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Bard's Tale IV Kickstarter Update #10: RPG Superteam Stretch Goal + inXile Loyalty Rewards

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Bard's Tale IV Kickstarter Update #10: RPG Superteam Stretch Goal + inXile Loyalty Rewards

Game News - posted by Infinitron on Wed 24 June 2015, 01:09:28

Tags: Chris Keenan; inXile Entertainment; The Bard's Tale IV: Barrows Deep; Ultima Underworld II: Labyrinth of Worlds; Ultima Underworld: The Stygian Abyss

With E3 week definitely over, the funding rate for the Bard's Tale IV Kickstarter has kicked back into relatively high gear. The campaign has now gathered over $1.3M from almost 30,000 backers, unlocking its first stretch goal for enhanced NPCs. This recovery may have been aided by the announcement earlier today of an "inXile Loyalty Rewards" program offering free stuff to any backer of Wasteland 2 or Torment who backs the new campaign. You can read about that in the latest Kickstarter update, which also announces a new stretch goal at $1.5M - the RPG Superteam. I quote:

Our next stretch goal reveal is an exciting one! Monte Cook is just the first of an exciting team of RPG developers we like to call the RPG Superteam. We have three more big names to announce, and all of these guys will join our team designing one dungeon each at $1.5 million!

First up, we have Sean K Reynolds (the right head), a veteran tabletop game designer who many of you may have heard of. Sean was born in in southern California. A resident of Seattle off and on for the past 18 years, he has designed for TSR, Wizards of the Coast, Paizo, and other publishers, working on tabletop RPGs for D&D, Forgotten Realms, Greyhawk, Birthright, Ravenloft, and Pathfinder.

Next, we have Wolfgang Baur (the left head), who, among other things, is author of the award-winning Kobold Guides to Game Design, and has created dozens of tabletop adventures and sourcebooks including Hoard of the Dragon Queen (with Steve Winter), Dark*Matter (with Monte Cook), Kingdom of the Ghouls, Fortress of the Stone Giants, Herald of the Ivory Labyrinth, and Courts of the Shadow Fey. He also did foundational work on the Planescape and Al-Qadim settings for Dungeons & Dragons, and is the creator and keeper of the flame for the Midgard Campaign Setting and the upcoming Southlands Campaign Setting, and has contributed monsters to both D&D and Pathfinder.

Third, Bruce Cordell (the middle head), an award-winning game designer working at Monte Cook Games, writing for The Strange and Numenera RPGs, both launched via wildly successful Kickstarters. Prior to that, Bruce worked on Dungeons & Dragons over the course of 4 editions as a writer and developer, writing over 100 D&D products, including the Expanded Psionics Handbook, Gates of Firestorm Peak, Return to the Tomb of Horrors, Expedition to Castle Ravenloft, Gamma World, and the Forgotten Realms Campaign Guide. He is also a novelist, and has penned many books for the Forgotten Realms setting, including the Abolethic trilogy.

inXile Loyalty Rewards

We say it all the time, but we mean it: our games would not happen without your incredible support. And we want to reward the generosity of our returning backers with this special offer.

Today we are happy to roll out an inXile Loyalty Rewards promotion! Anyone who backed Wasteland 2 or Torment: Tides of Numenera previously (either through Kickstarter or PayPal), and is backing us again with The Bard's Tale IV at $20 or above, will get a FREE bonus reward containing items from either Torment, Wasteland 2 or The Bard's Tale IV (valued at up to $15)! These rewards include items such as digital soundtracks, novella compilations, concept art books and more.

Furthermore, any of our returning backers who back The Bard's Tale IV at the $33 tier or higher will receive FREE copies of Ultima Underworld 1 & 2, from GOG.com and our friends at OtherSide Entertainment. This offer is only available until June 26th. You can read more details on this offer and the rewards on this page.
Yeah, still no real meaty mechanics-focused update. It is kind of good though that they're bringing in all these veterans to design the game's dungeons, as I don't think inXile's employees really possess the requisite skill set.

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