Runecairn: Core Rules

Runecairn: Core Rules

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.

Runecairn is a Norse fantasy tabletop roleplaying game about slaying fearsome creatures, delving into crumbling ruins, and navigating an untamed wilderness.

  • Simple and fast character creation
  • Intense combat and weapon abilities
  • Risk/reward fatigue management

Based on Cairn by Yochai Gal, Knave by Ben Milton, and Into the Odd by Chris McDowall.

A System Reference Document (SRD) and 3rd Party License for Runecairn are now available.

The full text is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0.


UK: By Odin’s Beard RPG, Rook’s Press, Dungeonland, Igloo Tree, Secret Cat Shop

EU: All the Problems in this World

US: Exalted Funeral, Iron Buffalo Gaming

Canada: Ratti Incantati, Monkey’s Paw, and Four Rogues Trading Company



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