Privateer Press announces Iron Kingdoms RPG

Yesterday Privateer Press finally announced an Iron Kingdoms Roleplaying Game. As already guessed by many fans and hinted at in an interview some time ago, it will share mechanical similarities with both the Warmachine and the Hordes miniature game.

IK RPG cover art (WIP)

Alas fans will have to wait another year before the game’s finally out, since the first book is planned to be released at Gen Con 2012. It will also be a class-based game that will allow to play Warcasters and Warlocks from the start, unlike the d20 Iron Kingdoms game.

Personally I hope that even while the IK RPG will have some mechanics in common with their miniature gaming lines it will not rely on miniatures itself. The Iron Kingdoms were one of my favorite 3rd party D&D settings back in the day and I really don’t want to experience the whole D&D 4E debacle all over again.

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.

2 thoughts on “Privateer Press announces Iron Kingdoms RPG”

  1. Having written for Privateer back in the days of their d20 line, I can speak from experience in that their quality and vision when it comes to stuff like this will b over-the-top. I am REALLY happy this is going to finally come to fruition.

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