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From the creators of Wasteland 2 and Torment comes the long awaited sequel to the Bard's Tale trilogy. Thank you for making this game a reality. The bard is back!
From the creators of Wasteland 2 and Torment comes the long awaited sequel to the Bard's Tale trilogy. Thank you for making this game a reality. The bard is back!
33,741 backers pledged $1,519,680 to help bring this project to life.

Enhanced Crafting Achieved!

Posted by inXile entertainment (Creator)

Hello Exiles!

You guys surprise us yet again! Just a quick update before the weekend begins so that we can say: YOU DID IT! Our $1.35 million stretch goal has been achieved thanks to both Kickstarter and PayPal funding, which pushes us well past the goal!

Thanks to your ongoing support, we will be adding our Enhanced Crafting System to The Bard's Tale IV! Just look at how happy you've made this Trow:

We couldn't be more stoked, and can't wait to talk more to you about our plans for item interactions and the way crafting fits into that.

Also just a quick reminder that our inXile Loyalty Rewards promo will be ending tonight at 12:00 AM PST, so there's not much time left! If you are a returning backer from Torment or Wasteland 2 and want to pick up some extra goodies for backing The Bard's Tale IV, now is your last chance! More details are available on this page if you want the full rundown.

That's all for now, but we'll be back next week with more to share with you...

Eric Schwarz,
Line Producer



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    1. inXile entertainment 3-time creator on

      @ET3D - I believe we'll get whatever your email was at the time of the pledge data export/at the time the pledges are collected. But you can always link up multiple emails to an account on our backer site anyways.

    2. ET3D on

      I wonder which e-mail address inXile will get after I changed it mid-project. Had some problem with Kickstarter e-mails in the past so changed it a while back and now changed it back to what it was when I backed WL2 and Torment.

    3. Jamie Dutton on

      Are we gonna get more of an idea about their crafting system? I'm a big fan of crafting in games, so it's always nice to get more info on what we can expect.

    4. ZiN on

      Hmm, is that MCA Chris Avellone, Michael A Stackpole, or perhaps Michael Cranford? Hope for the latter!

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      Manalishi on

      Yay! We need to get to to 1.5 ...

    6. MikeHumphreys on

      @Sir Chaox Well-played sir... well-played. :)

    7. Francisco Santiago on

      @Mobin Yeah I think this campaign would easily have raised more money if there was a PS4 option (at least as a stretch goal). One of the reasons for Yooka-Laylee and Bloodstained Ritual of the Night's success.

    8. Sir Chaox on

      Before he can finish the novel, MCA is waiting for pig's to fly...
      ...You know. For inspiration.

    9. Jeremie Lariviere

      Thanks for the update

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      Derek Freeman

      "This offer applies to both Kickstarter and PayPal backers, so you can back us using your preferred method."

      AWWWWW YEAAAAHHHH!!!! (I'm on a boat!)

    11. Mobin Mobeen on

      I will up my pledge just for PS4 version lol :)

    12. inXile entertainment 3-time creator on

      Hey guys, I added a FAQ to the Loyalty Rewards page that answers a few of those questions:

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      Franggio C. Hogland on

      Thanks :)
      Yeah checked previous updates and finally got it. I backed within the first day and then I've been busy so I didn't check the previous updates so that's on me ^^ Anyway, thanks :)

    14. Jito463 - WoOS, LofUT on

      No, you don't need to do anything, so long as your e-mail is the same as when you backed the other two projects.
      I doubt it, since they're only comparing against e-mail records for the previous two KS campaigns.

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      Derek Freeman

      I bought both "Torment: Tides of Numenera" and "Wasteland 2" from the websites. Does that count?

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      Franggio C. Hogland on

      I still don't get it...I'm already a backer of this project and previous projects...Do I need to do anything to be in the loyalty program?

    17. Arsonor

      Do I actually have to do something to get the loyalty rewards aside from being a repeat backer?

    18. MikeHumphreys on

      My guess for the new mystery team member is Patrick Rothfuss. Other possible addition could be Michael Stackpole (Bard's Tale 3, Wasteland 2).

    19. Chaney Engel on

      I am hoping it is similar to Devil Whiskey, which was inspired by BT. You had to reach a certain level, and the ability improved with each level. You could craft some really nice items in that game.

    20. MikeHumphreys on

      I'm not interested in adding Chris Avellone as a stretch goal until he delivers the Wasteland 2 novella that was offered to Wasteland 2 backers in 2012.

    21. Nobody on

      Will be this a stretch goal of this kind "we are hiring him just for this project" or more a "he has always belonged to us and he will stay at inXile until death do us part"?
      But if it is the second kind then how will he become a stretch goal in the next KS like he was in the previous one? And how will he work on Van Buren, if he works on BTIV?

    22. Bryy Miller on

      I assume you guys will be unveiling MCA at the Kickstarter panel at SDCC.

    23. madGamer on

      chris avellone silhouette?

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      negatus on

      Hmm... I wonder who is casting that mysterious yet familiar OBSIDIAN silhouette.

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      Gabe on

      Please make it so it adds value and enjoyment to the game. Baldur's Gate had a good one where you collected pieces to make unique items that were really worthwhile.

    26. Tomimt on

      Oh dear. Mysterious Avellanche will appear.

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      darkmage0707077 on

      Yeah! Looking forward to learning more on the crafting system as it's developed!

    28. tarasis on

      Woot! Roll on 1.4m!