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Ironsworn

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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.

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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.

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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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De la Viscario R July 29, 2022 1:18 pm UTC
Hi, do you have an email for business contact?
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Antonio E June 29, 2022 8:14 am UTC
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Just noticed there's no page 254, both in the pdf and PoD book.
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David A March 24, 2022 9:32 pm UTC
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I've been searching for an RPG that I could play solo for years using a GME. Well I search no more, Ironsworn has ticked every box for me. No need for an emulator its all handled by the game itself. Really pleased and impressed by this and have just ordered the Delve hardback to expand my adventures. Well done Shawn and thank you.
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Shawn T March 24, 2022 9:37 pm UTC
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That is very kind, David. Thank you! Really glad you are enjoying it.
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Tim P March 09, 2022 2:35 pm UTC
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Good morning, Shawn. I placed an order for Ironsworn hard cover edition on January 7th. Any updates on shipping that book? I am moving next month and won't have access to anything shipped to my current address after April 18th. Thanks.
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Dr. Lars D March 09, 2022 3:22 pm UTC
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Hi, I am not sure if Shawn is the right person to address this question. Should you not ask the DriveThruRPG support?
https://support.drivethrurpg.com/hc/en-us/requests/new
As far as I know there is also a regulation existing if an order of printed books does not arrive within 45 days (which might be your case).
Brgds
Lars
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Shawn T March 09, 2022 3:28 pm UTC
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That is certainly not a reasonable timeframe for receiving your book, so I suspect something has gone wrong. Unfortunately, printing and shipping is managed through DriveThruRPG and their printing partner, and I don't have any visibility into order status. I would suggest you contact DriveThruRPG support at https://support.drivethrurpg.com/hc/en-us/requests/new. The team is very responsive and will get you sorted.
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Dave S February 22, 2022 9:05 pm UTC
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Not only would I recommend this as a great solitaire rpg, but I just received the Ironsworn and Delve books in hardback from the PoD service, and they are visually impressive as well. Good job all around.
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Shawn T February 22, 2022 11:31 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Thank you! I appreciate the kind words. Glad you liked them!
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Sean C December 24, 2021 5:17 am UTC
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After researching various solo campaigns this looks the most appealing! First look through has me stoked! So to be clear, I can solo champaign with just this book? Oh I see here in the description that yes that is an option. I did purchase Lobestar and Delve while I'm at it. Delve and Lobestar are additions/expansions correct? Thank you Shawn! Looking forward to it! I think this is going to be epic. One page, one book at a time:)
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Shawn T December 24, 2021 2:56 pm UTC
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Hey there! Thanks for your interest. Yes, Ironsworn is all you need for a solo roleplaying campaign.

Lodestar is a reference guide. It has a few minor additions, but is mostly intended as a more concise presentation of the rules and moves for reference at the table.

Delve is indeed a supplement which adds new options, world info, and gameplay tips. It's primarily focused on expeditions into perilous sites such as underground keeps or foreboding swamps, but has bunches of other stuff as well.
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Matteo P December 19, 2021 1:33 pm UTC
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AWESOME GAME!
Shawn T did one of the best system around here. I had to purchase the physical copy to support his wonderful work.
My system i'm working on atm is highly inspired by IS and couldn't happen without it ♥
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Shawn T December 24, 2021 2:56 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Very kind! Thank you :)
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Andrew M November 23, 2021 12:08 am UTC
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What is the update, please?
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Shawn T November 23, 2021 12:25 am UTC
PUBLISHER
Hi, Andrew.

I was just consolidating some of the individual print-and-play files into a single PDF. No changes to the actual files.

Sorry for the update message. I meant to uncheck that since it's not a particularly meaningful update. The actual content is unaltered.
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Andrew M November 25, 2021 12:29 am UTC
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No sweat. Thanks for the info. (I always stick my nose in and suggest that updates be described in a comment.)
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Ian W November 16, 2021 2:23 pm UTC
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How do I print the rulebook so that I end up with a double-sided A5 booklet?

I can see that there is a "spread" version of the rulebook which has two pages per page. If I print the "spread" version PDF double-sided (flipping on the short edge), and then fold it over, will I end up with a booklet?
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Shawn T November 23, 2021 12:29 am UTC
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I wish I could offer some suggestions. I don't have a home printer. I know that most printers allow you to set up booklet printing, but you'd likely start with the non-spread version and tell your printer how many pages to print per sheet.
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Leo F October 28, 2021 7:05 am UTC
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What a great product. The only error I found is the typo where you missed the "s" in "in medias res" (https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/in_medias_res)
Is there a reason for the different asset card formats (when ordering prints) of Ironsworn and Ironsworn Delve? (probably something on my end when ordering)
Please continue your great work :)
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Shawn T November 23, 2021 12:27 am UTC
PUBLISHER
Sorry I missed this message.

Thanks for the note on medias res. It is my eternal shame.

As to your question, the Delve site cards use a tarot size format, while the asset deck is poker sized. This just suits the content for each (site cards need more space), and I like having the sizes differentiated at the table.
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Leo F November 23, 2021 5:39 am UTC
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Thanks for the clarification, I knew I was missing something obvious. :)
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Gene V August 18, 2021 5:22 pm UTC
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Absolutely love this book. The game system truly captures the feel and experience of playing a tabletop rpg why treading its own path. There is a lot to learn, but overall it is easy to grasp. I have played six solo sessions so far and each have helped me whittle away hours without realizing how much time has passed. I bought the hardcover and can honestly say that it is a thing of quality. From the binding to the paper thickness, everything about it is higher quality than most of the store bought hardcovers I own. If you can afford it, you won’t regret it.
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Shawn T August 18, 2021 5:45 pm UTC
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That is very kind! So glad you are enjoying it. Thank you.
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Bgg B June 21, 2021 4:16 am UTC
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Really enjoying this game and building the world, characters and motivations. I used the Campaign Creator from Shieldice to quickly set up a potential story arc and then campaigned. Great plan, bad rolls, enormous fun when trying to explain to my wife what had happened. I bought Delve and will work that into Book 2 of my character’s adventures.
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Emma L March 10, 2021 12:30 pm UTC
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Is it possible to purchase a printed version in the UK. If so from whom.
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Shawn T March 10, 2021 3:55 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Thanks for asking.

Yes, you can purchase a printed version. DriveThruRPG has an on-demand printer in the UK. Just click "Add to Cart" and go to the checkout screen to see your total cost, including shipping.
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Emma L March 11, 2021 7:42 pm UTC
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Many thanks, will do that.
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Emma L March 16, 2021 2:53 pm UTC
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Ordered March 11th and softback print copy was delivered today March 16th....well produced, good clear print, well bound and decent quality paper PLUS SUPER FAST service. Congratulations to DTRPG and thire British affiliate/printer.
Have scanned through it and looks to be as good as the pdf only more manageable. Thank you Shawn T and DTRPG.
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Matthew C March 02, 2021 12:48 pm UTC
Hello. Very interested in this game for solo or two player RPG. Please could you tell me if I could easily 're-theme' the system to Tolkien's Middle Earth? Especially the old North Kingdom of Eriador and it's fall? For example if I wanted to work in an over-arching strategic situation of a region war, raiders etc in which the character/s are directly or indirectly caught up in can I reflect that in the game mechanics? I have seen the news of potential solo rules for The One Ring rpg but I'm keen to have something now! Thanks for considering my query. Matt
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Tim K February 28, 2021 12:54 am UTC
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How long does Lettermail Priority Packet take for international shipping? My physical copy was shipped on the 16th of Feb, coming to Australia, but it hasn't arrived and I can't track it. Is two weeks plus normal?
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Dr. Lars D February 28, 2021 10:35 am UTC
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I do not know. You shield contact the Customer service of the company that has shipped the hardcopy (drivethru?). In my case (Germany) they have been very helpful.
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Tim K February 10, 2021 8:47 am UTC
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Can I get some confusion clarified? At the beginning of the rule book (page 2 of chapter 1), it says 2 generations have passed. When creating a world, the quest "starter" ideas in the truths chapter suggest several generations have passed. Just wondering which should have priority. Thanks
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Dr. Lars D February 10, 2021 9:50 am UTC
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Hi! Best advise is to take what makes most sense for you. For example in my setting I decided the ironlanders are there for several hundreds of years.
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Ronan R February 10, 2021 12:21 pm UTC
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Or may be some settlements are older than others ?
The oldest became a bit strangers too.. I'm not comfortable with them.. I think they're hiding something in their history .. ;)

(Time for me to go back playing my character...)
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Dr. Lars D February 10, 2021 3:45 pm UTC
PURCHASER
Great! Even better if this helps to develop the story.
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Shawn T February 10, 2021 10:57 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
In the "official" lore, it's two generations. But obviously adjustable to your preferences.

Which truths aren't lining up for you? There are a couple that refer to historical events in the Old World.
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Tim K February 10, 2021 11:09 pm UTC
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It's no so much the truths not lining up as the quest starter suggestion for the Skulde Invasion of the Old World setup. The quest starter suggests the player as a descendant of the Skulde, which says multiple generations have passed.
Thanks for the replies.
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