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Sagas of the Icelanders is a tabletop roleplaying game based on Apocalypse World by Vincent and Meguey Baker. It was originally crowdfunded and published way back in 2013. 

Like others in the Powered by the Apocalypse family it supports an open-ended style of play, focused on drama and personal conflict. Changing the limitless post-apocalyptic landscape for a specific historial frontier, it throws the characters into precarious social situations dictated by their own traditions. 

The game begins sometime after the year 874, when the first Norse settlers set foot on Iceland. They were escaping war, poverty and the dissolution of their political freedoms on the mainland. Their families and the people that followed claimed the empty lands, free from rulers and religious pressures, and became lone farmers, determined to survive in this harsh new environment. 

In Sagas of the Icelanders you play as one of these settlers between the end of the 9th and 10th centuries, also known as the Saga Period. You need to weigh between upholding your honour, your freedom, or the lives of you and your family. Challenge harsh social norms, get drawn into bloody feuds, and fight to survive another winter. Tell the stories of the settlers’ families, their lives, trials and legacies. Build a new society from scratch and discover or change history as you forge a veritable Saga worthy of echoing through time.

This purchase includes the PDF of the rules book, player and MC sheets and an illustrated map of Iceland.

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Antonio E July 14, 2020 11:10 am UTC
Any chance for an updated pdf? There are quite a few typos, one right on the cover (Icelandic settlers in in the saga period).
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Ben M December 13, 2019 11:55 am UTC
Any chance of a print-on-demand version of this? I'd love to have a hard copy.
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Paul B December 02, 2018 5:01 am UTC
As a fan of these sagas I’m very interested in this game. Is there a preview coming soon?
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Gregor V December 18, 2018 11:28 pm UTC
Hi, Paul, thank you for your interest, I had not considered a preview before, I will try adding one as soon as possible.
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