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.

New Faction to be released for Warhammer Age of Sigmar

We had an opportunity at GAMA to see the new faction for Age of Sigmar – Kharadron Overlords! GW describes them as  “sky-fleets of iron-clad warriors aboard fantastical machines of war armed with powerful aetheric weapons.” Everyone else called them “steampunk dwarves” as they ride in an airship and wear full armor.

We’re taking pre-orders soon so drop us a line if you’re interested.

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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!

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.

Magic: the Gathering Standard Series Win-A-Box

In case you missed it, we leveled up with the Wizards Play Network (WPN) last week. This means we will able to run Friday Night Magic, prereleases, and request special products like Modern Masters 2017! A huge THANK YOU to everyone who helped us achieve Core status so quickly, despite all the snow and ice.

To show our appreciation, we’re going to have a 9-week Standard Series* of events for which we will track Planeswalker point totals for all participants. Beginning February 15th, and running through April 16th, we will host our Magic: the Gathering Standard Series on Wednesdays and Sundays with prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place of the series**:

  • 1st Place Prize will be a booster box of Amonkhet, to be awarded on April 28th
  • 2nd Place Prize will be an Amonkhet bundle, to be awarded on April 28th
  • 3rd Place Prize will be entry into an Amonkhet pre-release event

Over this 9 week period, a total of 17 Standard events will make up the Standard Series.

Points will be calculated based on total for the series – 3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, and 0 points for a loss. We’ll post standings in the store each week.

Entry fee for each individual event will be $6.00. Normal prize support of 1.5 Standard packs per player will be awarded at each of the 17 events.

If we are able to get at least 15 of these events to fire, there will be some additional promo land cards to hand out to some of the participants at the end of the series. The number of promo land cards will depend upon our WPN status at the end of the series.

 

*A Standard legal deck is required to participate:

**In the event of a tie for any of the top 3 places, there will be a playoff

More things trickling in…

Now that we’ve warmed up and melted, more and more things are trickling in from our vendors. We’re hoping it all arrives by tomorrow so that we can be full up on stock for the weekend.

What’s coming in, you’re wondering?

  • Magic the Gathering – Aether Revolt boosters, bundles, and decks
  • Star Wars: Destiny decks and boosters
  • Many board games and expansions
  • Various Warhammer
  • Chessex dice
  • Other stuff I’ve probably forgotten about

What has already arrived?

  • Dex Protection deck boxes and binders
  • Inked Gaming playmats and dice bags
  • Yu-Gi-Oh! boosters
  • Numenera core book
  • Various board games
  • KMC Hyper Matte sleeves
  • And more that I’ve forgotten about

As always, we have multiple events throughout the weekend, including ones for the launch of MTG: Aether Revolt. Hope to see you soon!

 

Friends and Family Night

Friends and Family Night

We are happy to announce we are finally opening our game store in Hillsboro. In appreciation for all our friends and family who have provided such great input and support, we’d like to invite you to do some pre-holiday shopping as we give thanks to you all.

· 15% off all purchases

· Snacks and Refreshments

· Games to play

Saturday, December 17th from 6pm to 10pm

Located at 238 SE Washington St., Hillsboro, OR

December 1st, 2016!

Things are coming together!

We were able to get almost all of the space painted Tuesday & Wednesday. Now the contractor has to finish up the last few things on his list and we can do the last bit of painting and have the carpet installed. Hopefully by the end of next week.

Once the carpet is done, we will start setting up tables, chairs, displays, and bringing in merchandise.

Looking forward to it all!