Keep in mind every print option for this Kickstarter includes a $10 shipping charge, which will be subtracted from any final shipping charges.
This is great and appreciated, and will cover shipping for US backers, but it is still only a third/fourth of the potential shipping charges for international backers. If I remember, this $10 is not a freebie and rolled into the pledge, but is on top of the RRP (i.e. the Agents Handbook will retail for $40, and the pledge is $50 = $40 + $10 shipping).
We want to ship books to everyone, but the logistics are very complex and uncertain for international orders. We will continue to look at possible options, including fulfillment houses. If we can nail down a reasonable international shipping rate, we will let everyone know as soon as possible. We understand how you feel and wish we could do more, but Arc Dream is a small operation in the grand scheme of things. There are limits to what we can do.
Totally understandable. I do hope you find some way to reduce international costs, but I want to state that I in no way ask for you to bend over backwards or put yourselves at financial risk to do so. In the same vein, I don't want to go overboard on physical copies when the shipping will come back to bite me later.
On another note - will the books be coming to game stores after the Kickstarter copies have been distributed. I really want to pick up physical books, and if I can't get them through the KS
, then looking to my FLGS
seems like the way to go. I know this doesn't help out with the fund raising, but I hope you appreciate where I'm coming from. Hopefully money raised in sales after the KS
might drive further DG
work outside of the Kickstarter?
On a personal note, I have found PDFs easy to read and use in games with a decent sized tablet. It makes a world of difference, at least to me.
I use PDFs for running games and taking to and from games - great portability and ease of use (especially when there are links and solid bookmarking thoughout). I've a 7" Nook HD, which has a great screen for reading them on. That said, nothing beats sitting down with a physical book. And what am I going to drop on the table when I need a good jump scare?