Runes and Bones have been sources of power and divination for Tribal Orc Spirit Talkers for countless generations. As the wisdom of the few remaining spirit talkers fell to the blood lust that consumes the race, the Runes and Bones once used to guide the strategy of the warriors now serve only to entertain them. What once was an honored system of divination, now serves as a campfire game for Orcish warriors everywhere.
Runes and Bones was created in the summer of 2006 as I was preparing for a 10 day trip to meet up with my Orcish horde for Ragnarok XXI. Ragnorok is the most popular annual event for Dagorhir Battle Games Association. It is a week of camping, characterization, and warfare. I wanted something that felt tribal and could accommodate many players, thus, Runes and Bones was born. I have created many sets since then for other camping trips and cons.
We have discovered that large scale is the only affordable way to manufacture 110 bones, 2 bags, and 60 runes per set. Rather than trying to fund a full production that we believe is unrealistic as we build a following, we are hand crafting 30 sets to offer to people with the goal of generating interest and spreading the word.
Our goal is set at $500 because although we would love to create these for any amount of people who would like a set, it takes two of us about 20 hours per set to craft, so we have to somewhat limit the hand crafted sets. At this time, we are intent on creating 30 sets, but this could change if there is overwhelming interest. The primary goal for us is to share a game we love. As the demand increases with exposure, we will manufacture in bulk - hopefully later this year.
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Risks and challenges
There really are no challenges. We have already made several sets of the Zero Edition. They look great and we can't wait to get them out for people to start playing.
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