Mμ comes to town and we travel to Terrinoth, giving me new impressions of Runebound from a two player perspective.
I’ve been playing Runebound as a solo game for a while, and enjoying it. “Wanna try Runebound?” popped up when she was here. (It felt right the right moment to take a step down that road.) “Sure.”
So, we set things up and Margrath was the big boss. That big red dragon still felt like the right opponent, partly because I knew how that scenario worked out and it was becoming late the first time we tried it out. Later, Mμ, wanted to dig into it again after she’d learned the rules better.
I had read about people saying that Runebound easily becomes long when players are added. Two, at least, was fine and I wouldn’t mind trying 3 players. But one game kept going on for ages. Neither of us could slay the dragon,and win, and the dragon was sluggish or incompetent and couldn’t destroy the cities.
But it was fun, and worked out a bit better when there is competition for the store items. I’ll still be playing this solo a lot though.
Now I have tried all characters at least once against Margrath, so I’ll going to try defeating a certain undead king now. And I also feel it is the right time to start looking at expansions. They are not too expensive at 18 euros a piece, potentially even cheaper, which is nice. But I would have been hoping for a combi pack with both stuff, quests and characters. It seems you either get a quest or common stuff, plus a character. We’ll have to see whether The Gilded Blade (with common stuff and an interesting character) or Caught in a Web, with a quest and an uninteresting character arrives shortly. Or maybe both!
Looking for something different to paint I also decided to put some paint on Master Thorn and Laurel of Bloodwood, two of the games’ minis. The quality of these is nice, so it was a fun little change to get them done. 🙂