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The Last Chancer Who Survived





Norristown, PA

I just wanted to take a moment to announce our next new project, Runerunners, a pulp fantasy board game. Runerunners is set in a high fantasy world, but in an early 1900’s era. Prohibition is in full swing, making the use of magical arts and artifacts illegal. Now any item possessing even a hint of magical power has become extremely valuable and sought after by criminals, collectors or crooked politicians. Players form gangs of heroes to hunt down these mystical artifacts, exploring back alleys and speakeasies in a city full of elves, orcs, dwarves, goblins and even a few plain old humans.

The game is in the very early design stages, but it will have the same ruleset as Blackwater Gulch and our upcoming Gangfight Skirmish Game System. We are hoping to release it as a full boxed game with a Kickstarter in 2019. Here is the concept art for the first 5 heroes. What do you think?



I will keep sharing new artwork and eventually sculpts and more as we go, stay tuned!

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Houston, TX

I dig this! Like a 20's Shadowrun/Cast a Deadly Spell. What are the odds of an orc flapper?
   
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Norristown, PA

Ha, maybe We do have an elf flapper, I'll include her in the next round of pics.

   
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TN/AL/MS state line.

I dig it. Love the orc Bouncer. Early 1900’s Americana was an interesting time. Is booze prohibited too? I suppose you’ll have some bootleggers too, either for magic or the more traditional moonshine?

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Norristown, PA

I was planning to have it just be magic that’s banned, to make it our twist. Booze would still be allowed. If both were banned, I think magical stuff would still be more valuable and more worth fighting over. Theme wise I wouldn’t want one to take away from the other so to speak. But yeah, there will still be bootleggers, moonshiners (Runeshiners?) and everything. We’re going for all kinds of pulp themes though, prohibition is the main story acr, but we’ll still be exploring some things that might have been a decade or so later too… but I don’t think I want to get into anything WWII related. Want it to primarily have a old timey gangster vibe, but also a with some humor and a bit whimsical in some ways too. Nothing too serious or grimdarky.

   
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Oakland, CA

Fun concept, and nice concept art.

You have my attention.
   
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SoCal

The Drifter and the Archaeologist interest me. Will they be printed resin?

   
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Norristown, PA

Short answer, yes!

I don't have a final game format nailed down yet. I would very much like to produce it as a boxed board game (which means PVC minis). But it would still be a battle game using the Gangfight rules. So if I go that route, the plan would be to offer printed resin "Collectors" sculpts as well.

All depends on the price quotes I'm waiting on. Since the boxed game would have a bunch of unique minis rather than multiple copies of mostly the same poses, the molds might be a little too expensive.. but we'll see. Worst case the separate rulebook + packs of minis approach works well too. Just have to wait and see right now.

   
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Like what I'm seeing so far, keep us updated.
   
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Norristown, PA

Here is the next batch of character concepts. Orc Bounty Hunter, Dwarf Mechanic, Elf Occultist, Halfling Burglar and Orc Femme Fatal.



Trying to decide if the halfling should have shoes or bare feet? I was thinking since there's asphalt and concrete everywhere, they might have decided to finally start wearing shoes.


   
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We'll find out soon enough eh.

Maybe, but tbh if their feet can handle wandering around in the wild with all the random sharp rocks and little pointy bits of twig lying around, I'm not sure tarmac and concrete would be much of a challenge. Walking around barefoot in nature sucks.

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Barefoot halflings are just boring. What is the prohibition era equivalent to crocs with socks?


   
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 BobtheInquisitor wrote:
Barefoot halflings are just boring. What is the prohibition era equivalent to crocs with socks?


Wearing your hat indoors perhaps?

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California the Southern

A distinct lack of reptiles here makes me shake my head.

Despite such a serious transgression it's a neat concept, and I will keep my eyes peeled.

At least we've still got those snakemen coming for Blackwater, right?
...Maybe we can get some crossover rules for using some of the more exotic pieces from the existing range?

Poorly lit photos of my ever- growing collection of completely unrelated models!

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England

Fun concept!

Is the Orc Mystic perhaps a little shout-out to Grunkle Stan from Gravity Falls?
   
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UK

If halflings start with the footwear they'll choose sandals (and they might have to, no shoes, no shirt, no service)

 
   
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Norristown, PA

We want to keep the horror stuff in BWG, and do more fantasy stuff for Runerunners. But there will be some Kobolds (lizardy people) and Gnolls (doggie men) too, and some ogres and other fantasy races too, but I wanted to start out with the big 5. Orcs, Humans, Elves, Dawrves and Halflings will be the most common.

I was thinking about making it all the same world/universe, but I think it will be better to keep them separate, since there's no other fantasy stuff in BWG now. Some of these characters were originally going to be for BWG but when I asked the players about adding fantasy most didn't really care for the idea. But that said some of the characters might work for crossing over if someone wants to use the minis for custom characters and stuff like that. But we'll see how it goes, Runerunners is still super early in the design stage right now.

I'll have to think about the shoes Maybe some classy restaurants would have loaner shoes instead of loaner suit jackets?

   
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 Bossk_Hogg wrote:
I dig this! Like a 20's Shadowrun/Cast a Deadly Spell. What are the odds of an orc flapper?


Exalted for referencing Cast a Deadly Spell.

   
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Norristown, PA

Hmm, i might have to check that out .. just looked up the trailer. Never saw it but it looks fun

   
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Norristown, PA

Here's our very first Runerunners sculpt, the Dawrf Detective. What do you think?


   
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Thats is very cool

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I like it!



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He looks great!

   
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Norristown, PA

Thanks We have decided to go with a boxed game format for this, kind of a cross between zombicide and descent. And of course everything will be compatible with our universal rules too. It's going to take a while to get the sculpts all finished though, we'll probably do one every week or 2. If all goes well I think it will be kickstarting around March or so.

   
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Norristown, PA

Here's our next new sculpt, the Orc Bounty Hunter. He's gonna be about a head taller than your average human mini, and he's strong enough to shoot his 2 shotguns like pistols What do you think?


   
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What a fun idea !! The artwork and sculpts are looking great and I especially like the Orc Bounty Hunter.
Can't wait to see how this develops and look forward to the KS launch.



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Looking great so far!
   
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Norristown, PA

Thanks Next up we'll be doing the elven archaeologist, probably a week or 2 till she's done though.

   
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Norristown, PA

And here is the next new sculpt, the Elf Archaeologist.. what do you think?


   
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Norristown, PA

Here are some more new Runerunners characters. A Human Masked Avenger, Goblin Inventor, Kobold Thug, Dwarf Pharmacist and Minotaur Enforcer. What do you think?

Also had a question.. would you be interested in purchasing Runerunner's minis in high quality resin as solo miniatures, sometime soon? Or would you prefer to get everything together later in the full boxed game with PVC plastic minis?


   
 
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