Frequently Asked Questions
This is now our most frequently asked question.
The answer is no. This campaign has no add-ons, and we will not have any after-the-campaign shopping. This makes it simpler for everyone, but it does mean that you need to choose the level you want before the campaign closes.
If you miss out, don't worry. Many of these decks will be available for purchase in the Fall.Last updated:
Yes, you can choose any mix of decks at any reward level. We will send out a survey in early April, asking which deck you want in each slot, and we will use that data to set our print runs.Last updated:
Yes. Our Pairs variations are like "dealer's choice" poker variants, like "Deuces Wild" or "Follow the Queen." You don't need a certain deck to play any of them, although some decks will be decorated with their particular variation in mind. All of the rules variants will be available for reference at cheapass.com.Last updated:
Most of them. In order of family-freindlyness, they are:
1: Fruit deck. Completely harmless.
2: Pirates, Goblins, Name of the Wind, Prof Elemental, Baby Cthulhu, Muses, Barmaids: Perfectly safe so long as you approve the subject matter.
3: Modegan, Princess: Might be a little scary, but only barely.
4: Faen: Promises to have some PG-13 images.
FALLING isn't on this list because it's not a Pairs deck, but it's also in category 2: perfectly safe as long as you don't mind the idea of people falling out of the sky and competing to see who hits the ground last. ;)
We will make as much art as possible available during the survey process, so there are no surprises in your decks. At the moment a lot of the art is not yet in, but the example images are fairly representative.Last updated:
Yes! In fact, the game was designed with two players in mind, and we were delighted when we found out that it scales up to 8. If you think of the game like Blackjack, in which each player takes a turn squaring off against the deck, it makes sense that it works for any number of players.Last updated:
Yeah, it seems like we're missing a trick there. Except that this deck is supposed to belong in the fantasy world, not just be about it. So in the case of the Chandrian, just talking about them would get you assassinated. Who knows what horrors await those who stay up late drinking and playing a card game about them.
Instead, the seven Calamities are more like indirect references to the Chandrian, in a way that's probably lost on nearly all the Four Corners players. But we'll know. :)Last updated:
No. We have had many requests from our EU backers to "make it easier" for them to order this game, but we simply can't get a discount on shipping. Some manufacturers have distribution hubs in the EU, but we don't.
The customs form will list each deck with a value of $10, and the other items as free.Last updated:
We are printing these cards at Carta Mundi, USA, on Corona 300 11pt Playing Card Stock, which is a casino-quality laminated playing card stock, similar to the card stock used in Magic: the Gathering. These cards will be bridge sized, which is 2.25" x 3.5", and the box will be just big enough for the deck (no padding or hang tabs).
In previous Kickstarters we have made a big deal about increasing the quality of the cards as a stretch goal. This was less of an issue in this campaign, and is therefore less visible, because we knew we were starting with the best. Also, we are sticking with the small box because, despite sacrificing some visibility at retail, we want the game to be as portable as possible.Last updated:
Not at first, but the components themselves are language-neutral. Each card has just a number and a name, and the name isn't relevant for game play.
The rules in each deck box will be in English, but they are quite simple, and we will probably post translations at cheapass.com. As soon as someone volunteers.
In fact, Franck Lefebvre was kind enough to provide us with a French translation of the playtest rules already. You can find them at http://cheapass.com/freegames/pairs.Last updated:
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