Runewards is a free-to-play competitive strategy card game pitting you against other players in an epic duel of wits and tactics. Runewards is a game about anticipating your opponent's moves and out-smarting your foe in any way you can. The game is easy to learn but hard to master.
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Feb 13, 2018

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June 8

Patch 0.7 - The Return of the King!

Patch 0.7 is finally here! This patch includes 15 new cards and 4 revised one, ladder changes, optimizations and bug fixes. It also includes a special Event - one of many we plan to bring into the game in the coming months!

Major Event

The King Has Returned

Once I was a great Mage, respected and feared all across Midas. Archons bow to my counsel, the wretched elves dared not cross my path and the dwarfs...? They cowered in their den, too afraid to awake my ire.
Then, I was cast out of this world into the Shadow Realm to rot and die, my name erased from the books of history, a shadow without form.
Unfortunately for my attackers, they failed gloriously in their work. Instead of withering away and dying, i thrived in the Shadow Realm, strengthening my powers and finding new and powerful beings to serve in my new army, my Shadow Legion.

Now I return to Midas, where no one remembers my name or what I have done, but they all soon will remember and never forget again... the King in Shadows.
-Vyramar, The King in Shadows, Master of the Shadow Legion

The Return of the King Event is scheduled to begin on 10th of June!

The King in Shadows has escaped from the Shadow Realm and began his assault on the Ranked Ladder in Runewards!
The powerful mage has sent copies of himself, known as the Heralds of Shadows, to face worthy Runeseekers across all levels of the Ladder and over the course of June, players eligible to play Ranked Mode has a random chance to face Vyremer or his Shades in combat.

Once the Event will run, a special quest will appear in your Quest Log, replacing an existing Quest.
Upon its completion, each player will receive a copy of Vyramar, The King in Shadows card, a new mythical mercenary card!

Additionally, you could join us on our Twitch channel, where we will launch a special 24/07 event channel in which the King in Shadows himself will be shown fighting and climbing the ladder all the way to Archon. The King himself is stronger then his copies and will prove especially challanging to our brave players!

Our Team will join in from time to time on Twitch to grant special rewards and do a few surprises of our own.

This special boss will fight at all levels of the Ranked system (Bronze, Silver, Gold and so on) and will randomly while players play in Ranked Mode. Winning against Vyremer or his Shades will each grant MMR just like playing against other players while losing will increase your opponent's MMR just like you!

At the end of the Season, if our brave players are able to reach higher MMR score then Vyramar, a special reward will be granted to all players of Runewards!

So prepare your finest decks, sharpen your greatest tactics and prepare for the greatest challenge Runewards has ever faced!

New Cards:

Gorga Chieftan - Passive: When this Unit enters the graveyard, it gains 5 power permanently.

Swamp Lurker - Passive: Whenever this Unit is Sacrificed, Active: return it back from the Graveyard and give it 2 Power.

Taur Champion - Passive: Whenever this Unit is moved between Territories, Active: gain 5 Power.

Witch's Curse - Active: Disable an enemy Unit and give it Passive: At the end of each turn, reduce this Unit's Power by 1 and give 1 Power to a random enemy Unit.

Fist of Burarum - Target a Unit and reduce its Power by 8. If that Unit's power is reduced to 0, Discard it as well.

Warden Valinor - Active: If you play a Unit on your next turn, it will gain Immunity.

Dark Pact- Active: Sacrifice all allied Units on the Battlefield. For each Unit sacrificed, transform a random card in your hand into a random card 1 rarity above (maximum 10 cards).

Mage of the Ruby Order - If a Territory is affected by Weather, cast a random Human Spell immediately.

The Red Seer - Active: Cast 2 random Weather Spells on your opponent's side of the Battlefield.

Lionhart - All allied Units on the Battlefield gains Immunity.

Dark Hatred - Target an allied Unit on the Battlefield and Summon all copies of it from your deck.

Scouting - Active: Summon a Basic Unit from your deck.

Sneak Attack - Active: Target an enemy Unit and Disable it. If you Disabled a Passive Ability, reduce its Power by 5.

Nephilim Officer - Active: Play your Hero's Ability one more time.

Gorga Fighter - Passive: All Mercenaries gain 1 Power.

General Changes:

Each player entering the game after the Event is active will receive a special quest as part of The King has Returned Event. Completing it will reward 1 copy of Vyramar, The King in Shadows.
Unranked Mode is now open to all players, regardless of their level.
Ranked mode restriction has been reduced from Level 10 to Level 6.
Once The King Has Returned Event Starts, we will temporarily remove all restrictions on Ladder - Go on and play Ranked!
Runewards added a new language: Farsi.
Card Changes:


Onslaught (5 Power) - New Ability - Passive: Whenever this Unit's Power would be reduced, Active: gain 3 Power instead.

Diplomat (4 Power) - New Ability - Active: If you have more Units on the Battlefield then your opponent, draw a card and play it immediately.

Pathfinder (6 Power) - New Ability - Active: Reveal 3 random cards from your deck. Choose one and place it on the top of your Deck. The rest is shuffled randomly back to your Deck.


Azure Enchanter (5 Power) - New Ability - Active: Next turn, if you play a Basic Spell it is triggered twice.

Bug Fixes / Features

Fixed an issue when moving a Mythical Unit on the Battlefield with a special animation will cause the card to go invisible.
Fixed an issue with Ambassador colliding with the visual arrow indicator in some extreme cases.
Fixed some cards descriptions for better clarity.
Fixed some issues in Campaign text bubbles not showing properly or out of place.
Fixed a sound issue with Street Mage.
Fixed an issue with AI not playing Nature's Calling when he needs to.
Fixed a rare issue with an interaction between Guild Master and Doctor Yankul.
Resolved some depth issues in our UI in some windows.
Fixed some multilanguage issues.
Fixed a bad interaction between Succubus and Venom in some rare cases.
Known Issues

Shadow Particles at the start of the game trigger BEFORE the event began.
Some VFX and Cards in the game doesn't have their VO or SFX trigger properly or at all.
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About This Game

Runewards is a free-to-play competitive strategy card game pitting you against other players in an epic duel of wits and tactics.
Runewards is a game about anticipating your opponent's moves and out-smarting your foe in any way you can. The game is easy to learn but hard to master. Once you open the game, build your own deck and let the fun begins!

The idea is simple. Each card you place on the Battlefield (called Units) has a value that we call Power. Whoever has the highest Total Power at the end of the round , wins it.

The game is played in a best of 3 rounds so win two of them to net the match.

By combining and chaining different cards abilities and clever deckbuilding, you can create awesome tactics and strategies that will eventually win you the match itself!

Tactics: Recognising your opponent's strength and weaknesses. Knowing if your opponent bluff in his moves, or holds the answers to your own. In Runewards, the match is played in a best-of-3 rounds. Will you give up this round to do a comeback in the next? Or will you put all you have and let the winner takes it all.

Short and Sweet: Each game design to last several minutes. You can hop in for a quick game whenever you like or take the time to climb up the competitive ladder.

In Runewards, you have 3 Races with 1 Natural faction (Mercenaries) at launch. Each race has its own style, abilities, features and tactics.

-Unique Races and Heroes: The game will initially launch with 3 Races, each with its own unique Heroes, Units, Abilities, Spells and mechanics. Within the Gameboard you decide how to play. Each move you make can win or lose you the round or even the match itself.

In Runewards, we currently have three game modes.

Multiplayer (Ranked Gameplay)

If you wish to just go out and play against a computer, we cooked up some fine goblin-made A.I to fight against. There are a variety of difficulties ranging from easy to insane. Test your newly minted decks and see if they are up for the challenge.

If competitiveness is in your blood, the Multiplayer is just for you. Play against others in a competitive scene with leagues, ranks and bragging rights or just play for fun.The Choice is yours.

Competition: Play against your friends or other players online, try your skill in Ranked Matches. Leagues will be played in 'Seasons' - Where you can climb to the top of the ladder in a League we called "Archon".

Our newest addition is a brand new campaign, telling the story of the Runeseeker and his quest for the Runewards.

Meet special bosses, each with a unique ability that will challenge you to think and play differently. At the end of each boss is a reward - a card upgrade!

In our Deckbuilder, this is where all the magic happens.

In here, you can view your card collection, building decks from all different races.
Craft new cards or salvage unused or excess ones.

-Free to Play: You can earn new cards just by playing the game.
Daily quests, special achievements and League rewards will allow you to earn Gold, which can be used to buy Golden Chests - containing new cards you can add to your card collection.

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows® 7 / Windows® 8 / Windows® 10
    • Processor: Intel® Pentium® D or AMD® Athlon™ 64 X2
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® 6800 (256 MB) or ATI™ Radeon™ X1600 Pro (256 MB) or better
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: 1024 x 768 minimum display resolution
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows® 10 64-bit
    • Processor: Intel Core™ 2 Duo E6600 (2.4 GHz) or AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ (2.6 GHz) or better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT (512 MB) or ATI Radeon HD 4850 (512 MB) or better
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 300 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: 1024 x 768 minimum display resolution

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