A downloadable TTRPG playtest

**RUNE Kickstarter is now live!**

Bind Fate

You are an Engraved. Cursed to wander the shattered world of Obron, you seek the power to take back control of your fate. Explore Realms, kill Rune Lords, and carve the power of runes into your very being.

What Is RUNE?

RUNE is a solo tabletop RPG being developed by Spencer Campbell of Gila RPGs. It is heavily inspired by the Soulsborne genre of video games, including Dark Souls, Bloodborne, and Elden Ring.

In RUNE, you are a wanderer of the lands of Obron. The world is dangerous, but full of power if you are willing to reach out and take it.

RUNE combines narrative exploration with tactical combat to capture the environmental storytelling and high stakes combat you love in soulslike games.

Quick Start

This is the quick start version of the game. RUNE is still in development, and this quick start will give you a taste of the full game to come!

This quick start version comes with:

  • Rules: Straightforward rulebook that covers the rules necessary to try the quick start Realm.  
  • Grim Coast Realm: A fully developed Realm for you to explore, with a Rune Lord for you to seek out and slay. Take what you learned from the rules and put them into action!
  • Resources: Character and Realm reference sheets to track your playthrough.

Please keep in mind that these are WIP documents, and do not represent the final layout and rules of the game.

Kickstarter

The RUNE Kickstarter has ended, but preorders are now available.

Preorder your copy of the game here!

Learn More

If you'd like to learn more about RUNE, check out the RUNE website. It has information about the game, videos to watch, and more!

You can watch the game in action with the first part of an actual play series Spencer streamed recently!

If you'd like to see more RUNE videos, check out this playlist on YouTube for How To Play videos and other actual play streams!

Aaron Voigt did a wonderful review of the playtest material for RUNE that you can check out as well!

Try More

Want to play more RUNE before it is released? Check out the 3rd party collection on itch for more fan-made realms for you to try!

Press Kit

The press kit for RUNE is now available. If you would like to feature RUNE on your show, stream, podcast, or website, please reach out!

Credits

RUNE is being written and designed by Spencer Campbell, Gila RPGs

Cover and Banner art by Eddie Yorke

Interior art by Charlie Ferguson-Avery

Maps generated using Perilous Shores by watabou

Updated 24 days ago
StatusIn development
CategoryPhysical game
Rating
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(27)
AuthorGila RPGs
GenreRole Playing
TagsSouls-like, Tactical, Tabletop role-playing game

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Rules Quick Start 911 kB
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Grim Coast Quick Start 485 kB
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Resources Quick Start 13 kB

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