Prepare for a return to the world of Terrinoth. As featured in popular games such as Runebound, Runewars and the Descent: Journeys Into Dark series, this fantasy setting is returning with an all-too familiar twist: a deck-building game. Titled Rune Age, this game will take the basic mechanics of deck-building and turn them into a combat-focused experience.
As a four-player game, each player will take on the role of one of Terrinoth’s factions: the Daqan Lords, the Latari Elves, the Uthuk Y’llan and the legions of Waiqar the Undying. Each of these comes with their own side deck of specific faction cards, so each should play a bit differently. The game also has no set victory condition, instead having players choose from a range of available scenarious. These factors point to a high replay value, can combined with design work by Corey Konieczka (Battlestar Galactica, Rune Wars, Mansions of Madness), this title already has players buzzing.
There is no set release date for Rune Age, but it will retail for $34.95 and include 252 cards and a custom 6-sided die.
For more information on Rune Age, check out it’s product page, or read on for a description of the game as provided by Fantasy Flight:
“Rune Age thematically puts players in control of their faction, by giving players faction-specific Unit cards with which to build their decks. While the center of the table is populated with several central card types (as determined by the scenario) available to anyone, each faction comes with its own barracks of Unit cards which provide specific benefits to their faction. These faction-specific Unit cards, combined with the Gold cards, Neutral Unit cards, and Tactics cards from the central card pools, ensure that players will have a wealth of options when fortifying their Home Realms. Discovering how certain cards play off of others and developing new synergies with each game is just scratching the surface of what Rune Age has to offer.”