Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues Kickstarter Update #9, $903,281 and Counting

The latest Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues Kickstarter update brings us news that Dragonlance author Tracy Hickman has joined the crew as lead story designer, and includes a brief video from Tracy himself. Here's a snip from the update:
Two Legends of Gaming join forces! International and New York Times Best-selling fantasy author Tracy Hickman is pleased to announce that he is joining Richard Garriott's team as Lead Story Designer for '˜Shroud of the Avatar.'

(There is a tremendous opportunity to create something meaningful, challenging and wondrous in Shroud of the Avatar,) Tracy said. (I'm thrilled to play a part in it.)

"Tracy is not only a good friend, but also a master storycrafter whose writing I've greatly admired for over twenty years," says Richard Garriott. "Tracy's talent will add a unique richness and depth to Shroud of the Avatar."

Tracy is known world-wide for creating the incredible worlds and stories of Dragonlance, the Deathgate Cycle, the Annals of Drakis and '˜Wayne of Gotham'. He, with his wife Laura, pioneered the use and integration of story into role playing games. He currently has over fifty books in print and is also a pioneer in the New Media publishing world of e-books and online serial publishing.

(Join us,) entices Tracy. (We're taking adventure to a whole new realm.)