Welcome to Iron Throne Publishing, home of the Blade of the Iron Throne RPG!
Co-author Michael and I formed ITP some three years ago when we began work on this licensed Sword & Sorcery successor to Jake Norwood’s The Riddle of Steel RPG. And while it has been a long journey to get Blade into print, we have both had a lot of fun, and learned much about the publishing process to boot!
For those new to the game, Blade is tightly focused around the Sword & Sorcery literary genre as created by Golden Age authors such as Clark Ashton Smith, Manly Wade Wellman, Robert E. Howard, Fritz Leiber, Catherine Lucille Moore, and Henry Kuttner.
Mechanically, Blade features a cinematic combat system that emphasizes player tactics over character sheet numbers – we call it our “Limelight” system, and feel that it delivers a more fluid, dramatic pacing to melee scenes.
Each player’s Limelight focuses on their character until something significant happens in that individual combat. Examples include: Someone gets wounded, loses their weapon, dies, runs, etc. Once such a “cliffhanger” is met, the Limelight then passes to another player at the table, which builds the suspense of combat as each player awaits the return of the camera’s focus back to their character – secure in the knowledge that at least one interesting thing will occur during their turn.
There are many more features of Blade for you to explore, and we encourage you to join in on our forum discussions with other friendly fans of the game!
Again, Welcome Aboard!
Your Hosts- Phil and Michael