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Subject: The End of Runebound? rss

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Everett
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I do believe that this game is coming to an end. Here are my reasons why:



1. We haven't seen a new announcement in three whole months. That alone should clue you in.

2. The game sold out everywhere online, which means that FFG didn't print many because they knew that it was going to end.

3. The game is very different from the old edition, which means it MUST be bad.

4. There hasn't been a big box expansion yet. This game is so bad that we'll never see Al-Kalim or any of the other boxes!

5. The game is widely popular, but people will burn out on it because it doens't have a big box expansion.

6. Movement is too easy.

7. The new expansions didn't add new mechanics. Obviously FFG doesn't want to commit resources to design.

8. The dice have stickers. FFG would only put stickers on dice if they didn't want to support the game.

9. Flipping tokens feels weird for me, so obviously it does for everybody.

Sorry guys, it's over.














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You forgot to mention the terrible dice and the pogs.
 
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bleached_lizard wrote:
You forgot to mention the terrible dice and the pogs.



What are you talking about? whistle

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And don't forget with the Runewars tactical game coming out, there's no way FFG would ever have two of their own games compete in the same space...

-shnar
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Our only hope is if they sell the license to some giant animation company...
 
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shnar wrote:
And don't forget with the Runewars tactical game coming out, there's no way FFG would ever have two of their own games compete in the same space...

-shnar


Wait, didn't RW:TMG kill BattleLore? Two lines killed by the same game? Man, it's a sad day for Terrinoth
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Are you telling me that I just wasted my money buying three of the four expansions? I thought I was really enjoying myself exploring the world of Terrinoth. Fighting monsters using a unique combat system that wasn't just a ripoff of other systems and I was really looking forward to the future I thought Fantasy Flight had planned for Runebound. Gosh I'm such an idiot!
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And with GW parting ways, FFG is gonna collapse because Talisman is really their only way to make money.
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In all seriousness, does anyone know if the game is selling well? It's quickly become an all-time favorite with my group!
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ASL ... yes, this is my Desert Island Game. If I have to give up all my 3000+ games and only allowed to keep one, this would be it. This bloody game stood the test of time. Around for more than 25 years - simply the best.
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Well, if they end it, then the sales weren't as good as expected.

I guess it's harder to sell a third edition to second ed owners (like me) ... why should I buy the whole enchilada again? Reprinting the second and adding more expansions would probably have had more success ...?
 
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PzVIE wrote:
Well, if they end it, then the sales weren't as good as expected.

I guess it's harder to sell a third edition to second ed owners (like me) ... why should I buy the whole enchilada again? Reprinting the second and adding more expansions would probably have had more success ...?


Did you miss the "In all seriousness" part of my post?
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Have always looked at Runebound but never played it. Looked very interesting but I think with Runewars coming out that seems to be what FFG is going to throw all their resources at, outside of Descent.
 
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SpoDaddy wrote:
Did you miss the "In all seriousness" part of my post?

Obviously I stopped reading when I saw that much white space before your "/" modest
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Really like the game!
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Neojames82 wrote:
Have always looked at Runebound but never played it. Looked very interesting but I think with Runewars coming out that seems to be what FFG is going to throw all their resources at, outside of Descent.


You mean Star Wars don't you? All of FFGs resources are being thrown at Star Wars. What the world needs is MOAR STAR WARS!!!
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The Waspman wrote:
Neojames82 wrote:
Have always looked at Runebound but never played it. Looked very interesting but I think with Runewars coming out that seems to be what FFG is going to throw all their resources at, outside of Descent.


You mean Star Wars don't you? All of FFGs resources are being thrown at Star Wars. What the world needs is MOAR STAR WARS!!!



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I hope it will, 3rd is the most disappointing "upgrade" of a game ever.
Because no one one paid attention to all the custom cards, houserules and what else the community has come up with for the 2nd edition over the years.
The did not even learn about the well known timing issues of the base set or paid attention to the many people enjoying Runebound solo. I don't get it
 
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FlussBurrito wrote:
I hope it will, 3rd is the most disappointing "upgrade" of a game ever.
Because no one one paid attention to all the custom cards, houserules and what else the community has come up with for the 2nd edition over the years.
The did not even learn about the well known timing issues of the base set or paid attention to the many people enjoying Runebound solo. I don't get it


Only because you don't like something, it doesn't mean something has to die (otherwise, if we kill everything we don't like, we'll end up living in a pretty dull - or dead - world). You don't like the game? Then don't buy it / stop supporting the line. And hope that the line keeps going so that those who enjoy the product could have many more years of adventures in front of them.

The market is rich enough to allow every one to find the perfect game for him / her, without shutting down other lines.

Also, each and every choice done for RB3 has a clear designer's intent behind it, so that possibly not going with homebrewed creations has a reason to be.
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I love this game. Yes solo would be nice, but I love the adventure. I wanted to like The Witcher, but hear do many negative reviews. Runebound seemed to take the good stuff and left the bad from that game.

Admittedly I never played 2nd Edition, if that was good then awesome. But I hope Runebound is not finished because I love it.
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I very much enjoy this game! Play it solo only and have a blast, it fills a nice gap in my solo collection. Never got a chance to play 2nd edition but after watching a few videos I'm glad I own 3rd edition...

Hopefully they still continue to expand the game, but by looking at the amount of games FFG releases currently I can see why it might take some time between expansions as that takes artist/developers away from other projects potentially.
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FlussBurrito wrote:
I hope it will, 3rd is the most disappointing "upgrade" of a game ever.
Because no one one paid attention to all the custom cards, houserules and what else the community has come up with for the 2nd edition over the years.
The did not even learn about the well known timing issues of the base set or paid attention to the many people enjoying Runebound solo. I don't get it


The tightly balanced, streamlined, and intuitive design of 3rd ed is what makes it so superior as a game to earlier editions. The earlier editions were almost entirely random, making them far easier to create custom content for.

But seriously, it's pretty lame to hope a game fails out of spite.
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Runebound 3rd Edition is awesome. I am pretty sure that we will See a big Box expansion next year.
 
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Love the game to pieces!!

Always play solo and enjoying it time and again.

Hoping for a larger expansion with a new board.
 
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