One of "The Best New Steam Games You Might Have Missed This Week" - Rock, Paper, Shotgun | "A cross between The Sims and a rousing game of Dungeons and Dragons" - Geek & Sundry
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Mostly Positive (19) - 78% of the 19 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Sep 13, 2017

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Participating in Early Access allows us to make our game's development player-centric: we'll be listening to the community's feedback throughout every step of this process. We truly want you and everyone else who plays to feel like you've had a hand in the creation of Epic Tavern.

Our passion is making this amazing concept into the best game it can possibly be-- and we know that can't be achieved without the help of our community!”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Approximately 14 months (subject to change at any time).”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“Throughout Early Access, Epic Tavern will, with the help of our community, develop into the game it is destined to become. Our ambitions include, but are not limited to:

  • Expanded Story Content
  • Additional quests, based on community feedback
  • Longer quest chains
  • Procedural quests
  • Expanded loot system
  • Expanded Character Features
  • New character classes
  • More custom characters
  • Additional character status effects
  • Inter-character relationships
  • In-depth traits and personality system
  • Regional renown system and factions
  • Pets and Companions
  • Expanded Tavern Features
  • Custom Tavern Editing
  • Rival Taverns
  • Tavern staffing
  • Expanded inventory management
  • Enhanced Tavern economy and business simulation
  • Drunken bar fights!

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Every great adventure begins in the Tavern, and Epic Tavern's great adventure begins on Early Access. We have developed a stable core gameplay experience that will be expanded upon with the help of our community's feedback. Entering Early Access, the game currently contains:

  • Character-based gameplay - Befriend heroes over drinks and learn their stories. Hire heroes based on their skills and personalities, and how they will further your Tavern's ambitions. The better you get to know your team, the more likely you are to unlock custom quests, powerful items, and hidden characters. Finally, carefully guide your adventurers' progression as they gain experience and develop into heroes whose deeds will be spoken of for generations to come.

  • Quest-based gameplay - Guide your heroes through perilous quests as they explore an epic storyline to save the world from destruction. With hundreds of possible quests and thousands of possible encounters tailored to your heroes, the potential for adventure is nearly limitless. Beware: questing takes its toll on your heroes, and their adventures will leave them bruised, battered, cursed, and otherwise changed. Be sure to build the right upgrades to get them back in shape for the next adventure.

  • Tavern-based gameplay - After your heroes return from questing, decide how to divvy up the loot they've gathered on their adventures and how to invest it. Do you generously lavish a large portion on your heroes to gain their favor, or do you keep the lion's share for your Tavern, in hopes of boosting its renown and increasing your power? Savvy decision-making will ensure success and secure your Tavern's place in history.

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“No.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We plan on continuing our communication with our amazing community through our Kickstarter Updates, our Twitch streams, our Discord channel, social media channels, and our online forums.

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September 17

GAME UPDATED 9/16/2017 - Critical Patch Release

Hey, All!

First, some general news about these Announcements: We'll be making periodic announcements here when we think you will want to hear about a significant patch or announcement. I'm also gonna think of other creative ways to let y'all know about things that are going on with the team, so please do keep your eyes on this space!

Come Join the Fun, We Want to Hear from You!

If you JUST CAN'T GET ENOUGH of us or our wonderful community, come join our:

- Discord: Temporary Link (link good for one day) - Our Discord is awesome!! Everyone there is talking about the game, giving great suggestions, and letting us know about bugs in their most current version. To me, our Discord chats are the gasoline that will fuel the engine of our race down the long road to awesome. Please check it out! If the link is expired, let us know and we'll post a new one asap.

- Twitch: Twitch Link - We are continuing our great tradition of MWF casts, and random casts whenever Dave and I spaz out and want to just play a game or two with you. We also give out free copies of the games we love and sing so bad that it will hurt your ears. I know, I know, maybe I'm overselling it. But it's really fun, come join us!

- Forum: Forum Link - This is where a bunch of discussion and bug reporting goes down. Come take a look!

And, of course, our Twitter, Facebook, and we have a ton of our old casts and assorted silliness on Our YouTube channel. Gotta catch 'em all or whatever!

Dat Patch Tho

Patch build 0.827.5p6b is out and it is awesome. It fixes a number of critical issues with the Save/Load system and quest stalling. Again, special thanks to community members Draakdorei, Aiydee, and NagaRunner along with many others who have helped us dig down in and identify the root causes of the issues, smoke 'em out, and stomp 'em. More details in the in-game newsfeed!

This is how a great community and a great Early Access should work, in my opinion. Thank you so much to all involved!

Work continues this week on other critical issues, while the design and writing team forge ahead with work on systems and additional quests/stages/personal stories, and more. Get in the Discord and join the conversation so you can play a part in the whole experience!

We love you, our community, and we are so excited to continue this amazing journey! <3

- posted by richiebee, while he is drinking plenty of water, wearing his sunscreen and keeping his seatbelt fastened, Grandma!
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September 13

Epic Tavern Available Now on Steam Early Access!

Hello, Brave Adventurers!

The day has finally arrived! Epic Tavern is available NOW on Steam Early Access!

Forums: Now that you are ready to adventure in the land of Beor, where can you go to chat with fellow players, contact us, or report any in-game issues? Here is the link to our forums. You can also access our forums by clicking the “Contact Us” button on the Epic Tavern landing screen.

Discord: We also have a Discord server! Discord is an awesome free chat client where we get to chat with ET players all throughout the week. We love getting the chance to talk directly with you! If you would like to join our Discord channel, click here.

An Important Point: Please do keep in mind that, like any Early Access / In-Development game, Epic Tavern is not yet in a final state, and will go through changes ahead of its full release, based on player feedback and our ongoing development of the game. Please use the links provided to help us make Epic Tavern even better, now through full release! The more feedback we get, the better the game will become as we continue working hard on it.

Please do not hesitate reaching out to us using the links provided.

We are so excited to bring you Epic Tavern, and we look forward to continuing this amazing journey with you!

From everyone here at the Tavern,

THANK YOU!
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About This Game



One of "The Best New Steam Games You Might Have Missed This Week"
- Rock, Paper, Shotgun


"A cross between The Sims and a rousing game of Dungeons and Dragons"
- Geek & Sundry


Epic Tavern is a fantasy-management-RPG where you rule the land from your Tavern. Recruit heroes, send them on quests, and reap the rewards! Build a legendary Tavern to attract Heroes from every corner of a dangerous and magical world. By bringing together courageous parties and sending them off on dangerous (and oftentimes crazy) adventures, every decision you make will alter the destiny of your Epic Tavern!



Player Choice: In Epic Tavern, every quest choice made and every adventurer befriended could unlock new quests, new alliances, or access to characters, items, and tavern building opportunities. The experience grows as you play - your choices will directly steer the fate of your intrepid adventurers!



The Tavernmaster: You and your tavern are at the center of a world full of danger, intrigue and unlimited adventure. Your every choice determines the future of your establishment, bringing heroes and stories together in fellowships that will become the stuff of legend. This is where friendships are made, and where great adventures are started. In Epic Tavern, you build the destiny of your world, one drink at a time.



The Adventurers: A multitude of characters drawn from 20+ classes and walks of life will visit your tavern. Mages, warriors, assassins, and more will be at your disposal! Befriend them over drinks and learn their secrets. Between quests, take their experience, level them up, and influence the nature of their destiny.



The World: You will send your new friends on quests to explore the land of Beor. These quests unfold into an epic storyline unique to your playthrough. Epic Tavern pushes the limits of a player-centric narrative and creates a brand new model of the classic RPG experience. The impact of your choices will inexorably change your adventurers and the World itself!



Attract Adventurers: Build a legendary Tavern that draws the greatest heroes in the world. Befriend your patrons by loosening them up with frothy pints and hire the Adventurers whose traits you desire.



Unlock Quests: Perk up your ears and listen for whispers and rumors to find the opportunities you'd like your Adventurers to pursue.



Assemble your Party: Choose your heroes based on their skills and strengths. Equip them with special weapons and relics, and then send them off to claim victory in their quests.



Track their Progress: Follow your party on the map and see in detail how the quest is unfolding. Each encounter could yield treasure and XP, or tragedy and defeat.



Sort Out the Results: Use what is earned to boost your Tavern's renown, level-up your victorious Heroes, and prepare for ever more treacherous quests.

Not All Challenges are Overcome: Expect to meet failures on your path to glory. Whether or not a quest ends in victory, expect your adventurers to change! Every triumph and every sorrow weave the fabric of your world's unique destiny.

The Path of Transformation: Quests will lead to important changes in your characters. What if your decision to send a fatigued and injured character on a quest leads to critical failure that results in a Total Party Kill? It’s not just a matter of who you send, but also of what happens to them on their travels.



Grand adventure awaits in the world of Epic Tavern!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: I3
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce 710 / GeForce 620m
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: I7
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: GTX 980
    • DirectX: Version 12
    • Storage: 7 GB available space
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