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Simple and fast character creation. Intense combat and weapon abilities. Risk/reward fatigue management. Dark Souls-inspired mechanics such as bonfires and respawning enemies. Runecairn is the Norse fantasy adventure you've been waiting for.

4 starting classes, 15 mysterious monsters, dangerous Viking weapons and armour.

Death is not the end.

Strap on your bearded axe and linden wood shield, delve into the forsaken barrow and cleanse the draugr within. They will overhwhelm you at first so prepare to die. But when you wake up at the bonfire, you'll know what to expect for your next attemptParry their attacks, disarm them, and hack them to pieces. Defeat the mad jotunn within and claim the soul remnant he protects.

Designed for two players, one warden and one adventurer.

Includes a text only version with no images, meant for easy printing.

Beneath the Broken Sword, an introductory dungeon crawl adventure for Runecairn, is now available!

Text licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0.

Runecairn SRD


Runecairn character generator



Get this game and 49 more starting at $30.00
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In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $5 USD. You will get access to the following files:

Runecairn v1.7.pdf 36 MB
runecairn_character_sheet_fillable_v1.0.pdf 2 MB
runecairn_card.pdf 952 kB

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Download demo

Runecairn - Example of Play.pdf 1 MB
Runecairn - Text Only PDF 490 kB

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