The Reckoning RPG Board Game Up On Kickstarter

The best RPGs and Board Games are the ones that fully immerse you in the game world. You’re not a bunch of people sitting around a table in someone’s living room/garage/basement/LGS. You’re actually a group of interstellar soldiers, or in a medieval village, or reliving WWII. The Reckoning, a new RPG Board Game that’s currently up on Kickstarter, looks to immerse you in a deep, narrative universe where players are Initiates looking to travel through the Matrix (not the one from the movies).

The game seats 1-5 players. They take on the role of Initiates who are looking to unlock the strength within themselves. They do this by passing the 7 Initiations and traverse through the Matrix. However, within they’ll find the Dark Legion. You’ll have to summon Guardians and Peacekeepers in order to combat against them. As you travel, you’ll enter various different locations in time and space, such as Germany after WWII, or deep space on a huge space station, or even astral planes. Draw cards from the Divine Decks, collect resources (in the form of tokens), and use various devices for divination in order to progress through the game.

The Kickstarter campaign is running now and is set to go for another 28 days.


  • deathfork

    This looks like it was created by a legit crazy person.

    • Davos Seaworth

      It looks opulently creative to me. Unfortunately she mis-categorized it under “Games” and not “Tabletop Games” so it’s being largely ignored by those that would be interested.

      That being said, it will never fund. $77k threshold for a non-minis game from an unknown designer on KS in 2016 is simply not feasible. Which is sorta sad because these are the sorts of “passion projects” that KS was MEANT to fund. Nothing against CMON, but if KS were still about “idea funding” then they have zero reason to ever use KS again, whereas this sort of game certainly does fit the description.

      • odinsgrandson

        Don’t be down on KS for this. After reading the KS front page, I’m at a loss to tell you what sort of game this is at all.

        Is it an RPG?
        Is it a board game?
        Is it a card game?
        Is it co-op?
        Is it competitive?
        How would players interact with one another?

        This game has great artwork, but I don’t feel that I know anything else about it.

        PB is right- we want some crunch, not 2nd person narrative immersion into the Surreal on a KS front page.

    • Full disclosure: I was happy that the e-mail they sent me about the game had most of the information I put in the post pretty straight-forwardly. Looking over the campaign, I found it hard to find said same information. I think that’s something that’s holding this campaign back. Your “average gamer” running across it might get lost in the flowery prose. They want to know things like: how many players, how long is the game, how do you play (like a rules run-through), how do you win.

      That information’s in the Kickstarter, but it’s not the easiest to decipher out of there at times.


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