FAQ: 50 Years of Text Games: From Oregon Trail to A.I. Dungeon
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How will shipping be charged?

Shipping is not part of your pledge or pre-order: instead, you’ll pay the correct price for shipping at the time I’m preparing to ship your order (probably near the end of 2022).

I’m doing this in order to avoid guesswork. Right now I don’t know exactly how much the final book will weigh, which partner I’m using for fulfillment and exactly much they’ll charge, what bulk savings I’ll get if any based on the final number of backers, and how your address might change between now and delivery. Many campaigns overcharge for shipping, especially international shipping, to try to compensate for these uncertainties. I would prefer not to either risk overcharging my backers or be caught holding the bag by significantly undercharging.

How shipping will work: once I know exact shipping price for each region and pledge level, I’ll put in the precise shipping charges, and you’ll get a notification from BackerKit. You’ll be able to review the charge. If you feel the shipping charge is unreasonable, you’ll be able to cancel your order at that time for a refund. Otherwise, the shipping charge will be processed through BackerKit.

You can see my current best estimates for shipping rates based on country and pledge tier towards the bottom of the Kickstarter campaign page.

Last updated: August 08, 2022 12:41

Is there a way to buy more than one book, or a mixture of editions?

Yes! From the BackerKit page for the project, you can select additional “Add-Ons” to your base pledge, or even change your base pledge level (while supplies last). The page will show the amount pledged to the Kickstarter campaign; if you add additional items to your order, you’ll be able to see the new total cost of your order. You’ll be charged the difference once orders are locked down.

Last updated: July 05, 2022 09:11

Do I get the digital edition free along with any physical edition?


Last updated: July 18, 2022 15:14

I have more questions about the project.

There are additional questions and answers on the Kickstarter project FAQ page here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/aaronareed/50-years-of-text-games/faqs

Last updated: July 05, 2022 09:11

Shipping Updates
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No shipping updates are provided.
BackerKit FAQ

What is BackerKit?

BackerKit is a service that crowdfunded project creators use to keep track of hundreds to tens of thousands of backers—from shipping details, pledge levels, preferences and quantities, whether they have paid or had their card declined, special notes, and everything in between!

The BackerKit software and support team is independent from the campaign’s project team—BackerKit does not handle the actual reward shipping. For more information about the preparation or delivery status of your rewards, please check the project's updates page.

How does BackerKit work?

After the campaign ends, the project creator will send you an email with a unique link to your survey. You can check out a walkthrough of the process here.

I never received my invitation. How do I complete the survey?

The most common reasons for not receiving a survey email is that you may be checking an email inbox different from the email address you used to sign up with Kickstarter, Indiegogo or Tilt Pro account, or it may be caught in your spam filter.

Confirm that the email address you are searching matches the email address tied to your Kickstarter, Indiegogo, or Tilt Pro account. If that doesn’t work, then try checking your spam, junk or promotions folders. You can also search for "backerkit” in your inbox.

To resend the survey to yourself, visit the project page and input the email address associated with your Kickstarter, Indiegogo or Tilt Pro account.

How do I update my shipping address?

BackerKit allows you to update your shipping address until the shipping addresses are locked by the project creator. To update your address, go back to your BackerKit survey by inputting your email here.

When will my order be shipped, charged or locked?

That is handled directly by the project creator. BackerKit functions independently of the project itself, so we do not have control of their physical shipping timeline. If you want to check on the project’s status, we recommend reading over the project's updates page.

I completed the survey, but haven't received my rewards yet. When will they arrive?

As BackerKit does not actually handle any rewards or shipping, the best way to stay updated on the shipping timeline would be to check out the project's updates page.

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