Dragonlance author Tracy Raye Hickman has joined the Shroud of the Avatar team as its lead story designer. He is also the author of series and worlds such as Deathgate Cycle, the Annals of Drakis and ‘Wayne of Gotham’. Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues is being funded by Kickstarter by Richard Garriott’s Portalarium, Inc. The team is seeking $1,000,000 and it look as though 13,924 backers have almost helped the team achieve its goal: $923,896 has been pledged with 22 days left on the clock. A video of Hickman discussing his involvement is below.