Sojourner Tales

It’s the final 2 hours of the Sojourner Tales Pledge Drive and the Hickmans are hanging out live to talk about the game, show it off and bring in some guests to celebrate meeting their goals and the game getting it’s full funding. I love these live events because you get to ask questions and watch a live unscripted where the designers talk about whatever comes to mind. They have a lot of people scheduled to show up, at least for a couple of minutes, so this should be fun.

The live event runs for the next two hours and the Kickstarter project comes to an end. This looks to be a very cool game and should be pretty amusing. You can jump online and watch along at the link below.

Sojourner Tales Telethon Countdown


Update: What a fantastic night, not only did the game get fully funded, and not only did it surpass the $50k goal for the Steampunk story modules, but it game passed through the $55k mark which is the Shroud of the Avatar multiple story line. This is going to be a spectacular experience. Not only was it great to see that level of support, but it brought Tracy and Laura to tears.

The final tally was $55,651. Kickstarter is pretty damn cool. I’m glad to be a part of another really exciting game project.

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Well, today is the final day. In fact, it’s the final 12 hours of Tracy & Laura Hickman’s Sojourner Tales Board Game. The project has been more than funded and now it’s a race to see just how many stretch goals can be checked off. Personally, I want to see the Richard Garriott tie in for the Shroud of the Avatar. Not only would we get the back story for SotA, but three additional stories set in the new world of the Avatar. That would be quite awesome. That goal is a little ways off, but you never know how these things are going to play out. The team for Forsaken Virtues pushed the goal several hundreds thousand dollars in those final few hours. More SotA fans like me might come over just to get some more story content.

But if you haven’t pledged, today is going to be the last day. And this game and technology sounds very interesting. I’m very anxious to see how Tracy and Laura bring this all together. They’ve been writing stories for 30 years and Tracy is no stranger to technology so they definitely have the background on both fronts.

It’s projects like these that make for exciting times and Kickstater is a great vehicle to launch this kind of creativity. Who knows, this might be the next “Monopoly”.

So, who’s on board with me?

Oh, check out this little gem. I guess I didn’t scroll down far enough


Shroud of the Avatar and Sojourner Tales are excited to announce a very special offer to celebrate the final 24 hours of Tracy and Laura Hickman’s Sojourner Tales Kickstarter (and to show how determined we are to get to the $55,00 Stretch goal)! We are going to award each and every Shroud of the Avatar Adventurer* who pledges to Sojourner Tales at the $20 and above level a UNIQUE Sojourner themed in-game item. And, for our Sojourners who have already pledged here, you can qualify for this same offer by pledging your support at Adventurer level or above to Shroud of the Avatar.

*Adventure Teir is $40 for Founders, $45 for Benefactors.

Tracy & Laura Hickman’s Sojourner Tales Board Game

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As you’ve already guessed, I’m a big fan of board games. I love games like Risk, Monopoly, Game of Life, Yahtzee and so many others. To me, sitting around the table as you snack and talk is the real social gaming. And, I love books. I don’t get to read as much as I would like, but I love books. I love the worlds they create, the adventures, the mysteries. And I love books you can read on a tablet. The ePub and Mobi formats are fantastic things, especially when you can go back and live those fantastic “Choose Your Own Adventure” books in digital format.

But what would happen if you combined board games with books you can read on a tablet? Is such a thing even possible? What would it look like?

Well, Tracy and Laura Hickman have the same question and it looks like their going to find out. They’ve kicked off a Kickstarter campaign to make a board game that integrates with and loads a story from your tablet.

High tech gadgets and old school gaming? Oh yes, this does indeed sound fun! The concept sounds fascinating of reading stories and collecting board pieces. It sound like a wonderful way to read and game at the same time.

For those that don’t know, the Hickmans are the creators of the DragonLance series (as well as others) and Tracy is writing the back story for Shroud of the Avatar with Richard Garriott. Sounds like Tracy is a busy man these days, but this project sounds absolutely fascinating. The cost of entry is quite reasonable and you get a copy of the game when it’s done. Since Tracy is working with Shroud of the Avatar, I have no doubt he’ll follow in their footsteps and keep people up to date on everything he’s doing, accept feedback at every opportunity he can and keep crafting this game until it’s brilliant. Like SotA, this sounds like a whole lot of fun.

I’m throwing in my support and look forward to getting my copy.

Tracy & Laura Hickman’s Sojourner Tales Board Game

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