Happy Thanksgiving!

We’d like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. Hopefully, like us, you’re enjoying a day off, gathering with friends and family. And also like us, there’s a good chance you’re resting up for….

To show our appreciation for all of our customers, many of whom are quickly becoming like family, we’ll be opening up a couple hours early (but still late enough to sleep in đŸ˜ș) and offering what we feel are some some pretty awesome deals:

In addition to this, we’ll also have several other random specials, as well as events planned throughout the weekend: Magic Win-a-Box, FNM* Draft & Modern, Final Fantasy TCG Opus IV Prerelease, D&D Adventurer’s League**, and Saturday Game Night.

With this being our first Black Friday we’re not quite sure what to expect. So, please bear with us in this. We’re working to make it great for everyone.

*each with the top prize of From the Vault: Transform!

**please RSVP here: https://www.meetup.com/dndaloregon/events/

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.

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


Free RPG Day is June 17th

We’re participating in Free RPG day, which means we have some one-shots and quickstarts to give away. One of the products highlighted this year is Paizo’s Starfinder game, so we hope to have some quickstart guides to give out. How do you get one? Come in and run a game for our customers, and we’ll save one for you.

We also have Runescape, Dungeon Crawl Classics, Pathfinder Adventure Card Game and more to give away.

Free RPG Day

International Tabletop Day is this Saturday

It’s International Tabletop Day on Saturday!

Here’s our current schedule of events. We will also have our library of board games available and hopefully will have some new ones as well.

10am – Learn to Play D&D

12pm – 1 hr D&D session
1pm – Numenera Organized Play
2pm – Magic: the Gathering Mini-Masters
3pm – Blood Bowl Single Elimination

5pm – Learn to Play D&D

7pm – 1 hr D&D session
8pm – Gaming After Dark – with Cards Against Humanity, Exploding Kittens NSFW, Love2hate & Fiasco

The event is all ages until 8pm. We will be running a raffle for games and accessories from noon until 7, but you have to be here to win.

International Table Top Day is coming

Rune and Board will be participating in International Table Top Day this year. In the past we’ve usually gone to someone else’s ITTD but this year we’re putting on our own! We’re planning on having a variety of different tabletop games, with Learn to Play D&D, Numenera OP, Blood Bowl, Magic: the Gathering Mini Masters, and our own spin on ITTD, Gaming After Dark. We sell Cards Against Humanity, we might as well play it, too. We’ll also have snacks and drinks on hand and be raffling off some sweet swag. As always, we have a library of games to play, and depending on what we get from various sources, we might have some promo cards or games to give away.

More info will be coming next month so stay tuned.

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.



Modern Masters 2017!!

Hi all, Rune and Board is planning on celebrating the upcoming Modern Masters 2017 release with special events the weekend of March 17th. First up, we have FNM featuring Modern Masters 2017 draft for $40. Prize support will be 1 pack per win (plus FNM promos) with a cap of 3 rounds. Individual booster packs will also be available on Friday for $9.99 each.

On Saturday, March 18th, we’re hosting a Modern Masters Sealed event, with an entry fee of $80. Prize support will be 2 packs per match win with a cap of 3 rounds. That evening our semi-regular Modern constructed event will have Modern Masters 2017 as the prize, with 1.5 packs per player. Entry fee for that event is $15.

This set looks amazing and drafting it will be awesome. It’s a great opportunity to play with cards that haven’t been reprinted in many years. Hope to see you there!

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.