A downloadable game

In the Ironsworn tabletop roleplaying game, you are a hero sworn to undertake perilous quests in the dark fantasy setting of the Ironlands.

Others live out their lives hardly venturing beyond the walls of their village or steading, but you are different. 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 game 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.

For more information and resources, please visit ironswornrpg.com.

Now Also Available

Ironsworn Delve is 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!


Ironsworn-Rulebook.pdf 39 MB
Ironsworn-Rulebook-Spreads.pdf 39 MB
Ironsworn-Moves-Reference.pdf 142 kB
Ironsworn-Ironlands-Blank-Map.pdf 137 kB
Ironsworn-Oracles-Worksheet.pdf 27 kB
Ironsworn-Progress-Track-Worksheet.pdf 350 kB
Ironsworn-World-Workbook.pdf 98 kB
Ironsworn-Assets-Master-Set-No-Backs.pdf 249 kB
Ironsworn-Assets-Master-Set.pdf 405 kB

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This game is really quite a lot of fun. Very innovative mechanics. A bit crunchier than most other PbtA games, but if that's your thing you're going to love this!

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Just having read through the rulebook I can safely say this game will fit my narratively focused group perfectly. It is a beautiful marriage between narrative and a light but compelling ruleset that sets the stakes without bogging anything down.



I also forgot to say that it is an easy read with loads of helpful repetition of small, reccuring rules and examples to make everything crystal clear.

Extraordinary content for a free game!