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Join the RPG renaissance! From the creators of Wasteland 2 and Torment comes the long awaited sequel to the Bard's Tale trilogy.
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!
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    BARD'S TALE CREEPER

    Show your support for The Bard's Tale IV! This reward level comes with a Backer Forum Badge you can boast on our message boards, and our thanks.

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    EARLY BARD GETS THE WYRM

    THE BARD'S TALE IV as a digital download for Windows/Mac/Linux, available from Steam or DRM-free from GOG.com. Also comes with Digital Game Manual and Backer Forum Badge.

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    EARLY BARD

    THE BARD'S TALE IV as a digital download for Windows/Mac/Linux, available from Steam or DRM-free from GOG.com. Also comes with Digital Game Manual and Backer Forum Badge.

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    DOWNLOADABLE COPY - THE BARD'S TALE IV

    THE BARD'S TALE IV as a digital download for Windows/Mac/Linux, available from Steam or DRM-free from GOG.com. Also comes with Digital Game Manual and Backer Forum Badge.

    (Estimated Retail Value: $45)

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    GUILT ABSOLUTION

    Have you landed your ship in the pirate's bay before? No worries, friend! If you've previously plundered from us, pick this reward tier for a digital copy of The Bard's Tale IV, Digital Game Manual, Backer Forum Badge, and an OFFICIAL FORGIVENESS LETTER from our CEO Brian Fargo expressing his forgiveness and pardoning your buccaneer ways.

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    GUIDE TO SKARA BRAE

    Unleash your inner explorer! This reward tier comes with the Downloadable Copy - The Bard's Tale IV tier, and also includes a Digital Art Book and Digital Item and Weapons Guide to learn their secrets.

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    THE HISTORY OF THE BARD

    Get your Bardic history up to speed! Includes a Downloadable Copy of The Bard's Tale IV plus a NOVELLA 3-PACK covering the events and lore of The Bard's Tale I through III, plus a DIGITAL ART BOOK and DIGITAL WEAPONS & ITEMS GUIDEBOOK, a mini strategy guide revealing their secrets.

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    ALL DOWNLOADABLE SUPERPACK

    For the fan who wants it all, without the shelf space. This reward tier comes with The History of the Bard tier, plus a 3 PACK OF THE BARD'S TALE IV DIGITAL NOVELLAS, a PREMIUM DIGITAL STRATEGY GUIDE, a digital version of the game's ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK by Julie Fowlis, Mark Morgan, and Ged Grimes, DIGITAL ART BOOK, DIGITAL MAP, and DIGITAL HI-RES WALLPAPER PACK – all in an easy-to-download form.

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    THE TORMENTED BARD

    What does one Bard's life matter? This all-digital reward tier lets you get your game on. Receive a digital copy of THE BARD'S TALE IV and TORMENT:TIDES OF NUMENERA upon its release, along with a digital version of the Torment Manual too.

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    COLLECTOR'S ALBUM BOX

    For the old-school collector! This HIGH-QUALITY LP-STYLE BOX is based on the classic Bard's Tale box, and comes with an old-school Printed Game Manual.

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    SUPREME DIGITAL COLLECTOR

    For the fan who wants it all, and wants it early. Comes with the contents of the All Downloadable Superpack, plus enjoy BETA ACCESS to The Bard's Tale IV before the final version is released, and a DIGITAL SONGBOOK featuring written-out sheet music to play along to. Also show your support by entering your name in the BACKER CREDITS included in the game!

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    THE TORMENTED IRRADIATED BARD

    The Bard's having a really rough day! Not only does he have to endure all manner of Torment, he's stuck trekking through an entire Wasteland too. This tier comes with all rewards from The Tormented Bard, plus a digital copy of WASTELAND 2 including its upcoming GAME OF THE YEAR update, and its Digital Game Manual!

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    PREMIER COLLECTOR'S EDITION - EARLY BARD

    A HIGH-QUALITY PREMIUM COLLECTOR'S EDITION BOX. In addition to a larger box, this also comes with PRINTED GAME MANUAL, a CLOTH MAP of the game world, PRINTED ART BOOK, a CD version of the game's Original Soundtrack, Digital Songbook, Digital Strategy guide, both digital Novella 3-Packs, and Digital High-Res Wallpapers. Also includes your name in the BACKER CREDITS and BETA TEST Access, and digital versions of all included physical rewards!

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    VIP BEHIND THE SCENES ACCESS

    For the most dedicated of fans! This all-digital reward comes with all previously mentioned digital extras, your name a SPECIAL SECTION OF THE BACKER CREDITS where you can WRITE A SMALL MESSAGE, plus access to an early ALPHA SYSTEMS TEST to let you try out and give feedback on the game's combat and spell systems as we develop the game.

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    PREMIER COLLECTOR'S EDITION - EARLY BARD 2

    A HIGH-QUALITY PREMIUM COLLECTOR'S EDITION BOX. In addition to a larger box, this also comes with PRINTED GAME MANUAL, a CLOTH MAP of the game world, PRINTED ART BOOK, a CD version of the game's Original Soundtrack, Digital Songbook, Digital Strategy guide, both digital Novella 3-Packs, and Digital High-Res Wallpapers. Also includes your name in the BACKER CREDITS and BETA TEST Access, and digital versions of all included physical rewards!

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    PREMIER COLLECTOR’S EDITION

    A HIGH-QUALITY PREMIUM COLLECTOR'S EDITION BOX. In addition to a larger box, this also comes with PRINTED GAME MANUAL, a CLOTH MAP of the game world, PRINTED ART BOOK, a CD version of the game's Original Soundtrack, Digital Songbook, Digital Strategy guide, both digital Novella 3-Packs, and Digital High-Res Wallpapers. Also includes your name in the BACKER CREDITS + WRITE A SMALL MESSAGE, BETA TEST ACCESS, and digital versions of all included physical rewards!

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    PREMIER COLLECTOR'S EDITION - BEHIND THE SCENES

    For the collector who wants to go behind the scenes! In addition to the PREMIER COLLECTOR'S EDITION reward tier, this also comes with access to an ALPHA SYSTEMS TEST, and a PRINTED SONGBOOK of the game's music!

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    THE ETERNALLY TORMENTED IRRADIATED BARD (RPG VIP)

    The Bard just can't catch a break! Enjoy all our previously mentioned digital rewards, your name in the BACKER CREDITS + WRITE A SPECIAL MESSAGE, ALPHA SYSTEMS and BETA TEST ACCESS, digital copies of TORMENT: TIDES OF NUMENERA and WASTELAND 2, and top it all off with a copy of Obsidian Entertainment's PILLARS OF ETERNITY!

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    DOUBLE BOX COLLECTOR - BEHIND THE SCENES

    For the fan who can't choose between the classic LP box or collector's edition! In addition to the PREMIER COLLECTOR'S EDITION - BEHIND THE SCENES reward tier which includes access to an ALPHA SYSTEMS TEST, and a PRINTED SONGBOOK of the game's music, this also comes with the COLLECTOR'S ALBUM BOX!

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    LORETELLER

    Bards will tell the tales of your great artifacts for decades to come with this reward tier. WRITE A DESCRIPTION FOR AN ARTIFACT OR ITEM in the game! Also includes the Premier Collector's Edition - Behind the Scenes tier contents.

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    SIGNED PREMIER COLLECTOR'S EDITION

    For the collector that wants to own a piece of history. Includes everything in the Premier Collector's Edition - Behind the Scenes reward, and your game SIGNED BY BRIAN FARGO AND KEY MEMBERS of The Bard's Tale development team!

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    ULTIMATE COLLECTOR'S RELIQUARY EDITION

    Old legends speak of an EXTREMELY LIMITED COLLECTOR'S RELIQUARY EDITION BOX of The Bard's Tale IV that few have seen. This box is HAND-CARVED and NUMBERED FOR AUTHENTICITY. Includes all of our main physical and digital rewards, including Alpha/Beta Test Access and your name in a special section of the Backer Credits.

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    SUPREME BOX COLLECTOR

    For the collector who just can't get enough stuff to fill up their shelves. This special reward tier contains ALL OF THE BARD'S TALE IV GAME BOXES (Reliquary, Signed Premier, and Album), along with all of the physical and digital goodies from previous pledge tiers to go along with it.

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    SUPREME BOX COLLECTOR 2

    For the collector who just can't get enough stuff to fill up their shelves. This special reward tier contains ALL OF THE BARD'S TALE IV GAME BOXES (Reliquary, Signed Premier, and Album), along with all of the physical and digital goodies from previous pledge tiers to go along with it.

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    RELIC CRAFTER

    Help fashion an artifact that will be passed on for generations. With this prestigious reward tier, you'll WORK WITH OUR DESIGNERS to CREATE A WEAPON, PIECE OF ARMOR, OR USABLE ITEM that will go right into the game! Also includes the Signed Premier Collector's Edition rewards, the Collector's Album Box, and your name will be written on the STANDING STONES OF GRATITUDE directly in the game world for all to see.

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    PUZZLE MASTER

    Players the world over will curse your devious ways! With this reward, you'll CRAFT A PUZZLE WITH OUR DESIGNERS to confound even the most stalwart of adventuring parties. Also includes the Signed Premier Collector's Edition rewards, the Collector's Album Box, and your name will be written on the STANDING STONES OF GRATITUDE for all to see.

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    SAGATELLER

    Tell the tale of a character in The Bard's Tale IV! With this reward level you'll be able to WORK WITH OUR DESIGNERS to CREATE AN NPC to inhabit Skara Brae or its dungeons. Also includes the SIGNED PREMIER COLLECTORS EDITION rewards, the Collector's Album Box, and your name will be written on the STANDING STONES OF GRATITUDE for all to see.

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    TIL DEATH DO US PART

    Sometimes, it's not death that adventures tell of, but love. You can feature NPC VERSIONS OF YOU AND YOUR SIGNIFICANT OTHER right in the game with this reward level (in case of divorce or separation, we'll remove your ex for no cost!). Also includes the Signed Premier Collector's Edition reward, the Collector's Album Box, and your name will be written on the STANDING STONES OF GRATITUDE for all to see.

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    MUSICIAN'S TIER

    While it's tales that tell, it's songs that inspire. With this reward level you'll WORK WITH RENOWNED FALLOUT, WASTELAND 2, AND TORMENT COMPOSER MARK MORGAN to help create a song for the game! And, we've paired up with XOUNTS to give you an EXCLUSIVE XOUNTS BARD'S TALE IV SOUND SYSTEM! Also includes the Signed Premier Collector's Edition rewards, the Collector's Album Box, and your name will be written on the STANDING STONES OF GRATITUDE for all to see.

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    BE A BARFLY

    Pull up a chair for a pint of ale – digitally! In this reward level, we'll 3D MODEL YOUR REAL-LIFE FACE and place you as an NPC IN ONE OF THE GAME'S MAIN TAVERNS! And, play your favorite Bardic tunes on the included EXCLUSIVE XOUNTS BARD'S TALE IV SOUND SYSTEM! Also includes the Ultimate Collector's Reliquary Box, Signed Premier Collector's Edition, the Collector's Album Box, Relic Crafter reward, and your name will be written on the STANDING STONES OF GRATITUDE for all to see.

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    EXCLUSIVE REVELER'S FESTIVAL

    Pull up a chair and join the party for a pint of ale with us – physically! In this reward level, we'll not only 3D MODEL YOUR REAL-LIFE FACE and place you as an NPC IN ONE OF THE GAMES MAIN TAVERNS, we'll get you to come out for the GAME'S LAUNCH PARTY! We'll also be sure to throw plenty of SOCIAL MEDIA LOVE and support your way, whether for you or your own project.

    Also includes the Ultimate Collector's Reliquary Box, Signed Premier Collector's Edition, the Collector's Album Box, Relic Crafter reward, and your name will be written on the Standing Stones of Gratitude for all to see.

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