The only place I can find this game is either on ebay or Amazon for over MSRP. Even the FFG store has the base game and many expansions as Out of Stock. Is this a dead game?
I'm not seeing anything for Runebound on the Upcoming page, so it would appear the game is truely OOP. (Or else in the middle of a print run, but you'd think copies would be easier to find in that case.)
Other options I was considering was Talisman, but everyone says Runebound is better for solo play, plus I'd rather play on a map layout than a monopoly-style board.
Runebound is indeed better than Talisman for solo play, but Talisman is still a hilariously fun game in its own right. It can be played solo easily enough, although the fact that you know who's going to win is a bit of a downer. =P
DungeonQuest looks like it could fill my solo dungeon itch, but I don't think I like the idea of dying at the drop of a hat and 90% of the time from what I hear.
You may be surprised at how much fun you can have in a game where instant death two spaces from the entrance is not an uncommon occurance. I'm just saying is all.
Although, like Talisman, DQ is the kind of fun that is best shared with friends. My wife and I play it two player and we have a ball watching each other get slaughtered. Rarely have we laughed so uproariously at our own misfortunes.
If Runebound is a dead end, what do people suggest for a solo game, preferably one that doesn't require 4+ hours to play, like Mage Knight.
I hear good things about Death Angel, as long as the sci-fi setting isn't a deal breaker. It's actually designed to be a solo game and just happens to have multiplayer rules on the side.