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Runebound Second Edition - Market Variant

last updated February 8th, 2024 — created October 22nd, 2015

We feel that visiting the market in Runebound 2nd, unchanged, is a bit of a waste of time. You rarely find anything useful for your specific needs and more often than not have to spend too many turns searching the market stack in a town. This is our approach to a wildly improved market mechanic. Instead of a single market stack, you have 6. Each stack has specific types of items and when you visit the market you have a level of control of what types of items you will find. We have also gone through the market deck, with all of the expansions, and removed any cards that we didn't feel were valuable enough to stay. Thus helping to ensure that visits to the market are beneficial.

Download the Market Variant
This PDF is 300 DPI (suitable for printing)

Provided in the variant's PDF are 2 pages you can cut out to make a simple board for your market. However, if you'd like something a bit more substantial, you can have an actual board printed with the market board image, as seen here. Note: do not actually play with your market stacks faceup, this is just to show the different stack types.

Download the Market Board File
This file can be used to order this market board from TheGameCrafter

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