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.

May Update – Online Specials, Delivery

Good news: We’re still here! But have we been up to? Besides adding items to our online store, we’ve also been rearranging things in the store and adding some new product lines (more on this in a few days).

Now that our online store is loaded up with product, we’ve been putting together some special deals. This week we have ALL RPG books at 20% off. And through the end of May ALL miniatures games are 10-25% off. These discounts should automatically apply during the purchase process.

Along with expanding our online inventory, we’ve also added a new shipping feature: Delivery to Your Door by me (Nick) within a 10 mile radius. Cost for this is $5, or free if you purchase $75 or more. Once we receive your order we’ll call to setup a delivery time. In most cases it will be same day.

As always, we hope that everyone out there is doing well in these tough times. We certainly look forward to seeing everyone again once it’s safe to gather. But until we can do so again, use this time to build a new army, create a RPG campaign, make a new Magic deck, or learn a new board game. We’re all in this together, even if we’re apart.

 

 

 

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!

Fate of Konor 40k Events

The time is upon us — Galaxy in Flames: Fate of Konor officially starts July 27th! This is our first 40k Global Campaign, so we’re really excited to participate, particularly since the new 8th Edition came out this summer as well. Events on Wednesdays, starting August 2nd, and will have gradually increasing power levels, going up to 85 Power Level on Week 6.

Over next 6 weeks, we’re be planning in store events to support the themes and weekly campaigns. First up: Astramis! From GW’s website:

“Astaramis is a well-ordered and heavily defended hive world, the largest center of population in the Konor System and a potent symbol of Imperial dominance.

Having gathered significant momentum with their early victories on the outskirts of the Konor System, the armies of Chaos spread out across the region like poison seeping into the blood stream of the Imperium.”

Which planet will be next will be announced next week, probably August 2nd or 3rd.

Taking a tip from the internet, we’re running an escalation league over the next 6 weeks, with themes for each week. Currently, in store events are planned for Wednesdays since our normal tabletop day (Tuesday) doesn’t always have 40k or AoS on the schedule.

The themes are:

  • Week 1: Start Collecting!/Space Marines
  • Week 2: Elites
  • Week 3: Tanks
  • Week 4: Psykers
  • Week 5: Fast Attack/Flyers
  • Week 6: Scenery/Lords of War

If you follow the weekly theme (i.e. use the specified unit type in your battles) you will get double points for each new painted unit that you bring in, and double points for using them in your battles.

 

  • Week 1: up to 25
  • Week 2: up to 40
  • Week 3: up to 50
  • Week 4: up to 65
  • Week 5: up to 75
  • Week 6: up to 85

If you can’t come in, that doesn’t mean you can’t participate! Since this is a global event, if you pick up an army roster sheet and collector card, you can record victories you have elsewhere (at home, at a friend’s house, anywhere really), bring them into the store by Wednesday nights and we can enter your results for the week. You can also score points for your faction by building and painting new models.

More information and league rules can be found on our Warhammer 40k page.

 

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.