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Loved the Bard's Tale when it came out on my Apple ][, but I can't get excited about them doing another Kickstarter while I am still waiting for Numenera.


The problem is that even these old school video games take a lot of artists and programmers and level designers and if they don't have their next game ready for production when they finish work on Numenera then either inXile start to bleed money or they have to lay those people off as they work on the design for Bard's Tale.  And yeah, MiniCannuck is right, in theory video games are too likely to suffer delays or fail to come together at all for it to make sense to buy in before any work is done.


But somehow, personally, I'm just debating how willing I should be to help make games that I only wish I had the time and interest to play happen.  I mean, in theory if I'm willing to back this I should have already bought a 3DS and the newest Etrian Oddysey game, right?  Or at least played through Wastland 2.


I need to work out how to play computer games while painting instead of just listening to podcasts.  Maybe some custom cyber arms...

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Oh, I understand the realities, but the customer in me doesn't care.  But, this is one of a very few digital/computer Kickstarters I have done.  They turn into vaporware too easily.  I am not worried about Numenera at least.  I just would like it. :D

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LOVE Bard's Tale. 


The only drawback is that I'm not fussy on electronic game KickStarters.  They really worry me.


If it helps any,  they did deliver Wasteland 2 and IMO it met all of its goals.  InXile is also run by Brian Fargo,  who one could argue is one of the fathers of CRPG's and has a good deal of industry clout.  He also put 1 million of his own money into Wasteland 2 and InXile has stated that if they hit the 1.25 million dollar goal then InXile will put 1.25 million of its own money into the development pot for BT4,  so it doesn't sound like they're broke.




Brian Fargo is really milking those past glories.  But then, I love all his past glories, so I'm going to be in this one.  Next up: Battle Chess 3.


You're a bit late,  Battle Chess had a kickstarter that didn't make its goal so they turned to Steam Greenlight to get the game made.  You can pick it up on Greenlight today.



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