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Sagas of the Icelanders is a tabletop roleplaying game based on Apocalypse World by Vincent and Meguey Baker. It was one of the "first wave" of Powered by the Apocalypse games, originally crowdfunded and published way back in 2013. 

Like others in the PbtA family it supports an open-ended style of play (ie. "play to find out"), focused on drama and personal conflict. Changing the limitless post-apocalyptic landscape for a specific historial frontier, it throws the characters into precarious situations where they're just as much in danger from the harsh landscape as from their own traditions and social customs. 

The game begins sometime after the year 874, when the first Norse settlers set foot on Iceland. They were escaping war, poverty and the dissolution of their political freedoms on the mainland. Their families and the people that followed claimed the empty lands, free from rulers and religious pressures, and became lone farmers, determined to survive in this new environment. 

In Sagas of the Icelanders you play as one of these settlers between the end of the 9th and 10th centuries, also known as the Saga Period. You need to weigh between upholding your honour, your freedom, or the lives of you and your family. Challenge hard social norms, get drawn into bloody feuds, and fight to survive another winter. Tell the stories of the settlers’ families, their lives, trials and legacies. Build a new society from scratch and discover or change history as you forge a veritable Saga worthy of echoing through time.

CategoryPhysical game
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
GenreRole Playing
Tagspen-and-paper, Tabletop


Buy Now$6.00 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $6 USD. You will get access to the following files:

Character Playsheets.pdf 129 kB
MC Playsheets.pdf 60 kB
Sagas Main Rulebook.pdf 16 MB


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Hi! Any chance to get the playsheets published separately and for free?

Hey Gregor, are there any plans to do a new print run, or create a POD version of Sagas? I’d love to get a hardcopy!


Hi! I haven't done another print run because I've been tinkering with a second edition behind the scenes. I can't say when that will materialize (the ballpark is sometime next year), but until I have a clearer idea of where I want to take the game I have no intention printing any more copies of the first edition.

Oh wow, that’s great news! 👏 More than happy to wait. 🙂

This is extremely exciting.

That's very exciting!

Any updates on the 2nd ed?