[Runespell Saga] General Runespell Saga FAQ

1 post

Flag Post

Q:How do I set my Avatar Picture?
A:In the bottom horizontal menu, choose ‘Profile’. There’s a thumbnail in the pop-up that opens next. By default it shows a skull. Click the ‘Change’ button next to it, and browse to a picture on your computer that you want to use.

Q:How do I change my email address?
A:In the bottom horizontal menu, choose ‘Profile’. There’s a thumbnail in the pop-up that opens next. Below that is a text entry field. Type a new email address and click the ‘Change’ button next to it to commit.

Q:How do I change the game’s language?
A:At present English is the only language supported by the game. This will change in the future.

Q:How do I turn off the game’s music and / or sounds?
A:In the Start Screen click ‘Options’, then check ‘Mute Music’, ‘Mute Sound Effects’, or ‘Mute Game’. You can also adjust the game’s master volume here.

Q:Can I do the tutorial again?
A:In the Start Screen click ‘Tutorial’, and the tutorial will start again. You can then stop it any time by pressing the ‘Skip’ button.

Q:How do I invite friends?
A:Click ‘Invite Friends’ in the Start Screen (placed at the bottom of the Score List or in the bottom horizontal menu), depending on how you have logged into the game (Kongregate, Facebook, or other), you will either have to fill in your friend’s email address, or select it from a list of contacts.

Q:How do I friend a player?
A:Open the Leaderboards by clicking on the ‘Leaderboards’ button in the bottom horizontal menu. You can friend players here by clicking on the ‘Invite’ link behind their stats, or you can click on their name, check out their stats, then click the ‘Invite’ button beneath their Avatar Picture.

Q:How do I send a gift?
A:Click the ‘Gift Silver’ button in the bottom horizontal menu. Select a friend from the dropdown list. Press ‘Send’. Depending on how you have logged into the game (Kongregate, Facebook, or other), you might also be able to do this from the Leaderboards (friends will have a ‘Gift’ text link behind their stats).

Q:The shop opens when I accept a gift?
A:This is correct. Whenever you receive a gift, this will be shown in the top of the shop window. Click ‘Accept’ to accept each gift individually, or click the text link ‘Accept All’ in order to accept all gifts at once (if you have more than one).

Q:I have a problem with the game. Who do I contact?
A:You can contact us at https://runespell.zendesk.com/home - or post in our Forums!

Q:I have an idea for this game. Who do I contact?
A:You can contact us at https://runespell.zendesk.com/home - or post it in our Forums!


Q:What is Story Mode?
A:It’s the part of the game that you can play on your own, and which contains a storyline that you can complete. Playing the Story Mode will level your character and unlock new Power Cards.

Q:What do the symbols on the maps mean?
A:They are called ‘Nodes’ and each represent a challenge for you to overcome. Every Node has 3 Stars that you can earn (except nodes in Clan Camps). Earning Stars will unlock more Nodes, and new Story Maps.

Q:How many maps are there?
A:At the moment there are four Maps: Grim Whyte (the Starting Map), Understone Hall, Lair of the Hanged, and the Runecrypts. We are planning more content in the future.

Q:How do I play a challenge?
A:In the Start Screen, click the green ‘Story’ button. Click one of the nodes (symbols) on the map. Then click the large red button at the bottom of the Pop-Up that will appear. Now you’re in the Trade Screen. Click the large red button below the story text to start the challenge. You’ll be taken to the Battle Screen, which will immediately show you the goal for that challenge (defeat X enemies, defeat a boss, infinite mode). You score by making card combinations of 5 cards, and then pressing the attack button to damage your enemy. Continue defeating enemies until you run out of time, you are defeated, or you reach the goal of the challenge. After the battle, you will be awarded Silver, EXP, and Stars, based on your performance.

Q:Do I earn Stars when I lose a challenge?
A:Yes you do. Even if you’re defeated, you’ll earn Stars if your score is high enough.

Q:Can I Quit during a challenge?
A:Yes you can, but you will lose any points scored during the challenge, and will not earn any Silver, Stars, or EXP.

Q:When do I unlock a new map?
A:After you have gained one Star in the fight against the last boss on the map.

Q:How do I change maps?
A:Mouse over the ‘Next Map’ tab at the bottom of the Map window. This’ll open a small horizontal menu with map thumbnails. If you have unlocked a new map, you can select it here and the map will switch.


A:What is Horde Mode?
Q:Every Story Map in the game has one node on the map with a challenge that is endless; the battle goes on for as long as you stay ahead of the clock, and manage to stay live. Enemies get progressively tougher. Horde mode is ideal for grinding EXP, Silver, and Honor; also for trying to get the highest score in the Weekly Tournament. You can select a specific Horde challenge from the maps, but the easiest way to access Horde Mode is to click on the ‘Horde’ button in the Start Screen, This’ll immediately start an infinite battle on the last map on which you unlocked Horde mode.


Q:What is Scavenge?
A:It’s a simple way of earning some extra Silver. In the Scavenge Screen, set the amount of time (using the slider) that you want your Hoblin to scavenge, then collect his bounty later on from the Start Screen (it’ll appear as a Gift).


Q:Where can I see my High Score?
A:In the Score List in the Start Screen, in your Profile, and in the Leaderboards.

Q:What are the basic principles behind scoring?
A:Make 5 card combos. Don’t repeat the same combos for as long as you can; you can keep track of which combos you’ve already played by watching the Chain Indicators to the right and left of the bottom playing area. The longer you keep playing unique combos, the longer your Chain will become. A longer Chain will earn you Multipliers, which will multiply your score. While it may seem complicated at first to keep track of this, it’s actually more important to build up as high a Multiplier as possible, thereby creating as high a score as possible, than it is to defeat enemies as fast as possible. Of course, this isn’t always easy, especially during certain boss battles this is especially difficult, but remember; stars are granted based on your score, not whether you made it to the end of the battle.

Q:What is the Weekly Tournament?
A weekly competition, held among all players of the game, to see who gets the highest score in the game.

Q:What is the All Time Score?
A:The highest score ever recorded among the entire community of players across all versions of Runespell Saga.

Q:What is the Friend’s Score?
A:Your High Score for the week (this cycle runs parallel to the Weekly Tournament), measured against that of your friends.

Q:How do color combos work?
A:Color Combos are 5 card combos that consist of Playing Cards and Power Cards that are of the same color. You have Yellow, Red, Green and Blue Playing Cards, and identically color-coded Power cards. Making a Flush, Royal Flush or Straight Flush with at least one Power Card of the same color as the Playing Cards, will make it a Color Combo, which doubles the points earned by playing that combo.


Q:What are Power cards?
A:They are Jokers with which you can complete card combos. They are also spells, and will trigger a magical effect when you activate the card combo of which they are a part. You can only put a Power Card in a card Combo if you have the required amount of Power (you generate Power by damaging enemies or being damaged by enemies).

Q:What are the various types of Power Cards?
A:Fire (adds a lot of damage to your attack – expensive and incurs a small time penalty), Ice (adds cheap damage to your attack - gives a time bonus), Thunder (expensive damage, adds one step to your Chain), Nature (damage over time), Doom (locks enemy powers – gives a time bonus), Heal (recovers your Life), Shield (blocks damage), and Critical (multiplies damage and increases your Chain).

Q:How do I get Power Cards?
A:As you level up and progress through them game, you’ll unlock new Power Cards. Each type of Power Card has 6 ranks of strength; you’ll unlock the strongest ranks at higher levels. Once you have unlocked them, you can buy them in the Trade Screen (the card selection screen that prefaces every card challenge). Every Power Card has Uses however (sort of like ammo), and without Uses, you can’t use a Power Card. You buy Uses in the Trade Screen as well (buying one Use for a Power Card will equip it automatically in one of your Power Card slots, pressing the plus symbol below the card will buy more Uses).

Q:Can I sell my Power Cards?
A:Yes you can, and the exchange rate is 1:1. Just press the minus symbol beneath an equipped Power Card in the Trade Screen. Keep pressing the minus symbol beneath it as many times as you want to sell Uses.

Q:Can I use more than one Power Card in a 5-card combo?
A:Only if they are of the same color, and if you have the required Power to do so.


Q:How do I access the Clan Feature?
A:In the Start Screen, click on the shield icon above the ‘About’ button, or click the ‘Clans’ button below the ‘Scavenge’ button.

Q:How do I join a Clan?
A:If you’re not yet part of a Clan or haven’t founded a Clan, you can go to the Start Screen, click on the shield icon above the ‘About’ button, or click the ‘Clans’ button below the ‘Scavenge’ button, then choose ‘Join’ from the pop-up. This will open up the Clan List (which can also be accessed by opening the Leaderboards from the bottom horizontal menu, then selecting the ‘Clans’ tab on the right hand side), and you can apply for a Clan by hitting one of the appropriate ‘Apply’ text links. Please note that you can only be a member of one Clan at a time.

Q:How do I attack other Clans?
A:Go to the Clan Screen. Either click the button ‘Clan List’ there and select a clan from the list (click the ‘Invade’ text links), or click the ‘Clan Enemy’ button (this only works if your Clan Master has set the Clan’s enemy). In both cases you’ll be taken to the Clan Screen of another Clan. You’ll see that it’s similar to your Clan’s own camp, only that it looks a bit darker. Like your own camp, the enemy camp has a wall and defendable points on that wall, called Wall Sections. The higher a Clan’s level, the more Wall Sections will be unlocked. You’ll see on the map that a Wall Section is locked when it looks like a keylock, or unlocked when it looks like a shield. If you click on an unlocked Wall Section, you’ll see its leaderboard. If you continue, you’ll be brought to the Trade Screen, which functions the same as it does in the Story part of the game (you can buy Power Cards there). Continuing then will start a battle; you’re fighting on the map of the enemy’s camp. In order to successfully damage the enemy, you need to score as high as possible during the battle, ideally doing so on all unlocked Wall Sections of the enemy camp. If your clan mates do so as well and also score high, and the enemy’s own clan members do not score higher than your scores, you are occupying the leaderboard for that Wall Section. If you manage to occupy its top scores for the duration of the Clan Battle Cycle, you’ll have breached that Wall Section, and you’ll have damaged the enemy.

Q:How do I defend the Clan?
A:When your Clan is under attack, the ‘Clans’ button in the Start Screen will flash red occasionally. You might also receive a Rally message from your Clan Master that something is going on. Go to the Clan Screen and if you see that some of the shield icons on the map of your camp have a red outline, then these are being attacked. Begin a battle on these Wall Sections, and score as high as possible, in order to defend them. If the enemy is occupying the leaderboard of a Wall Section, their attack is broken once you manage to get your own high score in one of the top positions. If they then top your score again, you’ll have to do likewise. Preventing the enemy from conquering a Wall Section will prevent your Clan from losing Honor. Do nothing and your Clan might lose their position on the Clan Leaderboard, and become weaker; losing Honor will close down Wall Sections in your Clan Camp.

Q:What do we gain by attacking other Clans? What do they lose if we win?
A:If you manage to breach the camp walls of other Clans, you gain Honor and they lose Honor. This will elevate your position on the Clan leaderboards, and lower theirs. It will level up your Clan, and it will weaken their defenses by closing down Wall Sections.

Q:How does Clan Progress / Leveling work? What changes?
A:Honor is the equivalent of Clan EXP. You earn Honor for your Clan whenever you score very high in the game; 1 Honor for every score of 600K or higher, 5 Honor for every score of 2.5 million or higher, and 15 Honor for every score of 6 million or higher. Your Clan can level up to Level 30. As your Clan levels up, your Clan Camp will unlock more Wall Sections, which will become harder to breach (thus making the Clan Camp more defendable), and the Clan is more likely to maintain its position on the Clan Leaderboard.

Q:How do I invite friends to my Clan?
A:You can directly invite friends through the clan profile pop-up (info tab) of your clan. Alternatively, if your friends know the name of your clan, they can send in an application themselves.

Q:How do I invest in my clan?
A:In the Clan Screen, click on the shield icon. In the ‘Boost’ tab of the pop-up, you will see three Clan Boosts that can be invested in; the maximum number of Clan Members, the Silver Boost, and the EXP Boost. In order to invest in in one of these, press the gold ‘+’ (plus) sign, then click in the type field and type in the amount. Then hit ‘+’ (plus) again. In the beginning, investing in the Clan’s boosting powers will only require Silver. Later on it will also require Gold.

Q:How does the Clan Booster work?
A:By investing in your Clan’s boosting power, your rewards for playing the game will become greater. If your clan grants you a % boost to Silver, it means that you get this percentage extra over any amount of Silver that your earn by playing the game. The same goes for the EXP boost. This will make playing the game a lot easier. When the maximum number of Clan members is raised, the Clan can grow bigger. The Clan’s Silver and EXP boost is cumulative with other boosts that are active (which you can buy in the Shop), and never expires. The amount by which you are being boosted by your Clan is visible above the shield icon in the Clan Screen, or in the Clan’s public profile.

Q:How do the Clan symbols work?
A:Your Clan has a banner symbol which is displayed on the back of the card deck while playing the game, in the Start Screen, in your (public) profile, in your Clan’s camp, and in the clan’s public profile.

Q:If I buy a Clan Symbol for my Clan, can I set it?
A:No, only the Clan Master can do that, but any symbols that you buy automatically becomes available for your clan.

Q:If I leave my Clan, do my Symbol purchases remain with my old Clan? What if I join a new Clan?
A:Your purchases remain available for your old Clan, and will also be available for your new Clan.

Q:Are there Clan Officers?
A:The current version of the game does not have Clan Officers, only one Clan Master, but they might be implemented in the future.

Q:How does Clan Chat work?
A:At the very bottom of the application there’s a chat window. You can type chat messages there. It will only be there if you are part of a Clan, as there is no World Chat. It’s a specific channel for your Clan; only your Clan mates will be able to see what you are typing, no-one else. If you refresh the page and the application, the chat channel’s history will not be preserved.

Q:What is the Clan Rally?
A:It is an in-game and external message from your Clan Master to come to the Clan Camp; most likely because your camp is being attacked or because he wants you to attack the Clan Enemy in a concerted effort. He can only do this once an hour.

Q:Is there an overview of what happened during the last Clan Battle Cycle?
A:Yes. When the Clan Battle Cycle ends and you’re logged into the game, a pop-up will appear, summarizing the battle. If you’re offline, this pop-up will appear the next time you log in. You’ll also receive an email summary of anything that happened during an invasion of your camp.

Q:How long does the Clan Battle Cycle Last?
A:One Clan Battle Cycle lasts for 24 hours, and occasionally we will lengthen that cycle.

Q:Where can I see a list of all Clans in the game?
A:Open de Clan List by pressing the ‘Clan List’ button in the Clan Screen, or go to the Leaderboards and select the ‘Clans’ tab. You’ll see a list of all the Clans and their positions on the Clan Leaderboard.

Q:I can’t see my Clan in the Leaderboards!
A:The Leaderboard is limited to show the top 100 Clans. You will have to improve the ranking of your Clan.

Q:What is the difference between the Clan Enemy and just another Clan?
A:The Clan Enemy has been designated by the Clan Master to be the adversary of your Clan – this is a strategic decision. The Clan Master will expect you to focus your efforts on this target above all else. He may want you to attack this enemy because they habitually invade your camp, or because he wants to kick them down the Clan leaderboards.

Q:What happens when the Clan Master leaves the Clan?
A:The ownership of the Clan transfers to a random other player (who has been recently active). If the Clan Master is the only member of the Clan, then he can only Dissolve it.

Q:How do I found a Clan? [CLAN MASTER]
A:You need to have 10,000 silver first. Then, in the Start Screen, click on the shield icon above the ‘About’ button, or click the ‘Clans’ button below the ‘Scavenge’ button, then choose ‘Found’ from the pop-up. Close all pop-ups that now appear. You’re now in the Clan Screen of your own Clan.

Q:How do I change the Clan’s Name? Is this necessary? [CLAN MASTER]
A:In the Clan Screen, click on the shield icon. In the ‘Info’ tab of the pop-up, you can change your Clan’s name in the top text edit field. Press the ‘Change’ button after you have changed it. It’s not necessary to change your clan’s name, but it’s possible that the automatic Clan name generator we’ve provided will generate an existing name, so it’s better to change it into something unique.

Q:Can I remove my email address from the Clan Master email field? [CLAN MASTER]
A:You cannot remove it, only change it into something else.

Q:Do I need to enter a description for the clan? [CLAN MASTER]
A:If you don’t want to, you don’t have to. But it’s a perfect way to distinguish your Clan and attract new members; everyone can check your Clan Profile, and prospective members might be more inclined to apply if you tell something about your Clan.

Q:How do I change my Clan’s Symbol? [CLAN MASTER]
A:In the Clan Screen, click on the shield icon. In the ‘Banner’ tab of the pop-up an overview has been provided of all shield icons that you can set for your clan. Those with a lock on it, will have to be purchased in the shop (click the ‘Shop’ button in the pop-up to access it).

Q:How do I set the Clan Enemy? [CLAN MASTER]
A:Open de Clan List by pressing the ‘Clan List’ button in the Clan Screen, or go to the Leaderboards and select the ‘Clans’ tab. You’ll see a list of all the Clans and their positions on the Clan Leaderboard. On the right hand side you’ll see a column of checkboxes. Check the relevant checkbox to make that Clan the Clan enemy. You can only do this once an hour.

Q:How do I Rally the Clan? Why would I do this? [CLAN MASTER]
A:When your Clan is being attacked and your Clan mates are unaware (because they are in Story Mode or are offline), you can Rally them to get their attention. This will send an in-game message, as well as an external message, and will hopefully get them to start defending the Clan’s camp and attack the invader.

Q:I changed my Clan’s information, but it doesn’t show up? [CLAN MASTER]
A:Please make sure that you have pressed the ‘Change’ button when making any changes. If that does not help, try to refresh the page and application.

Q:Can I kick Players? [CLAN MASTER]
A:Yes. In the Clan Screen, click on the shield icon. In the ‘Members’ tab of the pop-up you will see a list of your Clan mates. Behind their names you should see a ‘Kick’ text link. Clicking this will remove that player from your Clan.

Q:How do I dissolve my Clan? [CLAN MASTER]
A:In the Clan Screen, click on the shield icon. In the ‘Info’ tab of the pop-up, press the ‘Dissolve Clan’ button. Please note that this will destroy all Clan property and treasure, so consider it carefully.