The year is 846 AD, the dawn of the Viking age. The legends of Ragnar Lodbrok and his conquests have spread across the known world. With his death, the Viking clans clamber to replace the flag of kingship with their own sigils. Violence breaks out across the Nordic lands.
Which clan will triumph? How to know if one’s fortune will go as planned? A precious few Rune Casters, blessed with the sight of the gods, can cast their spells upon the future and find the fortunate path for their clan. With the help of Acolytes, a Caster can turn the tide for his or her clan. You are that Caster. Can you cast the right runes for the perfect spells to lead your clan to victory?
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AI Art, an Ethical Study
Since releasing that I'll be using artwork I attained from Midjourney AI and then edited to fit my style and needs, I've been ruminating on the ethics of AI generated art. No BloodRunes fans have complained about the artwork. In fact, the majority like the new art...
New Acolyte art using Midjourney!
I've finally discovered Midjourney, the AI artist I'm sure many of you have heard of. Needless to say, I've gone a little nuts with it over the past week, generating all sorts of amazing images. I decided on some that I liked for the acolytes and have been heavily...
New box cover art!
Hey all, I've got so many comments on box cover art for BloodRunes and to be honest, I've never been fully stoked about the feel of it. I currently have 2 different versions of the box cover art and have gotten feedback on both that lead to the other one. 😛 What I...
BloodRunes is a pattern creation take-that strategy game unlike any other. Using a shared board, players attempt to cast runes to the board that match the patterns on the spells they wish to play. One must be careful not to cast a rune that might help your opponent. Watch out for your opponents’ spells, see who’s got swords aimed at you. Cast ward spells to protect yourself from attack. Build your own Fortune or steal from your opponents. Get 6 Fortunes and win!
2 – 4 Players
60 minutes play time
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How to Play BloodRunes
BloodRunes Asymetric Clan Attributes Variant
Try it out on Tabletopia
Tabletopia is an online board game simulator. I’ve built a version of BloodRunes in it that looks pretty much exactly how BloodRunes looks in real life. However, since Tabletopia has no controling AI, there are no AIs to play against and you can do things that are against the rules. It’s like real life in that way. If you wanted to throw a card across the table, you can totally do that. It can be a little finicky, but if you’d like to give it a shot, here’s how you do it. Ideally, get 3 other people together to play the 4 player online version. Have everyone follow these steps:
1. Click on the link below.
2. Sign up for a tabletopia account if you don’t already have one.
3. Click “Play HotSeat” which allows you to play locally with 4 players passing the laptop. Or click “Play Online” which allows you to play anyone online.
3. Take a seat color that you like.
4. Click Start.
5. It will take a minute for the game to load up. Once it does, have everyone draw 5 Runes from the Rune deck and choose who will go first.
6. You’re ready to go! It’s set to Free-for-all by default, but if you click the shovel on the left, you can set it to be turn based. Feel free to message me if you have questions or issues or if you’d like to play online 🙂