The Reckoners, a game based on the young adult fantasy novels by Brandon Sanderson, allows players to take on the roles of the novels' protagonists and work together to save the world.
10 years ago...A mysterious burst in the sky gave ordinary men and women extraordinary powers. They're called Epics. But, every Epic turned out to be evil. Today, in the city once known as Chicago (now Newcago), an all-powerful Epic named Steelheart reigns supreme!
Nobody fights back...nobody but the Reckoners! This is where you come in. You are a member of the Reckoners, a skilled group of normal humans who assassinate Epics. Your mission is simple, but not easy. Take down Steelheart and his Epics and save the city.
The Reckoners is a fully cooperative game for 1-6 players, where everyone is working together to discover Steelheart's weakness and defeat him before the population of Newcago is destroyed. The gameplay utilizes a simultaneous dice rolling and re-rolling mechanism, so that all players are performing their turns at the same time. The dice results determine your available actions, but over the course of the game, players will be able to acquire new dice, improve their dice results with Equipment Cards, and earn Plan Tokens to perform extra actions, helping to mitigate the luck of the dice rolls. Then, Steelheart and other Epics will respond to the players with unique actions of their own, so players will have to choose their actions wisely and work as a team to save Newcago.