Here’s a summary of a continuing story, The Tales of Mukoda, a series of actual play in an ongoing persistent solo roleplaying campaign, with my character Mukoda ha’Varou, using Ironsworn and Ironsworn: Delve, and other parts of the system. You can see all of my actual play sessions in the Ironsworn playlist over on my YouTube channel, and consider following me over on Twitter or Instagram as well, or check out all the other things.
This campaign journal entry covers my introduction and shout-outs, which is essentially a prelude to session 0, coming up next.
Intro and Shout-outs
Welcome to the world of Ironsworn!
“In the Ironsworn tabletop roleplaying game, you are a hero sworn to undertake perilous quests in the dark fantasy setting of the Ironlands.
Others live out their lives hardly venturing beyond the walls of their village or steading, but you are different. You will explore untracked wilds, fight desperate battles, forge bonds with isolated communities, and reveal the secrets of this harsh land.
This series is an experiment in trying to more closely follow zero-prep principles, in part because I haven’t before, but also to try to make things easier on me between sessions, and make me feel more like diving in. I have had difficulty getting to the table to play, and sometimes even actually playing even when I’ve gotten to the table ready to play. So, this is a try at making the journey a little easier.
Are you ready to swear iron vows and see them fulfilled—no matter the cost?”
I think my first exposure to Ironsworn was Geek Gamers’ two solo actual plays, a year ago: Geek Gamers’ Ironsworn playlist
What got me to finally realize I wanted to play this game was the Delve preview with Shawn Tomkin on aFistFullofDice. Delve just seemed so cool! aFistfulofDice’s Ironsworn: Delve Sneak Peek!
I also want to mention that my own thinking about worldbuilding has been informed by the solo actual play series by Adam Koebel and Mark Hulmes, and the co-operative actual play by All Systems Go. Think of these as cross-tabletop inspiration for solo play!
Also, I just want to also mention that I’ve been given a timely boost by The Arcane Library / Kelsey Dionne‘s recent email about motivation.
Check out the mini hex crawl map I’ve created and am using for this campaign, included in my minimal suggestive tactical maps collection.
As usual, in my solo RPG actual plays, I’m also using my Pyramid Arcade by Looney Labs for minimal minis, some assorted acrylic treasure gems, and the usual suspects of dice, clip board, hipster PDA, and so on. I may end up using other stuff along the way as well, but we’ll see if I need anything else.
As a final note, thanks for the track Bloody Tears by Quincas Moreira, which is provided by the creator freely for people to use in their videos.
To Be Continued
But, who am I in this world?
Read the more at The Tales of Mukoda, Character Creation