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Drive a Combat Mech in Ironsworn: Starforged!

This supplement adds in a new resource (wealth) and customizable mechs that you can continue to upgrade as you play.  Inside you'll find:

  • New World Truths
  • Two new assets (Mech Printer and Wealth Management)
  • Four mech chassis with their own abilities
  • Weapons, armor, sensor, and utility modules for mechs
You also get mech character sheets, print n' play asset cards, PNG files of the cards for uploading to your favorite VTT.

Using Mecha Mercs for Other RPGs

First of all, if you're not playing Shawn Tomkin's Ironsworn: Starforged game, what are you waiting for?!  It's a great game that has all the drivers you need to make excellent sci-fi stories with just the right amount of grit.  Not only is the final Kickstarter version available right now digitally, but the physical version will be on sale soon as well.

As great as Starforged is, you could also use the ideas for mechs included here for almost any other gritty, sci-fi system or setting.  That being said, a more narrative-based system would work best if you are porting this over to another game system.

Not an Official Ironsworn Product

This is NOT an official Ironsworn: Starforged product.  This is a fan-made supplement that is only possible through the generous licensing granted by Ironsworn: Starforged author, Shawn Tomkin.  Thank you, Shawn!

This work is based on Ironsworn: Starforged (found at, created by Shawn Tomkin, and licensed for our use under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (

Other Products Compatible with Ironsworn and Starforged

If you like this product, you might be interested in my other products that are designed for use with both Ironsworn RPG systems:

  • Ironsmith Products (compatible with original Ironsworn)

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Rampo P September 17, 2023 4:45 am UTC
Hey Eric. Awesome work. Just noticed a mistake in the World Truths section: (pg 11)

Under the "Role of Mercenaries" truth, the first result's description is a copy-paste of the first result from the "Mech Builds" truth description.

"Building a mech is a labor of love because of how unique each one is which makes it difficult to repair and maintain them. Every piece of the machine is custom built and takes a skilled mechanic or engineer to design, test, and install."
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Johnny H January 13, 2023 3:11 pm UTC
Are we going to get a softcover of this one? I love it thank you for the many hours of enjoyment from both ironsmith and this.
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Eric B January 14, 2023 4:49 pm UTC
I wasn't planning on one, but it's a good idea. Let me add that to my list, and I'll let you know when it's ready.
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Ryan W December 27, 2022 2:27 pm UTC
Yesssss!!! You're knocking it out of the park. Just purchased and a quick glance through and I'm excited to try this out!
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Eric B December 28, 2022 6:15 pm UTC
Thank you so much! Hope you get some fun gameplay out of it!
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