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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 comprises 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, whether 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 replace the three starting asset cards and 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.

Ancestries Card Set (for the Ironsworn System) (Preview)

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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.

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Søren H May 18, 2021 1:41 pm UTC
PURCHASER
Really like these, but may I ask why you haven't you added a orc ancestry?
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Samuel R May 18, 2021 2:52 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Hi Søren. Thank you for the purchase.

There are few humanoids ancestries I decided not to cover because they created complications when it came to reflect their traits within the mechanics of the system. According to folklore, trolls became stone under sunlight and their size were usually larger than the average human. I thought it wouldn't be fair to include orcs and ogres but not trolls, given that they are naturally hostile races and have half-breeds cards.

However, the main constraint was space in the layout. I wanted the number of ancestries to be divisible by three so that the print-and-play pages would be space efficient.
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Søren H May 21, 2021 6:17 pm UTC
PURCHASER
Not sure about any of the first couple reasons. I mean, goblins, dark dwarf and dark efl are in it. Which are also usually an evil race.

But I do understand the space constraint though.
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This title was added to our catalog on September 04, 2020.