Early Viewing of The Bard's Tale IV Kickstarter Rewards - UPDATE 5/21

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Early Viewing of The Bard's Tale IV Kickstarter Rewards - UPDATE 5/21

Post by RangerKeenan » May 19th, 2015, 1:32 pm

UPDATE 5/21 After evaluating the feedback, we've decided to match the Torment Kickstarter pricing with an Early Bard Tier of $20 (15,000) and a second Early Bard at $25 (10,000). Also added a digital game tier at $30

UPDATE 5/20 I have updated the rewards below to now include a digital copy of The Bard's Tale IV with all physical box tiers.

Here it is, in all its glory. This time, we have 3 boxes planned for physical goods. A nice classic album box, a large collectors edition box and an amazing looking reliquary box. We're actually in the process of having the reliquary box built, so you'll get a chance to see what it when we go live.

We will be keeping an eye on this thread as we move closer to our Kickstarter on June 2nd. Please look it over and let us know your thoughts!

Digital Rewards

Bard's Tale Creeper - $5
Show your support for The Bard's Tale IV! This reward level comes with a badge you can boast on our message boards, and our thanks.
  • Our gratitude!
  • Forum badge
Early Bard gets the Wyrm -$20 (15,000) - 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 a digital game manual and forum badge. **special thanks to forum user "thebruce" for the title**
  • The Bard's Tale IV (Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV Manual (Digital)
  • Forum badge
Early Bard -$25 (10,000) - 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 a digital game manual and forum badge.
  • The Bard's Tale IV (Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV Manual (Digital)
  • Forum badge
Downloadable The Bard's Tale IV -$30 (10,000)
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 a digital game manual and forum badge.
  • The Bard's Tale IV (Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV Manual (Digital)
  • Forum badge
Guilt Absolution - $33
Have you sailed the pirate's bay? No worries, friend! If you've previously plundered from us, pick this reward tier for a copy of the game, manual, forum badge, and an official letter from our CEO Brian Fargo expressing his forgiveness.
  • Official forgiveness email from Brian
  • The Bard's Tale IV (Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV Manual (Digital)
  • Forum badge
Guide to Skara Brae - $34
Unleash your inner explorer. This reward tier comes with the previous Downloadable Game tier, and also includes a digital strategy guide to show you the way in the dark.
  • The Bard's Tale IV Strategy Guide (Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV (Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV Manual (Digital)
  • Forum badge
The History of the Bard - $40
Get your history up to speed with this reward tier. Includes Guide to Skara Brae, plus a series of novellas covering the events and lore of The Bard's Tale I through III.
  • The Bard's Tale I-III Novellas 3-Pack (Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV Strategy Guide (Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV (Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV Manual (Digital)
  • Forum badge
All Downloadable Superpack - $50
For the fan who wants it all, without the shelf space. This reward tier comes with The History of the Bard, plus The Bard's Tale IV novellas, the game soundtrack, a songbook featuring the game's music, art book, map, and high-res wallpapers – all in easy-to-download form.
  • The Bard's Tale IV Novellas 3-Pack (Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV Original Soundtrack (Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV Songbook (Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV Art Book (Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV Map (Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV High-Res Wallpapers (Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale I-III Novellas 3-Pack (Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV Strategy Guide (Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV (Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV Manual (Digital)
  • Forum badge
The Tormented Bard - $60
What does one Bard's life matter? This all-digital reward tier lets you get your game on. Receive Torment: Tides of Numenera upon its release, along with a digital version of its manual too.
  • The Bard's Tale IV (Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV Manual (Digital)
  • Torment: Tides of Numenera (Digital)
  • Torment: Tides of Numenera Manual (Digital)
  • Forum badge
All Downloadable Superpack + Beta Access + Credits - $75
For the fan who wants it all, and wants it first. Comes with all contents of the All Downloadable Superpack, plus enjoy beta access to The Bard's Tale IV before the final version is released. Also show your support by entering your name in the backer credits included in the game!
  • The Bard's Tale IV Beta Test Access
  • Name in The Bard's Tale IV credits
  • The Bard's Tale IV Novellas 3-Pack (Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV Original Soundtrack (Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV Songbook (Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV Art Book (Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV Map (Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV High-Res Wallpapers (Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV Strategy Guide (Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale I-III Novellas 3-Pack (Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV (Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV Manual (Digital)
  • Forum badge
The Tormented Irradiated Bard - $85
The Bard's having a really rough day. Not only does he have to go through all sorts of Torment, he needs to trek through an entire Wasteland to do it. Comes with all rewards from The Tormented Bard, plus a digital copy of Wasteland 2 and its manual!
  • Torment: Tides of Numenera (Digital)
  • Torment: Tides of Numenera Manual (Digital)
  • Wasteland 2 Game of the Year Edition (Digital)
  • Wasteland 2 Game of the Year Edition Manual (Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV (Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV Manual (Digital)
  • Forum badge
VIP Behind the Scenes Access - $105
For the most dedicated of fans! This all-digital reward comes with all of our digital extras, your name in the credits, plus early alpha test access to let you try out and give feedback on the game's systems as we develop the game.
  • The Bard's Tale IV Alpha Test Access
  • The Bard's Tale IV Beta Test Access
  • Name in The Bard's Tale IV credits
  • The Bard's Tale IV Novellas 3-Pack (Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV Original Soundtrack (Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV Songbook (Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV Art Book (Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV Map (Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV High-Res Wallpapers (Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV Strategy Guide (Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale I-III Novellas 3-Pack (Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV (Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV Manual (Digital)
  • Forum badge
The Eternally Tormented Irradiated Bard (RPG VIP) - $200
The Bard just can't catch a break. Enjoy all our digital rewards, your name in the backer credits, alpha and beta test access, and extra digital copies of Torment, Wasteland 2, and Obsidian Entertainment's Pillars of Eternity!
  • Pillars of Eternity (Digital)
  • Pillars of Eternity Manual (Digital)
  • Torment: Tides of Numenera (Digital)
  • Torment: Tides of Numenera Manual (Digital)
  • Wasteland 2 Game of the Year Edition (Digital)
  • Wasteland 2 Game of the Year Edition Manual (Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV Beta Test Access
  • The Bard's Tale IV Alpha Test Access
  • Name in The Bard's Tale IV credits
  • The Bard's Tale IV Novellas 3-Pack (Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV Original Soundtrack (Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV Songbook (Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV Art Book (Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV Map (Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV High-Res Wallpapers (Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV Strategy Guide (Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale I-III Novellas 3-Pack (Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV (Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV Manual (Digital)
  • Forum badge
Physical Rewards

Collector's Album Box - $65
For the old-school collector! This high-quality LP-style box is based on the classic Bard's Tale box, and comes with a high-quality printed game manual.
  • The Bard's Tale IV Collector's Album Box (Physical)
  • The Bard's Tale IV (Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV Manual (Physical + Digital)
  • Forum Badge
Premier Collector's Edition - $95 - Early Bard
A high-quality premium collector's edition box. In addition to a larger box design, this also comes with printed manual, a cloth map of the game world, a printed concept art book showcasing the game's art, a CD copy of the game's original soundtrack, digital songbook, more digital goodies. Also includes your name in the backer credits and beta test access!
  • The Bard's Tale IV Premier Collector's Edition (Physical)
  • The Bard's Tale IV (Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV Beta Test Access
  • Name in The Bard's Tale IV Credits
  • The Bard's Tale IV Manual (Physical + Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV Cloth Map (Physical + Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV Art Book (Physical + Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV Original Soundtrack (Physical + Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV Songbook (Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV Strategy Guide (Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale I-III Novellas 3-Pack (Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV Novellas 3-Pack (Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV High-Res Wallpapers (Digital)
  • Forum Badge
Premier Collector's Edition + Alpha/Beta Test -$185
For the collector that wants to go behind the scenes! In addition to the Premier Collector's Edition reward tier, this also comes with alpha test access and a printed version of the game's songbook!
  • The Bard's Tale IV Beta Test Access
  • The Bard's Tale IV Alpha Test Access
  • Name in The Bard's Tale IV Credits
  • The Bard's Tale IV Cloth Map (Physical + Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV Art Book (Physical + Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV Original Soundtrack (Physical + Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV Songbook (Physical + Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV Strategy Guide (Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale I-III Novellas 3-Pack (Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV Novellas 3-Pack (Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV High-Res Wallpapers (Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV Premier Collector's Edition (Physical)
  • The Bard's Tale IV (Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV Manual (Physical + Digital)
  • Forum Badge
Loreteller - $350
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 + Alpha/Beta Test reward tier contents.
  • Write an item description for the game!
  • The Bard's Tale IV Beta Test Access
  • The Bard's Tale IV Alpha Test Access
  • Name in The Bard's Tale IV Credits
  • The Bard's Tale IV Cloth Map (Physical + Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV Art Book (Physical + Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV Original Soundtrack (Physical + Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV Songbook (Physical + Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV Strategy Guide (Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale I-III Novellas 3-Pack (Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV Novellas 3-Pack (Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV High-Res Wallpapers (Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV Premier Collector's Edition (Physical)
  • The Bard's Tale IV (Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV Manual (Physical + Digital)
  • Forum Badge
Signed Premier Collector's Edition - $400 - Early Bard
For the collector that wants to own a piece of history. Includes everything in the Premier Collector's Edition + Alpha/Beta Test reward, and your box is signed by key team members of The Bard's Tale development team!
  • The Bard's Tale IV Signed Premier Collector's Edition (Physical)
  • The Bard's Tale IV (Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV Beta Test Access
  • The Bard's Tale IV Alpha Test Access
  • Name in The Bard's Tale IV Credits
  • The Bard's Tale IV Cloth Map (Physical + Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV Art Book (Physical + Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV Original Soundtrack (Physical + Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV Songbook (Physical + Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV Strategy Guide (Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale I-III Novellas 3-Pack (Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV Novellas 3-Pack (Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV High-Res Wallpapers (Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV Manual (Physical + Digital)
  • Forum Badge
Ultimate Collector's Reliquary Edition - $500
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 access and your name in the backer credits.
  • The Bard's Tale IV Ultimate Collector's Reliquary Box – Handcrafted & Numbered (Physical)
  • The Bard's Tale IV (Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV Beta Test Access
  • The Bard's Tale IV Alpha Test Access
  • Name in The Bard's Tale IV Credits
  • The Bard's Tale IV Cloth Map (Physical + Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV Art Book (Physical + Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV Original Soundtrack (Physical + Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV Songbook (Physical + Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV Strategy Guide (Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale I-III Novellas 3-Pack (Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV Novellas 3-Pack (Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV High-Res Wallpapers (Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV Manual (Physical + Digital)
  • Forum Badge
Supreme Box Collector - $650
For the collector who just can't get enough stuff to fill up their shelves. This special reward tier contains all of our game boxes (Reliquary, Premier and Album), along with all of the physical and digital goodies to go along with it.
  • The Bard's Tale IV Ultimate Collector's Reliquary Box – Handcrafted & Numbered (Physical)
  • The Bard's Tale IV Signed Premier Collector's Edition (Physical)
  • The Bard's Tale IV Collector's Album Box (Physical)
  • The Bard's Tale IV (Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV Beta Test Access
  • The Bard's Tale IV Alpha Test Access
  • Name in The Bard's Tale IV Credits
  • The Bard's Tale IV Cloth Map (Physical + Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV Art Book (Physical + Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV Original Soundtrack (Physical + Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV Songbook (Physical + Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV Strategy Guide (Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale I-III Novellas 3-Pack (Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV Novellas 3-Pack (Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV High-Res Wallpapers (Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV Manual (Physical + Digital)
  • Forum Badge
Relic Crafter - $750
Help fashion an artifact that will be passed on for generations. With this prestigious reward level, 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 for all to see.
  • Work with our designers to create a weapon/armor/usable item!
  • Your name in-game on the Standing Stones of Gratitude!
  • The Bard's Tale IV Signed Premier Collector's Edition (Physical)
  • The Bard's Tale IV Collector's Album Box (Physical)
  • The Bard's Tale IV (Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV Beta Test Access
  • The Bard's Tale IV Alpha Test Access
  • Name in The Bard's Tale IV Credits
  • The Bard's Tale IV Cloth Map (Physical + Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV Art Book (Physical + Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV Original Soundtrack (Physical + Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV Songbook (Physical + Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV Strategy Guide (Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale I-III Novellas 3-Pack (Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV Novellas 3-Pack (Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV High-Res Wallpapers (Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV Manual (Physical + Digital)
  • Forum Badge
Sagateller - $1,000
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 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.
  • Work with our designers to create an NPC in the game!
  • Your name in-game on the Standing Stones of Gratitude!
  • The Bard's Tale IV Signed Premier Collector's Edition (Physical)
  • The Bard's Tale IV Collector's Album Box (Physical)
  • The Bard's Tale IV (Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV Beta Test Access
  • The Bard's Tale IV Alpha Test Access
  • Name in The Bard's Tale IV Credits
  • The Bard's Tale IV Cloth Map (Physical + Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV Art Book (Physical + Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV Original Soundtrack (Physical + Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV Songbook (Physical + Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV Strategy Guide (Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale I-III Novellas 3-Pack (Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV Novellas 3-Pack (Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV High-Res Wallpapers (Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV Manual (Physical + Digital)
  • Forum Badge
Puzzle Master - $1,500
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.
  • Work with our designers to create a puzzle found in one of our dungeons! In-game lore will name you as the creator!
  • Your name in-game on the Standing Stones of Gratitude!
  • The Bard's Tale IV Signed Premier Collector's Edition (Physical)
  • The Bard's Tale IV Collector's Album Box (Physical)
  • The Bard's Tale IV (Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV Beta Test Access
  • The Bard's Tale IV Alpha Test Access
  • Name in The Bard's Tale IV Credits
  • The Bard's Tale IV Cloth Map (Physical + Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV Art Book (Physical + Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV Original Soundtrack (Physical + Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV Songbook (Physical + Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV Strategy Guide (Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale I-III Novellas 3-Pack (Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV Novellas 3-Pack (Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV High-Res Wallpapers (Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV Manual (Physical + Digital)
  • Forum Badge
Til Death Do Us Part - $1,600
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. 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.
  • Work with our designers to add you and your significant other to the game! In case of divorce or separation, we'll remove your ex for no cost!
  • Your name in-game on the Standing Stones of Gratitude!
  • The Bard's Tale IV Signed Premier Collector's Edition (Physical)
  • The Bard's Tale IV Collector's Album Box (Physical)
  • The Bard's Tale IV (Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV Beta Test Access
  • The Bard's Tale IV Alpha Test Access
  • Name in The Bard's Tale IV Credits
  • The Bard's Tale IV Cloth Map (Physical + Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV Art Book (Physical + Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV Original Soundtrack (Physical + Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV Songbook (Physical + Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV Strategy Guide (Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale I-III Novellas 3-Pack (Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV Novellas 3-Pack (Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV High-Res Wallpapers (Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV Manual (Physical + Digital)
  • Forum Badge
Musician's Tier - $2,000
While it's tales that tell, it's songs that inspire. With this reward level you'll work with renowned Fallout, Wasteland, and Torment composer Mark Morgan to help create a song for 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 for all to see.
  • Work with Mark Morgan on a Bard's song!
  • Your name in-game on the Standing Stones of Gratitude!
  • The Bard's Tale IV Signed Premier Collector's Edition (Physical)
  • The Bard's Tale IV Collector's Album Box (Physical)
  • The Bard's Tale IV (Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV Beta Test Access
  • The Bard's Tale IV Alpha Test Access
  • Name in The Bard's Tale IV Credits
  • The Bard's Tale IV Cloth Map (Physical + Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV Art Book (Physical + Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV Original Soundtrack (Physical + Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV Songbook (Physical + Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV Strategy Guide (Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale I-III Novellas 3-Pack (Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV Novellas 3-Pack (Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV High-Res Wallpapers (Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV Manual (Physical + Digital)
  • Forum Badge
Be a Barfly - $5,000
Pull up a chair and join the party 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 taverns! Also includes the Ultimate Collector's Reliquary Box, Signed Premier Collector's Edition, the Collector's Album Box, Relic Crafter (item design) reward, and your name will be written on the Standing Stones of Gratitude for all to see.
  • Your likeness (including face) as an NPC in a tavern!
  • Work with our designers to create a weapon/armor/usable item!
  • Your name in-game on the Standing Stones of Gratitude!
  • The Bard's Tale IV Ultimate Collector's Reliquary Box – Signed, Handcrafted & Numbered (Physical)
  • The Bard's Tale IV Signed Premier Collector's Edition (Physical)
  • The Bard's Tale IV Collector's Album Box (Physical)
  • The Bard's Tale IV (Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV Beta Test Access
  • The Bard's Tale IV Alpha Test Access
  • Name in The Bard's Tale IV Credits
  • The Bard's Tale IV Cloth Map (Physical + Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV Art Book (Physical + Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV Original Soundtrack (Physical + Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV Songbook (Physical + Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV Strategy Guide (Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale I-III Novellas 3-Pack (Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV Novellas 3-Pack (Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV High-Res Wallpapers (Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV Manual (Physical + Digital)
  • Forum Badge
Exclusive Revelers' Festival - $10,000
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 game's taverns, we'll also 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 (item design) reward, and your name will be written on the Standing Stones of Gratitude for all to see.
  • Join our exclusive launch event!
  • Social media love for you or your pet project!
  • Your likeness (including face) as an NPC in a tavern!
  • Work with our designers to create a weapon/armor/usable item!
  • Your name in-game on the Standing Stones of Gratitude!
  • The Bard's Tale IV Ultimate Collector's Reliquary Box – Signed, Handcrafted & Numbered (Physical)
  • The Bard's Tale IV Signed Premier Collector's Edition (Physical)
  • The Bard's Tale IV Collector's Album Box (Physical)
  • The Bard's Tale IV (Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV Beta Test Access
  • The Bard's Tale IV Alpha Test Access
  • Name in The Bard's Tale IV Credits
  • The Bard's Tale IV Cloth Map (Physical + Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV Art Book (Physical + Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV Original Soundtrack (Physical + Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV Songbook (Physical + Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV Strategy Guide (Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale I-III Novellas 3-Pack (Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV Novellas 3-Pack (Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV High-Res Wallpapers (Digital)
  • The Bard's Tale IV Manual (Physical + Digital)
  • Forum Badge
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Re: Early Viewing of The Bard's Tale IV Kickstarter Rewards

Post by Maggot » May 19th, 2015, 2:12 pm

Are the digital rewards going to optionally obtainable with Steam keys?
Or with Gog?
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Re: Early Viewing of The Bard's Tale IV Kickstarter Rewards

Post by sirchaox1224 » May 19th, 2015, 2:29 pm

I am officially reserving my Premier Collector's Edition box. Seriously, nobody take my spot.

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Re: Early Viewing of The Bard's Tale IV Kickstarter Rewards

Post by paultakeda » May 19th, 2015, 2:32 pm

sirchaox1224 wrote:I am officially reserving my Premier Collector's Edition box. Seriously, nobody take my spot.
Probably the same for me.

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Re: Early Viewing of The Bard's Tale IV Kickstarter Rewards

Post by Brother None » May 19th, 2015, 2:34 pm

Maggot wrote:Are the digital rewards going to optionally obtainable with Steam keys?
Or with Gog?
We will make the game keys available for Steam and GOG.com. Other digital rewards can be packaged with those keys for backer convenience and/or be provided through our own website, depending on the type of reward and when we release it.
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Re: Early Viewing of The Bard's Tale IV Kickstarter Rewards

Post by de Monteynard » May 19th, 2015, 2:36 pm

Will the Collector's Album Box truly only come with the game and the manual (in digital and physical form)? It seems rather odd that for $50 I get every goodie in digital form, but if I pay $15 extra, I only get what the basic digital tier gets me.

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Re: Early Viewing of The Bard's Tale IV Kickstarter Rewards

Post by Drool » May 19th, 2015, 2:45 pm

Will the official Kickstarter include pictures of the three boxes? Also, will you do addons? Because, personally, I want all the digital rewards of the Collector's Edition, but I'd much rather have an old school album-style box.

Of course, I really want that reliquary box, but I don't think I can justify the cost with the boss...
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Re: Early Viewing of The Bard's Tale IV Kickstarter Rewards

Post by Kordor » May 19th, 2015, 2:46 pm

25$ / 33$ seems to be a rather high entry point. After Wasteland you might actually pull it off and the target audience is probably consisting of wealthier people than average, but it might also be so high, that lots of people think twice.
Imho something like 20$ (early bard) / 25 (normal) would be better entry points and generate more money with the Kickstarter. I guess it pretty much depends on how you calculate. The more players already bought the game via kickstarter the less players will buy the game with full price at release.

Personally I will back the game as early bird most likely. I am born in the 80s and did not play the Bards Tale Games myself. I am not sure I'd back for 33$ if I was just a little less enthusiastic about a good new classic RPG in general.

Also you might want to add Digital Keys to the physical editions as in WL2. Otherwise it will be a pain in the ass to bring the phyiscal version of the game on release to your backers - which then in return will be furious for sure.
An alternative would be to give the key digitally and only ship a box without the actual key needed for the game. But making people rely on getting the physical edition on time will be a nightmare in every regards.

I would think about the 95$ box due to the cloth map. But as I want to play the game on release, this is out of the question.

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Re: Early Viewing of The Bard's Tale IV Kickstarter Rewards

Post by Reklaw » May 19th, 2015, 2:48 pm

Will there be an option to bundle digital versions of I-III?

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Post by chaney » May 19th, 2015, 2:51 pm

1 word-AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Post by Drool » May 19th, 2015, 2:52 pm

Kordor wrote:25$ / 33$ seems to be a rather high entry point.
Apparently, according to Kickstarter, that's now the average.

Personally, I'm more concerned about their ambitious goal of 1.25 million.
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Post by sirchaox1224 » May 19th, 2015, 2:56 pm

Kordor wrote:Imho something like 20$ (early bard) / 25 (normal) would be better entry points and generate more money with the Kickstarter.
I want to echo this but at the same time, I think they may be able to pull off a $25 initial price point if people consider how much they've gotten from Wasteland 2 and what will likely be the final price point. However, $33 as a normal price is worth questioning (with the cute absolution thing Gilbert did for his KS). Maybe do the absolution thing as an $8 add-on :P

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Re: Early Viewing of The Bard's Tale IV Kickstarter Rewards

Post by sirchaox1224 » May 19th, 2015, 2:57 pm

Drool wrote:
Kordor wrote:25$ / 33$ seems to be a rather high entry point.
Apparently, according to Kickstarter, that's now the average.
Ahhhh, carry on then.

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Post by eightbits » May 19th, 2015, 3:02 pm

Will the letter of forgiveness be available as an add-on for those of us that pledge at higher tiers? 'Cause I need like, 20 of 'em.

If I get the Musician's Tier, could I keep all the rewards for myself but gift the musical composition to someone else? I have no musical skill what-so-ever but I have a friend who is a musician that would love this.

And what I really want is the Supreme Box Collector tier + my friend work on a song with Morgan + letter of forgiveness. Will that combination be possible?

A possibly good idea might be two letters of forgiveness. One at a lower value that is a modern form letter and one at a higher value that is printed with an Old English font on parchment and signed with a quill pen. (I'd totally pledge more for the latter.)

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Post by Asmodai » May 19th, 2015, 3:05 pm

I don't really get the pirate stuff on the $33 tier but I assume that's the "normal" tier for those that don't back in time for the "early bird".
I think $25->$33 is a strange jump if you miss the early bird. $25 -> $30 seems more familiar to me but truth be told I'll get it either way so I guess you made yourself $3 extra if I miss the early bird slots. (It's also strange there is a $33 and $34 tier with just $1 apart like that)

Some kind of loyalty reward would be nice. I see a lot of the tiers give you Wasteland 2 and/or Torment and I already backed both of those (as well as the pen and paper Numenera). Again I'm backing you anyway so I guess it's no big deal but it would have been nice to see the loyalty rewarded. I guess I'll just have to settle with getting amazing games. ;)

I would have also liked to see some sort of physical copy for less then going to gamestop and buying a AAA game box. I understand the box is a "collectors" one and I'm cool with that being there as well but I don't really do "collectors editions" despite the fact I do indeed collect the (regular) boxes. As such I'd be more than happy to pay $40 or so for a physical (non-DRM) copy of the game in a regular CD-jewel case or DVD-case or whatever. Your physical tiers don't even start until above the typical $60 game price though so I'm out there and that's potentially $40 or so you lost. Maybe I'm alone on that and maybe it takes more than $40 to produce physical copies of the game, I have no idea.

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Post by thebruce » May 19th, 2015, 3:06 pm

Looks great! Tough decision at this point which tier is more appealing for the budget! :P

Question: Loreteller has a benefit not available in other physical tiers, at least per listing. Do all the higher tiers also include that option? Or can the only way you get to write a description for an item is if you don't pledge for any higher edition tier?

Question: The Reliquary box, it appears is only available to Ultimate, Supreme, Barfly, and Reveler's Festival.
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Here's the breakdown I get from the tiers:

1. Collector's Album Box $65

2. Premiere Collector's Edition $95
- upgrades the collector's album box to the premiere collector's edition
- adds beta access
- adds cloth map, art book, soundtrack, songbook, strategy guide, I-IV novellas, wallpapers

3. Premier Collector's Edition + Alpha/Beta Test $185
- Premiere plus alpha access
** Upgrade options from Premier+:

3-1. Loreteller $350
- Premier+ with bonus to write an item description


3-2. Signed Premier Collector's Edition $400
- Premiere+ upgraded to signed premier collector's ed.
** Upgrade options:

3-2-1. Relic Crafter $750
- Signed, plus 1. collector's album box
- Plus create an item
- Plus name on the Standing Stones

3-2-2. Sagateller $1000
- Signed, plus 1. collector's album box
- Plus create an NPC
- Plus name on the Standing Stones

3-2-3. Puzzle Master $1500
- Signed, plus 1. collector's album box
- Plus create a puzzle
- Plus name on the Standing Stones

3-2-4. Til Death Do Us Part $1600
- Signed, plus 1. collector's album box
- Plus likeness & S.O. in the game
- Plus name on the Standing Stones

3-2-5. Musician's Tier $2000
- Signed, plus 1. collector's album box
- Plus create a bard song
- Plus name on the Standing Stones


3-3. Ultimate Collector's Reliquary Edition $500
- Premiere+, upgraded to ultimate collector's reliquary box (is this also signed?)
** Upgrade options:

3-3-1. Supreme Box Collector $650
- Ultimate, plus signed premier collector's Ed.
- Plus collector's album box

3-3-2. Be a Barfly $5000
- Ultimate, plus signed premier collector's Ed.
- Plus collector's album box
- Plus likeness w/face as a tavern NPC
- Plus create an item
- Plus name on the Standing Stones
* Upgrade:

3-3-2-1. Exclusive Revelers' Festival $10000
- Barfly, plus invitation to launch event
- Plus social media love

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The above tiered layout is based on presuming items listed are actually the full itemized list of individual rewards per tier.
Is that list accurate?

Basically there's a make-stuff-in-the-game set of tiers, and a big-collector-and-contributor set of tiers...
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Re: Early Viewing of The Bard's Tale IV Kickstarter Rewards

Post by eightbits » May 19th, 2015, 3:06 pm

And I second some of the other people here. At least one digital copy of the game should accompany the physical tiers.

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Re: Early Viewing of The Bard's Tale IV Kickstarter Rewards

Post by madGamer » May 19th, 2015, 3:19 pm

$25 its much for early bird. please put the early bard in $20 and $25 without limit. $33 its to much for many people (at least for me it is). if i cant pledge in 25 pledge i cant put pledge other.

wasteland 2 was $15 without limit and you gain many backers because of that.

I hope you think about this.
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Re: Early Viewing of The Bard's Tale IV Kickstarter Rewards

Post by Kordor » May 19th, 2015, 3:25 pm

Drool wrote:
Kordor wrote:25$ / 33$ seems to be a rather high entry point.
Apparently, according to Kickstarter, that's now the average.

Personally, I'm more concerned about their ambitious goal of 1.25 million.
Hrm, I don't think so. In fact I can't think of any Game which was as expensive on Kickstarter before.

Here is just the games I backed on in the last 12 months - of course they are of different genres partially and almost none of them comes with the quality and content Bards Tale is probably going to get.

Outward: 20 CAD$ Entry - They failed
Dungeons of Aledorn: 9$ Early Bird, 15$ normal
Halycon 6: 15$
Tahira: 10$ (much, much smaller scale RPG though)
Underworld Ascendant: 20$ Early Bird (almost didn't back it, as it wasn't really convincing for 20$), 25$ normal
Shadowrun Hong Kong: 15$
Graywalkers Purgatory: 17$/18$ for early Bird, 20$ for normal (personally pledged more)
Bedlam: 10$ Early, 15$ normal (personally pledged more)
Star Traders 2: 5$ Early, 10$ normal
Age of Grit: 12$
A2P Protocol: 10$ Early Bird, 15$ normal
After Reset: 12$ (pledged more)
Hard West: 10$ CAD Early, 15$ normal
Insomnia: 10$ Early, 15$ normal

Some projects I didn't back:
Seven Dragon Saga: 25$ - They failed (was too expensive / they did show too less)
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night: 28$ (not my type of game) - hugely successful
Yooka-Laylee: 10 Pounds (not my type of game)

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Re: Early Viewing of The Bard's Tale IV Kickstarter Rewards

Post by dungeoncrawl » May 19th, 2015, 3:32 pm

Couple of thoughts here:

1) The thing I loved most about the Torment Kickstarter was the ability to pick and choose the optional add-ons. I ended up spending $119 but it was spent the way I wanted to spend it. I added a t-shirt here, a $20 Wasteland 2 Beta there, some Novellas, etc. None of the pre-packaged bundles could have gotten me to spend that much money. I was really hoping that this was standard for inXile and that we'd have that ability with BT too.

2) The $25 entry point (Early Bard) is higher than I thought it would be but I'm pretty sure that's what I pledged for Pillars of Eternity so it's not "too" much. I was thinking you guys would increase from the $15 you asked for for Wasteland 2. I was expecting $20. However, I think $25 should be THE price...not just for earlybirds.

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