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Hello,

Hey I remember hearing that there may be promo figures for this game given away at some Cons or something, but I can't find any info anywhere about them. Do any Runebound promos exist? Also, there was that Descent contest a while ago to create a character and I think they gave some promos away that someone said could be used for Descent or Runebound. Does anyone have any info on these hypothetical promos?

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I don't think there are any promo figures for Runebound. I doubt anything given away for the Descent contest would come with rules for use with Runebound, and I also seriously doubt the costs to produce a figure for such a limited use as a prize for a small contest would make it worth it make one for that reason.

If my interest in this game ever recovers from its new sci-fi direction (probably to distance it from Talisman), it would quickly be slain again by the introduction of promo figures.

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bitva said:

it would quickly be slain again by the introduction of promo figures.

Agreed. I heard some people talking about it, and was going nuts trying to find out if there were characters that I potentially would never get to own. I do hate that, but I wanted to see if they were even real or not. I definitely hope none exist.

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There IS a promo figure for Runebound I believe.  At Gencon (I believe it was gencon), there was a promo figure for both Descent and Runebound, with the promise that the character card would be sent later.  Personally, I really detest this kind of marketing...I got into board games because you get everything for one price.  I didn't get into it to chase promo figures.

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rcmoore said:

Personally, I really detest this kind of marketing...I got into board games because you get everything for one price.  I didn't get into it to chase promo figures.

x2. Yeah, that really sucks indeed.

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The promo fig you are talking about was for picking up the Tomb of Ice expansion.  When i sent in my redemption form i did get back a card for both descent and runebound.  Hopefully they will put this figure in the boxes for the new runebound expansion.

 

If you guys want the stats ill see if I can find the card.

 

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In Germany there was a promo for Descent and Runebound on the Game-Fair in Essen. It was the character "Nara der Reisszahn" (sorry i only know the German name). It came with a card for runebound and descent. You got it, if you buy a game from Heidelberger Spieleverlag (the German distibutor of ffg). You can buy it on ebay for a price of about 15 Euro.

Sorry for the bad language.

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I think that would translate as something like "Nara the Fang."  There's a thread at Heidelberger Spielverlag where they're complaining that the character is overpowered, with the ability to cause up to 2 life before combat, and 2 life damage in melee.  But I didn't find the card's text or stats anywhere.

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Lindsey said:

I think that would translate as something like "Nara the Fang."  There's a thread at Heidelberger Spielverlag where they're complaining that the character is overpowered, with the ability to cause up to 2 life before combat, and 2 life damage in melee.  But I didn't find the card's text or stats anywhere.

Sounds interesting though. Hey amrowe1999, is there anyway you (or maybe anyone else who has this) could scan the card and post a pic of it? Nara the Fang sounds like an awesome name and it'd be sweet to see a pic of it, even if we still can't get the miniature.

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Ok, I did find this pic in an ended german ebay auction using Dakturak and Lindsey's info they posted:

nara.jpg

I can't read the text, but can make out some of the stats.

It looks cool as heck, and makes me even more jealous that it is apparently so hard to get.

amrowe1999, is this the same promo you have? I wonder if there is more now.

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Another update. Ok, I have found the full stats according to a messageboard:

Nara the Fang

Wounds: 4, Fatigue: 4

Before Combat: You may take 2 Fatigue to make a melee attack.

Skills: Jump +2, Climb +2

"I leap, I attack, I stab, I kill!"

Mind/Ranged: 2/1, Body/Melee 4/2, Spirit/Magic 0/1

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Also, here is another, better look at the actual card:

Nara2.jpg

And then, here is a picture of the English Descent card for a bigger clearer look at the picture:

naradescent.jpg

So, very cool. Maybe now someone with good photoshop skills can put together a homeade Runebound character card for us all using the bigger pic on the descent card and the stats listed or something. Props to anyone who does. happy.gif

 

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I recall reading somewhere that even though this fig was released early, as a promo, it will be released again and made available to everyone, with no shortage...

I eagerly await this, as the Descent toon looks great.  I couldn't see enough on the RB card to know if she's worth it there...but in Descent, me likey...

 

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Mattr0polis said:

Before Combat: You may take 2 Fatigue to make a melee attack.

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Mind/Ranged: 2/1, Body/Melee 4/2, Spirit/Magic 0/1

Thanks for finding and posting the information!

 

I can see why they were complaining the card might be too strong.  4 damage in the first round is really good, even if you have to pay 2 fatigue for the chance at it.

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Ugh! You mean by not having this figure, I'm missing a component for Descent AND Runebound now? I really hate this type of marketing too, and neither of the game's stats for this character are ignorable so that you don't feel like you're missing out by not having it.

Sorry, I really was unaware that this figure had Runebound stats in addition to Descent stats. This might be because I originally learned all about it from Descent-related sources, or it might be because only the German edition, which came later, has a Runebound card. If anyone knows of an English Runebound card, please inform. Thanks!

I don't remember ever hearing that this would be made available for everyone, and if that was announced, I'm sure some of the current owners would have expressed anger. You may be thinking of the post-Gencon, pre-Essen posting by Kevin Wilson on the Descent forums that promised the figure was not a Gencon exclusive. Which translated into "Gencon AND Essen exclusive". I don't foresee this coming out ever again, as if it did, no one would ever be attracted to an FFG booth by an "exclusive" ever again. Really wish that would happen though; got into board games partly for the same reason RCMoore listed.

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Mattr0polis said:

 

So, very cool. Maybe now someone with good photoshop skills can put together a homeade Runebound character card for us all using the bigger pic on the descent card and the stats listed or something. Props to anyone who does. happy.gif

 

 

What is your e-mail address? I might have something for you. (mine has just been added on my website)

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To add salt to the wound there are supposedly another 3 'promo' figures in existence (that have yet to be released).

In the descent 'paint the dragon' competition the prize was a set of 4 promo figures.

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Mr Skeletor said:

To add salt to the wound there are supposedly another 3 'promo' figures in existence (that have yet to be released).

In the descent 'paint the dragon' competition the prize was a set of 4 promo figures.

Indeed. Also, does anyone know if Nara the Fang was even one of those 4 promos? Cause there might be 4 more unknown ones. sad.gif

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Were there seriously four different figures made just for winners of a competition? How many winners were there? I'm not really worried about those figures as they weren't really released to the public and aren't really official extensions. Nara, on the other hand, was publicly released, and is obtainable by a large (though not large enough) fraction of the games' player base. Question still is, did Nara have an English Runebound card release?

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Yeah, there indeed was 4 promos given out for that Descent contest. And only the winner got them. I know this for sure because I was the first runner up (so close, grr). sad.gif

But yeah that's a good question about an english Nara card.

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So only 1 person in the world has those 4 figures? Wow, seems wasteful to design figures for a single use. It's got to be hard coming so close to winning something that exclusive and not getting it. I wonder if we'll ever learn what those figures look like or do.

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bitva said:

So only 1 person in the world has those 4 figures? Wow, seems wasteful to design figures for a single use. It's got to be hard coming so close to winning something that exclusive and not getting it. I wonder if we'll ever learn what those figures look like or do.

Indeed, I keep thinking that they wouldn't just make those 4 figures for one use, that they'll have other ways to get them down the road, but the further and further we get away from the contest it's like, well maybe not, lol.

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