Runaljod: The sound of the runes is a miniature game with an innovative game mechanic based on runes that you will have throw to manage your actions. The orientation of the runes as they fall on the board will show you the options that you have during your turn, such as activating your Hero’s own skills, exploring new territories or even invoking the power of the Gods.
An A.I. deck system will tell you which actions will the enemies perform each round. In Runaljod your goal will be to take down mythological creatures that, by forces beyond your knowledge, have managed to enter your world. Only the bravest heroes will be chosen by the gods for such a hard task.
Embrace the blessing of the gods, trust the power of runes and make your glorious entrance to the halls of Valhalla!
Runaljod: The Sound of the Runes features
- Unique rune management system.
- High detail and quality miniatures.
- Asymmetric characters.
- Three game modes available
- Fully replayable campaigns.
- Enemy AI system.Special creatures with asymmetric combat mode.
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A Runaljod game is divided into two main phases:
- Enemy Phase
- Heroes Phase
Below we detail a little more about each of these phases!
Throw your runes! - Listen to the sound of the runes and what the fate holds in store for you.
Manage your actions - The orientation of the runes indicate the possible actions you may perform, but it’s up to you and the heroes to decide how to manage them.
Fight your enemies using a custom dice combat system.
Activate your character's abilities- Certain icons displayed in the runes will allow you to activate abilities, specific for each hero.
Receive the power of the gods - Thanks to the sideways runes we will receive the unconditional help of the gods.
Explore new territories - Make your way through Midgard and its many challenges.
Thanks to the innovative runes management system, heroes will be able to intersperse their actions in any order they want, thus achieving maximum interaction between players, much needed to perform the best possible strategy.
At the end of this phase, runes that have not been used by the heroes will be placed face up allowing them to activate certain abilities during later turns.
At the beginning of this phase, the time counter will advance one space towards the end of the game. If the mouth of the Uroboros snake reaches its own tail, everything will be over for the heroes and nothing will stop the darkness.
At certain times, when the counter reaches a snake space on the time tack, it will trigger different effects, according to the scenario in play.
But don’t lose hope just yet, the heroes will be able to push back the time counter if they are quick enough and explore new territories on time.
Fierce enemies, wild creatures and beings from other worlds shake the foundations of our civilization.
Enemies will be activated by drawing a card from the AI deck, which will make their behavior variable and difficult to predict.
The most powerful creatures will also have their own activation deck and individual behavior.
Runaljod includes several campaigns with many hours of gameplay, where the heroes will improve their equipment and skills while everything around them becomes narrower and more ruthless.
In Runaljod: The Sound of the Runes, the goal will be to defeat demigod creatures that are trying to sow the seed of evil in our world. Heroes must be prepared!!
Game mode consisting of a custom game for a single game session. These are more intense games as heroes will start at a higher level than what they would have started if they played a campaign.
The most daring heroes can play this custom campaign mode where everything they find in their path will always be a mystery.
Thanks to the work of our team of artists we have achieved, an art adapted to the world of the game, an art that manages to generate a totally immersive environment, and that takes us to a cold and challenging Midgard, where the darkness is already very present.
Our sculptors have dedicated body and soul to these amazing miniatures that will not leave you indifferent. These modeling and production qualities are rarely seen in a board game.
Midgard, land of mortals. In the prelude to an imminent Ragnarok, creatures from this and other worlds, set their sights on this weak land and emerge from their dwellings for the sake of a great conquest. But the will of men and women does not diminish easily. Heroes from all over the land come to the call of glory, Valhalla awaits and the most glorious warriors will soon drink with the gods in their golden halls.
This is where your story begins, embody a brave Nordic hero in this adventure against mythological beings, guide your destiny with the ancient runes and receive the blessing of the gods.
ENGLISH - How to play
-SPANISH HOW TO PLAY-
Click below to download English or Spanish version of the rulebook. This is a WIP layout.
All pledges including add-ons and Sg will be fulfilled around November 2020.
This project has US, EU, Canada and Australia friendly shipping. No extracustoms charges for shipments to those areas.
- US, EU, China (most states): 18€ ~ 20$
- Canada and Australia: 25€ ~ 27,50$
- Rest world: 24-60€ ~ 27-66$
- Spain, Germany and UK: 8€ ~ 9$
Keep in mind these are just estimates, the final cost will be calculated in the pledge manager system according to your address and your buys.
A year ago we agreed to create Tempo Games, with the intention of self-publishing our own game, Runaljod: The Sound of the Runes, and everything that will come in the future.
But this was easier said than done, three gamers (there is currently 9 of us) opened this path more than 4 years ago: lovers of miniatures, dungeon crawlers and hard games with immersive themes, and step by step we started creating our own. After countless hours of playtesting, rules discussions, and many headaches, we had a concept that convinced us all; since then, we've playtested the game more than eight hundred times with really amazing feedback, not always good, but that was our only way to improve and evolve until we were able to present this game to all of you.
We're newcomers, have I already mentioned it? Yes, and with the huge offer on the market we have to find a way to differentiate ourselves. And what better way to do it than to strive for the highest quality, so that the product that arrives at the house of our backers is amazing? That’s why we are betting on high detail miniatures, top shelf components and, of course, original game mechanics within a very immersive theme. Add to all of these the beautiful artwork, and the result is a unique gaming experience in every game.
Risks and challenges
Despite being the first project of Tempo Games, we have been in development for many years and have had the help and collaboration of many experts of the industry. We have reached the best manufacturers in the sector for the production and shipment of the product, and because of this, we do not expect many problems during the process. We are using these services for our backers, so that that you will all receive your games at home without any inconveniences or delays.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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