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Krazed Killa Kan

Barcelona, Spain

Had my LGS owner start sweet talking me into getting into runewars two days ago. It's doing kind of nicely there but I do wonder, it's it the norm or just an exception nowadays? Considering the track record of this franchise (that is, how things went with battlelore) I'd like to ask
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I have seen no one in my area play and the only open boxes were the free ones given away at Adepticon. Avoid and buy in 40k.
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Agile Revenant Titan

Fayetteville NC

Have not even seen it at the FLGS I frequent.

Have I really been playing 40K for nearly 30 years? 
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Longtime Dakkanaut

depends on whats popular in your area, we have some folks playing it at a couple flgs. If you got folks playing then by all means, jump right in.
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Longtime Dakkanaut

Myrtle Creek, OR

One copy sits on the shelf at the FGS an hour away.
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Pittsburgh, PA

Sits in the shelf at 2 of the 3 stores I visit not getting purchased or played, and the 3rd store is a GW, so there ya go
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Dakka Veteran

Had some interest after a demo game at the FLGS before a big X-Wing tournament. Seemed to be lots of people quite impressed and cautiously optimistic. Now it's been out for a little while: nothing. I don't think it really grabbed people's imaginations much here. The Runewars background isn't well-known, even among people that have played the various FFG games set in the same world, and the lack of multiple factions at launch seems to have killed it.

It's now in the chicken and egg situation of so many wargames where not enough people play it so people don't want to start playing it but then there aren't enough people who play it so...

It'll be interesting to see if Legion's Star Wars license can save it from a similar fate.
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Plaguelord Titan Princeps of Nurgle

Tampa, FL

It's sitting on the shelf at my flgs. Never seen it played.

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Fresh-Faced New User

if you have opponents or are interested in doing the leg work to get them then it's a worthy game for it!
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Most Glorious Grey Seer

No pulse in my local area so far as I can tell.

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Auspicious Aspiring Champion of Chaos

Dead in my area as well unless there is some secret group that plays in private.

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Awesome Autarch

No one in either of my gaming groups even knows what it is...so there's that. Not a great sign.

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Glorious Grot Banna Wava

I've seen nothing in the stores in my area.
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Prescient Cryptek of Eternity

East Coast, USA

A lot of people in my area bought into it, played a number of games and then shelved it... waiting on the Wave 2 releases. Several months into this wait, the Armada season started back up and Runewars stayed on the shelf when Wave 2 hit. We all bought those releases with the intention of playing later. Then Star Wars Legion was announced. I think Runewars is going to stay on the shelf.

I think that part of the issue is that while Runewars is a re-imagined Warhammer Fantasy with FFG rules, Legion is a re-imagined Warhammer 40k with FFG rules AND Star Wars models. Legion is going to beat out Runewars for anyone who likes 40k (a lot of people in this niche industry) but doesn't think the 40k rules are very good.

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Jovial Plaguebearer of Nurgle


Two players out of the 3 separate clubs I sometimes attend play it.

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Most Glorious Grey Seer

Could also just be sheer bad timing.

When that hype train was just pulling in, the 8th Ed Hype Train was already under steam.

Whether or not you personally rate 8th Ed, there’s no denying that 40k is a gaming juggernaught. Not only is it widely played, but there’s a decent number of former players that are easier to tempt in to a revamped system than a brand new one.

I’m not particularly up on either game (I’ve played a total of 1 game since launch. See my well documented lack of gaming time), so I can only offer speculation.

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Ambushing Wargor

Baltimore, Maryland

Saw some of it(or all of it, didn't look too closely)on the 50% off table at my local stores Yard Sale/Trade type event(Titan Games & Hobbies in Maryland) last month. Right next to WHFB stuff that hasn’t been reboxed into the new white AoS boxes, and a couple Shadows over Hammerhal sets(that I should’ve pulled the trigger on) and some other ttg brands that I had no interest in.

After that event, it was moved back to its tiny section of the store. Not sure if its still discounted. The other products that were on that table were moved to a 30% off bin, so I assume its probably still discounted as well.

I can’t speak to the quality of the game, as I have 0 interest in it, but as a retailer(in an unrelated industry) if I’m selling a product that was released within the year at 50% off, it either has a phenomenal retail markup or it was DOA and I’m cutting my losses to clear space for product that moves.

For a short time, I followed this games release and its reception on the few online forums that I frequent and it seems to get a thumbs up in terms of its rules quality, but it seems to have just not taken off due to apprehension or plain old disinterest. Something about FFG has a track record of unexpectedly ghosting on some of their games?

I think if a game is going to enter the rank and flank void left by WHFB, its got to be on point to compete with KoW which has momentum, and to a lesser extent T9A (which is arguably floundering before its 2.0 release) and the other soon to be released R+F strategy TTGs. Rules, lore, model quality and brand support have got to be on a level that demands interest and gives people confidence that its something worth buying into. I think Runewars only checked the first of the 4.

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Tail-spinning Tomb Blade Pilot


collects dust, no player base for it at my FLGS, If someone is looking for fantasy they just jump into Sigmar.

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Powerful Pegasus Knight

I have a put together starter kit and played two games so far. No interest in local area. I'm traded to the Kings of Wars local crew for some Warhammer minis

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Grizzled MkII Monster Veteran


One of the few games I've actually enjoyed as a tournament game (I'm running a human army with no heros and was actually doing well).

Our area, unfortunately is now having difficulty getting four people together to do official tournaments. At this point it hasn't seem to caught on (local 40K has over 20 players, at least 12 in X-Wing tourney scene, and a AoS 12-player league just wrapped up), but it is still a young game - with barely 3 armies available. In comparison, there is no WarmaHordes or Armada being played in the store, so it at least has some life.

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Longtime Dakkanaut

fairly popular here, but since its an ocean away not much help to you. but like anything there are places its popular and places its not, I would check your local scene.
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Steady Stonecleaver

Pretty sure my FLGS sold one copy and I saw one match played in store.

I put this in the same category as Arcane Legions, and probably a bit worse at trying to do the same thing. And that one was dead within the year too.

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Longtime Dakkanaut

Had some guys who were hyped from the start. One of them decided to make a demo event. Exactly zero people showed up. Haven't seen it being played also.

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Chaplain with Hate to Spare


Runewars sold alright at the local FLGS when it was brand new, but I haven't seen anyone buy it, play it, talk about it or acknowledge it in any way since. The FLGS is slow to put boardgames on clearance--they still have Sedition Wars for $80--so no indication there.

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Androgynous Daemon Prince of Slaanesh

Norfolk, VA

No interest here. I have two boxes and so does another dude. Thats it.


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Dangerous Outrider


I just bought a bunch to use for Kings of War. The models are pretty nice, even for push together.
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Questioning Maelstrom Believer

Depends on the area.

We have a pretty solid core group of players here (Able to get 4-5 at a regular game night, can get a pick up game nearly any day of the week on social media), some orbiting on the fringes, and a fairly regular stream of interested parties looking for demos.

It's a great game. A lot of people are turned off by the generic fantasy presentation, but the mechanics sell themselves.

Mechanically speaking, it's one of the better and more fun competitive miniature games on the market right now, IMO.

The upcoming release of the fourth faction is exciting, and likely to spur a bit more interest from the "I'm waiting to see" crowd, as well as expanding the competition a bit wider.

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Slaanesh Veteran Marine with Tentacles

If you like the game and models there's nothing stopping you from getting a 2 player starter set, painting it up, and offering demos to fellow gamers at your LGS. You'd be surprised at how effective this can be to sparking interest.
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Longtime Dakkanaut


Just another DOA FFG game.

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Longtime Dakkanaut

so good at several flgs that I am getting sick of hearing about it and seeing it.
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