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“Organic, cinematic and more epic than anything we’ve experienced with more mechanical RPGs.” -Tabletop Gaming Magazine

Sagas of Midgard is a story-driven Tabletop RPG that has been developed with cinematic action sequences and the ability to easily tell memorable stories at its core. In Sagas of Midgard, players create their own Drengr (Viking warrior) eager to do battle in the service of the Gods. Character death in Sagas of Midgard is a feature, not a bug, and the challenges you face in Midgard and beyond will test your characters to the limits-- often, indeed, to their deaths. With a simple yet engaging ruleset, stunning art, and innovative gameplay, Sagas of Midgard has something to offer any gaming group with a story to tell. Take up your axe and begin writing your Saga!

“After carefully reading this and absorbing as best I can, I’m convinced you have something genius here… You can be sure I’m going to try to bring the North back to my table now!” -Gabe, Kickstarter Backer

Twilight of the Gods

“Just downloaded the rulebook… I read the intro story and I am already completely hooked. Magnificent thing, this RPG of yours. ” -Thor, Kickstarter Backer

Freyr and Surt

The Sagas of Midgard Corebook features:

  • A simple, intuitive rules system that values and encourages player creativity and storytelling over number-crunching and rules reference
  • An intuitive, simple character creation system featuring over 27 Surnames and Titles allowing you to make the kind of Viking warrior YOU want to be
  • Over 120 Character Powers, including the universal “With Joy I Cease” that allows you to sacrifice your character gloriously to kill any foe
With Joy I Cease
  • A unique Raiding and Player Settlement system that allows player skill and creativity to overcome challenges and capture cities for their own
  • 24 Runes derived from the Elder Futhark that allow for the use of powerful one-off magics as well as devastating chained effects
Runic Blessing
  • 39 Savage Monsters, with proprietary “Horde” and “Champion” Templates allowing for epic, large-scale battles in which your Heroes fight through a hundred foes (or more!)
  • 18 Artifacts: powerful magical items that sometimes have a mind of their own
  • Four beautifully written prefabricated Adventures to take you from your first very raid to the literal end of the world


Sagas of Midgard. What will YOUR Saga be?

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Blakelee M February 27, 2019 10:56 pm UTC
I don't understand what the Odin's Wisdom ability is supposed to do. It doesn't make sense given the rune-casting rules in the book.

Is this an artifact from a previous version of the rules or just unclear text?
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Nicholas P March 12, 2019 8:31 pm UTC
Hey! First off, thanks for purchasing!

Unfortunately, it's unclear text and we've marked it to be fixed for the next revision.

Basically, the way it works is:

Without Odin's Wisdom, any Hero can use Runes in the positions in which they're cast. So I could use a Rune in its First Position-- if I had the ability, I could chain it with another Rune in its second position and a third rune in its third position.

With Odin's Wisdom, so long as a Hero is only casting one Rune in an action, they can pick any effect on the Rune (First, Second, or Third Position).

Sorry for the delay in response. We don't check down here much, so if you have any further questions hit us up on our website or on social media.

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Nicholas P January 21, 2019 2:14 pm UTC
Our website is if you'd like any additional information!
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Nicholas P December 07, 2018 3:17 pm UTC
Hey everyone! We also have a Rune Deck available here:
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This title was added to our catalog on December 07, 2018.
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