found by Clicking Here.

Because Legends is a complicated game, some of the more experienced players agree to act as mentors. They are there to provide help and advice regarding all aspects of playing Legends, including how to create your starting position. Details of how to contact them can be found by Clicking Here, and they are always happy to help, so please do not hesitate to make use of them!

And finally, as ever, if at any time you have any questions, please do not hesitate to Get In Touch.

How to Start Exile

Exile is an on-going game, which means you do not have to wait for a new game to begin in order to start. However, it is no longer run by Harlequin and due to its popularity, there is often a waiting list, so before going any further, you may wish to contact the Exile referee to find out how long a wait you are likely to have before you can start. To do so, check out the Exile page.

How to Start Middle Earth PBM

Middle Earth is run by by ME Games Limited. To start playing, please Click Here to visit their website.

Pay for a Start-up

The Harlequin Promise
Not only do we offer a full, no quibble, money-back guarantee on any start-up purchased, but if at any time you decide to stop playing, we will refund the balance of any credit remaining in your account.

We can accept payment by the following means:

Secure Online Credit Card Payment

Worldpay - Secure credit card facility

Many players have worries about the safety of credit card transactions that are made online. We use a system developed by Worldpay, the second largest internet payment-system provider, in conjunction with Natwest bank. Here are two excerpts from the Worldpay questions and answers page of their website www.worldpay.com.

"How secure is WorldPay?

"WorldPay uses state of the art security tools and techniques, both proprietary and unique, to ensure that you and your shopper are protected against what is nowadays a virtually non-existent risk. Our systems also have inbuilt system redundancy and fault tolerance, to provide you with a virtually uninterrupted service 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our systems have evolved over many years and throughout our history we have continuously sought and gained bank approval for our systems.

"If the shopper keys in their card details at home or in the office, surely they are not encrypted until after they arrive at the WorldPay system?

"Using industry standard SSL, Thawte and WorldPay unique encryption systems, this is not actually the case. When the shopper fills in the payment form and clicks the submit button, their details are not sent straight away. What actually happens is that a secure link is set up between the shopper's browser and WorldPay and an encryption code is requested and received, which then wraps the order and transaction details before leaving the shoppers premises."







American Express

Start-up Type
Legends Start-up 5.
Legends Start-up with hard copy of module and map 10.

Direct Payment

In order to pay money directly into our account, you will need to make arrangements with your own bank. These arrangements differ between banks, so please contact your bank to find out how to do this.

You will also need our bank information. Please contact us for this.

In addition, when you make a direct payment you also need to email us with the following information:
  • your bank sort code
  • the name and number of your bank account
  • your name
  • the amount you have paid
  • what the payment is for!

Cheque Payment

Cheques should be made payable to Harlequin Games, and can be sent to either of the following addresses:

Halequin Games
Office B
340 North Road
CF14 3BP
United Kingdom
(cheques to be made out in GBP)

Cash, Postal and Money Order Payments

These are all sent at your own risk, and, if you are able, we advise you to pay by a more secure method. However, cash, postal and money orders can be sent to either of the following addresses:

Halequin Games
Office B
340 North Road
CF14 3BP
United Kingdom
(GBP only)

Paypal Payments

In order to pay us by this method, you will need an account with Paypal, which can be set up free at www.paypal.com. When you have set up a Paypal account, you can then pay into our Paypal account by following the instructions on their website.

To do this, you will need to enter our email address, which is pbm@harlequingames.com.

You will be given the option of sending a message with the payment - please remember to mention what you are sending the payment for!

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