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A massive expansion for the Ironsworn RPG. Expeditions into perilous places, more foes and encounters, an array of new oracles, expanded setting info, mysterious objects of power, campaign threats, and much more!

This supplement for the Ironsworn tabletop roleplaying game takes your quests to the deepest, darkest reaches of the Ironlands. Plunge into subterranean caverns. Explore untracked forests and foreboding swamps. Journey across icebound wastes. Uncover lost secrets within ancient ruins.

To fulfill your sworn vows, you will brave the most dangerous places of the world and face the most terrible foes. Will you escape the depths? Play to find out.

With an array of new options and tools, Ironsworn: Delve is the perfect companion for your Ironsworn campaign—in or out of the dungeon.

What's Included:

  • Support for solo, co-op, and traditional guided play
  • Gameplay options, tips, and setting details for quest-driven expeditions within perilous sites
  • Hordes of new foes, extraordinary encounters, and campaign-level threats
  • Wealth, artifacts, and supernatural rarities to give your character an edge
  • Quest starters, sample locations, and an assortment of new oracles to keep your story moving
  • Inspirational tools for zero-prep gameplay—with or without a GM

Note: This supplement requires the use of the Ironsworn RPG core rulebook, which is free to download.


The Ironsworn: Delve digital package includes the rulebook, site worksheet, printable site cards, and reference sheets. 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 buy the digital edition.

Delve Digital Edition


Note: The print version shows as "color" in the product summary, but the interior of the Delve 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: Delve rulebook in your choice of hardcover or softcover. The rulebook is 6x9, 235 pages, heavyweight 70# matte paper, glossy color cover, and black and white interiors. All other materials, including the site worksheet, site 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.

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Pablo M March 29, 2020 7:43 pm UTC
Just buyed it. I really wanted to support Shawn on his project, since the core rules are free. However, I came across an excellent supplement that adds depth to a game that is already the best I have come across in several years.
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Shawn T March 29, 2020 8:02 pm UTC
Thanks for the purchase!
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Ido T March 13, 2020 5:43 pm UTC
Shawn, I want to get this expansion very much, but I don't to rely on international shipping in these crazy times.
If I get the PDF now, and then want to get the physical, will there be an option to pay just the delta for the physical?

(I saw your answer below about this, just wanted to make sure you're still ok with this)

Thank you!
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Shawn T March 13, 2020 6:46 pm UTC
Yes, when you are ready to purchase the hardcopy, please just message me through the site, or DM me on twitter, with your order number from the original PDF purchase.
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Rad A March 10, 2020 4:23 am UTC
Superb work! However as I was reading through the delve sites and moves, I can't help but think that delving is a much robust progress tracker than the core journey moves even off site. Should we replace the core moves with the delve ones and use it as a standard? What are the advantages of not using delve moves off site? Thanks a lot!
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Shawn T March 10, 2020 12:38 pm UTC
There is indeed some discussion of this in Chapter 3. Whether to make it standard is ultimately up to you. Since it offers an additional level of detail and focus, my recommendation is to use it for journeys through special locations, while retaining the original journey rules for most overland trips. But, I'd say give it a try and see what works for you!

I do like using the Escape the Depths move as a representation of the journey back home, even if I used to default journey moves to make the original journey.
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allan P February 29, 2020 10:09 pm UTC
Supported this because I have had a lot of fun with the original and its free
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Shawn T February 29, 2020 10:10 pm UTC
Thanks Allan!
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Stefan H March 09, 2020 5:27 am UTC
Same. Loving this game. As a full-time DM/GM, the solo options hit just the right spot for in-between my regular games.
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February 18, 2020 4:47 am UTC
Just a short question: I have bought the pdf, but I want now the print version, too. Is there a discount-possibility or do I need to double pay?
Should have thought earlier about this, sorry.
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Shawn T February 18, 2020 4:52 am UTC
Can you contact me through the Ironsworn website? Please include the email tied to your DriveThruRPG account, and the order number for the pdf. I’ll get you sorted.
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February 18, 2020 5:05 am UTC
I've done so. Many thanks.
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Stake C February 17, 2020 12:51 am UTC
I'm not able to leave a review, but Delve is a spectacular addition to the Ironsworn RPG. Clocking in just 10 pages under the count for the core book, it's an embarrassment of riches. Most impressively, it manages to surprise you with new mechanics that don't actually stray very far at all from base Ironsworn, so it's actually very easy to integrate Delve without feeling like you're adding a lot of rules complexity. The Ironlands also get more concretely realized with new, flavorful enemies and magical items that add a lot to the richness of the default setting, elevating it to a fascinating, living world.
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Shawn T February 17, 2020 3:59 pm UTC
Thank you!
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