The Black Iron, hardback campaign setting for D&D 5th edition
“A Grimdark Setting for 5th Edition
A World Broken Beyond Repair
When the Elves left, they took everything, leaving behind only ashes and death. In the aftermath of their apocalypse, dark things fought their way into the light. The Blood Lords staked their claim on the remnants of the world, slaughtering anyone who opposed them. Mankind is relegated to subsistence, clinging on in a few underground bastions, and in the Last City, protected by sorcerers driven mad by the magic they wield. Somehow, you must find a means of surviving in the ruins of a magical desolation, where the earth itself is trying to kill you, and the only people you can trust died long ago. Will you strive to withstand the creeping madness of the beyond for a little longer? Try to restore some light in a world consumed by darkness? Or do you embrace the chaos, taking what you can from those too weak to defend it?
Dark cults proliferate in the streets. Dread creatures drag themselves ever onwards in search of new flesh. The world freezes, and shrinks, and shudders as it waits to end.
What a time to be alive…
The Black Iron is a Grimdark, fantasy roleplaying game, set in a shattered world on the brink of utter annihilation. It contains everything you need to get started creating and playing characters venturing out to try and scratch a living in the wilderness left behind, and maybe, just maybe, beginning to remake the world.
Inside you will find:
- A Complete Background to the World.
- New Race – Chimeer a melding of Human and Animal.
- New Classes – 4 New Classes and over a dozen new Sub-Classes.
- Guilds and Cults which Characters can join.
- New ways to look at Weapons and Armour, with quality affecting their use.
- Fear and Corruption rules.
- A Bestiary with new monsters.
- A short adventure to get you started.
The Black Iron is a Grimdark setting for the Worlds Oldest Roleplaying Game, it is not heroic and magic is hard to learn and dangerous to use.”