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Iron Falcon Rules for Classic Fantasy Role-Playing

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The earliest fantasy campaigns grew directly out of wargames. There was a point in the development of the first commercial role-playing game when the rules shed most of their wargame roots and assumed a form familiar to generations of players to come. Iron Falcon aims to be that game, reproducing its mechanics and style in all its raw and innovative glory, as it was before the advent of more "advanced" rules.

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Conrad T April 05, 2021 2:01 am UTC
Great Product for those wanting to update their original D&D (White Box) materials. The original game started with just the three books and did not even include the cunning Thief class. By the end of the 8 books or 7 depending on how you count, the rules were all over the place. The rules were scattered as they were updated.

Wouldn't it be nice to have it all in one place in an orderly fashion? Why Yes, it would.

And, so you have it. The author has been careful to not alter much and clarify where appropriate.

If you want to see what all the fuss was about in the 1970's ... here it is. The basic game is great (and I cut my teeth on the original box set but ... this is where the Master's played. The 1st edition Ad&D DMG is a treasure beyond words. It was so awesome that it didn't have a version on it because none was needed.

Yet ... the thing that created the hobby was those three small books (and a few add ons). Here is an accessible way to see...See more
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Lleij S February 11, 2021 8:51 am UTC
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David B March 08, 2020 9:54 pm UTC
I downloaded the free pdf from the website. I only saw, maybe 3 or 4 pieces of there more art in the print version? Thanks.
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Chris G March 09, 2020 4:21 am UTC
The PDF on the website is the exact PDF used to create the print, so no, there is no more art in the print version. Iron Falcon is a "bootstrapped" product, which funds its own expansion and embellishment; as of right now, it's not selling enough copies to pay for new art.
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David B March 09, 2020 10:19 pm UTC
That’s a shame.
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Michael H April 11, 2019 7:36 am UTC
I have to disagree with Michael J's brief review. This is a fine tribute to original D&D - white box plus the Greyhawk expansion - which I believe (and could be wrong) is the version most players enjoyed at the time. I'd go as far as saying that, Iron Falcon, rather than being much the same as BFRP as Michael J suggests is a totally different game.
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Chris G April 11, 2019 2:41 pm UTC
Thanks Michael H! It is, in fact, a very different game; I'm not sure where the other fellow was coming from.
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Chris G July 21, 2016 12:55 pm UTC
The PDF is available for free without any watermark on my site:

I don't see the "free" option when I look at it, so I'm not sure what's going on.
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November 24, 2016 1:01 am UTC
Sorry for the delay -- life happens. I've downloaded from your website and will look over the rules as soon as time permits. Thank you for your help, Chris G.!
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July 20, 2016 9:35 pm UTC
Seems that the PDF-only (free) option is not available. Please add this, or remove the "free" cost. Either way is fine, as long as I know what options I have.
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This title was added to our catalog on April 27, 2015.