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Iskloft - Grim Viking 5E


"Cattle die, kinsmen die. You yourself must some day die. Yet I know one thing which never dies. The judgement of a dead man's deeds." - Havamal. 


Iskloft. A frigid land of honour, brutality, greed and glory. Here, raiders sail the coasts, huskarls stand in shield walls, strange monsters lurk in the deep woods, and witches speak their curses. Jarls scheme in their longhalls, each trying to survive and even thrive in this harsh world. 

Iskloft is a viking themed setting for the 5th edition of the world's most popular roleplaying game. 

Inside Iskloft you'll find:

  • 134 pages of content, explaining the world, its customs, its people, and its new rules.
  • 6 classes. Play as the sacred Berserker, the stoic warrior Drengr, the world-wise wanderer Kyrrgangr, the warlord and commander Hersir, the shunned and hated Outlaw, or the mystical and powerful Seiðr.
  • Ninecultures, called Aettir, to replace race options. 
  • Culture specific feats, called Hefðir, including options that only the Drengr (the Fighter) can use, allowing them to specialise in combat forms.
  • 12 backgrounds, ranging from simple farmer or fisherman, to the disfigured, or the raiding viking.
  • New Mechanics! New skills, rules for journeys and traveling, new rules for Stress and mental trauma, rules for hunting and types of land, new conditions, and rules for weapons degrading over time. 
  • Journey rules for traversing Iskloft (or any place)
  • New equipment, and powerful relics. 
  • Brutal Wounds. A critical hit brings dire consequences. Tables for lingering wounds for each type of damage, and for each location. This system is integrated into the classes, allowing some to deal particularly gruesome wounds.
  • Three entirely new magic systems: The songs of Odin, the power of runes, and the Nidðgaldr, which allows a caster to become possessed by spirits for power.
  • An adventure to bring you into the setting.
  • A bestiary, including many denizens of the world, and some of the strange and mighty monsters that lurk within it. 


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Joseph S July 16, 2023 7:55 pm UTC
Backers still waiting for their stuff. What a joke this has been, all we got was robbed.
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Isaías G August 21, 2022 3:41 pm UTC
I just purchased the PDF and I'm loving it, but I found one problem: the Nidingr subclass has no 9th level feature. It also seems strange that they only ever learn 2 Questionable tactics, so I assume they're supposed to learn more.
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Thomas D June 30, 2022 2:02 pm UTC
Just filled the Form on Kickstarter for my softcover book a second time because I have not received my book until now. Was there any trouble with the delivery for the printed books to Germany? Please give me a possibility to contact the author or tell me how I can get my printed book.
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Patrick S May 03, 2022 5:37 am UTC
Still no PoD?
And looks like no communication from the creator's side at all.
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Lloyd C May 17, 2022 1:12 am UTC
Hi Patrick,

Yep, still no PoD. I've uploaded the files and am awaiting input from Drivethru. PoD is coming soon.
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Patrick S October 24, 2022 8:28 pm UTC
Looks like you're pretty good in keeping promises. Guess many of your backers can confirm that.
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Warren E April 19, 2022 7:57 am UTC
So I'm assuming the Iskloft_Digital.pdf is a sort of v1.5 of Iskloft?
What changes have been made for it compared to previous versions?
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Joel S July 01, 2021 12:32 am UTC
So many whiners here. This is one of the best products on DM Guild. Is it perfect? Nothing is perfect, so shut up.
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Matthew T August 10, 2021 5:11 pm UTC
Wow, super-tough-guys also play D&D? I thought it was safe to whine here, but I guess notice has been served!
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Warren E April 07, 2021 10:02 am UTC
What has been changed for this version?
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Philip S March 17, 2021 2:16 pm UTC
Please change the Weapon Background Image thats really hard to read -.-
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Mack D March 07, 2021 7:43 pm UTC
In running a session 0, I noticed that the lifepath tables were a tad clunky if not a little confusing. One of the players who is a software engineer / programmer created this Lifepath Generator website to accommodate that. Simply refresh the page and it will spit out a full life path for your iskloft character!
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Namkja T January 26, 2021 4:03 am UTC
in the current version for the "Niðingr" there seems to be no table for questionable tactics and tactic points, theirs also no 9th level feature listed. Also, the "berserker" feature "beserkergang" says that it "takes 1 minute to fully immerse yourself in the Berserkergang.", but the 7th level "berserker" feature says that "You can now enter the Berserkergang state in 1 minute, instead of taking 10 minutes." implying that the unimproved berserkergang takes 10 minutes rather than 1. Will these be fixed in the future?

P.S just wanted to add that I really like this book; it's quality is superb and my only issues are the ones stated above :)
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Warren E January 23, 2021 11:43 pm UTC
Do you ever plan on adding a trade goods table with prices to show much hacksilver bartered stuff is?

In addition will there be any little pieces of text added on the Standards of Living for each category, like a small explanation of what a Rich lifestyle should expect or a Poor lifestyle or so on?

Like how the 5e SRD shows here what you should expect say a "Wretched" lifestyle should be like, for example:
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Matthew T January 23, 2021 6:49 pm UTC
Does this purchase include a printer-friendly version?
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Patrick S January 07, 2021 1:59 pm UTC
What about a PoD option now?
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Darren K November 10, 2020 12:10 am UTC
Where do I go to get on an notification for when I can get a book of some kind for this...
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anthony C August 30, 2020 7:11 pm UTC
Awesome, atmospheric RPG steeped in Norse tradition. Any idea if there will be any expansions?
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Vincent H August 05, 2020 6:36 am UTC
Hi! Are the brutal wounds and journey parts of the Iskloft campaign setting the same as the standalone pdfs sold separately also on drive thru? thanks for your help.
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