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Rune SocietyBy Rune Society
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Rune SocietyBy Rune Society
First created
$13,945
pledged of $15,045pledged of $15,045 goal
131
backers
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, March 2 2018 10:45 PM UTC +00:00

About

UPDATED HOW TO PLAY VIDEO

"Rune Society" is a unique and fast-paced strategic card game set in a world of forbidden magic.  In "Rune Society" you will take an 18 card deck and face off against friend or foe in a variety of tournament style competitive formats.  

"Rune Society" is designed to have the strategy and versatility of a collectible trading card game without the need to chase down rare and expensive cards.

One copy of "Rune Society" is enough for up to 4 players to each build unique decks and compete against one another in a variety of tournament-style formats.  

Players can take those same 4 decks and face an elite Nemesis from the "Rune Society" Universe with the purchase of a Nemesis Deck expansion pack. 

Fans of strategic card game tournament play can also combine multiple decks for even more ways to play!

"Rune Society" features unique Initiative/Action gameplay mechanics that give you the freedom to play your cards in unique ways -- each powered by a powerful rune symbol.  When combined with other runes, explosive chain reactions can occur changing the tide of the game and rewarding strategic play. 

The game also features a rich Lore that will be explored through the cards themselves in the Ccore Game, the Nemesis Decks, and future expansions. 

Enter the world of Balthera...a once free kingdom now under the unyielding rule of the Ra'Voth Empire.  

You are a member of The Rune Society -- a secret collective of magic users who train together to harness their abilities to prepare for the inevitable war between their rebellious forces and the seemingly unstoppable Empire. 

 

Several tournament style formats are available to play right out of the box with only the $15 Core Game.  A few of those are outlined below, but additional formats will be added and updated throughout the life of the game on runesociety.com as well as in the final rulebook.

Random Deal

Shuffle all available Rune cards then deal 18 cards to each player. Shuffle your 18 card decks and begin play!

Stack Draft

Deal two 9 card “stacks” to each player. These stacks should be kept separate from one another. Players start by looking through their first 9 card stack and selecting a card. They place this card down into their personal deck. Then pass the stack, which now has 8 cards, to the right. Continue this process until the first stack from each player has been depleted.

Then repeat this process with the second card stack, but pass the stacks to the left after making your card selection.

Once you have a complete 18 card deck shuffle and begin play.

Constructed

A basic constructed game can be played with a single Rune Deck, but players may wish to construct their decks from their own copy of Rune to have access to all possible cards. Players may not have more than 1 copy of any single card in their deck. For this format of play, players will bring their constructed decks to the table, shuffle, and begin play.

In all scenarios, players begin with a deck of 18 cards and 20 health. 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don't see the exact pledge you need?  

Want to add-on extra decks for Tournament-style play or to combine shipping with friends?  

NO PROBLEM! You can add-on any of the following items to your pledge -- just add the appropriate amount to your existing pledge level.

For example, let's say you were pledging at the CORE DELUXE level but wanted to add 2 additional copies of the Core Game to your pledge.  You would simply increase your pledge amount ($35) by an additional $30 ($15x2) for the additional copies of the Core Game.  Your pledge would end up as $60.  

 Please note when making your calculations that each Versus Playmat is $25 and each Nemesis Deck is $5. 

 

 

 

We will charge shipping after the Kickstarter concludes based on the actual costs incurred to ship your rewards. We will be paying all handling and packing costs, you will only be paying for the actual cost of shipping the product to you.

Estimated Shipping Costs are as follows:

UNITED STATES

Core -- $3.00

Core Deluxe -- $4.00

All-In -- $8.50

UK/EU

Core - $7.00

Core Deluxe - $8.00

All-In -- $10.00

Australia/New Zealand

Core - $6.50

Core Deluxe - $8.50

All-In -- $17.50

Rest of the World 

Core -- $8

Core Deluxe -- $10

All-In -- $20 

We will collect this via Backerkit after the campaign has ended and delivery is about to begin. Shipping costs can vary widely based on where you will receive your reward, and this is the best way to ensure that costs are fair and accurate.

We pay all costs to ship your rewards to our international distribution centers as well. Based on your delivery address, we will either ship to you from the closest possible hub, and from within your own country if at all possible.

 If you'd like to take a closer look at some of the cards to see how they play...scroll on!  These are just a few of the cards you'll find in the Core Game.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

The Rune Society team has been involved with several successful Kickstarters in the past through Playgrim Games. We've been through the process with a campaign before and are very experienced with the ups and downs of running and more importantly fulfilling a campaign.

With any Kickstarter project, there are risks and challenges. For Rune Society, those challenges are at a minimum thanks to the fact that the game has been heavily playtested and the character artwork for all of the core game cards has already been completed.

Delays during the printing process are common, but we are working with experienced companies in all areas of production and fulfillment, who we believe will be able to complete the work during the timeline we have estimated.

Our primary goal, however, is to create the best possible game, and if there are situations that arise that cause delays we will be open and honest about them. When you back Rune Society you will be a participant in the journey from the end of the Kickstarter all the way through final delivery.

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