We are shipping straight from Germany, and Deutsche Post owns DHL, which gives us access to very low international rates. How low will depend on the final number of games to be shipped. We are also shipping in association with Artipia Games, which adds to our volume and reduces our costs, a reduction which we pass on to you.
The Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price for Gear & Piston will be at least $50 / €40. This means savings of up to 50% for Kickstarter backers, depending on their location. For more, see the project update regarding MSRP.
Unknown. We are going for a small production run, and thus may not be very attractive to distributors. Individual stores may order it from us if you ask them to, but that will certainly be more expensive than if you get it from this campaign.
Yes and no. We can guarantee that KS backers will get the rewards, but we do not know if we will be able to produce more than the number needed for that. As a result, we can not know if those stretch goal rewards (mini-expansions, carbon steel 1st player gear, wooden gear action tokens) will be available after this campaign, or after Spiel 2013.
If they do happen to be available, they will be for sale, not included in the game as they are during this campaign.
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