Final Fantasy TCG Opus 5 Pre-Release and other March Events

Good news, everyone! Rune & Board will be once again holding a Final Fantasy TCG Pre-Release on March 17th! We have 24 spots available, preregistration is under way.

For $35, Each player will receive a kit containing:

  • 6 Opus V booster packs
  • an exclusive Lightning foil promo card
  • exclusive sleeves featuring Scions of the Seventh Dawn

We’re paying out to 4th place, so prize support will be:
1st Place – choice of 1 Opus V Starter Deck + 3 Packs*
2nd Place – choice of 1 Opus V Starter Deck + 2 Packs*
3rd Place – choice of 1 Opus V Starter Deck + 1 Packs*
4th Place – choice of 3 Booster Packs
Additional prize packs* will be based on turnout. Since Opus 5 doesn’t come out until March 23rd, prize packs must be from Opus I – IV.

With the release of Masters 25, we’re running a special draft on March 16th. Entry is $39, with 1 pack per match win into the prize pool. Was your favorite card included?

Other event highlights for March:

  • Every Sunday we’re running open play for Legend of the 5 Rings, the latest LCG from Fantasy Flights. This is a revival of the original version from the 90s. Check out Fantasy Flight’s website for more info
  • Saturdays from 5 to close, we’re running Warhammer Open Play, in addition to our regular Tuesday night.
  • Miniature Build and Paint on Saturday the 24th from 2pm to 5pm.
  • Chadd is hosting a Warmachine/Hordes Ticket Take Down March 31st, at Out of This World Pizza. $25 entry includes pizza for lunch. First prize is entry to Lock and Load in Bellevue WA, June 22nd through June 24.


Ixalan League Winners

Our first Ixalan League has come to an end. Prizes go to:

Nate K. – Rivals of Ixalan Prerelease entry
Devin – Dragon Life Counter
Micah – Playmat of your choice
Kabrin – Deck box of your choice

We’ll have another Ixalan League starting on November 7th! We’ll have a new list of prizes and achievements for participants soon.

Extra Life Commander Night

Rune & Board has a team for Extra Life 2017 and so we decided to convert one of our popular EDH/Commander Nights into a fundraiser.

Between now and October 19th, go to our Extra Life page and use the Donate button. For every $5 you donate, you get 1 raffle ticket AND 1 waiver for Commander tax during the event. Donate $25 and you get 5 raffle tickets AND a waiver for Commander tax the entire night!

Don’t want to donate online, or maybe you decide too late “Hey, I do need that waiver”? Donate in store to our big bucket and you’ll still get a raffle ticket and waiver for every $5 you donate.

During the event we’ll raffle off some cool prizes for every $50 donated, up to a maximum of $500.
Prizes include:
Deck boxes!
Fat packs!
Board games!

Donate here!
Don’t donate anonymously or we won’t know who you are.

If you’ve already signed up for Extra Life, you can join our team. With your contributions, you’ll still get raffle tickets and Commander tax waivers!

We are part of the larger Wizards of the Coast Extra Life Super Team.

What is Commander tax?

Ixalan League!

There’s a new Magic set so that means Magic League will be starting soon. We changed league days to Sunday this block, with league running the 4 weeks between October 1st and October 22nd. As always, you can come in any day we’re open and play games. Sign up starts this week and you can pick up your league kit on Sunday, October 1st.

For $20 you get 3 packs, a special promo card, a storage box and a match card. With your 3 starting packs, you’ll build a 30 card (minimum) deck. Record your cards and start playing! You can join the league at any time by buying packs to catch up.

You can buy a new booster pack each week AND after losing 3 matches. Matches are best out of 1. Record your matches on your match card and at the end of 4 weeks we’ll award prizes for the following:

Highest Win Percentage*: 1st and 2nd place
Most total wins: 1st place
Most total losses: 1st place
Most Games Played: 1st place

All players get a special promo card, while supplies last.

Like last season, we need a minimum of 8 players for prize payout. With more players, we’ll add more prizes. Each week we’ll have an achievement or two posted on our Facebook page so be sure to follow us. On Sundays, we’ll award prizes for that week’s achievement.

See additional rules and info on our Magic: the Gathering page.

*must play at least 10 games to qualify

Magic: the Gathering Ixalan

As you might have heard, a new set for Magic: the Gathering is coming out this month — IXALAN! For pre-release this coming weekend, we’re running regular pre-releases Friday midnight, Saturday morning and evening, and Sunday morning. Sunday afternoon we have Two-Headed Giant scheduled. We’re capping 2HG at 8 teams this time, so if you want to play be sure to get on the list.

Everyone had so much fun with Hour of Devastation League, we’ve signed up to run it for Ixalan. We’ll have the same basic set up (3 packs, buy 1 every week or after 3 losses, prizes based on number of participants) but this time every player will be getting a special League promo card — Unclaimed Territory as well as a League storage box.  M:tG League starts October 1st, with League play days every Sunday through October 22nd.

For Draft Weekend (September 30th and October 1st), we’re holding 2 Sealed events, with entry at $25.

Ixalan Standard Showdown starts October 8th and will run through December 24th in preparation for the Store Championship on December 31st. I can assure you, we will be open on the 24th and the 31st!

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.

Hour of Devastation League is coming

For the new M:tG set, Hour of Devastation, we’re running a 4-week league. League days are Wednesday, but you can come in any day we’re open and play games. League starts July 17th and runs through August 13th.

For $20 you get 3 packs, a storage box and a match card. With your 3 starting packs, you’ll build a 30 card (minimum) deck. Record your deck list and start playing! You can join the league at any time by buying packs to catch up.

You can buy a new booster pack each week AND after losing 3 matches. Matches are best out of 1. Record your matches on your match card and at the end of 4 weeks, we’ll award prizes based on win percentage (tie breaks determined by match points).

1st prize – Hour of Devastation Bundle

2nd prize – Pre-release entry for Ixalan

3rd prize – Playmat of your choice

Get a promo Magic die for every 6 games played. All players get a full art foil land (while supplies last).

See additional rules and info on our Magic: the Gathering page.

Update (7/28/17) — Due to the number of participants, we’ve increased prize support. We’ve increased what 1st and 2nd place will get and added 4th and 5th place. The new structure is as follows:

1st prize – Two bundles (one from Hour of Devastation, one from Amonkhet)

2nd prize – Pre-release entry for Ixalan and an Ixalan planeswalker deck

3rd prize – Playmat of your choice

4th prize – Planeswalker deck of your choice

5th prize – One set of in stock dice



Hour of Devastation Open House

Are you new to Magic or an experienced player who wants to introduce friends to the game? This coming Saturday (July 1), we’re running another Magic Open House, in preparation for Hour of Devastation.

New players and experienced players who bring a new player will receive a foil full art basic land – limit of 25.

We’re also planning an Hour of Devastation League, from July 17 through August 13.

Your $40 entry fee includes 4 weeks of League play.

-Each player starts with 3 boosters (2 Hour of Devastation, 1 Amonkhet) and adds 1 additional booster each week.
-You may also buy an additional booster after 3 losses.

Each player will play 3 matches each week – win 1 booster for each match win.

Amonkhet Standard Showdown

Get out your standard decks because we’re running a standard showdown for Amonkhet on Sunday afternoons. Winners each week get a Standard Showdown pack, each containing four cards*:

  • 2 rare or mythic rare from a currently legal Standard set
  • 1 Amonkhet full-art land
  • 1 premium card of any rarity from a currently legal Standard set, including Amonkhet full-art lands

Entry is $5, with the usual 1.5 packs into the prize pool per player, prizes based on match standings. Sundays at 2pm.

*Standard Showdown: Amonkhet booster packs do not include Masterpieces.

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!