FFG: Runewars World Champs – Lists & More

The 2017 November World Champs are over – here are the results!

Last week, Fantasy Flight Games hosted the hundreds of players at their annual World Champs for 4 different events: A Game of Thrones: The Card Game, Android: Netrunner, Legend of the Five Rings: The Card Game, and Runeswars Miniatures Game. First off, hats off to the champs for each event:

  • 2017 A Game of Thrones: The Card Game World Champion — Reinhard Schefcik (Austria)
  • 2017 Android: Netrunner World Champion —Wilfy Horig (Australia)
  • 2017 Legend of the Five Rings: The Card Game World Champion — Samuel Benies (France)
  • 2017 Runewars Miniatures Game World Champion — Ben Fox (Ireland)

Each of these competitors were declared #1 at the end of the tournaments, no small feat – Congratulations to each of you!

If you’d like to check out each even, Fantasy Flight Games had a pretty good break down which you can read about HERE. Now, we don’t cover Netrunner or A Game of Thrones as heavily as I’d like – but at the same time, I do like to keep up with some of the trends. FFG provided some great insight into which decks/factions ruled the day and how those changed from Day 1 and Day 2. Good stuff.

What I really wanted to take a look at was the Runewars Breakdown in a bit more detail:

via Fantasy Flight Games

Prior to the event, there had been a great deal of speculation that the Daqan would simply dominate the proceedings. In the end, however, the Daqan were routed by both the Latari Elves and the forces of Waiqar, as the majority of players had designed their lists in order to defeat the Daqan.


Apparently it worked. None of the Daqan Lords made it to the final 4! With those odds, it’s not surprising that a Latari Elves Army walked out ahead. Call it what you want, but it seems like the players were ready for a fight against the current “Meta” army and the results speak for themselves. You can take a look at the Champ’s list here:

Runewars 2017 Latari Elves World Champion List

It’s not what I would call a conventional Runewars Latari Elves List – however, that’s perhaps why it won at the end of the day! Ben Fox also played it well and was able to beat the rest of the field. If you’re curious about it, you can also check out FFG’s Twitch Stream and catch it in action.

Once again, congrats to the winners and go check out FFG’s page to see a further breakdown of the 4 events. I still have a soft spot for Netrunner so it’s fun to see my old Corp favorite is still #1.


How ’bout those Elves?! What results were you expecting?

  • marxlives

    Runewars is interesting but the reviews for Song of Ice and Fire are so overwhelming positive and the models look so tight, it is hard for me to get into it.

    • ZeeLobby

      Yeah. I dunno. The fact that that game is GoT just has me completely uninterested in it. It’ll be interesting to see how each does, but Runewars as a franchise just seems more interesting to me as it’s not tied to some set story line. That’s a totally pet peeve though, so it may just get trounced.

      • Cergorach

        My problem with Runewars is that it’s PVC I still have to assemble (with superglue)! The reason why I went with SoIaF is a good deal on the KS, assembled PVC and ABS weapons, also, it’s GoT! Spend about $1500 for three factions and a lot of extra’s…

        Same reason why the new SW minis game is a very low priority for me…

      • marxlives

        I feel you, I did not ride the GoT wave and I still haven’t rode. The models look really interesting though which almost look like highly detailed historical pieces. Most important is the FnR system. If it is really solid, which reviews seem to point at, then I will be in. Runewars looks like a good game, but the reviews I am getting from it are conflicting. It is either, love, love, love, to average.

  • Vicent Martín Bonet

    So can we see the whole rankings for runewars? Sure, Latari dominated the top 4, but I’d like to see how things fare down there.

    • ZeeLobby

      It’d e cool if they released this info somewhere. I will be interested more once all 4 factions are out as well.

  • Red_Five_Standing_By

    This game came out at the wrong time. So sad. I think it could have been massive.

    • Xodis

      This exactly. Hopefully it contributes to Legion being a even more wonderful game than I hope it is.