I am very interested in playing Runebound but very hesitant on buying because of the fact that there has been no news lately. All I need is an announcement that there will be a reprint or a new expansion and I am sold. Heck even say that they are discontinuing it so I can buy up whatever they have left, although that is not what I want. I just know as soon as I buy it, they will announce 3rd edition. Anyway I am hoping for some news or rumor that something is in the works. Guess I'll just have to wait it out.
I guess this becomes a matter of time and budget, etc. Let's say they do announce a new 3rd edition. You are looking at 2013 before it would arrive (at the earliest) so are you saying you are willing to wait over a year? Some folks are…so that isn't a biggie if you are in that camp.
But in the meantime, I must tell you that you are missing out on a great game. I did pick up some of the smaller adventure variats (scion, and cult of the rune) and they do add some variety to the game but I've found the big boxes like frozen wastes and sands to be good fun. And, I guess my point is that you are missing out on a great game in the meantime.
The only complaint…other than some of my gaming group being in their upper 40s and can't read the small text on the cards very well…is that the game seems to take a long time and I'm constantly reducing the # exp points it takes to level up.
I am going to introduce the 1,2,3,4,5 rule where you lvl up at each of those xp levels until you hit 5 or 6 and then it caps out there and see how that goes.
Bottom line, though. It is a great game…you will wait a long time for 3rd edition even if they announced it tomorrow. Also, with Descent: Journey in the dark out, the 18 new heroes from runebound can be used in that game as well…it makes it all good fun.