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.

 

January 2018 Update

As we come to the end of our first full year in business we’re considering the year ahead. 

In January, we’ll be switching to winter hours through March. These are similar to our original opening hours, with a few changes. 

  • Monday – Close
  • Tuesday – 1:00pm to 9:00pm
  • Wednesday – 1:00pm to 9:00pm
  • Thursday – 1:00pm to 9:00pm
  • Friday – 1:00pm to 11:00pm
  • Saturday – Noon to 8:00pm
  • Sunday – Noon to 5:00pm

As usual, we will stay open later if there are events going.

 

Organized Play and AL have grown much larger than we anticipated; there are frequently more players than open seats. The same is true of reservations for use of our tables for private games.

Beginning in 2018:

  • Table Reservation fees will be $5 per person, to be paid by the person making the reservation. This fee will be then become store credit usable for anything in the store, but not for future reservations. This is a continuation of a policy we started a few months ago. If you want to reserve space for a long term campaign, we can work with you on fees and how they’re collected.
  • For D&D, and other hosted games, there is a required $5 minimum purchase for players per session. This is something you may pay in advance to cover multiple sessions.
  • For event hosts – for each event you host you will get 1 free session. 
  • You can also earn free sessions with in-store purchases. With a $25 purchase, you’ll get a card good for 6 play sessions. With every additional $25 in purchases, you’ll get an additional card. Full cards can be added to our monthly raffle for cool prizes.

Participants of game demos, Open Play events (like Tabletop Tuesdays and Commander Night), and events with a current entry fee will not be required to pay the fee. If there’s a game you are passionate about and want to host a demo or open play, contact us.

 

We also realized we need to have a Return/Exchange policy:

  • Items may be returned if unopened and in like-new condition within 14 days for full refund with receipt.
  • Items may be exchanged if unopened and in like-new condition within 30 days with receipt.
  • Clearance items may not be returned, unless defective. These items will be marked with discount labels.
  • Collectible products may not be returned. These include: Magic the Gathering, Pokemon, Dragon Ball Super, Yu Gi Oh!, Final Fantasy TCG, etc.
  • Special order items may not be returned, unless defective. 
  • Snacks and Drinks may not be returned.

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 😺) and offering what we feel are some some pretty awesome deals:

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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/

Final Fantasy TCG: Opus IV Prerelease!

 

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We are 1 of 2 stores in Oregon chosen to host the Final Fantasy TCG: Opus IV Prerelease. Here are the details:

  • Limited to 20 players – call or come in to reserve your spot!
  • $35 entry fee
  • Each player receives:
    • 9 Opus IV booster packs
    • Exclusive Prerelease Promo card of Cloud [4-145H]
    • Exclusive 10-sided die

This will be a casual event to encourage open play.

Along with the prerelease kits, we will also have several promo cards from previous sets to pass out.

In case you don’t know about this great new game, or you’ve been curious and want to learn more, we will be hosting a Build & Battle event on Saturday, November 11th from 2pm – 5pm. This event is free and we should have enough materials for at least 20 players.

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?

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!