Frequently Asked Questions
Please note, these prices are only an estimate based on current prices and projected weight of the book, thus they could change. Prices are listed in USD.
Of course, we know the overseas prices are INSANE! We don't like the cost of S&H anymore than you. Thank you for your patience and understanding!
NOTE: We have recently adjusted S&H prices because AAW Games is accepting $20-$25 of the cost ourselves just to help our overseas friends get these books in hand!
$8 US (USPS Media Mail)
$50.00 Australia/New Zealand
$55.00 Asia countries (varies depending upon the country)
$75.00 South Africa
UPDATE: We have decided to eat almost $25.00 USD of the S&H ourselves, many of these prices were $70-75 but we've chosen to accept a considerable amount of the expense in order to get these books to our friends overseas.
WHY IS OVERSEAS SHIPPING & HANDLING SO EXPENSIVE?
CAN'T YOU PROVIDE E.U. / CANADIAN / NZ/AU FRIENDLY S&H LIKE OTHER KICKSTARTERS?
Unfortunately, no. :( Almost all the options available to us are only cost-effective if we're shipping in MASS volume, meaning thousands of books. Otherwise, we actually would spend more in splitting up the shipments from the printer to send to different countries, pay additional customs/taxes, pay for fulfillment house labor and supplies, then have leftover stock sent back to us or lost to the void (fulfillment houses retain).
I've spoken to other companies running Kickstarter project creators and it looks like they end up eating a lot of the costs themselves, that would be great and all if we were doing a simple, short, softcover book, but this is a hardcover with all the expensive trimmings (and more if we meet all the goals!) Of course, since there are 600+ pages that's more writing, editing, conversion, secondary editing/proofreading, layout, art, cartography, graphic design, etc. just to make the core product. A bigger book means a heavier book and once you get into the 4-6 lb. range things get VERY pricey in regards to overseas shipping.
I wish it were different and in the future, we might be able to do a different smaller softcover adventure Kickstarter that would be 100% EU/Canadian/NZ/AU friendly but in the case of this massive tome, it just isn't logical.
I wish it weren't so!
Jonathan G. Nelson
AAW GamesLast updated:
The new Rise of the Drow: Collector’s Editon contains the following books:
Rise of the Drow: Player’s Guide – 18 pages
Rise of the Drow Epilogue: The Darkness Arrives – 129 pages
Rise of the Drow: Descent into the Underworld – 121 pages
Rise of the Drow: Scourge of Embla – 84 pages
Rise of the Drow: Usurper of Souls – 252 pages
Rise of the Drow (original Kickstarter version): Expanded Content – 50 pages
Rise of the Drow Epilogue: Commander of Malice – 69 pages
New content including settlement sections on – Rybalka, Embla, Stoneholme, Vethin’s Hold, Holoth, and more (all unlocked via stretch goals) - page count TBA
About page counts: these are the Pathfinder RPG versions, 5th Edition tends to have smaller statblocks and less involved language when it comes to mechanics which greatly reduces page count. Thus, we’re estimating around 600 pages total once all of these books have been converted and combined.Last updated:
Surprise! There is a Pathfinder print book!
Pathfinder RPG 1st edition doesn't have the support it once did, so we can't gather enough backers to warrant a full print-run of this book. However, we will be offering a Print-on-Demand (PoD) version of this book AT COST to backers at the Pathfinder RPG PDF pledge level!
You don't need to increase your pledge level or funds. Just pledge $59 for the Pathfinder PDF and you'll automatically get the print-on-demand version down the road when they are ready. It's that easy!
NOTE: THIS BOOK WILL GET THE SAME CONTENT ENHANCEMENTS AND STRETCH GOAL ADDITIONS AS THE 5E VERSION (with PF game stats and terminology, of course).
This book will be produced in softcover & hardcover in B&W and color (600+ pages).
PRINTING COSTS: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/pub_pod_cost.php
S&H COSTS: https://support.drivethrurpg.com/hc/en-us/articles/209936893-Estimated-Shipping-Costs-For-Printed-Products
PM us if you have additional questions.Last updated:
Yes, if you want just PDFs simply pledge at one of the two levels then increase by the other level you'd like.
If you'd like both print books pledge $99 for the D&D 5th Edition hardcover/PDF combo then increase your pledge by $59 to include the Pathfinder PDF + PoD combo.Last updated:
The map packs and tokens are for other VTTs like Roll20 or 3D Virtual Tabletop. If you're getting Fantasy Grounds, you only need that one add-on.Last updated:
You'll want the $29 bundle of maps and tokens as well as a PDF pledge level for the adventure.Last updated:
Yes, the Fantasy Grounds file comes with all the new art, maps, graphics, tokens, writing, expansions, prologue, trilogy, epilogue- everything you need to play the game!Last updated:
If you live in the USA it will be USPS (United States Postal Service).
If you live outside the USA it could be either USPS or UPS with UPS handling packages traveling great distances like Ireland, Australia, South Africa.Last updated:
Yes, although it won't count towards the stretch goals, you can pledge $1 or $5 now then increase your funds once the campaign moves into BackerKit.Last updated:
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