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Dead Reckoning - the Swashbuckling Strategy Game from AEG

A project in San Clemente, CA by Alderac Entertainment Group

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4x meets card crafting in John D Clair's next masterpiece! Immersive high seas action where you choose your path to victory.
Backers: 8426
Average Pledge Per Backer: $114

Funded: $964,520 of $50,000
Dates: Jul 7th -> Jul 31st (25 days)
Project By: Alderac Entertainment Group
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Latest News

Final 2 hours! Ghost Ship battle board update!

July 31st - via:
The team has been working hard on getting this done before the end of the campaign, and through some herculean efforts got it done before the end of the campaign. We can state for sure that every Ghost Ship will come with a second battle board.... (Read More)

Captains Personal Diary 7/31

July 31st - via:
My officers and crew chiefs have filled out their complements. Supplies have been organized. Maps have been drawn. Tonight, we will all join together at a rowdy tavern for a great send off. Drinks will flow and songs will be sung - for tomorrow we... (Read More)

Captains Personal Diary 7/29 - Entry 3

July 29th - via:
Finding a good crew can be challenging. Thankfully, word about my last successful venture has gotten around and that has given me the pick of the barrel. Today I filled out my complement of 8 key officers and crew chiefs, each of whom I either know... (Read More)

Captain’s Personal Diary 7/29 - Entry 2 (All Gameplay Pledge!)

July 29th - via:
To commit to a life on the sea is to get comfortable with variance. That variance goes by many names; fate, uncertainty, chance, and - to the more romantic of us - Destiny. No matter what it’s called, to have a full life on the water, variance must... (Read More)

Saga Deep Dive - How do They Work?

July 28th - via:
We've been getting a lot of questions on how the Saga's work, so I thought I would re-share this designer blog entry by John D Clair about Sagas. He has some other blog posts over on as well Enjoy! Sagas: Not Your Normal Expansion -... (Read More)

Captains Personal Diary 7/29 The Siren’s Song

July 28th - via:
I went to see Ms. Delaina Tee this morning and as expected, she was happy to see me. No surprise there of course. As my sponsor she was entitled to a substantial share of treasure, and I came to deliver it. After some pleasantries and a glass of... (Read More)

Captains Personal Diary 7/28 - A Time for Rest

July 27th - via:
After docking, I left the dispersal of shares to the bursar and headed to my apartment. Tomorrow, I will personally deliver a portion of the bounty to my sponsor. Tonight the crew will meet for one last time as a crew at the Green Dolphin tavern. I... (Read More)

Captain’s Log 7/26 - After Action Report

July 26th - via:
Battle vs. the Red Stinger (Captained by Blake Edwards) Battles at sea are rarely quick like tavern brawls. Sea battles develop over time and can last days as ships jockey for position. The early part of an engagement usually gives one side an... (Read More)

Captain’s Log 7/25 - Destiny Awaits

July 25th - via:
The craft of the shipyard workers here on Skull Island is beyond reproach. The quality and speed in which they have completed the repairs and improvements is a testament to their skill and leadership.  The dock chief found out who we were hunting... (Read More)

Captain’s Log 7/24 - Repair and Refit

July 24th - via:
We made it to Skull Island in one piece. The docks there were surprisingly empty and it wasn’t hard to dock and start negotiating on repairs. The craftspeople here are some of the best and fastest I’ve ever encountered, but they are not cheap.... (Read More)

Captain’s Log 7/23 - Narrow Escape and Pick of the Week!

July 23rd - via:
I write this entry as the crew is desperately trying to keep us afloat. I’m not sure if we’ll survive the night, I see the telltale white foam of shark fins circling. This might be my final entry.  We had been tracking the Red Stinger for days.... (Read More)

Captain’s Log 7/22 - Fast Guns

July 22nd - via:
Today we made a brief stop for some supplies and, as always, collected whatever scuttlebutt we could in order to track the Red Stinger. It turns out the Red Stinger was spotted offshore just two days ago. This port is oddly well protected with cannon... (Read More)

Captain's Log 7/21 - New Shanty

July 21st - via:
A long day at sea is a mix of shouted orders, bustling action, and moments of unusual peace. When you can see for miles and your course is set, the wind gets the ship where it needs to be. But there are many activities on a ship that have little to... (Read More)

Captains Log 7/20 - Promotions

July 20th - via:
After yesterday's revelry on the beach, I assumed the crew would be a little groggy today. We encountered a smallish squall directly in our path, so I put the crew to work as I’m a believer that sea air and hard work can sweat out the spirits. If... (Read More)

Captains Log 7/18 - Uncharted and Undiscovered

July 19th - via:
What an exciting day! To catch the Red Stinger, we took a somewhat risky shortcut across an unmapped area of sea. This is only the third time I have sailed knowingly into the unknown. The first time was uneventful. The second time was an unmitigated... (Read More)

Captains Log 7/18 - Gunner or Settler

July 18th - via:
With the addition of the marooned crew from the Red Stinger, we are a little heavy with sailors. Mr. Morley - as close as I have to a doctor on board - pulled me aside and informed me that Mr. Gregor’s snake-bit leg seems to have taken a turn for... (Read More)

Crew Vignette #2 The Captain

July 18th - via:
The Daily Discovery post is coming later today, in the mean time, I present Shawn Carman's second in our series of crew Vignettes. Captain by Shawn Carman A cannon blast shattered a portion of the deck nearby, showering the captain with a slew of... (Read More)

Captains Log 7/17 - An Organized Ship is a Happy Ship

July 17th - via:
Why is it that everytime I set sail with a crew, at some point I’m forced to remind everyone what ship-shape means? Land lubbers will never understand just how important it is to keep everything secured and organized on a ship. When a fast cutter... (Read More)

Captain's Log July 16th - Booty and Ship Launches!

July 16th - via:
 After sailing through the night, we landed on a hilly island dense with jungle and seemingly uninhabited. We stopped here because Mr. DeMer, one of the marooned crew from the Red Stinger, mentioned that this location is a favorite hiding spot of... (Read More)

Captain's Log 7/15 - Open Waters

July 15th - via:
One of the new crew directed me to a trade route in hopes of cutting off the Red Stinger. That meant no port call. I'm sure a night or two at sea will be good for the crew and if I’m being honest, it’ll be good for me too. I always sleep better... (Read More)

Captain’s Log 7/14 - Port Call

July 14th - via:
Last night, we had a small issue in the galley, which I attribute to the new crew members figuring out where they stand in the pecking order below decks. Unfortunately, in the ruckus, two gun carriages were damaged in a way that honestly defies... (Read More)

Dead Reckoning board game hits Kickstarter from $79

July 14th - via:
The swashbuckling strategy game allows players to explore mysterious islands, fight battles and captain a ship and crew both of which can be upgraded as the game progresses. (Read More)

Card Crafting Meets 4X

July 14th - via:
Alderac Entertainment Group has launched a Kickstarter campaign for the latest game using John D Clair's card crafting system, Dead Reckoning. The game is designed by Clair with the artwork supplied by Ian O'Toole. (Read More)

Captain's Log July 13th - Marooned Sailors Found!

July 13th - via:
As we pulled up on an island this morning, we found 6 sailors living just off the beach. We brought them on board, plied them with rum, and then waited for their story to come out. It didn’t take long. Turns out that I was right and we are in fact... (Read More)

Captain's log July 12th - Faster is Better

July 12th - via:
After chasing adventure on the open sea for several days and I’m starting to think we are following in the wake of the well known pirate ship The Red Stinger. If we can catch that ship, and defeat her in battle, we would be legends! The Red Stinger... (Read More)

Captains Log July 11th - Sometimes the Treasure is on the Outside

July 11th - via:
The southern coast of this island is littered with flotsam from a recent battle. Among the wreckage are 3 chests. The chests are empty, but on investigation, its clear that the chests themselves are things of beauty. Let's load them on board before... (Read More)

Tabletop Kickstarter Weekly Roundup: Monsters, Pirates, And Catapults

July 11th - via:
Board game Kickstarters are still going strong, and these three July 2020 projects show real potential. (Read More)

Crew Vignette #1 The Gunner...

July 10th - via:
This is the first in a series of vignettes by the fantastic Shawn Carman based on the sailor illustrations in Dead Reckoning. Originally, I was going to post these as part of the Daily Discovery updates, but that both made the posts too long and... I... (Read More)

Pirate Party Campaign Mode Reveal and Dave Lepore!

July 10th - via:
Today we discovered a strange island full of cabanas and raucous singing. It’s a pirate party lair!!!  Today at 1:30pm PST we will be holding a live stream event with John D Clair to discuss the campaign mode that is included in the Saga expansion... (Read More)

Update #3: Deepreef Crag and The Gunner

July 9th - via:
Today’s we discovered Deepreef Crag, a small grouping of islands located near major shipping lanes. Although they are not particularly fertile, they make an excellent place to hide from pursuing ships and a superlaitve outpost to survey the... (Read More)

Land Sighted - Here be Sea Dogs!

July 8th - via:
Sea Dogs! Unlock an awesome power at 4th level when Bluejacket is part of your crew! Our journey has led us to an island - one that is home to a large Sea Dog base! These Sea Dogs are experienced and unique characters that would be a great addition... (Read More)

Funded! And check out the Daily Discoveries!

July 7th - via:
Aaaaaaaand  FUNDED! Thanks to your support, we have funded in just 15 minutes! That is crazy fast for a new game and really shows just how much pent up excitement there is for Dead Reckoning. But this campaign is just starting! At launch, we added... (Read More)

Dead Reckoning Is the Next Card Crafting Board Game from AEG

July 7th - via:
Dead Reckoning met its funding goal in only 15 minutes, proving board game fans are desperate for fun, pirate-themed adventures. (Read More)

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