How to Play:
The goal of Runic is to energize the entire board, utilizing your magical
Runestones, before being consumed by the Fire of the Magi. To do this, you will
need to energize one section at a time, by placing a usable Runestone within
each portion. To place a Runestone, it must be adjacent to at least one other
stone, and must share it's color OR it's shape with each of it's
adjoining Runes. The one exception is the Rune of Odin, which appears as a
blank, gray tile -- As Odin is the all knowing, the Rune can manifest itself as
any shape or color (In other words, it can be joined with any other runes,
regardless of color or shape).
When placing your Runestones upon the board, as you create horizontal or
vertical rows (from edge to edge), the Runestones will be removed from the
board, leaving their previously occupied areas still energized. You can use this
to your advantage, as when the board becomes overcrowded, finding places to
place your Runestones will become more and more difficult.
While determining where to place your Runestones, you must also keep an eye on
the Fire of the Magi -- It will continuously grow, and once it reaches it's
peak, your life (And game) will be consumed within it. However, as you place
your Runestones upon the board, it will help to smother the Fire, allowing for
more precious time to contend with the Runes.
If you reach a point within the game that you're unable to locate a place for a
Rune, you can always throw it into the Fire (by right-clicking the mouse), but
doing so will add instant fuel to the Fire! Your present Runestone will be
discarded for a new one, but the Fire will flare up with its new fuel!