News for March 2011
Build Your Own Legend 33
Announcing Rune Age, a deck-building game of power and conquest
Rune Age | Published 01 March 2011

The prophet leads you up the stairs, his old legs nearly giving out with each slow step. Despite your growing certainty that he would collapse, you both finally reach the top of the spiraling ascent. A great chamber opens up before you, as if the cavern walls themselves were carved into smooth stone by the titans of legend. “There it lies,” the prophet says, pointing a withered finger to the end of a long, infinitely high hall.

You briskly walk past him to an altar standing alone in the darkness. Atop it rests the stone you came for. “Use it wisely,” the prophet says from behind you. “Lead your people well. For the storm approaches...” You lift the rune into your hands and instantly feel its power: the power to lead vast armies and walk the road to legend. The prophet steps closer and whispers in your ear, “The age of runes has come.”

Fantasy Flight Games is excited to announce the upcoming release of Rune Age, a deck-building card game of power and conquest in the fantasy world of Terrinoth! Designed by Corey Konieczka, Rune Age is a dynamic scenario-driven game that puts 2-4 players in control of a faction setting out to complete objectives based on the game's scenarios. Raise your armies, take control of cities, and obliterate your foes in a realm gripped in conflict. How will you pave your path to victory?

How Will You Forge Your Realm?

Rune Age is a unique deck-building game in which players choose a scenario that establishes the game’s victory conditions. With four included scenarios, Rune Age gives you many different obstacles to face while also establishing the players' allegiances. Some scenarios pit the players against one another while another unites them against a common foe, creating a fully cooperative deck-building experience. These different scenarios challenge players to develop new tactics every time they play.

The four factions in Rune Age come from all corners of Terrinoth: the Daqan Lords, the Latari Elves, the Uthuk Y’llan, and the legions of Waiqar the Undying. All four of these factions have their own strengths and weakness, providing unique deck-building strategies no matter which you play.

Each player also has a Home Realm to protect, represented by the Home Realm card. For scenarios that involve player elimination, players can take out their opponents by laying siege to their Home Realm, attacking it with the Units in their deck. So building up your armies is essential if you want to stay in the game and bring the war to your opponent’s doorstep.

Rune Age thematically puts players in control of their faction, by giving players faction-specific Unit cards with which to build their decks. While the center of the table is populated with several central card types (as determined by the scenario) available to anyone, each faction comes with its own barracks of Unit cards which provide specific benefits to their faction. These faction-specific Unit cards, combined with the Gold cards, Neutral Unit cards, and Tactics cards from the central card pools, ensure that players will have a wealth of options when fortifying their Home Realms. Discovering how certain cards play off of others and developing new synergies with each game is just scratching the surface of what Rune Age has to offer.

For more information on Rune Age be sure to visit the description page.

Enter an age of conflict and expansion, where legends await to be forged. Enter the Rune Age, coming soon!

Rune Age is a deck-building game of adventure and conquest for 2-4 players. Set in the fantasy realm of Terrinoth (Runebound, Descent: Journeys in the Dark, Runewars, and DungeonQuest), Rune Age puts players in control of one of four races, vying for dominance in a world embroiled in conflict.

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Published: 3/1/2011 8:28:39 PM

Ever noticed how the rune looks like a dollar sign? ;)

You've got my money FFG, I've been waiting for a deck-building game with a good theme!


Published: 3/1/2011 8:28:27 PM

 I too played it a few times at the Realms of Terrinoth event, and I can say that my friends and I were sold on it. Looks simple on the surface but the complexities really come to light after a play or 2. Can't wait...great game!

Published: 3/1/2011 8:18:30 PM

I love the deck building games....I hope FFG do not delay the game like the Lord of the rings card game...

Published: 3/1/2011 8:15:14 PM

Intriguing. I hope it holds up to all the Runebound-y goodness I've seen so far.

Published: 3/1/2011 7:54:22 PM

 Awesome. Hopefully Team Manager will still be released.

And, hopefully this will have a decent storage tray on the box that accommodates sleeves. (Maybe something along the lines of the Thunderstone expansions...)

Published: 3/1/2011 7:18:49 PM

Intriguing...AEG's Arcana is one of my favorites, and this sounds similar but with a scenario twist. I'm looking forward to hearing more about RuneAge!

Tarnis Phoenix
Published: 3/1/2011 6:59:05 PM

 I played this during Realms of Terrinoth and this was a lot more fun than Dominion.

Published: 3/1/2011 5:44:02 PM

I would have rather had a new expansion for Descent or Runewars.

But.. maybe this DBG will be unique enough to enjoy.

Published: 3/1/2011 5:39:59 PM

Oh my.  This is cool.

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