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The Bard's Tale IV returns to the classic fantasy RPGs of years past. Featuring dynamic turn-based combat, a full party of characters to build and customize, and first-person exploration of maze-like dungeons with devious puzzles and riddles, The Bard's Tale IV is a true successor to the original Bard's Tale trilogy, and is crowdfunded by thousands of fans. Help us bring back the dungeon crawl and return to Skara Brae - the city that started it all.

Crowdfunding Timeline

Total Pledges

34,589
+8

Total Raised

$1,567,764.25
+$577.00

Top Weekly Contributions

1jlpotter$193.00
2Arthur Noseda$150.00
3Cereth$70.00
4yves noyer$50.00
5David Milward$40.00
6Axcalibar$27.00
7Grendalor$27.00
8Munin$20.00
+0 additional pledge(s)

Newest Contributions

1Munin$20.00
2jlpotter$193.00
3Arthur Noseda$150.00
4yves noyer$50.00
5Cereth$70.00
6Grendalor$27.00
7Axcalibar$27.00
8David Milward$40.00
+0 additional pledge(s)

News

The Bard's Tale IV Update 30: Character Progression

kickstarter1 month ago • 2016-07-22

Howdy citizens of Caith. David here, back to share some juicy details about The Bard's Tale IV. Taking a short break from combat mechanics, during this update we'll be covering a subject that I'm sure is very near and dear to all RPG lovers' hearts - character progression. Specifically, we'll be talking about character advancement: gaining experience, specializing your adventurer, being judged by the Review Board, and lastly the role equipment plays in your character's growth...
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Torment Beta Now Available to Applicable Bard's Tale IV Backers

rewards2 months ago • 2016-06-10

Some of you may have noticed that yesterday, we announced our release plans for Torment: Tides of Numenera as well as opened the beta version up to all of the game's backers. We received some questions about it, so to clarify: yes, if you are a Bard's Tale IV backer and your pledge rewards include Torment: Tides of Numenera, you can also start playing right now on Windows via Steam (an option to switch to GOG and Mac and Linux will come later).   To get your...
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David Rogers Interviewed by RPGWatch on Bard's Tale IV

interview3 months ago • 2016-05-30

Long-standing community site RPGWatch interviewed our Systems Designer on The Bard's Tale IV, David Rogers, about a number of aspects of the game. The full article is a great read for fans, so take a look. RPGWatch: Dungeon-crawl RPGs are known for great length and plenty of time investment in order to craft your ultimate party. How long do you think the game will run, and will there be a lot of side content in the form of side quests to add length to the game? David: It ...
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