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Year Published
2004
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1 − 6
User Suggested # of Players
Best with 3 players
Recommended with 2, 3, 4 players
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Mfg Suggested Ages
12 and up
Playing Time
120 minutes
User Suggested Ages
10 and up
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Language Dependence
Extensive use of text - massive conversion needed to be playable
(8 voters) [poll]
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Runebound (First Edition)
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Runebound is a classic adventure game from Fantasy Flight Games in which mighty heroes must take on the perils of Terrinoth. The game can be largely played without conflict between the players but victory can only be claimed by the first player to defeat the Dragonlord Margath, so the players are actually in a race to level up and acquire powerful weapons, armour and allies in order to take on the final adversary.

Runebound features a series of 4 Adventure Decks that helps to pace the speed of the game and ensures that the players level up by acquiring experience before they are ready to take on a harder set of challenges (events and monsters).

Several of the key features of Runebound are that combat is played out in 3 phases, Ranged, Melee and Magic and a player has the ability to specialise in a particular discipline, although this may make them vulnerable against certain creatures. The game also features a novel movement system using a series of terrain dice.

Runebound is playable solo and the first edition was updated with a 2nd Edition in 2005 (only 1 year after its release).

Runebound 1st Edition is different from 2nd Edition in that the original game featured a d20 and this was replaced by two 10-sided dice in the 2nd edition, which helped to better balance the luck factor.

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Runebound (First Edition)
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Fantasy Flight edition
Publisher: Fantasy Flight Games
Artist: Jesper Ejsing, John Goodenough, Kurt Miller
Year: 2004
Product Code: VA05
Size: Medium Square (e.g. Ticket to Ride)
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1 Jeff's Runebound characters
One of my first game enhancement creations, I'm finally getting around to uploading it with altered artwork.
English
2013-07-28
2 Runebound coop/solo variant
This is a variant I developed that uses a different character advancement system and also allows for solo/cooperative play. It also creates more tension and a tighter endgame.
English
2013-05-25
2 Advanced Runebound Plus!
Complete rule set for solo and multi-player Runebound using the First Edition components.
English
2012-03-30
0 Corrected Card Paste-Ups for Errata 1.2
These paste-ups have corrected text for 5 of the cards mentioned in the Errata 1.2. I did not include "Shield of Light" as the original text is good enough.
English
2011-08-05
2 Russian Rules
Runebound Russian rules
Russian
2010-01-02
1 HouseRules_v121.txt
Four simple game balancing house rules for edition one
2006-03-11
0 RuneboundDeckOfDice.xls
Excel version of a dice deck. You can choose how many decks to include, and whether to reshuffle randomly or only after using all
2006-01-05
0 descent_runebound1.doc
Descent abilities for Runebound characters.
2005-11-20
1 RCCS 2.0.doc
Runebound Character Creation System 2.0
2005-11-20
0 town.jpg
Brian's Town Variant with Names and Symbols from gte910h
2005-10-06
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Statistics
Board Game Rank: 2179
Thematic Rank: 413
Num Ratings: 1418
Average Rating: 6.20
Standard Deviation: 1.64
Num Views: 206490
GeekBuddy Analysis: Analyze
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Avg. Game Weight: 2.5
Fans: 12
Personal Comments: 678
Users Owning: 1491
Users Wanting: 32
Users Trading: 129 [find trade matches]
Has Parts For Trade: 3
Want Parts In Trade: 4
Price History: View
Total Plays: 1510
Plays This Month: 0
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Num Ratings 225
Average Rating 6.49
Average Weight 2.29
Num Owned 501
Prev. Owned 105
For Trade 40
Want in Trade 20
Wishlist 29
Comments 107
Year Published 2004
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