The Bard’s Tale IV Update 8: Brian Speaks on Saves and More, PayPal Pledging Open, Social Media Achievements

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So in case you missed the big news: we fully funded over the weekend, and we couldn't be happier! You guys have been awesome, helping spread the word and giving us great feedback on both the campaign and the game every step of the way. And on that note, we know you've had some additional questions on The Bard's Tale IV's design. As before, Brian is here to answer! This time, he tackles the hot topics of save games, grid-based vs. free movement, and more!

Keep the questions and feedback coming! We always keep an eye on the forums and comments to see what you guys want to know most.

PayPal Pledging Open

Now that we're fully funded on Kickstarter, we've opened a page where you can pledge using PayPal. Simply select your desired reward tier from the dropdown menu, select your shipping region if applicable, and then click the reward tier image that appears. You can check our reward matrix on Tumblr for a full overview of all the reward tiers.

Social Media Achievements

Ever since we introduced them last week, you guys have been knocking it out of the park on our social media achievements. As of right now 11 achievements have already been unlocked, with number 12 tantalizingly close! And remember that you can check out the full Enclave of the Fairy Host dungeon story right here!


Room 4 [UNLOCKED]: We will add a physical code wheel to *all* physical tiers, including $65. Digital tiers will receive a digital representation of this code wheel.

Room 8 [UNLOCKED]: We will add old-school premium graph paper to physical box tiers at $95 or above. Digital tiers will receive a digital version of the graph paper!

Room 12: We will add actual, REAL Red Boots DLC to The Bard's Tale IV… FREE to all backers $20 or above! Yes, it was a joke back in Wasteland 2, but this time, with your help, the boots really will be red… and free.

We've been especially loving your creative submissions in photographic, musical and artistic form! You can find these on our Facebook galleries for fan art and kilt photos.


We've also had a flagon full of bard song submissions from you guys and we've been impressed with your musical prowess! Check them out below:

David Craft – “Old Skara Brae” –

Daniel Heffron – “Ode to the Bard” –

Grant Probst – “Brian Fargo (A Bard's Tale Song)” –

Leonid Devyatkin – “The Minstrel's Fable” –

Oliver Karasch – “The Electric Bard” –

Keep spreading the bard's song! Each like, view, or follow truly does help, and as the achievements fall there'll be many more rewards to follow!

Thank you!
Chris Keenan
Project Lead – The Bard's Tale IV