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Runewars Miniatures Game end of Battlelore?

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In my opinion they should never resign from printing Rune Age. This game has all properieties of evergreen title. With expansion there is great replayability, a ton of game modes and 6 factions, each with unique style of play. Unfortunately FFG drifts more and more into living game territory and license products.

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1 hour ago, Embir82 said:

In my opinion they should never resign from printing Rune Age. This game has all properieties of evergreen title. With expansion there is great replayability, a ton of game modes and 6 factions, each with unique style of play. Unfortunately FFG drifts more and more into living game territory and license products.

I agree. It's a fantastic title that doesn't get enough attention.

I kind of hope that they print a legacy box in the future that has all 6 scenarios and all 6 factions in one box.

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Yes, Runeage is the best deckbuilding game ever! A bit complicated (compared with dominion), but really great. What a pity

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I'm considering buying BattleLore.

Is it worth it since it's possibly dead?

I've already gotten other commands and colors games like BattleLore 1st edition and Memoir '44. Is this a worthy addition to my collection?

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BattleLore 2nd edition plays very differently from the 1st. It still has command cards and lore cards. You still play a command cards to order units based on type or section and possibly a lore card to enhance your action, but similarities end here. In 2nd edition you have:

  • strongly asymmetric armies: each faction has specific units with specific traits and powers,
  • victory points are not based on eliminated units but rather by fulfilling scenario specific conditions,
  • armies are freely designed by players using a cost point system,
  • simplified lore management, but faction specific lore cards.

If you can grab the base box at a reasonable price I'd suggest to try it.

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I concur with g1ul10.  BatleLore is a very good game. And while I'm moving on to Runewars: Miniatures Game, there are aspects* of BattleLore that you don't get with Runewars, so I'll be keeping both games. 

*One of those aspects is the retreat mechanic. It means that units don't stay locked in combat forever, leading to a game where movement is more fluid and positions are always changing. The other aspect that comes to mind is the lore cards. Being able to play "magic" cards during your opponent's turn to surprise them gives it a very different feel from something like Runewars MG where the only hidden information is on the command tools, but all cards and "tricks" are available for both opponents to see.

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On 5/25/2017 at 3:38 PM, Budgernaut said:

I concur with g1ul10.  BatleLore is a very good game. And while I'm moving on to Runewars: Miniatures Game, there are aspects* of BattleLore that you don't get with Runewars, so I'll be keeping both games. 

*One of those aspects is the retreat mechanic. It means that units don't stay locked in combat forever, leading to a game where movement is more fluid and positions are always changing. The other aspect that comes to mind is the lore cards. Being able to play "magic" cards during your opponent's turn to surprise them gives it a very different feel from something like Runewars MG where the only hidden information is on the command tools, but all cards and "tricks" are available for both opponents to see.

Man, that woulda been so cool.  Some lore card type system in RMG with the wizard figures acting as conduits for that stuff.  The cards could function off the runes... no idea if it would be better, but I bet you could do it and have it be at least entertaining for a while.

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I notice that Battlelore is the board game I 've played most these last few years. Sad that they 're keeping it in Limbo instead of killing it off, as it takes quite a lot of mental energy from a lot of players waiting for news every once in a while, those few left that is. Not that such news would make me move to Runewars, good luck with that.

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6 hours ago, Skyhunterd said:

I notice that Battlelore is the board game I 've played most these last few years.

That is so awesome! I wish I could say the same. For me, it's been Rune Age because of the quick set-up and take-down.

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