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Board Game Gumbo will interview the developers of the Reckoners board game with live chat tonight (Jan 16 2018) at 8 pm CST

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Video of the stream is available on YouTube.

Here is a full video, including discussion of the history, operations, and vision of Nauvoo Games and an unrelated guessing game at the end.

Here is an abbreviated video including only the discussion of the Reckoners game itself.

Highlights:

  • The game is designed for 1-6 players (yes, you can play by yourself if you want to). A typical game session is estimated to take about 75 minutes. Play is entirely cooperative. Players take the roles of the Reckoners, each of whom has access to different tools and abilities. Their goals are to prevent Steelheart and his lackeys from killing civilians and ultimately to discover his weakness and kill him. On each turn players have options including researching weaknesses, buying new equipment, attacking enemies, moving from one area of the city to another etc. Different Epics have powers which affect the game in different ways (for example Faultline, the earth-shaking Epic, can create obstacles that make it harder for player characters to move around).
  • Kickstarter date is being pushed back to February 13th.
  • Original content written by Brandon Sanderson will be available as a KS reward!
  • The price is expected to be in the $60-$80 range. Developers are considering at least two special versions: one with metal figurines instead of plastic, one with figurines painted in full detail. Special versions may cost up to $100. People who pre-order through Kickstarter will receive a discount.
  • The base game is set entirely in Newcago; expansions for Babilar and Ildithia are planned if the game does well.
  • The game and all expansions are designed to be spoiler-free for the whole series.
  • The art for the game was created by Miguel Coimbra. Here's his website.
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