June Update

It’s getting warmer outside, and busier in the store. With that we have a few seasonal changes:

Summer hours start May 29th!

We will be open during the following hours from Tuesday, May 29th through Sunday, September 2nd:

  • Monday          Closed
  • Tuesday          Noon – 9:00pm
  • Wednesday    Noon – 9:00pm
  • Thursday       Noon – 9:00pm
  • Friday             Noon – 11:00pm
  • Saturday        Noon – 9:00pm
  • Sunday           Noon – 5:00pm

Additional Events!

  • Pokemon League on Saturday afternoons
  • Saturday evening RPGs
  • Magic: the Gathering Brawl on Sunday afternoons
  • Open Play for Warhammer (40K & Age of Sigmar) on Tuesday and Saturday evenings
  • Once-a-month All-Day Sunday Warmachine event hosted by James
  • Once-a-Month Saturday board game demos

Special Events!

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.

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:
Sleeves!
Playmats!
Deck boxes!
Dice!
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