Fantasy Flight Games Previews New Daqan Expansions for Runewars

How’s everyone out there enjoying Runewars? I’ve not had much chance to look over it. We’ve got a set in the game library, but other projects have kept me from getting the game on the board, so I’ve only looked it over. The set, being just a starter, can certainly use some more to go with it. Fantasy Flight Games is coming out with those expansions, and we get a look at a pair of them in this article.

From the post:

When the enemies of the Daqan Lords march on the free cities, it is left to passionate and disciplined soldiers to defend their homelands. Reinforced by the mystical Rune Golems that serve as stone sentries on the field of battle, little can stand against the forces of Daqan.

Today, we’re previewing two expansions for Runewars Miniatures Game, the Rune Golems Unit Expansion and the Spearmen Unit Expansion, both serving as ways to enhance and customize your Daqan Lords armies.


  • odinsgrandson

    Does anyone else look at fantasy words that use non-English letter pairings and wonder how it is meant to be pronounced? Qa doesn’t even exist in Latin languages, so we’re starting to get pretty far from home here.

    Is Daqan pronounced DaKan? Or is it DaQUan? Or maybe DaCHan (like the “Q” in “QI” which most English speakers would just use the standard spelling “Chi” except when playing Scrabble).

    Writing it out without all caps makes it read DaGan at a glance.

    (not as bad as using apostrophes instead of vowels, though).

    • Davos Seaworth

      The idiotic spelling is just one of the many things that make FFG’s Terrinoth world so terrible.

      • I always thought it was pronounced D-Qwon.

      • odinsgrandson

        Don’t know that it is any worse than Aelfs and Ogors.

        • ZeeLobby

          It’s not. In the world of copyrights we’re running out of space at this point.

          • odinsgrandson

            I don’t know that we’re low on creative space so much as really wishing we could copyright popular mythological creatures.

            They could have come up with a really cool new name for their orcs, and I’d still have made fun of them.

          • ZeeLobby

            True, but in the end it’s pretty saturated. I mean if you want a truly unique namespace. The video game industry has taken a lot of it as well.

      • ZeeLobby

        lol, but tell us how you really feel?