Richard Garriott appears to be assembling his own RPG dream team to rival the all-stars over at inXile, announcing today that Tracy Hickman of Dragonlance fame is set to join the project as lead story designer.
As part of a video released during the Kickstarter drive, Hickman explains that was “a pioneer in the telling of story through games”, and that he himself was inspired by another pioneer… named Richard Garriott.
Hickman also claims that “gameplay hasn’t changed that much for 30 years,” despite “quantum leaps” in graphics, sound and physics. Hickman is apparently so convinced by what Garriott is doing to finally change gameplay in Shroud of the Avatar that he has signed on for the ride, so maybe you should also?
(If you don’t though, it’s probably fine — they’re only $40,000 short of their goal and there’s still 20 days on the clock!)
Source: Shroud of the Avatar