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In the Ironsworn tabletop roleplaying game, you are a hero sworn to undertake perilous quests in the dark fantasy setting of the Ironlands. You will explore untracked wilds, fight desperate battles, forge bonds with isolated communities, and reveal the secrets of this harsh land.

Are you ready to swear iron vows and see them fulfilled—no matter the cost? 

THREE WAYS TO PLAY

  • Guided: One or more players take the role of their characters, while a gamemaster (GM) moderates the session.
  • Co-Op: You and one or more friends play together to overcome challenges and complete quests. No GM required.
  • Solo: You portray a lone character driven to fulfill vows in a dangerous world. Good luck!

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Quest-driven mechanics and fast, flexible character creation
  • Story hooks and creative prompts to eliminate game prep and push your adventures forward—with or without a GM
  • A setting guide for the Ironlands, a rugged and treacherous peninsula at the edge of the known world
  • Inspiring tools to customize your setting and ­ fine-tune your gameplay experience
  • Extensive advice, examples, and options for exploring the story of your characters and their fateful vows


ABOUT THE DIGITAL EDITION

The Ironsworn digital package is free and complete. It includes the rulebook, character sheet, 75 printable asset cards, and extensive reference materials. The rulebook PDF is bookmarked, searchable, and optimized for fast tablet display. Portrait and landscape (two-page spread) formats are included. Select the PDF option (above) to add the digital edition to your account.

Ironsworn Digital Edition

ABOUT THE PRINT EDITION

Note: The print version shows as "color" in the product summary, but the interior of the Ironsworn rulebook is actually black and white. The color printing process is used for heavier paper and improved image quality.

The print edition includes the Ironsworn rulebook in your choice of hardcover or softcover. The rulebook is 6x9, 270 pages, heavyweight 70# matte paper, glossy color cover, and black and white interiors. All other materials, including the character sheet, asset cards, and reference materials, are provided in digital format. Select a print+PDF option (above) to purchase the book and add the entire digital edition package to your account.

This is the "2nd printing" of the Ironsworn print edition, updated June 2019. It incorporates known errata and various minor corrections and adjustments.

Ironsworn Print Edition


WHAT THE REVIEWERS SAY

"During no other roleplaying game, and certainly not during a solo game, have I ever felt myself so on edge to find out what happens next ... All in all, probably the best new rpg I've played all year."
- Ethan U.

"I've played both the solo and GM-less group options and had some of the most fun I've ever had playing RPGs."
- Chris F.

"This is a well designed, clearly presented and extensively playtested product ... The rules are designed for flexibility and the author provides detailed advice to adapt the game to different settings."
- Evandro N.

"This is on the path to becoming one of my (if not THE) go-to choices for gritty narrative fantasy games."
- Stefanos P.

"Frankly, this is one of the best uses of the PbtA rules I've ever read. Evocative, simple, and the quality of the book is high for it being completely free."
-  David A. G. A

"The use of world building, character generation, and character-driven story all weave together to form a tapestry unlike anything I have seen before in RPGs."
- Fernando D.


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Edoardo B July 29, 2020 9:29 am UTC
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Hello. I have a quick question. When I Forge a Bond I mark 1 tick on my progress track. When I Write my Epilogue I have to consider the completely filled boxes only. How do I add more ticks on the same bond? I couldn't find this written clearly anywhere on the book (maybe I'm just not looking enough).

Thanks in advance

Edoardo
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Shawn T July 29, 2020 2:12 pm UTC
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The bonds progress track represents all of the bonds you've forged. One tick per bond. So, you aren't advancing a specific bond along the track. When you Write Your Epilogue, you are rolling against the bonds progress track to represent the connections you created with people and communities.
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Edoardo B July 29, 2020 9:51 pm UTC
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Ah! Now I get it. Thanks so much!
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Daniel C June 18, 2020 12:09 am UTC
Does the Solo require single character play?
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Ben W June 04, 2020 6:50 pm UTC
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This is beyond fantastic! It kept me sane through the 2020 quarantine. Don't be intimidated by the size of the rule book like I was. The stuff you need to know is easily accessible. And for $0 there is no risk!
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Edoardo B April 13, 2020 2:43 pm UTC
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Me and my wife started our Ironsworn co-op GM-less campaing yesterday and played it for few hours already. After a few minutes I was buying the Delve expansion.

This game is innovative: this way to play is refreshening and the game itself it is probably one of the few truly new things I've ever found in 20 years of roleplaying gaming.

It is based on one of the best (and most innovative by itself) systems of all times (PbtA).

The fun begins with character creation, world bulding, campaign framing, adenture outlining and so on. It's absolutely easy and fun to do.

The way the book it's written makes it easy to read, very well structured, and you do not need to go through the whole book to start playing.

And of course, it is impossible not mention that this is free. FREE. The whole thing. Not just a quickstart or a demo or a quick rule summary.

Being a wanna-be book writer myself and being a lot into gaming system and so on I can say this...See more
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Shawn T April 13, 2020 3:06 pm UTC
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Thanks so much Edoardo!
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Michael S April 05, 2020 7:18 pm UTC
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I bought the printed (hardcover) book some time ago but have not yet got into playing it, but just got delve and the other asset cards for it and am interested in giving it a try soon. I know there have been some changes since I purchased the printed book. Is there somewhere that has all the errata and changes all listed in one place? Thanks in advance and have a great day!

Michael
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Shawn T April 05, 2020 8:28 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Hi, Michael. Thanks much for the purchases! I really appreciate it.
You can find errata for the 1st printing of the core book here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1HnG9CzzD17gbbJGasJ5SvJAQuNVeLxWZ
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Scott B March 20, 2020 12:40 am UTC
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I'm guessing it's just a numbering error, but page 254 is missing from the PDF. No content seems to be missing though.
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Shawn T March 20, 2020 1:14 am UTC
PUBLISHER
Thanks, Scott. Yes, it's a pagination error. No missing content.
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Gary W February 18, 2020 2:48 pm UTC
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Are there any fold out maps that come with this set, or book, or in PDF? Thanks.
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Alfred R March 05, 2020 5:12 pm UTC
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There is a PDF of the world map. The map is also present in the physical book, but it does not fold out.
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Casey C February 16, 2020 8:03 pm UTC
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I purchased the POD versions of Ironsworn, the Asset cards (vol. 1 & 2), and the Lodestar back in 2018. If I understand correctly, I can update my cards with volume 3 (I got the email for the discounted purchase), but have there been any significant updates to the core book and Lodestar so as to render my copies out-of-date?
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Shawn T February 16, 2020 8:07 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Nope! You are fine with your existing core book and Lodestar.
There is some minor errata here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1HnG9CzzD17gbbJGasJ5SvJAQuNVeLxWZ
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Brandon H January 30, 2020 7:00 pm UTC
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just finished reading this as a pdf, this game is really interesting, i really wanna get the physical book once i have some money, probably gonna be a second edition by then though.
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John L December 06, 2019 9:11 pm UTC
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I am unable to purchase hardcover through this site. Will this be possible in the future or am I just having a computer error?
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Shawn T December 06, 2019 10:24 pm UTC
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Hi, John. Sorry you are having trouble. I just did a test purchase and it checked out OK, and other purchases have come through today. Let me know if you were able to get it resolved. If not, we may need to connect you with DriveThruRPG customer service at this link: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/contact_us.php?nonpub=1
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John L January 21, 2020 6:08 pm UTC
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It was an issue on my end. Fixed, ordered and on the way!
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Michael M November 27, 2019 7:01 pm UTC
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Love the solo play option. Just starting to dig in but already excited to be able to run my own campaigns. I think this will also help me get some of my none RP gamers into the hobby.
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Kevin M November 11, 2019 4:43 pm UTC
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Are the asset decks going to be available again at some point? I just tried to click on the link for them and its saying "no longer available". I wanted to get the print of all 3 decks.
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Shawn T November 11, 2019 4:46 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Hi, Kevin! Yep! The print decks are just going through the proofing process, after which they will be available again. You'll have an option to buy the complete set in one go. Should be 1-2 weeks.
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Kevin M November 11, 2019 5:22 pm UTC
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Awesome, thanks Shawn!
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Juan R November 19, 2019 11:54 pm UTC
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Fantastic solo rules! Just to clarify, for those interested in the POD, we should wait until the deck is finished, right? This way we can get everything in one go?
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Shawn T November 20, 2019 12:11 am UTC
PUBLISHER
Unfortunately, the card decks and books are printed/shipped from separate vendors. So, you'll make those two orders separately and pay shipping for both. That's the bad news. The good news is that you can pick up the book and then grab the deck when it's available (1-2 weeks).
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Juan R November 20, 2019 12:18 am UTC
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That works for me. Thanks for the fast response Shawn!
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Robert E December 15, 2019 3:58 pm UTC
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Hi Shawn. What is the status of the POD cards availability? I can't seem to find them anywhere and was hoping to get myself a Christmas present. ;)
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Shawn T December 16, 2019 3:21 am UTC
PUBLISHER
Hi! Thanks for asking, and apologies for the delay. I had an issue with a proof getting held up, and then encountered an error on delivery, so it's been the usual fraught process for me. I'll be sending off again for approval this week, but that's generally a 2-3 week process. So, I probably won't officially launch them until after the holidays.

Really sorry it won't be in time to treat yourself for Christmas.
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James G July 14, 2019 6:44 pm UTC
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An absolute must if you solo rpg. Would advise shelling out for the pod of the softcover and loadstar. Can't wait for the expansion.
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Shawn T July 14, 2019 7:11 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Thank you James!
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Gary W June 11, 2019 8:02 am UTC
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I literally just received the printed edition of the hardcover Ironsworn, the soft cover Lodestar, and the asset cards vol 1 and 2. I just know the updates aren't in there. :( What exactly was updated?
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Shawn T June 11, 2019 12:22 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Thanks for your purchase! You should see the errata as part of your download package. If not, you'll find it here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1HnG9CzzD17gbbJGasJ5SvJAQuNVeLxWZ. There are a handful of corrections in the core rulebook, two corrections in Lodestar, and no changes to the asset cards.
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Lachlan M May 24, 2019 10:18 pm UTC
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Is permission granted to print out the digital edition for personal use? Most RPGs come with a disclaimer, but I can't find anything on your PDF. I just want to show the rules to my next group.
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Shawn T May 24, 2019 10:49 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Yes! Please feel free to print the rulebook and other materials as you like.
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Jason T May 07, 2019 8:28 am UTC
PURCHASER
I'm interested in playing with tiles and miniatures. Does this game lend itself to that?
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Shawn T May 07, 2019 3:27 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Thanks for the question. I wouldn't say that the game lends itself to tiles/miniatures. Movement, ranges and positional advantages are largely abstracted. It would certainly be possible to use miniatures to help visualize the scene, but there's nothing that's going to mechanically reward you for doing so.

There is a brief combat scene example on pages 54-55. This may give you an example of how a scene might play out, and whether miniatures would enhance or detract.

You could also consider using miniatures in a less precise way to simply show which combatants are engaged during a fight, and perhaps to mark initiative. I think this would work better than tracking movement through squares/hexes.
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