Good news for all RPG fans as the Kickstarter for Richard Garriott’s Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues has reached its initial goal of $1 million. Shroud of the Avatar is the first installment of Richard’s new vision and represents the reinvention of the classic, fantasy role-playing which he pioneered: a fantasy role-playing game that will focus more on player choices and discovery than on level grinding. In addition, Portalarium has unveiled the stretch goals for this Kickstarter, while there are 19 days left to it.
If the Kickstarter reaches $1.1 million, Portalarium will add a pet system to the game and if they hit the sweet goal of $1.2 million, they will add a season weather system. Naturally, if those two goals are met, the company will add some more stretch goals to it. Furthermore, more bonus rewards were added to all available tiers.
In case you were unaware of, Richard and his team aim to reinvent the classic fantasy role-playing experience with Shroud of the Avatar. According to its description, the game will focus on what made his seminal Ultima Series great. Once players are introduced to the game, they will discover their own story woven into the immersive world and lore surrounding them.
Players may choose to follow the life of the adventurer or, if they prefer, focus on exploration and discovery.
Players may even choose the life of a homesteader; either nestled within the safety of the settled lands, or on the dangerous but potentially lucrative frontier.
It definitely sounds promising, so here is hoping that Richard Garriott will deliver!
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