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For questions about the Ironsworn RPG system, an Apocalypse World Engine system written and published by Shawn Tomkin in 2018.

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Ironsworn meets BitD dice mechanic (with a twist)

I'd like to find the probabilities of a mechanic inspired mainly by Ironsworn. The basic premise is pretty simple and I have a working anydice program that gives me the right results but there's an ...
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Who is healed when you Make Camp?

In Make Camp move, there are 2 options to heal your group: Recuperate: Take +1 health for you and any companions Partake: Suffer -1 supply and take +1 health for you and any companions. ...
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What can you do in combat if you don't have initiative?

Losing initiative is described as: When your foe has initiative against you, they are forcing you to react. ... Some moves are inherently proactive or offensive and can only be made when you have ...
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Is there a cap on experience for Ironsworn?

The Ironsworn character sheets have bubbles for tracking the experience that you mark by fulfilling your vows. The portrait character sheet has 30 bubbles, and the more-recently-released landscape ...
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How to narrate initiative in Ironsworn?

I'm trying to convert my mindset from DnD, and I'm especially confused when facing initiative in Ironsworn. I get it that the side with initiative is meant to be winning in combat and pressuring the ...
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How do I find the outcomes of Ironsworn rolls in Anydice?

Ironsworn generally has two kinds of dice rolls in play: action rolls and progress rolls. Progress rolls are static, and use the number of progress boxes you've filled in through play (ranging from 0 ...