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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.

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The Bard's Tale IV Update 43: Backer Alpha Unleashed!

kickstarter1 month ago • 2018-03-21

TL; DR - Quick Hello, GDC Notes, Backer Alpha FAQ The Backer Alpha is Here! Hey Everyone, Today is a day thirty years in the making! For the first time since players defeated the Mad God Tarjan in 1988’s The Bard’s Tale III: Thief of Fate, fans will have a chance to play a sequel and experience new gameplay! This first playable version is an important stepping stone toward the game's release later this year, and we’re all excited to finally share T...
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The Bard's Tale IV Update 42: The Bard Begins His Tale...

kickstarter1 month ago • 2018-03-13

Three times before Did evil's lords Descend on Skara Brae And thrice did rise Brave heroes, wise To drive them all away Now comes a fourth To shackle the north And enslave the world of men Thus heroes bold As in songs of old Must take up sword again In dungeons vast Do these evils past Their ancient secrets keep So down we go To face the foes That lurk in Barrows Deep Greetings Citizens of Caith, Chris Keenan here, VP of Development at inXile, and we come to you with...
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The Bard's Tale IV Update 41: Hard Drinking, Rabble Rousing Bards

kickstarter2 months ago • 2018-02-15

TL;DR: A Look at the Bard classes, Archetype Poll #2 Winner, Backer Rewards Update, Crowdfunding Corner First Round's On The Bard Howdy, everyone! David here, back again to give you the first of our class breakdowns. Everyone at inXile was a little proud that you chose The Bard for the first preview. That character class was what helped set the series apart from its contemporaries such as Wizardry and Ultima, and the image of a bard quaffing a drink as he heads into...
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