Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, however keep in mind you will not be helping to unlock stretch goals during the campaign which benefit everyone.Last updated:
Yes you can!Last updated:
Yes you can do this.Last updated:
We anticipate at least a couple of months.Last updated:
We expect to offer the following (subject to change, as usual):
1. Printed version of the updated Catacombs Third Edition manual.
2. Deck of Catacombs Third Edition cards.
3. Set of barrier walls.
4. Resurrection Pack 1 (four powerful female heroes and the Zombie Horde monsters)
5. Resurrection Pack 2 (the Ice Mage, Raven Empress, Vampire Noble heroes, Vermin Blade item, plus more)
6. Resurrection Pack 3 (Ice Cavern / Quartz Grotto game board)
7. Cavern of Soloth expansion
Perhaps there will be more...Last updated:
If I pledge for multiple rewards (ie. multiple copies), do I receive two copies of the unlocked stretch goals?
Yes you do. So for example, if you pledge for two Vampire Princess rewards you would receive two copies of the unlocked stretch goals.Last updated:
These three "Resurrection Packs" represent all of the exclusive material that was made available during the Catacombs Third Edition Kickstarter campaign. By popular demand and the consent of our previous backers, we are reprinting this material, making it available to backers of this campaign.
This Stretch Goal material was originally released under the name "Crypt of Shaurath." The two add-ons (Chicks in a Catacomb and the Zombie Horde) were made available as add-ons.
If you back for a pledge that includes all three Resurrection Packs by default (Queen of Storms, Matriarch), then you effectively have all of the Crypt of Shaurath material without the box we originally packed it in.
Packs 1 and 2 have content that is compatible with Catacombs & Castles (for example: all the heroes); however Catacombs Third Edition is required in some cases (for example: the Zombie monsters).
Pack 3 (the Ice Cavern / Quartz Grotto game board) requires Catacombs Third Edition.
Cards in Packs 1 and 2 are bilingual: English and German.Last updated:
Will the $1 pledge level enable me to add one or more of the three Resurrection Packs during the Pledge Manager?
If you are at the $1 level, it is required that you add the Vampire Princess or higher reward level during the Pledge Manager, in order to add one or more of the Resurrection Packs. To be clear, you cannot pledge $1 and then add one or more of the Resurrection Packs during the Pledge Manager by themselves.Last updated:
Yes, in Resurrection Pack 2.Last updated:
Yes as the cards in these Packs are bilingual: English and German.Last updated:
When backing for multiple reward levels, will the shipping costs be consolidated or is a fixed shipping cost applied for each reward?
The answer to this question is complicated as it depends on which fulfillment centre your reward is expected to ship from.
In the case of some couriers, the only packaging metric that matters is the weight. In this case, two rewards could be placed in the same shipping box and if that box's weight is within the estimated weight class, that could trigger a reduction in shipping costs. Note this does not usually affect per order handling, pick/pack or raw packaging costs, which are fixed and passed onto us (Elzra).
On the other hand, if the "dimensional" pricing from certain couriers comes into effect, then the size of the shipping box to be sent _in addition_ to that box's weight is a factor (a larger shipping box takes up more space in a delivery vehicle, for example). In this situation, the higher of the two fees (weight vs dimensional) applies. This complicates pricing decisions.
There is a great article about this subject here, for those of you who are interested in learning more about this topic and some of the challenges we can face:
This issue does not apply to those backers who are pledging for multiple rewards and choosing local pickup, as they collect their rewards from our warehouse directly (no shipping involved).Last updated:
If shipping is being charged at the end of the campaign for all reward levels (except for local pickup), then how is it I'm charged $10 CAD extra for shipping for the Vampire Princess reward level?
This was a configuration error on our part and it ONLY affects the Vampire Princess reward level. Unfortunately, Kickstarter does not permit us to edit a reward level after it has backers attached to it. Again, this issue *only* affects backers based in *Canada* and the *USA* pledging for the Vampire Princess reward level. No other reward levels are affected.
Fortunately, this extra $10 CAD paid upfront when pledging for Vampire Princess, can be distributed to something extra in the Pledge Manager or applied against shipping costs.
If you are doing local pickup and you do not want to add any other items from the Pledge Manager, we suggest you back the Vampire Princess Level (LOCAL PICKUP ONLY) reward level instead.Last updated:
I have a local pickup related question. I am being charged for shipping to Canada after backing the base Vampire Princess reward; however I want to pick-up my reward locally. How do I solve this?
There was a mis-configuration in the Vampire Princess level, so please back at the Vampire Princess (LOCAL PICKUP ONLY) reward level instead. The other reward levels are not affected by this issue in relation to local pickup.Last updated:
Content that is designated "Backer exclusive", such as the Keystones & Keeps expansion and many stretch goals, will be available from Elzra's online store after the Catacombs & Castles campaign has been fulfilled (at a higher price).Last updated:
NO! This is a common misconception. Catacombs Third Edition is our award winning fantasy dexterity dungeon crawl. Catacombs & Castles is our fast paced, team based dexterity skirmish game that also features a cooperative mode versus a Catacomb or Castle Lord. Please see the comparison chart on the project page.
As both games use our Dexterity Game System, heroes can be transferred and used in each title. There are other integration points between the two games as well.Last updated:
Yes, as both titles used our Dexterity Game System. We expect to have some simple rules for importing heroes from Catacombs Third Edition into Catacombs & Castles. Here are some examples (which assume knowledge of how Catacombs Third Edition works):
Heroes that start with Spell cards (example: the Wizard) are expected to be able to use those cards in Catacombs & Castles.
Heroes that start with Once Per Game (example: the Barbarian) or Permanent Item cards (example: the Elf) are expected to be able to use those cards in Catacombs & Castles.
Heroes that start with Once Per Room Item Cards (example: the Vampire Noble) are expected to activate those Item cards in the same manner as Ability cards in Catacombs & Castles.
Heroes that start with Ability cards (example: the Chicken Champion) are expected to activate those cards in the same manner as in Catacombs & Castles.
Heroes from Catacombs Third Edition (example: the Thief) that do not start with Ability cards may have Castle Ability cards assigned to them from the Castle Team.
This is not an exhaustive set of rules; however it hopefully provides a sense of the high level of compatibility between the two games.Last updated:
Yes, as both titles used our Dexterity Game System. See the question above for more details.Last updated:
Yes, as both titles use our Dexterity Game System. All of the heroes from Catacombs & Castles will function in a manner similar to the popular Witch Hunter hero from the Cavern of Soloth expansion (he activates his Ability cards during the course of that game).Last updated:
Which is the best reward level to choose if I just want both base games (Catacombs & Castles and Catacombs Third Edition)?
The best reward level to choose in this case would be the "Watch Commander".Last updated:
What if I want all content offered during this campaign in one convenient "all-in" package in English?
The best reward level to choose in this case would be the "Matriarch".Last updated:
What if I want all content offered during this campaign in one convenient "all-in" package in German?
There isn't an equivalent to the "Matriarch" for the German language backers. Schwerkraft wanted to keep things simple and only offer a single Catacombs & Castles reward level during this campaign.
Here is a suggested way as to how you could simulate a Matriarch reward level in German:
Back this campaign at the Huntress German language reward level. This enables you to receive the Catacombs & Castles base game (in German), all unlocked stretch goals (in German) and the Keystones & Keeps expansion (in German).
Then during the Pledge Manager, add all three Resurrection Packs. Note Packs 1 and 2 have bilingual English and German cards.
Finally purchase the Catacombs Third Edition base game (in German) and the Cavern of Soloth of expansion (in German) directly from Schwerkraft-Verlag.Last updated:
They are the same in that they both provide all three Resurrection Packs (equivalent to all of the Crypt of Shaurath content from the previous Catacombs Third Edition campaign). However the Matriarch reward level includes the Catacombs Third Edition base game and the Cavern of Soloth expansion while the Queen of Storms reward level does not.Last updated:
We think so: the rules can easily be scaled back while they learn and practice the basics.Last updated:
Can I pledge twice the amount of the Huntress reward level and choose during the Pledge Manager one German language copy and one English language copy of Catacombs & Castles with the Keystones & Keeps expansion?
Yes, you can do this.Last updated:
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