I know there is a huge clamour here for a third edition, or a reprint, or something for Runebound, but how likely do we think it would be?
I have to say, I'm sceptical that we'll see Runebound in any shape or form again. I have never wanted to be wrong more than on this point, but I think the door is closed now.
It seems that games no longer have the same pattern of this one, instead they all have to be faster-paced and more streamlined, as the boardgaming hobby is opened up for greater market appeal. Gone are the days when serious games would take four or five hours (or more) - instead, a game must last no more than an hour to be popular, it seems. I don't begrudge companies trying to appeal to greater numbers of people, and I'm not advocating massive behemoth-like games that would put all but the most serious and dedicated of gamers off the hobby for life, but there is a wistful part of me that longs for a more immersive experience afforded by following the intricacies of a game like this.
Terrinoth seems to have changed since Runebound. While the new Descent, and Rune Age, Runewars, the new BattleLore et al appear with the logo of "set in the Runebound universe", it all seems to be Daqan Lords and Latari elves now, not solitary heroes going up against the Dragon Lords of old. Descent is still giving us something to enjoy, with the Farrows and such, but it seems like forever since I've even heard the names of Vorakesh or Margath. The land has changed, and it seems to be to the exclusion of its signature game.
My final thought, Descent 1 ended in 2009, ish, and within two years was announced for a relaunch. Runebound finished in 2010 and has been gathering dust since. I think, if they were going to relaunch it, they would have done so by now.
But I really want to be wrong!