RETAILERS: Pledge Level Explanation and Information
This update is just for retailers. It outlines all of the information you need to know in one spot. We’ll also treat these comments as an open FAQ. So, if you have questions, please ask them here, and I will answer. If you need further assistance, you can message me or contact me via email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
You must be a brick-and-mortar retailer to qualify for this pledge level. If you have a question as to whether or not you qualify, please contact me via message here or via email at email@example.com.
You must have a shipping address in the US, Canada, the EU, or Australia. It is okay if your store is outside those regions as long as you have a freight forwarder or similar service with an address within one of those regions.
You only pledge $20 now. You do not need to set your order or pay for it now. You will pick all of the items for your order and pay for them in the pledge manager after the campaign is over.
At the time you pledge, you will pay 50% of the MSRP of each base game and expansion and the full cost of any optional buys. (Note: We recently increased the MSRP of the game to $75 for retail; however, we are honoring the $70 MSRP we originally announced.)
You will automatically get all of the free items and have access to all of the optional buys. You will get one copy of each free item, such as the Treasure Trove expansion, for each base copy of the game you order. You can add on any number of the optional buys.
You will need to order a minimum of 3 copies of the base game. You can order additional copies in multiples of 3. You may order any number of expansions or optional buys in addition to whatever number of games you buy.
If you end up not placing an order through the pledge manager, you will forfeit the $20 pledged during the campaign. If you end up canceling your pledge and ordering through regular distribution, please understand that you will not be able to get the Treasure Trove expansion or optional buys through regular distribution.
We cannot guarantee shipping prior to the street date because there are some variables outside our control, e.g., hurricanes. However, we pledge to do everything we can to deliver your games prior to the street date and no later than Black Friday.
All products will be shipping from our fulfillment partners, Quartermaster Logistics for the US, Canada, and the EU and Aetherworks for Australia. All shipments will be coming from within their respective territories, so there will be no additional VAT or customs due.
Please note that we have worked with our manufacturer and fulfillment partner to optimize the shipping procedure and costs. As a result, we have updated how we are handling shipping for retail backers. In most cases this will result in the same or lower charges than you would have incurred in distribution.
Most importantly, the base games will be coming from the manufacturer in cartons of 3, and we have confirmed that we can flip those cartons directly into regular shipping without repackaging, saving additional costs, which we have passed on to you.
Retailers will pay a flat charge for shipping for every 3 sets of the base game and a separate flat charge for every 3 sets of any “extras” ordered. “Extras” include: Wreck of the Crimson Cutlass, The Last Adventure, and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Bees expansions, and all optional buys, such as painted miniatures, card sleeves, and any others unlocked during the campaign. The Treasure Trove expansion is included with the base game and is not considered an “Extra” even though it might be sent in a separate package.
So, to calculate the total additional amount you will spend in the pledge manager, you will:
1) Multiply the total number of base games you have ordered by $35.
2) Take the total number of base games you have ordered. Divide that number by 3 and round up. Multiply the result by the Base Game shipping rate for your region.
3) Multiply the number of Extras you ordered by the Retail Pledge Amount for each item.
4) Take the highest number of any one extra you have ordered. Divide that number by 3 and round up. Multiply the result by the Extras shipping rate for your region.
5) Add up the totals from each of the first four steps for the total amount owed (less the amount of your initial pledge, i.e., $20).
Example 1 (US)
You want to get 9 copies of the base game, 6 sets of all the expansions, and 3 sets of the painted minis and sleeves each. In the pledge manager, you pay a total of $675, which is calculated as follows: (9 x $35) + (6 x $20) + (6 x $12.50) + (6 x $7.50) + (3 x $10) + (3 x $15) + (3 x $15) + (2 x $10), less the $20 already pledged.
Example 2 (non-US)
You want to get 9 copies of the base game, 6 sets of all the expansions, and 3 sets of the painted minis and sleeves each. In the pledge manager, you pay a total of $700, which is calculated as follows: (9 x $35) + (6 x $20) + (6 x $12.50) + (6 x $7.50) + (3 x $10) + (3 x $15) + (3 x $20) + (2 x $15), less the $20 already pledged.
If you need help calculating exactly what your charge will be, please contact me.