You are right, this game is a LOT of fun.
I bought my first box last year.. and within 6 months, I put my hands on all runebound products (expansions, everything).
Being a D&D fan for long and having abandonned for various reasons... this board game was THE right fit.
One time we tried mixing 2 adventure variants... the Apocalypse and the Cult of the Rune.. a nice mayhem..
While you run around the map doing quests for the Apocalypse by trying to free some cities from their Curse, the Cult is roaming around, cursing more towns and spreading corruption.. hahaha, very nice.. and you might get cursed if you're caught by them too. I strongly recommand buying these 2, and playing them together when you are confortable with the game rules.
Each adventure variant I tried was well thought off.. congrats to the geniuses behind it.. and the playtesters.. they did a great job.
On a last note.. here's a quick house rule we use when playing..
first I separated the allies and items into 2 piles, so when doing market step.. the player choose what pile he draws from.
it gives some freedome of choice to players.... already have plenty of weapons and armor.. I'll go for an ally this time.... he might not be as good as I hope, but at least.. by drawing from the "ally" pile.. its satisfying already.
anyways.. enjoy Runeboud..
and wish there is more maps released soon... that's a definite buy for me,
if each new map coming out would be double-sided... that would be even more amazing.