News for August 2011
War is Upon Us 5
Rune Age, a deck-building card game by Corey Konieczka, is on sale
Rune Age | Published 10 August 2011

As the four great races of Terrinoth struggle to gain wealth and influence, the tentative armistice between them begins to unravel. But now, with conflict on the horizon and whisperings of a prophetic tide of woe approaching, the mighty Dragonlords have returned to claim Terrinoth for themselves. Even in the face of this common threat, however, the leaders of Human, Elf, Uthuk, and Undead cling to their hatred, each hoping to vanquish the ancient Dragonlords alone. Can one race prevail, or will their stubborn isolationism and agression lead to the destruction of Terrinoth?

Rune Age, the deck-building card game of conquest and power by Corey Konieczka, is now on sale at your local retailer and on our webstore! This dynamic scenario-driven game puts 2-4 players in control of a faction setting out to complete a range of compelling objectives. 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?

Choose your legend, follow your path

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 delivers several different obstacles to face while also establishing the players' allegiances. One scenario even pits the players against one another while another unites them against a common foe, creating a fully cooperative deck-building experience!

Rune Age places players in control of one of four distinct factions, giving them faction-specific Unit cards with which to build their decks. While the center of the table is populated with several shared card types (as determined by the scenario), each faction comes with its own barracks of Unit cards that provide specific benefits. 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 new synergies with each game is just scratching the surface of what Rune Age has to offer.

For more on Rune Age, read our detailed previews or download the complete rules from our support page. Then, head to your local retailer to fight for dominance in a world of conflict!

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: 8/11/2011 9:22:55 AM

Best game at Gen Con period!  I love the co op mode and how different each scenario plays!  The Solo game is awesome too.  This game makes us rethink what we know about deck building games.

Published: 8/11/2011 7:40:06 AM

 I think what I really enjoy is that there are essentially 3 resources, giving more avenues for strategy and indeed the ways the developers can expand the game. Another significant addition is the idea that you can pay to keep cards from round to round, helping to eliminate luck of the draw and shortening game length. Our games play blisteringly fast; usually 20-30 minutes!


Published: 8/10/2011 9:29:04 PM

"I must add I have only played solo so far, and no success with the Dragonlords quest yet..."

I'm glad I'm not the only one not having success on that one... eventually...





Published: 8/10/2011 5:50:39 PM

I must add I have only played solo so far, and no success with the Dragonlords quest yet...

It's quite hard. And I've tried every faction a few times each...


Published: 8/10/2011 3:53:48 PM

This is a great game. It was my first purchase at Gencon, and my best. The four scenarios present four vastly different modes of play, and all of them are engaging (plus there's a randomized variant). It's almost like five games in one box.

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