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132 out of 147 gamers thought this was helpful

After over a year of Ebay and buy/sell forum searches I finally got the game I been longing for since I started this hobby. Runebound 2ed brand new in shrink wrap and under 75 USD.

After 3 gaming sessions I’m deeply in love. This game has it all: questing, character levelling up, skills, allies, items, global events, killing monsters for gold and rewards, high fantasy flavour and nice artwork. Its also easy to setup and to learn.

The downside is that FFG has put this game out of production. So now I’m having a hard time to get the expansions and for a fair price.

I wonder why FFG decided not to continue with this core game of their fantasy universe, where games like Descent, Rune Wars and Battle Lore take place.
I also wonder if FFG took a choice between Talisman or Runebound for their main fantasy adventure game, and I think they took the wrong choice.

Runebound has the same elements as Talisman but does it better. More in-game options, exploring and freedom. And for the expansions that do more than just adding to the original game, they also change it to almost a new gaming experience with new main quest mechanics and new “worlds” to explore.

If I should make an comparison with still available games, I would say its sort of a mix between Talisman, Mage Knight (free movement) and Pathfinder ACG (RPG without a DM).

If you have the chance to buy/test Runebound, DO IT!
It’s a classic adventure board game that deserves not to be forgotten and hopefully a 3ed or revised version in the future. 🙂

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One of my absolute favourites. Take the epic from Twilight Imperium and put it in a fantasy world with dragons, demons, and undead. Much of the mechanics can be found in other FFG titles (TI, Warrior Knights, Game of Thrones etc), but I see this as a collection of some of the very best.
The art work and miniatures are top class, as we are used to when having a late night date with FFG.

Highly recommend!

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