Iron Kingdoms RPG source books now available in PDF

Artwork from an upcoming Warmachine book When I first read about this, I thought “Hell, it’s about time!”. The Iron Kingdoms campaign setting is still one of my favorite setting, and it was a shame that most books haven’t been available for quite some time. Since I own all IK RPG books but the Monsternomicon II, I haven’t bought any of the PDFs yet, but I am pretty sure they just removed all references to the d20 System License and released it fully under the OGL.

The books are available from RPGNow and Paizo and are still a bit too expensive for my taste, but at least they are available after all.

I still would like to see a new IK RPG line probably using the Pathfinder RPG, Fantasy Craft or Savage Worlds rules, but it seems Privateer Press is recently focusing on their miniature games, which is really a shame in my opinion. Hmm, I think I should stop moaning and be happy that the IK RPG books are finally available again. Thanks, Privateer Press!

Michael Wolf is a German games designer and enthusiast best known for his English language role-playing games blog, Stargazer's World, and for creating the free rules-light medieval fantasy adventure game Warrior, Rogue & Mage. He has also worked as an English translator on the German-language Dungeonslayers role-playing game and was part of its editorial team. In addition to his work on Warrior, Rogue & Mage and Dungeonslayers, he has created several self-published games and also performed layout services and published other independent role-playing games such as A Wanderer's Romance, Badass, and the Wyrm System derivative Resolute, Adventurer & Genius, all released through his imprint Stargazer Games. Professionally, he works as a video technician and information technologies specialist. Stargazer's World was started by Michael in August 2008.

5 thoughts on “Iron Kingdoms RPG source books now available in PDF”

  1. The setting is great but I think you are right, d20 is a bad fit. Savage Worlds would probably work much better. Or you may be able to pull it off using Fantasy Craft.

    And I am pretty sure these PDFs would sell like hot cakes if they would sell the books for approx. 10$ or so.

  2. I noticed the Monsternomicon yesterday while I was browsing for Egyptian Cardstock terrain (which I failed to find) and yeah, the prices are ridiculous.

    I am glad that they were released though, hopefully this movement means they're gearing up for a new edition. I did hear rumors at GenCon that they plan on make a new IK RPG, but it will be a custom rules set, most likely based off the Warmachine/Hordes wargame rules (which just got a big update to Mk II).

    So Warmachine + experience? If it's true wouldn't it be awesome if they went levelless?

    Also, considering that a Warmachine Video Game was announced at GenCon, they could plan on releasing the RPG to coincide with the game release…. interesting stuff to ponder.
    .-= Mad Brew´s last blog ..Choose Your Own Adventure =-.

    1. Hmm, a custom system compatible with Warmachine? That would be great! But I still have my doubts that they'll resurrect the IK RPG franchise.

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