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Embark upon a journey of adventure and intrigue in a steam-powered world fueled by magic and contested with gunfire and steel. Armed with mechanika and accompanied by mighty steamjacks, explore the soot-covered cities of the Iron Kingdoms and the fell ruins of ancient powers.

This essential full-color guide to the award-winning Iron Kingdoms setting equips you with:

  • A robust, elegant rules system crafted especially for the world of the Iron Kingdoms. This system builds upon the rules foundation of the critically acclaimed WARMACHINE and HORDES miniatures games to meet the complex needs of a roleplaying game.
  • Rules for character creation and advancement that let you take on the role of iconic Iron Kingdoms characters like fell callers, field mechaniks, gun mages, warcasters, and more.
  • Details on diverse playable races: humans, gobbers, Iosans, Nyss, ogrun, Rhulfolk, and trollkin.
  • Crafting systems that enable you to explore the mysteries of mechanika and alchemy.
  • A comprehensive overview of life in the Iron Kingdoms and the history of western Immoren.


2013 ENnies Awards winner in 4 categories

Best Game (Gold)

Best Art, Cover (Gold)

Best Rules (Silver)

Best Production Values (Silver)

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Robert R December 18, 2020 4:25 am UTC
You can buy a good condition used version hardcover on Amazon for less than $26. Less than the price of a PDF here. This game hardcover doesn’t sell for $59 anywhere that I’ve looked $49 on average. It’s too much $29 for the PDF.This is a great game. I’ll wait for a sale. But that $59 comparison amount doesn’t fly. Maybe on their website it does but anywhere else you can get it for at least $10 less for a hard cover. And a used version like I said is significantly less. Great product but the digital price is too high In my opinion.
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Samuel T August 27, 2020 4:58 am UTC
I know there is a new edition coming that is D&D 5e compatible. Will Privateer Press keep this older version around? Don't need to add anything NEW to it, but keep it purchasable. We're just starting our 5th campaign, and some of our books are wearing out!
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Samuel T August 24, 2019 12:30 am UTC
Any chance of this getting a Print On Demand option?
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Alexander A May 25, 2016 9:18 pm UTC
"This sounds like a really exciting game!" I thought to myself and went to buy it, thinking first "Aw, there's only a print version, I wanted the PDF... I guess I have to... Wait a second... That doesn't say print-on-demand...". 30 dollars for a PDF is utterly insane - Especially one several years old. 20, as several others have said, is a reasonable price, but no way am I going to pay for a system I have never tried at this price. No friggin way, man!
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Peter S October 03, 2014 5:01 pm UTC
Would love to buy but price is insane, please drop to like 22$ or something?
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Ryan R August 30, 2014 10:13 pm UTC
Looks good but to expensive. Plenty of other bigger just as beautiful books at a lower cost. Do love the setting. Need to consider you would have sold many many more copies at a reasonable price. The book is available for this price or less with a little looking and luck. Ah well Hopefully there is a sale sometime.
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Levy K August 27, 2014 5:46 pm UTC
Paying for 20 dollars is getting too much, but paying almost 42 dollars for a pdf is madness. Congrats you just made Fantasy Flight look good and those guys charge 20 to 30 dollars for a pdf. It also makes Pazio look really good cause the worst I seen them do for pdfs in terms of price is charging 10 to 15 dollars for their pdfs. All three feature the same quality of hardcover books and pdfs so why would Privateer Press charge so much for pdfs? They are shooting themselves in the foot.
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Levy K September 30, 2014 5:53 pm UTC
Okay finally Privateer Press wised up and reduce the price of those pdfs. Sure it is hefty $29.99, but that is more reasonable than what they were charging.
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Robert R December 18, 2020 4:20 am UTC
You can buy a very good condition used version hardcover on Amazon for less than the price of a PDF. This game doesn’t sell for $59 anywhere that I’ve looked. $29 is too much for a PDF. Sorry
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Levy K December 21, 2020 5:46 pm UTC
Do you look at the dates? This was 6 years ago. At that time the physical book was worth a full sixty dollars if not more.

29.99 isn't a good deal either, but back then there were other core book pdfs that cost as much. Now I agree the price should drop to ten dollars as this is basically a dead rpg.
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Clive G August 23, 2014 6:51 pm UTC
$84 for the first two books in PDF? Really?? I'd prefer to pay $60 for the latest Glorantha offering (928 pages of loveliness) - at least I'd feel like I have a good deal.
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Clive G October 02, 2014 8:12 pm UTC
OK, I bit at $30. Some won't, clearly.
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Marco V May 01, 2014 4:46 pm UTC
Great to see the Core Rules can be had as pdf, but the price is simply insane and I'm not gonna pay it.
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scott E March 12, 2014 6:53 am UTC
I would love to check this out... but that price is not worth it.
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vegar F February 06, 2014 1:00 pm UTC
This is a very good game and would highly recommend it, even with its steep price.
however, if you want a cheaper version, you can check the privateer digital app for android or Iphone. There you can get it a bit cheaper but at the expense that you can only view it on the app as its not a typical PDF.
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Nawaf M February 12, 2014 10:43 pm UTC
No, certainly not.
I love the writing in most places, even with a lot of the retconning going on, but this is not an acceptable price. Not just a bit much. Simply unacceptable. You can't honestly pretend that digital media is worth this amount of money unless you present a very convincing reason for it. Good writing, acceptable if somewhat limiting rules (and kinda-sorta compatible with Warmachines) and a bunch of new artwork (not that much though) is far from being a convincing reason to subtract about the amount from the product's physical cost that others charge for the .pdf version.

My love of the setting is not big enough to accept this kind of legal larceny or pay less for a limited version I can only use with a ported app. If someone now tells me that version of the pdf only costs 6$ or something to that amount for those devices, I withdraw my statement. But I doubt it.
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joshua E January 31, 2014 3:12 am UTC
I've heard good things about this game but there's no chance I'm going to pay $42 for anyone's PDF. Hopefully Privateer Press will reconsider their pricing.
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Adam L January 30, 2014 2:00 pm UTC
I have to agree with everyone else. Ain't no way I'm dropping that much for a pdf. And here I was hoping I'd finally get into this game...,.
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REMI T January 28, 2014 10:15 pm UTC
This price is insane.
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Joshua T January 28, 2014 6:53 pm UTC
Defiantly don't understand the pricing on this, that is the same price as the hard cover is now if you order it from a store. I usually buy pdfs to supplement my collection so I have a copy when I lone the hard cover out to people making characters, but there is little point in a pdf when I can buy another copy of the book for the same price.
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Jan S January 28, 2014 2:53 pm UTC
Played it at a con once. Enjoyed it, but not to the price of $40 for a pdf
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