Welcome to the Bard's Tale IV Backer Portal
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.
TL; DR - Quick Hello, GDC Notes, Backer Alpha FAQ
The Backer Alpha is Here!
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...
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...
TL;DR: A Look at the Bard classes, Archetype Poll #2 Winner, Backer Rewards Update, Crowdfunding Corner
First Round's On The Bard
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...