March 28 2017

Shroud of the Avatar and it’s Developers In the News

This is a summary piece on both things to take note of for Shroud of the Avatar, as well as some different things that some of its developers may have going on. The latter may be completely unrelated to the game.


First, the Moon is made of cheese… no wait, sorry, I meant let’s talk about the head cheese and going to the moon! That is Richard Garriott and an article posted over at Dailymail.com in which Richard Garriott talks a bit about Elon Musk’s plans for sending tourists to the moon. I found it an enjoyable read.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4338148/Space-tourist-offers-advice-SpaceX-moon-rocket.html


Richard Garriott is also mentioned in this article posted at Skift.

SpaceX Tourists Will Face Physical and Mental Challenges in Trip Around the Moon
Caroline Winter, Bloomberg – Mar 22, 2017 9:00 am

Read it here:
SpaceX Tourists Will Face Physical and Mental Challenges in Trip Around the Moon
Caroline Winter, Bloomberg – Mar 22, 2017 9:00 am


MMO Examiner Posted an article titled “Shroud Of The Avatar Team Gives New Update For Game”.

Shroud of the Avatar is a crowdfunded third-person RPG with MMO elements. It seeks to provide a massive singleplayer mode via episodic content, while also giving the player many opportunities to have multiplayer moments and modes. Due to the size and complexity of the game, the team, comprised mostly of Ultima veterans, makes weekly updates to give players insight into what is going on with the title.

Read it all here:

Shroud of the Avatar is a crowdfunded third-person RPG with MMO elements. It seeks to provide a massive singleplayer mode via episodic content, while also giving the player many opportunities to have multiplayer moments and modes. Due to the size and complexity of the game, the team, comprised mostly of Ultima veterans, makes weekly updates to give players insight into what is going on with the title.


Richard Garriott often attends the Explorer Club meals from what I have noticed. This is an article about one of the recent dinners which gives him a mention.

Ten feet away from the sub drone stands Richard Garriott, whose official description reads “astronaut, author, game software developer.” Garriott and I never actually exchange words, but I spent ten solid minutes eavesdropping on his conversations with other guests and admiring the (real?) spacesuit he’s brought to the Explorer’s Club.

See the images and read the full article here:
Ten feet away from the sub drone stands Richard Garriott, whose official description reads "astronaut, author, game software developer." Garriott and I never actually exchange words, but I spent ten solid minutes eavesdropping on his conversations with other guests and admiring the (real?) spacesuit he's brought to the Explorer's Club.


MMORPG has an article published titled “New & Updated Locations & Vile Weapons Anchor Newsletter”
Read more at http://www.mmorpg.com/shroud-of-the-avatar/news/new-and-updated-locations-and-vile-weapons-anchor-newsletter-1000043692#QiIVbqc22QRqA08d.99


Connectstatesboro.com has an article published with a quote taking place involving Tracy Hickman.

“I don’t like having six palettes of game boxes in my garage waiting to ship out and having to explain to my wife why they’re still there,” added Tracy Hickman, a Utah-based writer and game designer.

Read the full article here:
“I don’t like having six palettes of game boxes in my garage waiting to ship out and having to explain to my wife why they’re still there,” added Tracy Hickman, a Utah-based writer and game designer.


Take a break, watch a movie!


MMO Examiner shows some love to Shroud of the Avatar’s work in donating to charity with this artcile.

The Shroud of the Avatar team is doing their part by donating 50% of their profits from all Water.org in-game items to the organization. According to the post made on their official website today, Shroud of the Avatar has helped raise over $27,000 for the cause. For an early access indie title, that’s truly impressive!

Shroud of the Avatar Celebrates World Water Day – MMOExaminer

Here is another article they posted about SotA Updates!
Shroud Of The Avatar Gives Latest Update – MMOExaminer


Think that was all you were seeing in this piece about Tracy Hickman? Nope! Deseret News is giving you some good writing tips and Tracy Hickman lent a hand.

New York Times bestselling authors discuss their writing process and their journey to success at Salt Lake Comic Con FanX at the Salt Palace Convention Center on March 18.

New York Times bestselling authors discuss their writing process and their journey to success at Salt Lake Comic Con FanX at the Salt Palace Convention Center on March 18.

They also show him some love with a review posting of one of his books!
Book review: 'Unhonored' is a fast-paced sequel full of suspense and mystery | Deseret News


Ok, and if that was not enough for you, here are some other article’s you might want to go check into as well.

Back to the moon? Austin astronaut Richard Garriott talks space travel with Fox 7 – Story | KTBC

Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Has Roots in Old Game | Time.com

Richard Garriott de Cayeux Says SpaceX Moon Crew Should Take Drugs | Inverse

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January 2 2015

Extra, Read all about it, get your template so you can play all about it

Sojourner Tales Game Story Module template is aviliable! So if your supporting one of our own, Tracy Hickman, then you may want this!

As our holiday gift to you this year, I have produced a Jutoh epublishing file that you can use as a template for creating your own Sojourner Tales for all popular ebook formats.

Read it all here!
Sojourner Tales Story Template! – Sojourner Tales.

CDB Dice

November 24 2014

Enter a drawing with Tracy Hickman and get 20% off Sojourner Tales for Black Friday!

So this is a pretty good deal for us and it helps support a dev at the same time! If you text Tracy Hickman’s number with the right word you are entered into a drawing for an autographed book AND you get a discount code for 20% off his board game!

Posted as public on his Facebook:

Let’s play! Text ‘GAMEON’ to 385-399-2090 to enter our contest AND for 20% Black Friday discount this week only on our Sojourner Tales storytelling board game.

Go share the link and give it a like!
(4) Tracy Hickman – Timeline Photos.

You should take advantage of this, I did! Well, I didn’t buy the game but I have an autographed 1st edition so am good for now. For now? Because.. I don’t think I actually want to OPEN my autographed copy, so at some point when I can afford it, I would like to buy another!

CDB Dice

August 20 2014

Support or Dev – Tracy Hickman!

We want our Dev’s to be well fed and happy. Their bills paid in full, money for great vacations and their favorite hobby. As a happy dev is a dev that is going to go to work with a smile every day, making our favorite game better and that will enjoy talking to us! Right?

We also want Tracy Hickman to stick around and do more with Shroud of the Avatar! We want more books, stories, interaction, and, and, and.. right?

So if you own a game store, if you are friends with owners of one, or even if you just have some you stop by now and again – Suggest to them they carry Sojourner Tales on their store shelf. Seeing that its an awesome game and fun to play, this is a win for them and the customer, not just Tracy! Heck, you win as the store should thank you for it!

So send them the information on how to stock it.. Here’s the instructions!

Tracy Hickman – We have set up our retail sales page … now your….

Attended the Hobloth in Indianapolis - and met Tracy Hickman, Rustic Dragon, Indi Martin, and more