Want to create your own game or other materials using the Ironsworn system? 

Non-Commercial Works

The complete text of the Ironsworn roleplaying game is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International license. This includes the rulebook, asset cards, and all handouts. This means you may create derivative works using that text, but may not use the material for commercial purposes.

Commercial Works

If you want to publish and sell your own game using the Ironsworn system, the contents of the Ironsworn System Reference Document (SRD) are available for use under the Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) license.


Interested in Ironsworn: Starforged licensing? Stay tuned! Ironsworn: Starforged is now available, and licensing information is coming soon.

License Requirements

  • You must include an attribution referencing Ironsworn (see "How to Provide Credit").

  • The non-commercial license is strictly limited to the text of the Ironsworn rulebook, asset cards, and handouts. The commercial license is limited to the content of the Ironsworn SRD. You may not otherwise use any of the  Ironsworn  images, icons, or other design elements within your work.

  • You cannot state or imply that your work is an official Ironsworn product.

  • You must distribute non-commercial works under the same license as the original (Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International license).

How to Provide Credit

Wherever you put copyright information in your work, include the following text:

This work is based on Ironsworn (found at, created by Shawn Tomkin, and licensed for our use under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International license  (

If you are publishing digitally, you may embed the links and omit the URL's.

For commercial works, please see the attribution credit provided in the
Ironsworn SRD.