Publisher Modiphius Entertainment and tabletop RPG creator Shawn Tomkin today released to stores Ironsworn: Starforged, the epic sci-fi tabletop RPG. Previously only available from the original Kickstarter or as a digital download, Modiphius Entertainment brings the RPG to retail in a special Deluxe Edition hardcover version, along with a Reference Guide and Asset Decks that bring the experience to life in vivid color. These versions are available now in local game stores and via the Modiphius online storefront.
In Ironsworn: Starforged, you are a spaceborne hero sworn to undertake perilous quests. You will explore uncharted space, unravel the secrets of a mysterious galaxy, and build bonds with those you meet in your travels. Most importantly, you will swear ironclad vows and see them fulfilled — no matter the cost.
Starforged is the standalone, sci-fi evolution of the Ironsworn tabletop roleplaying game. Experience with Ironsworn is not required to play. Starforged builds on Ironsworn’s award-winning innovations (including its famed solo play!) to chart a path into an exciting new frontier.
Starforged supports three play modes:
- Guided: One or more players take the role of their characters, while a guide (game master) moderates the session.
- Co-Op: You and one or more friends play to overcome challenges and complete quests. No guide is required.
- Solo: You portray a lone character driven to fulfill vows in a dangerous galaxy.
- Story-driven mechanics put your character at the center of their quest-driven adventures.
- Tools to help you quickly build a setting, create your character, and set off into a universe of perils and opportunities.
- Creative prompts to eliminate game prep and push your adventures forward — with or without a guide/GM.
- System-agnostic generators for on-the-fly discoveries of spaceborne locations, planets, settlements, people, creatures, starships, foreboding derelicts, ancient alien vaults, and more.
- Extensive advice, examples, and options for exploring the story of your characters and their fateful vows.
Starforged is designed and developed by Shawn Tomkin, the original creator of the highly regarded fantasy RPG Ironsworn, and is richly illustrated by lead artist Joshua Meehan and others. It is co-published by indie publisher Absolute Tabletop and distributed by Modiphius.
The Starforged retail product line includes a 400+ page deluxe hardcover rulebook, a wire-bound reference guide, and a deck of character asset cards.