Status of in-store play

With the recent update from Wizards Play Network to begin allowing in-store organized play on May 28th, we have had several inquiries as to when we will begin to allow in-store play. The short answer is eventually. The longer answer is once we feel it is safe for everyone to gather in an enclosed space for extended periods of time. Considering that Washington County was recently downgraded to High Risk, we do not feel it is safe to allow in-store play at this time.

When Washington county is upgraded to Moderate Risk or Low Risk, we will reconsider our stance on allowing in-store play. Please realize, we want to provide an atmosphere and space that is clean and safe for everyone.

Concering Digimon, Pokemon, and TCGs in general.

Over the past few months the trading card market has gone bonkers with unprecedented demand and very limited supply. Due to this, we often don’t know when or if we will be receiving a restock on popular products until our distributors are ready to ship them to us. In some cases it is literally a surprise when a distributor calls and says, “hey, we have _________ for you; do you want it?” Unfortunately, this means that we can’t take any orders on out of stock TCG products, nor will we add your name to a list because that list would be several pages long if we had one.

So, the best thing fo you to do is follow us on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter. When we receive restocks, we will make a post on each of these.

March Update

Hey look, it’s still March! Or is it March again?

With vaccines rolling out and restrictions slowly lifting, we have been getting more questions about when we’re going to allow in-store play. We have chosen to be very cautious since most games do not allow for social distancing. Unlike a restaurant where you can typically maintain appropriate distance from other parties, it’s difficult to do so in most games, especially games like Magic the Gathering or Pokemon.

When we do begin allowing in-store play again, it will be restricted to private parties of up to 6 people. We are still a few weeks away from this, however, due to some ongoing maintenance on our building. Once we are ready, we will post on social media.

MTG Commander Collection Green price change

Hey everyone,

With the release of Commander Collection Green last week we saw an immediate drop in the market price. When I (Nick) first established our price, we were well under the market price I had seen from other sellers and online, which were as high as $150 at one point. But, after seeing price reductions over the weekend, it’s pretty clear that many sellers (us included) had overpriced the product. For this reason, we have decided to lower our price to $79 each. If you preordered one with us, don’t worry, we have credited you the difference already.

Moving forward, we will do our best to establish more accurate pricing on limited edition items like this.

Thank you all for your understanding and continued support!

June 1st Update – In Store Play

Many of you have been asking about when we’ll start hosting events now that Phase 1 of reopening has begun. We know you’re excited to get back in for regular games and we are excited to have you come in for games. But, in an effort to maintain a safe, healthy environment, we will be taking it slow. Beginning Wednesday, June 3rd, we will be allowing private groups of 2-6 to reserve tables. To reserve a table, you can either call: 503-521-7610, or email: runeandboard@gmail.com. A $5 per player minimum purchase will be required.

To maintain a safe, healthy environment for everyone, the following rules must be obeyed:

  1. Wash your hands thoroughly before your game(s) begin. There are guides posted in each restroom that show proper hand washing techniques.
  2. Wash/sanitize your hands frequently while gaming. If you can’t remember how long it has been since you last did so, it’s time to do it again.
  3. No outside food or drink whatsoever. In the past we have made exceptions, but now the only exception is a resealable water bottle for personal use.
  4. Maintain 6 feet of social distancing between gaming groups at all times. We will be arranging tables to allow for this.
  5. Face masks must be worn. If you don’t have a face mask, we can provide you with a disposable one.
  6. Clean up after yourself. Dispose of any trash or bottles and cans during and after your gaming session. We will sanitize the tables and chairs between groups.
  7. If you are experiencing a fever, cough, or flu-like symptoms, DO NOT COME IN.

In addition to these rules, it is also imperative that each person be fully aware of their surroundings and how close they are to others. If you are within 6 feet of someone who is not part of your private group, you will need to move. Because of traffic flow, this will require coordination and cooperation between groups.

If all goes well, we will consider expanding our temporary hours to allow for more reservations.

Please remember, we’re in this together, and only together can we maintain a safe, healthy environment for everyone.

January Prereleases

January this year brings us two prereleases –  Magic: the Gathering the weekend of the 17th and a Pokemon prerelease the weekend of the 25th.

M:tG is returning to Theros with Theros Beyond Death. Our first prerelease is the evening of Jan 17th with additional prereleases on the 18th and 19th.

Pokemon is bringing Sword and Shield to the US and our prerelease is Jan 25th at 12:30pm. This new set brings Pokémon V and Pokémon VMAX and will shake up the game by removing Fairy type Pokémon and replacing them by Psychic type.

Call or drop in to reserve your spot!

September Events and News

Time for a round up of what’s going on at Rune & Board this September! We’re returning to Rose City Comic Con this year and will be near where we were last year, between Artist Alley and Rose City Jr. Find us in booth #1050 – we’re handing out discount cards good for purchases in store, so be sure to stop by.

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A new D&D book is coming in September: Baldur’s Gate: Descent to Avernus will be available Sept 17, and we’re taking pre-orders for the alternate cover. This is a new campaign book that takes characters from level 1-13 as they travel through Avernus, the first level of Hell. It’s the first campaign book to take place in fan-favorite Baldur’s Gate so we’re hoping it provides more detail for the city itself for future adventures.

We’re gearing up for the next Magic: the Gathering pre-release later this month. Throne of Eldrane is inspired by fairy tales and Arthurian legends, with lots of us hoping for more fairies. We’ll be running pre-release events Sept 27, 28, and 29. Keep an eye on our calendar or Facebook page for details and times.

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Earlier this year we started selling Cardfight!! Vanguard, a Japanese card game based on an anime and manga series, and so have added open play on Sundays to our calendar, starting Sept 22. If you have played YuGiOh or Pokemon, you may like Cardfight!! Players start with a pre-constructed deck and can add new cards with additional booster packs so it’s easy to get started.

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Our continuing events include Open Play for the A Song of Ice and Fire Miniatures Game on Friday nights, along with our regular FNM Standard and Draft events. If you play M:tG Pauper, we have casual tournaments Tuesdays, with $3 to join the event, and packs going to 1st and 2nd place. And with the release of Pathfinder Second Edition, we have occasional events posted on our Warhorn page. Hopefully with increased interest, we’ll have more events in the future.

Expansion Grand Opening!

Expansion News!

We are so excited to share with all of you in the celebration of our new expansion! The walls are painted, the carpet is in, tables are present and gaming is happening! Eventually we will have beer and cider available, as well as space for special events to be hosted.

Our Expansion Grand Opening!
Date: May 4 2019
Time: 11am-8ish

  • RidgeWalker Brewery; Free Beer Samples (Age 21+, ID required)
  • Dirty Weiner Hot Dog Stand: Star Wars Themed Specials
  • Nadarra Creations Booth
  • KeyForge: Tournament. Limit 12 Players; Unique R&B Theme Decks
  • Learn to Play: Magic the Gathering (Free Mini Decks Included)
  • Learn to Play: Dungeons and Dragons(Free Pregen Character Included)
  • MonsterPocalypse Demos
  • Board Game Demos

Plus our Massive Expansion SALE!!

Look at all the new space and displays!


Magic Player? War of the Spark is Coming Soon. Preorder Today!

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War of the Spark
PreRelease
April 27-28 2019

Pre-Register For Single Event: $26
Priced per single person

Pre-Register Team for Two Headed Giant: $52
Priced per single team

Find Your Spark $75
Pre-register for 3 events

Walk the Planes $169
Pre-register for 3 events
Preorder a War of the Spark Booster Box*
+$30 add on a WotS Bundle

Pre-Registration cut off: 10pm Friday April 26
Day of Entry Fees start at $29

Pre-Order a Booster Box for $99*

(Recieve your box on PreRelease Weekend or Release Weekend)

Pre-Release Event Times

Friday/Saturday – April 26th at Midnight
Saturday – April 27th at 10:30am
Saturday – April 27th at 5:30pm
Sunday – April 28th at 10:30am Two Headed Giant!!
Sunday – April 28th at 4:30pm


Gotta Catch the Pokemon PreRelease!

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Join us for a prerelease of Sun & Moon Unbroken Bonds! This set features over 201 cards including 7 Brand New Tag Team GX cards along with 7 other new GX cards. One of the most anticipated Team Up cards debuts in this set LUCARIO and MELMETAL.

Registration starts at 12:30, event will start at 1pm.
Limited to 20 players
$25 ENTRY FEE
3 prize packs per person upon event conclusion, with additional packs to top finishers, with random prize drawings throughout the event.
Each Pokémon TCG: Sun & Moon – Unbroken Bonds! Build & Battle Box (pre-release pack) includes: • a 23-card Evolution pack featuring key cards from current and prior sets, including 1 of 4 alternate-art promo cards • 4 Pokémon TCG: Sun & Moon – Unbroken Bonds booster packs • 1 deck-building tip sheet


Ravnica Allegiance, January Events and More

Winter is Here

The holidays might be over, but the gaming never ends! Here at Rune and Board we are gearing up for our upcoming Expansion, gaming with Friends and Trying new things. Grab those games you didn’t get for the holidays, check out expansions for games you did get or find a game to play in with us this winter!
Stay warm and dry and game on!


Join the Rune and Board Fan Club!

For the first time ever we are opening up shirt orders to our fans!

Shirts start at 14.56 and you can order
one below!

https://www.customink.com/g/hbg0-00bp-p7f6

Get ready for the new Magic: the Gathering set! Ravnica Allegiance is the new set, the second part of the latest Ravnica storyline. Prerelease is January 19th and 20th and like previous prereleases we have a couple of preregistration specials:

Pre-register for a single event: $26
Pre-register a team for Two-Headed Giant: $52
Guild Initiate – Pre-register for 3 events, choose your guild for each event: $75
Guildmaster of Ravnica – Pre-register for 3 events, choose your guild for each event and pre-order a Ravnica Allegiance booster box: $169

Pre-registration cut off is 10pm January 18th.

Pre-release schedule:
11:30pm January 18th/19th
10:30am January 19th
5:30pm January 19th
10:30am January 20th (2HG)
4:30pm January 20th

This month also brings a new Pokemon set: Pokemon Team Up! Our prerelease is January 26th at 1pm. $25 entry fee and all players get 3 prize packs!

Build and Paint returns January 27th at 2:00pm with Chadd, our resident Warmachine/Hordes and 40K painter. You might have seen some of his work in our display case – follow him on Instagram @Chaddlaubacher

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!