The Bard's Tale IV

The Bard's Tale IV

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Jack Gates Apr 24, 2018 @ 3:44pm
Can you create your own characters beyond the main character?
When you say "build your party," do you mean I get to create more characters down the line or am I taking on premade hirelings? The Bard's Tale has always been about making your own party. If you're forcing us to play with premade characters you're basically killing the whole point of playing a Bard's Tale game.
Originally posted by Sammy:
Actually, full party creation is only ~kinda~ in the game, from the last update it was revealed that you create one character at the beginning (or you are given a preset one, can't remember) and only later in the game you can create more as you progress in the game. This is pretty different than classic Bard's Tale where you create your whole entire party at the beginning, sounds more like Pillars of Eternity where you can create followers at the tavern at certain points during the game.
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Eric_inXile Apr 29, 2018 @ 6:46pm 
Yes! Party creation is most definitely in the game.
tactics55 May 17, 2018 @ 1:37pm 
Question on NPC's/Character Creation
First of all, just wanted to say I am a backer (not for a level alpha play build though) and want to start out by saying everything I have seen so far looks amazing. Just a question on character creation. I sort of got lost on the updated backer information that came out today. You can create up to 6 characters (I realize you start out with 1)?Or you meet NPC's that you can recruit? Or can it be a combination of both?
Moon May 17, 2018 @ 6:05pm 
Good to hear ! One of the most satisfying things about classic RPGs was building an entire party from scratch, your way, and watching it grow throughout the adventure.

Hirelings and pre-made characters just don't have that personal touch - and they never shut up about themselves and their back story. They just drone on all day long about some misfortune that happened to them and how they have a destiny or something to fulfill.
Jack Gates May 20, 2018 @ 11:18am 
Moon, I have a sad tale to tell. My entire family was murdered by roving murder wolves. It's why I travel this land looking for vengeance. I go from town to town, strangling all of the dogs in each village, then moving on. I will therefore join you on your weird quest to do contract work while breaking into people's homes.

Also, I find myself being immediately in love with you. If you can bring me ten murder wold pelts we can have a creepy sex cutscene where we're both fully clothed and dry-humping each other. This will miraculously make me better at murdering people.



tactics55 May 21, 2018 @ 3:31pm 
Awesome,glad we can create our own party.Wasn't sure if it had to be a mixture of creating and recruiting.
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Sammy Jun 14, 2018 @ 5:29am 
Actually, full party creation is only ~kinda~ in the game, from the last update it was revealed that you create one character at the beginning (or you are given a preset one, can't remember) and only later in the game you can create more as you progress in the game. This is pretty different than classic Bard's Tale where you create your whole entire party at the beginning, sounds more like Pillars of Eternity where you can create followers at the tavern at certain points during the game.
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Date Posted: Apr 24, 2018 @ 3:44pm
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