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Modiphius Partners with Creator Shawn Tomkin for the Retail Release of ‘Ironsworn: Starforged’

Publisher Modiphius Entertainment (Star Trek Adventures, Dune: Adventures In The Imperium) and tabletop RPG creator Shawn Tomkin are bringing expansive trans-galactic adventures to retail later this year with the upcoming release of Ironsworn: Starforged. Previously only available from the original Kickstarter or as a digital download, Modiphius Entertainment is partnering with Shawn Tomkin to bring the highly regarded spacefaring RPG to retail in a special Deluxe Edition hardcover version, Reference Guide, and Asset Decks that will bring the experience to life in vibrant color.

Ironsworn: Starforged Deluxe Bundle contents

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

Starforged includes:

  • Story-driven mechanics to 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 joins a growing line of truly innovative tabletop games,” said Modiphius CCO Chris Birch. “By featuring co-op and solo-friendly play, I believe these games are the forerunners of big changes in how we approach and enjoy tabletop RPGs.”

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 will include a 400+ page deluxe hardcover rulebook, a wire-bound reference guide, and a deck of character asset cards. Starforged was backed by more than 6,700 supporters on Kickstarter in 2021 and has received more than 130 5-star ratings across DriveThruRPG and itch.io since its digital release in May 2022.

Modiphius will be launching the line into retail and through its global web stores in Q4 2022.

Visit the Modiphius store page for more info!

Images via Modiphius and Shawn Tomkin

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