Updates

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.

Ixalan League Winners

Our first Ixalan League has come to an end. Prizes go to:

Nate K. – Rivals of Ixalan Prerelease entry
Devin – Dragon Life Counter
Micah – Playmat of your choice
Kabrin – Deck box of your choice

We’ll have another Ixalan League starting on November 7th! We’ll have a new list of prizes and achievements for participants soon.

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?

Ixalan League!

There’s a new Magic set so that means Magic League will be starting soon. We changed league days to Sunday this block, with league running the 4 weeks between October 1st and October 22nd. As always, you can come in any day we’re open and play games. Sign up starts this week and you can pick up your league kit on Sunday, October 1st.

For $20 you get 3 packs, a special promo card, a storage box and a match card. With your 3 starting packs, you’ll build a 30 card (minimum) deck. Record your cards and start playing! You can join the league at any time by buying packs to catch up.

You can buy a new booster pack each week AND after losing 3 matches. Matches are best out of 1. Record your matches on your match card and at the end of 4 weeks we’ll award prizes for the following:

Highest Win Percentage*: 1st and 2nd place
Most total wins: 1st place
Most total losses: 1st place
Most Games Played: 1st place

All players get a special promo card, while supplies last.

Like last season, we need a minimum of 8 players for prize payout. With more players, we’ll add more prizes. Each week we’ll have an achievement or two posted on our Facebook page so be sure to follow us. On Sundays, we’ll award prizes for that week’s achievement.

See additional rules and info on our Magic: the Gathering page.

*must play at least 10 games to qualify

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!

September Events and Releases

September is a busy month, with a new D&D book, a Magic release, new Star Wars: Destiny and the start of a new Warmachine league.

We will have Tomb of Annihilation, the new D&D book, available Friday, September 8th. As a Wizards of the Coast retailer, we have the book available 2 weeks early. The new Adventurers League season accompanying the book has an interesting spin: “The death curse”. You can read more about it in the Adventurers League Primer.

We’ll have a limited number of boxes for Star Wars: Destiny Empire at War available September 15th for $99.

Our next build and paint event will be September 17th, from 3pm to 6pm. We’ll be featuring miniatures from Games Workshop, with a range of 40k and Age of Sigmar models available to assemble and paint. Already have something you’re working on? Bring it in and take advantage our our paints and tools!

Ixalan pre-releases have been scheduled for the weekend of September 23rd. We’re hosting our first ever midnight pre-release, as well as events Saturday morning, Saturday evening, Sunday morning and Two-Headed Giant Sunday afternoon. $24 if you pre-register and pay in advance, $28 day of the event.

Adding to our regular Wednesday Warmachine events, we’re starting a Journeyman League for new Warmachine and Hordes players on the 27th. Starting out with a Battlebox, players will gradually add to their army until they have a 75-point army. We’ll have more information available later in the month, so keep an eye on our Facebook page or our event schedule for more info.

Rounding out the month, we will be doing a learn and play for Sea of Clouds on September 30th. Participants will have an opportunity to win a special promo captain and a chance to buy a copy of the game at a discount. It’s a fun, easy to learn game that’s good for mixed age groups.

Schedule Updates and More

As we come up on 8 months since officially opening, we are getting a better idea of how we need to manage the schedule for events in our play area. We’re going to make some schedule changes, as well changes to table reservations in order to better accommodate everyone.

For the last couple of months we’ve been splitting Tuesdays between Warhammer and Warmachine/Hordes. Starting in September, Warmachine/Hordes will be permanently moved to Wednesday nights, to share the night with the regular Curse of Strahd game. Warhammer 40k will stay on Tuesday nights, sharing space with D&D and tabletop gaming.

Also in September, we’re going to implement a table reservation fee. The fee will be based on the number of chairs (seats) at the table being reserved, and the cost will be $5 per seat. This fee will then become store credit which can be used for snacks & drinks, accessories, games, etc. We decided on this model after observing that the majority of groups reserving tables were already hitting this minimum. Our reasoning behind making this official is that we’ve had a few people request table reservations and then failing to show up. Unfortunately, this resulted in turning people away which is something we try to avoid.

Ixalan Pre-Release is also coming up next month and due to the number of kits we can get, we’re planning on a midnight pre-release Friday. We will know more in the next couple of weeks and will be sure announce dates and times when we do.

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.