Updates

Updated Hours and Guilds of Ravnica PreRelease

With the days getting shorter, we’ve moved to slightly different hours on Friday and Saturday nights. We’re now open until 10pm on Fridays and 8pm on Saturdays. The rest of the days of the week will remain unchanged.

This weekend is prerelease for Guilds of Ravnica, the next set for Magic: the Gathering. We have events scheduled for Friday midnight, Saturday at 10:30am and 5:30pm and Two-Headed Giant 12pm on Sunday. There’s a limited number of booster boxes still available for pre-order, with pick up on Prerelease weekend.

If you’re looking for RPGs, we’ve started posting our public games on Warhorn.net. As always, D&D Adventurers League is still on Meetup.com but due to changes in Adventurers League rules, some of our DMs decided to take their games “free range”. We moved to Warhorn so that we could still offer public games without relying on Meetup, so now we can post games that are not D&D, such as Shadowrun and Warhammer, or other events like 40K tournaments.

We’re offering gift cards with a reloadable balance, but if you have a gift certificate, don’t worry as they’re still valid for any remaining balance.

September Events!

Rune & Board will be at Rose City Comic-con this year, not as attendees but as a vendor! Stop by our booth at 1050 if you’re going — we’ll have coupons on hand and great deals on dice and minis.

After Rose City, the next campaign book for D&D will be released September 18th (but we’ll have it on September 7th!). Waterdeep: Dragon Heist is a campaign designed for characters level 1-5. The buzz is that it will be really good, so be sure to reserve a copy. We’re taking pre-orders now for $44.95 (regular price $49.95). Dragon Heist will have a follow up release in November — Dungeon of the Mad Mage will be for characters level 5-20.

Rounding out September, the next Magic: the Gathering set, Guilds of Ravnica, prerelease will be September 29th & 30th. Following the story from Ixalan, the Gatewatch return to Ravnica to finally battle Nicol Bolas. Will they emerge victorious or will Nicol Bolas’ nefarious plan finally succeed? And in case you haven’t heard, there will be a Ravnica sourcebook for D&D 5e, too! That will be released in November so keep an eye out for more info in the coming months.

Regarding events, we added an additional Pokemon League day – every Wednesday from 2pm to 5pm. The pre-release for Lost Thunder will be in October so we’ll have more information then.

 

 

July Events – Magic Pre-Release and More!

July will be a busy month for CCG players – Rune & Board is hosting 3 pre-releases next month!

Taking advantage of the holiday, we’ll be open until 7pm on July 4th, running a Warmachine Scramble event (starting at 1pm). $5 entry for each 4-person mini tournament. The plan is to run them on-demand, as soon as there’s 4 players. Prize support is $20 store credit to the winning player. Before 5:00pm you can use a 75 point army, single list; after 5:00pm: 50 point army, single list.

First pre-release this month is the Magic: the Gathering Core Set 2019. We’re planning on running a midnight event again, plus 2 on Saturday. Sunday’s event will be 2-Headed Giant. Pre-register now for your spot Friday or Saturday $25. 2HG teams can pre-register for $50. Pre-registration ends on Friday, July 6th at 10pm. Check out Facebook or Instagram for more details on our specials.

We’re also running a Final Fantasy TCG Opus VI pre-release Sunday July 8th, at 5pm. Pre-registration is open now, $30 to guarantee your spot! Entry will be $35 day-of.

Last, we have a Pokemon pre-release for Sun & Moon Celestial Storm on Saturday, July 28th. We’ll start taking sign ups on July 7th. $30 entry fee will get you a special pre-release kit, with prizes for all players.

Some of the Warhammer players are considering organizing an escalation league, so if you’re interested please contact Nick or Chadd at the store.

 

 

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!

Malifaux Henchman Hardcore on May 5th

Rune & Board will be hosting a Henchman Hardcore on May 5th, from 3pm to 5:30pm. This is a FREE event for players with some experience with Malifaux.

According to Wyrd: “Henchman Hardcore is a tournament version of Malifaux which focuses on quick, brutal decision making. It is perfect for a group which wants to face a new challenge and experiment with Malifaux in a slightly different environment. The key differences between Henchman Hardcore and regular Malifaux are the reduced game size (20 Soulstones) and the fact that all Crews must be led by a Henchman.”

There will be prize support for this event, depending on turnout. See the Wyrd forum for more info.

International Table Top Day!

This Saturday is International Table Top Day! We will have open play available with our board game library and hopefully will have some new games available as well. Snacks and drinks will be provided and we’ll be running raffles from noon until 7, but you have to be here to win!

Our current schedule of events:

11am to 7pm – Open Play!
11am – Millennium Blades Learn to Play w/ Jeremy
1pm – Pokemon League (free!)
2pm – Rising Sun Learn to Play w/ Philip
3pm – Final Fantasy TCG Constructed ($6 entry)
5pm – Dominaria DRAFT ($15 entry)
6pm – Fiasco! (playset TBD)

All board games will be 20% Saturday only, so be sure to come in and check out the sale!

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.