We've deliberately chosen not to make any game content outright unavailable to folks who miss the Kickstarter. Nothing sucks worse than to find out you can't get something at all because you missed a Kickstarter!
This is why all stretch goals affect all pledge levels, as they're designed to make the game more awesome for everybody.
Some items in this campaign will not be available through retail, however. House Bylerum is a Crafty Games exclusive and will likely be available later, though only to customers who buy directly from us.
The Prestige Edition and its special content and bonuses *are* available to retailers but only through this campaign - by upgrading sets as described in the retail tier.
Promo cards will be available outside the campaign, but acquiring them later will require jumping through many more hoops than acquiring them during the campaign.
There are a number of reasons we chose not to include wooden component upgrades, and perhaps surprisingly cost is one of the *least* important of those reasons.
Wood components require multiple expensive tests to ensure they will pass customs codes in countries around the world.
Also, and more importantly, we discovered during playtesting that wood components of the same shape make are hard to differentiate by those with color blindness and other vision impairments. We would have to create a custom shaped component for each resource, which is beyond the scope of the project at this time.
Heavy-duty cardboard components solve all these problems in a single go, which is why we decided to go with those instead.
Yes. All backers at all levels will be sent their copies of Mistborn: House War at the same time. Then, and only then, we will start soliciting sales through our distribution partners. This means that all backers (including retailer backers) should have Mistborn: House War at least one month before any other non-backer has a copy.
Yes. We didn't plan to do this from the start, but enough people have asked about it that we've decided to allow you to choose any Mistborn Adventure Game PDF from the following list: Mistborn Adventure Game, Terris: Wrought of Copper, Skaa: Tin & Ash and Alloy of Law.
Note that Alloy of Law II is not on that list. The book will not be ready until next year, so we are only making available the titles listed above.