You are cordially invited to Ravnica Weekend!

You are cordially invited to Ravnica Weekend!

When: November 10th and 11th
Where: Rune and Board
Who can come: You!

Celebrate the marriage of Dungeons and Dragons and Magic the Gathering this weekend with us! It is an exciting time, the upcoming book release includes new Ravnica races that are a blast to play, expanded class options that fit the various guilds and amazing world building content that will help you and your party explore the various levels of the city state of Ravnica.

To celebrate the imminent release Guildmasters Guide to Ravnica we are having a special weekend of fun!

Play Magic the Gathering in Special Drafts

Join the fun in 4 pack drafts of Guilds of Ravnica.

Price for Entry: $18 dollars
Saturday November 10th Noon
Saturday November 10th 4pm
Sunday November 11th 1pm

Roleplay through a new Magical D&D Setting

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New and old Roleplayers alike are invited to join excellent Dungeon Master’s in the store exclusive adventure: Krenko’s Way

“The notorious goblin crime boss Krenko has escaped confinement in the Udzec prison under suspicious circumstances. Now he plots to reestablish control over his criminal enterprise, raising the specter of a goblin gang war that could jeopardize the tenuous peace among the guilds. You must find Krenko and secure him before all-out war ensues!”

Saturday November 10th 1:00pm with Will MB
Sunday November 11th Time 1:30pm with Sadie

Play with pregenerated characters made specifically for the world of Magic including:

  • Vendalken Azorious Functionary Wizard
  • Minotaur Boros Legionnaire Fighter
  • Human Dimir Operative Rouge
  • Devkarin Elf Golgari Agent Druid
  • Human Gruul Anarch Barbarian
  • Goblin Izzet Engineer Wild Magic Sorcerer

And many more!

This is only the start of a glorious union between Wizards  of the Coast’s most popular two products and the staff of Rune and Board are excited to celebrate with all our lovely community members. See you at the gaming table!

Pokemon Lost Thunder, Final Fantasy Opus VII and More

The end of October will be a busy one at Rune & Board. October 20th we’ll be hosting a Pokémon Lost Thunder prerelease. Lost Thunder will be the largest Pokémon set yet, with over 200 cards, including new GX and Ultra Beasts. Many of the cards have never been printed in English, so it should be an exciting addition. Preregistration starts at 12:00, $25 entry fee with a guarantee of 3 prize packs per person plus additional prizes.

Our Final Fantasy Opus VII prerelease is October 27th, from 3pm to 6pm. Entry fee is $29. Opus VII will be adding cards from Crystal Chronicles: Ring of Fates, Brave Exvius and Final Fantasy Legends. We’re taking pre-registration now.

That same weekend (October 26th – 28th) is Kumoricon, Portland’s own Anime convention. Rune & Board is sponsoring the D&D Open, so keep an eye out for us around the D&D tables.

Looking towards November, Ravnica Weekend is November 11th. Part of a crossover event for Guilds of Ravnica and the new Guildmaster’s Guide to Ravnica, we’ll be running a special adventure to go with the launch of the new book as well as 4-pack drafts. If you’re interested in running the adventure in store, please let us know. We’re taking pre-orders now for the Guildmaster’s Guide at $44.95.

September Events!

Rune & Board will be at Rose City Comic-con this year, not as attendees but as a vendor! Stop by our booth at 1050 if you’re going — we’ll have coupons on hand and great deals on dice and minis.

After Rose City, the next campaign book for D&D will be released September 18th (but we’ll have it on September 7th!). Waterdeep: Dragon Heist is a campaign designed for characters level 1-5. The buzz is that it will be really good, so be sure to reserve a copy. We’re taking pre-orders now for $44.95 (regular price $49.95). Dragon Heist will have a follow up release in November — Dungeon of the Mad Mage will be for characters level 5-20.

Rounding out September, the next Magic: the Gathering set, Guilds of Ravnica, prerelease will be September 29th & 30th. Following the story from Ixalan, the Gatewatch return to Ravnica to finally battle Nicol Bolas. Will they emerge victorious or will Nicol Bolas’ nefarious plan finally succeed? And in case you haven’t heard, there will be a Ravnica sourcebook for D&D 5e, too! That will be released in November so keep an eye out for more info in the coming months.

Regarding events, we added an additional Pokemon League day – every Wednesday from 2pm to 5pm. The pre-release for Lost Thunder will be in October so we’ll have more information then.

 

 

April Updates!

April will be a busy month for us at Rune & Board. We have our Store Championship April 8th, a Learn to Play scheduled April 15th, a Dominaria Pre-release April 21st and 22nd and International Tabletop Day on April 29th.

For the Learn to Play day, we decided to take our regularly scheduled Magic Open House and expand it to include Dungeons & Dragons, Pokémon, and the Final Fantasy TCG. All events are free, promos available while supplies last. The MtG Open House promo for this set is Llanowar Elves, reprinted for the first time since 2016.

Our planned schedule for Learn to Play Day:

  • Magic: the Gathering – 12:30pm to 3pm
  • Pokémon – 1:30 to 3pm
  • Dungeons & Dragons – 12:30pm to 2:30pm and 3pm to 5pm
  • Final Fantasy TCG – 2:30pm to 5pm

On the 21st and 22nd, we’ll be running 4 events for Dominaria Pre-release:

  • Friday @ Midnight
  • Saturday @ 11:00am & 6pm
  • Two-Headed Giant on Sunday at 1pm.

Pre-register now for $25, $29 day of the event or take advantage of one of our specials:

  • “I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead” for $72, includes entry to the midnight event and 2 other events
  • “I AM DOMINARIA!” for $160 which includes entry to 3 events plus a booster box (to be picked up at pre-release!)

Stay tuned for more about International Tabletop Day! We’re still working out the schedule so message us if you’re interested in running your favorite game.

September Events and Releases

September is a busy month, with a new D&D book, a Magic release, new Star Wars: Destiny and the start of a new Warmachine league.

We will have Tomb of Annihilation, the new D&D book, available Friday, September 8th. As a Wizards of the Coast retailer, we have the book available 2 weeks early. The new Adventurers League season accompanying the book has an interesting spin: “The death curse”. You can read more about it in the Adventurers League Primer.

We’ll have a limited number of boxes for Star Wars: Destiny Empire at War available September 15th for $99.

Our next build and paint event will be September 17th, from 3pm to 6pm. We’ll be featuring miniatures from Games Workshop, with a range of 40k and Age of Sigmar models available to assemble and paint. Already have something you’re working on? Bring it in and take advantage our our paints and tools!

Ixalan pre-releases have been scheduled for the weekend of September 23rd. We’re hosting our first ever midnight pre-release, as well as events Saturday morning, Saturday evening, Sunday morning and Two-Headed Giant Sunday afternoon. $24 if you pre-register and pay in advance, $28 day of the event.

Adding to our regular Wednesday Warmachine events, we’re starting a Journeyman League for new Warmachine and Hordes players on the 27th. Starting out with a Battlebox, players will gradually add to their army until they have a 75-point army. We’ll have more information available later in the month, so keep an eye on our Facebook page or our event schedule for more info.

Rounding out the month, we will be doing a learn and play for Sea of Clouds on September 30th. Participants will have an opportunity to win a special promo captain and a chance to buy a copy of the game at a discount. It’s a fun, easy to learn game that’s good for mixed age groups.

D&D Camp at Rune & Board!

Update 8/16: Due to a lack of participants, we’ve cancelled D&D camp.

 

 

D&D Camp is starting soon! We’ve reduced the price to $120 a week. Pre-registration is required so be sure to secure your spot.
Session 1 – July 18 through July 21, 1:30 to 5pm

Session 2 – July 25 through July 28, 1:30 to 5pm

Session 3 – August 15 through August 18, 1:30 to 5pm

Session 4 – August 22 through August 25, 1:30 to 5pm

Cost is $120 per child (ages 8-13), with a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 7 players

Come into the store or call for additional info.

More information

Correction: We’re closed on Mondays so the start dates are Tuesday.

 

Update! Events on Free RPG Day on June 17th

We’ve received our shipment for Free RPG Day from Impressions and have come up with a calendar of events we have planned.

12pm – 13th Age Demo w/ Sadie (we have 10 copies available after the session)

1:30 – D&D Rumors of Riches w/ Will

2pm – Numenera: The Spire Of The Hunting Sound w/ Nick (we will have 10 copies available after the session)

3:30pm – Free RPG Day Session w/ Nicolas

5pm – Shadowrun Missions w/ Michael

7pm – Dungeon Crawl Classics w/ Sadie

 

GaMA News and Finds

Well, we’re fresh back from GaMA 2017 and some of the latest news is trickling out. You may have seen updates and CMON’s Song of Ice and Fire miniature game, or the new faction for Warhammer: Age of Sigmar (spoiler: they’re dwarves). We sat in many presentations and talked to a lot of vendors. After talking to the Army Painter guy, we decided to bring in their line of paints to supplement our Citadel paint line. We should be getting that in next month.

Along a similar line of thought, we will be bringing in the new unpainted minis from WizKids for D&D/Pathfinder. We have a sample to show off, and it looks amazing. We were equally impressed with the Starfinder minis Ninja Division will be producing to go along with Paizo’s new Starfinder fantasy space epic. We’re really excited about the Starfinder release, and will post a blog about what to expect at release. There’s a special freebie Paizo is releasing as part of Free RPG Day (coming June 17th) that gives a sneak peak at the system. We’ll have in store, along with other giveaways that day. Starfinder sounds different, yet familiar to the existing Pathfinder system. The demos were always full, otherwise we’d have a better report!

We will be placing an order for Wasteland Express Delivery Service. Again, the demos were always full but we had a chance to watch game play and it looks like a lot of fun. A little bit of Tank Girl, a little bit of Gammarauders, a little bit Mad Max with a dash of a legacy game added in. Expected release is later in 2017. We had a chance to look at Runewars (no demos, sadly) and were intrigued. It looked to be more in line with a skirmish/wargame sort of deal, with the models on trays so you can move them all at once, and using a dial for movement familiar to people who have played Fantasy Flight’s Star Wars Games. We have a copy on order, so if you’re interested we can hold it for you!

AEG had a number of announcements at the show, including the new Smash Up add-on Big in Japan where you can play as magical girls, pocket monsters, sentai or kaiju. We will be bringing in their organized play kit for Smash Up All-Stars this summer. They’re encouraging people to fill out a survey and get an exclusive Smash up faction. I thought we should pass along the offer in case anyone wanted to play as Sheep. If anyone is interested in a pre-order for Sakura Arms or Unicornus Knights please drop us a line. They should be released later this year as part of their “Big in Japan” line.

On the RPG front, besides finding out about Starfinder, we had a short talk with the folks behind Green Ronin Games and will be bringing in their Fantasy AGE and Blue Rose RPGs. Fantasy AGE might be familiar to people as the system used for Wil Wheaton’s Titansgrave on Geek and Sundry. Blue Rose is back in print after a couple of years and updated to use the AGE system found in Dragon Age and Fantasy AGE. It’s based on romantic fantasy, like Mercedes Lackey and Jacqueline Carey. The art is fabulous and it has quite a following so we hope to add it to the growing list of RPGs the store supports.

 

 

March Update: M:tG. D and D and other events news

As we go into our third (!!) month of business, it seemed like a good time to write a post about what all has been and will be going on in our store.

Currently we’re taking pre-orders for Modern Masters 2017 at $200 a box (release Mar 17, MSRP $239.76). If you’ve seen the spoilers, you know there’s some really exciting cards in this upcoming set. Liliana of the Veil, Zendikar fetchlands, and Damnation are being reprinted, along with returning classics Tarmogoyf, Gifts Ungiven, and Blood Moon

We’re also taking pre-orders for the new D&D sourcebook Tales from the Yawning Portal for $40 (release Mar 24, MSRP $49.95). It’s an update to some classic modules from the past, such as White Plume Mountain, Against the Giants and Tomb of Horrors. Designed to be used with your current campaign, it has adventures from 1st to 15th level.

We recently started a Magic:the Gathering Standard series, in support of the new set Aether Revolt. Running from Feb 15th through April 16th, it has some great prizes such as an Amonkhet booster box, Amonkhet bundle or free entry into an Amonkhet pre-release. Wizards is sponsoring a Standard Showdown to co-incide with Amonkhet and we plan on running that starting May 7th.

Along with the Standard series running every Wednesday and Sunday, we are also holding regular Commander/EDH nights on Thursday and Friday Night Magic draft every Friday. Tuesday nights we’ve been experimenting with different sorts of M:tG events, like Conspiracy 2 draft, Two-Headed Giant (2HG) or something different like Planechase or Chaos draft. We’re running an exciting chaos draft on March 7th so if you’ve always wanted to play Theros with Shadows Over Innistrad, M11, or Conspiracy 2, this might be your chance. 

Wednesday and Sunday are our big days for D&D Adventurers League. Check out the Oregon Adventurers League Meetup to find out more and to RSVP. We have a limited number of slots so the best way to ensure you get a seat is to reserve a place.

As for other RPGs, Nick runs Monte Cook Games’ Cypher Play every other Saturday. It’s a great place to start if you’ve never played Numenera before and are interested in a rules-light, fantasy-futuristic setting 1 billion years in the future. We have a Shadowrun Missions group starting and would love to host a Star Wars or Pathfinder Society group. If you’re looking for play space, drop us a comment or message on Facebook.

Rune & Board is going to Vegas!

But no, we’re not going to gamble away our life savings or see any glitzy shows. Instead, we’ll be attending the GAMA Trade Show to learn more about what we can do to build our business and bring new things to Hillsboro.

Along with meeting several of our vendors, we will also get to see new and upcoming products, as well as finding some new stuff to bring in to the store.

Because we’ll be attending this event, we will be closed 2 extra days: Tuesday, the 14th, and Wednesday, the 15th. The Magic Standard Series normally run on Wednesday won’t be rescheduled.

We will be open as usual for the rest of the week – Thursday through Sunday.