Updates

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.

 

D&D Camp at Rune & Board!

Update 8/16: Due to a lack of participants, we’ve cancelled D&D camp.

 

 

D&D Camp is starting soon! We’ve reduced the price to $120 a week. Pre-registration is required so be sure to secure your spot.
Session 1 – July 18 through July 21, 1:30 to 5pm

Session 2 – July 25 through July 28, 1:30 to 5pm

Session 3 – August 15 through August 18, 1:30 to 5pm

Session 4 – August 22 through August 25, 1:30 to 5pm

Cost is $120 per child (ages 8-13), with a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 7 players

Come into the store or call for additional info.

More information

Correction: We’re closed on Mondays so the start dates are Tuesday.

 

Hour of Devastation League is coming

For the new M:tG set, Hour of Devastation, we’re running a 4-week league. League days are Wednesday, but you can come in any day we’re open and play games. League starts July 17th and runs through August 13th.

For $20 you get 3 packs, a storage box and a match card. With your 3 starting packs, you’ll build a 30 card (minimum) deck. Record your deck list 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 based on win percentage (tie breaks determined by match points).

1st prize – Hour of Devastation Bundle

2nd prize – Pre-release entry for Ixalan

3rd prize – Playmat of your choice

Get a promo Magic die for every 6 games played. All players get a full art foil land (while supplies last).

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

Update (7/28/17) — Due to the number of participants, we’ve increased prize support. We’ve increased what 1st and 2nd place will get and added 4th and 5th place. The new structure is as follows:

1st prize – Two bundles (one from Hour of Devastation, one from Amonkhet)

2nd prize – Pre-release entry for Ixalan and an Ixalan planeswalker deck

3rd prize – Playmat of your choice

4th prize – Planeswalker deck of your choice

5th prize – One set of in stock dice

 

 

Hour of Devastation Open House

Are you new to Magic or an experienced player who wants to introduce friends to the game? This coming Saturday (July 1), we’re running another Magic Open House, in preparation for Hour of Devastation.

New players and experienced players who bring a new player will receive a foil full art basic land – limit of 25.

We’re also planning an Hour of Devastation League, from July 17 through August 13.

Your $40 entry fee includes 4 weeks of League play.

-Each player starts with 3 boosters (2 Hour of Devastation, 1 Amonkhet) and adds 1 additional booster each week.
-You may also buy an additional booster after 3 losses.

Each player will play 3 matches each week – win 1 booster for each match win.

Update! Events on Free RPG Day on June 17th

We’ve received our shipment for Free RPG Day from Impressions and have come up with a calendar of events we have planned.

12pm – 13th Age Demo w/ Sadie (we have 10 copies available after the session)

1:30 – D&D Rumors of Riches w/ Will

2pm – Numenera: The Spire Of The Hunting Sound w/ Nick (we will have 10 copies available after the session)

3:30pm – Free RPG Day Session w/ Nicolas

5pm – Shadowrun Missions w/ Michael

7pm – Dungeon Crawl Classics w/ Sadie

 

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

Amonkhet Standard Showdown

Get out your standard decks because we’re running a standard showdown for Amonkhet on Sunday afternoons. Winners each week get a Standard Showdown pack, each containing four cards*:

  • 2 rare or mythic rare from a currently legal Standard set
  • 1 Amonkhet full-art land
  • 1 premium card of any rarity from a currently legal Standard set, including Amonkhet full-art lands

Entry is $5, with the usual 1.5 packs into the prize pool per player, prizes based on match standings. Sundays at 2pm.

*Standard Showdown: Amonkhet booster packs do not include Masterpieces.

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.