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Ancestries Card Set (for the Ironsworn System)

Ancestries Card Set (for the Ironsworn System)

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Shape your Ironsworn character and companions by defining their heritage

This set is composed of 60 ancestry cards to cover the most variety possible to fit your world. These ancestries are divided into...

  • Primal ancestries (19 cards): Folks commonly found in classic fantasy settings and real mythologies.
  • Beastfolk ancestries (24 cards): Animal relatives.
  • Elemental ancestries (8 cards): Creatures defined by one of the four natural elements they are linked to.
  • Non-humanoid ancestries (9 cards): Your non-anthropoid companions' species.
The ancestry is your character’s heritage from past generations, whether this is physical or cultural. It is not only mean to represent race or ethnicity but customs or upbringing. However, in order to avoid prescription, this material does not offer any worldbuilding or narrative fluff; instead, the most minimal description is given to the ancestry entries.

The premise

Your ancestry answers to what is my nature?

Each one has its own three (3) arrays of stats, one per difficulty or tone of the game:

  • Challenging.
  • Perilous (default).
  • Grim.

Each ancestry also offers adds to some moves, which are set for a total equivalent of 10 experience. This means that the ancestries not only replace the three starting asset cards but also the character creation process of setting the stat values. Alternatively, you can use an ancestry in addition to the three starting asset cards by using the grim (lower) stat array. 

Assigning an ancestry to your companion allows you to use their stats when making a move leveraging on them, which adds a new dimension to the game. Further guidelines are provided on using an ancestry for your followers and how the companion asset card comes into place.

This material also provides you with a guide to create your own ancestries.


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This supplement includes the following

  • Ancestries Card Set (with backs). 3x3 cards per page. Double-sided printing supported. These 60 cards are sized for use with standard 3.5x2.5in (88x63mm) card protectors. PDF format.
  • Ancestries Card Set (without backs). PDF format.
  • Ancestries (no cards). The ancestries presented in text only (including icons) if you wish to print them as a standalone document. PDF format.
  • Ancestries Card Set for virtual tabletop. You can use these for Roll20 or your preferred virtual tabletop platform. ZIP format with JPG and PNG files compressed for each card.

This product is part of the Character-Centric Packs bundle

Ironsworn Character-Centric Packs Bundle.

 
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November 1st, 2020
Love this pack, adds tons of character to your, well, characters. Allows us to get into the game and not take time trying to figure out how playing this or that race works. Players love it, GM loves it, everyone loves it. Worth every penny. [...]
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