We are closing in on the end of the Kickstarter. We have received a ton of questions regarding additional hardcovers, Add-Ons and pledges. We’ll try to address them here.
First things first: once the Kickstarter is over, it’s over. All pledges must be made in full during the Kickstarter campaign.
One question we frequently are asked is “can I pledge $10 USD now at Basic Tier, and upgrade my rewards during pledge manager at the Kickstarter prices?” Our answer to this is “no, we aren’t intending to use a pledge manager, so all pledges must be made in full during the Kickstarter campaign.”
Let me make this clear: this isn’t a wrong question, and don’t feel bad if you’ve asked it. We’re not trying to be jerks here, but we need to make sure that our early backers are taken care of. We simply don’t feel it’s necessary to pay another third party money to handle our Kickstarter. We already worked out how we intend to use the surveys and will go smoothly. Should this change, you’ll be the first to know.
Early bird catches the worm: The price for the book post-Kickstarter will be at a higher retail price. This means you can only get hardback copies of ZWEIHÄNDER Grim & Perilous RPG at the least expensive price only during Kickstarter.
$40 USD Add-On for additional Hardcovers: There won’t be an opportunity for you to upgrade or increase your pledge outside of the Kickstarter. This means that if you wish to order more than one hardback, you’ll need to do it now. Anyone outside the “Measly Peasant Tier” needs to increase their Pledge by $40 USD for each additional hardcover they want. If you have pledged at a lower tier and are on the fence about upgrading, it must be done before the Kickstarter is over in 48 hours.
Kickstarter-exclusive Dejan Mandic cover: This will never be made available again outside of Kickstarter. In the survey, we’ll ask you which hardcover you’d like for each book. This means if you want both covers, you need to Add-On an additional $40 for each additional book you want.
$5 USD Add-On for Games for Soldiers: As a part of our campaign, we wish to give a portion of our proceeds to Games for Soldiers, and organization that works to get games into the hands of US troops overseas. These proceeds will be used to print at-cost ZWEIHÄNDER Grim & Perilous RPG. We encourage everyone to drop $5 into the bucket, so we can get a handful of these books out to our troops.
Surveys to those who pledged to receive the hardback won’t be sent out until a few weeks before we go to print. Why? People move, postal addresses change and we want to make sure to have all the most recent information ready for you before we ship.
As stated before, hardcover shipping is entirely free for those in CA, US, and EU. We are subsidizing shipping out of pocket. However, all other countries will need to include a $20 USD surcharge for shipping before the end of the campaign. Even if you order multiple hardbacks, it’s a flat $20 USD. If for some reason you move into the CA US or EU regions before shipping begins later this year, we will refund in full your shipping cost.
If you have any questions about pledge management, shipping or otherwise, please let us know in the comments section on Kickstarter.