Frequently Asked Questions
For the "Virtual Gamer" reward (online G+ Hangout game with Piratecat) is that 3 people total, or the pledger + 3?
It's three people total; so the pledger plus two friends. Although you can always beg Kevin to squeeze another person in, but no guarantees he'll say yes! If he says no, he'll do so in a really charming way, though, so you won't mind.Last updated:
It is! The Play-By-Poster reward is also included in rewards of £15 or more (it's not included in the £10 "Defending the Sea Walls" reward because that's the same price, but if you want both grab a higher reward - say £15 or £25 - and both Defending the Sea Walls and Play By Poster will be included.Last updated:
I did! I've addressed this in more detail at the bottom of the Kickstarter page itself, but essentially I could have restored from a backup, but if the site had been restored to exactly how it was before the hack, the hackers would have immediately jumped in again the next week using the exact same method. The safe, prudent course of action was to ditch the decade-old exploited, vulnerable codebase and start again with a more modern, secure version. This means that all the customization, added functionality, etc. that had been added over the course of 12 years was rendered incompatible/obsolete - it couldn't just be re-used, it had to be re-written.Last updated:
As long as it's supported, we'll keep this codebase (vBulletin 4) updated with all the latest security fixes and patches. While it will become obsolete one day, I anticipate a good 8-10 years of support for it.Last updated:
Will there be more server-based or technical stretch goals which improve the existing functionality?
Yes! I'm in the midst of various negotiations, finalizing details, and so on. Some of the future goals will, indeed, be related directly to things like site and server performance, hardware upgrades, maintenance contracts, and the like. I'll be sharing those details as soon as I have them!Last updated:
I get this question a lot, which is not surprising - that £25 reward level took off like a rocket! You'll be glad to know that ALL reward levels above £25 include that ever-growing bundle. That's the VIRTUAL GAMER, PAX EAST GAMER, GEN CON GAMER I & II, LIFER, ZEITGEIST SOFTCOVER BUNDLE, FANTASY MOVIE STAR, TELL US WHAT TO DO and TOO, and CHARACTER PORTRAIT reward levels. That's a long-winded way of saying "all of them that are more than £25".Last updated:
Can I have the original D&D 3.5 versions of Tournaments, Fairs, & Taverns and Wild Spellcraft instead of the Pathfinder version?
Sure. I'll include an option in the end-of-Kickstarter survey where you can select those versions instead!Last updated:
One thing about Kickstarter is that it doesn't let you edit or add to pledge levels after the fact; so all the bonus stuff (which by now very much outweighs the original offerings) is found buried in the text on the main page! I figured that a concise summary might help!
1) EVERYBODY who pledges (even just £1) gets the O.G.R.E. mobile app!
2) At the £25 PDF level, you get EVERY PDF mentioned on the page. About £300 worth of them, now, including the first 5 ZEITGEIST adventures, War of the Burning Sky Deluxe (2.5) and RELOADED (Pathfinder, in 2014), piles of stuff donated by generous publishers. And all of those are included in every higher tier. If you're in doubt, or it's not clear - if it's more than £25 you get all the PDFs.
3) At the £100 LIFER or above, you get all that plus the free black EN World d20 AND a sofcover version of either TF&T or Wild Spellcraft.
Any other reward gets the stuff it says plus ANYTHING IN A LOWER TIER. So a £50, £75, £100, £150, £200 reward will automtically include everything in the PDF bundle.
Then you have the BOLT-ONS, which are the DICE and the T-SHIRTS. You can get these by adding the amount to your existing pledge. Be VERY CAREFUL TO CHECK SHIPPING - Kickstarter doesn't allow adjustments after it closes!Last updated:
It's a question I've been asked a dozen times today, so I guess it's a popular option: yes, if you would rather have the 12 individual 4E War of the Burning Sky PDFs than the D&D 3.5 compiled version or the upcoming Pathfinder compiled version, I'm totally cool with that. I'll include an option in the survey after the Kickstarter ends, and you can choose 3.5/4E/Pathfinder. Don't worry - I got you covered; no edition warring here!
Just be aware the 4E version isn't a compiled version - it's 12 individual PDFs.Last updated:
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