FAQ: Edge of Darkness from AEG
For the most up-to-date information about the status of our project, check our project updates on Kickstarter!

Will there be non-English versions of the game?

At this time we do not have any plans to produce non-English versions of the game. If we do develop a non-English version we will announce it on the Edge of Darkness page on alderac.com and it won’t be a part of this Kickstarter.

Last updated: March 21, 2018 17:51

Can you make asymmetric powers for the Guilds?

John D. Clair the designer has decided not to do so for this game to preserve the delicate balance of the game systems.

Last updated: March 21, 2018 17:51

Can I pay via PayPal?

Kickstarter does not accept PayPal. However you will be able to use PayPal in our Pledge Manager. See the Pledge Manager FAQ for more info.

Last updated: March 21, 2018 17:51

Can I get a version of the game with just the Locations and not the plastic parts?

No. The bulk of the difference in price between the Guildmaster and Agent Rewards is the value of the Location boards and the double-sided plastic crafting strips. We can’t make a version of the Guildmaster Reward without the plastic components that would be less expensive than the version with those components.

Last updated: March 21, 2018 17:51

How large are the Game Boards?

Game board (the Street): 550x282mm Extension Boards (2x): 550x155mm Location Boards (many X): 110x175mm

Last updated: March 21, 2018 17:51

Will there be Solo rules for the game?

Yes! Solo rules are the first Stretch Goal.

Last updated: February 20, 2018 09:27

Will there be Co-Op rules for the game?

No. The game is designed to be competitive and we do not plan to write Co-Op rules.

Last updated: February 20, 2018 09:30

Explain the Pledge Manager Please?

The Pledge Manager is a tool that we will make available to everyone (regardless of wether they backed the campaign or not) after the campaign ends. It is a 3rd party tool not hosted by Kickstarter or AEG.

The Pledge Manager will be where you tell us where to ship your Reward, and what Add-ons you want to include in your Reward. You will be able to include additional copies of the Rewards as Add-ons.

You will pay for Shipping & Handling in the Pledge Manager, which will be able to calculate the total cost for the weight of the items you’re ordering.

You will manage your delivery address in the Pledge Manager. If you move you will be able to change your address.

You will be able to pay via PayPal in the Pledge Manager. If you want to back the campaign but can’t do it in Kickstarter because Kickstarter doesn’t take PayPal wait for the Pledge Manager to open.

After the campaign ends there will be a link to the Pledge Manager on the campaign page - it will appear as a button right at the top of the page adjacent to the graphic for the campaign. We will also link to it from the Edge of Darkness page on alderac.com.

Expect a delay of some period after the campaign ends before the Pledge Manager opens - it won’t open immediately.

The Rewards in the Pledge Manager will be the same as those in the campaign but may be priced differently. All the Add-ons from the campaign will be in the Pledge Manager will be available but may be priced differently. We do not have an updated price list at this time.

The Rewards in the Pledge Manager will be identical to those in the campaign and will include all the Stretch Goals.

If you have some other question about the Pledge Manager please email kickstarter@alderac.com.

Last updated: March 17, 2018 21:07

Can it be played by more than 4 players?

No. The Rewards include the components for 4 players only. We feel that adding more players slows the game down past the point where it is fun.

Last updated: March 17, 2018 21:09

How does this connect with Mystic Vale?

The two games are in the same world but are not mechanically connected. You can’t use Mystic Vale components with Edge of Darkness or vice-versa.

Last updated: March 17, 2018 21:09

What are the precise dimensions of the Premium Sleeves

72x122 mm 0.09mm thick (0.09 mm = 90µ (or “microns” = 3.54 “mils”)

Last updated: March 17, 2018 21:09

What will it cost to have my Reward delivered?

We will be charging the actual shipping & handling costs we incur for each Reward in the Pledge Manager after the KS has ended and we have received weights & quotes from the fulfillment system. There are estimates for delivery costs on the Kickstarter campaign page.

Last updated: March 17, 2018 21:09

Is the campaign "EU Friendly", or other questions about customs and/or VAT?

We will be shipping into Depots in the EU, the UK, Australia, China and arranging for transshipment across the border to Canada. Your package will ship from within the region serviced by those Depots. If you are in the EU you should not have to pay VAT or customs fees but it is impossible for us to ensure that for every order. Any VAT or customs fees that are charged will be your responsibility.

Last updated: March 17, 2018 21:09

Can I back the campaign for $1

No. At the end of the campaign we will cancel and refund all pledges less than $60. We do expect to have Late Pledges available in the Pledge Manager after the campaign has ended.

Last updated: March 17, 2018 21:09

Will I be able to upgrade my pledge from Agent to Guildmaster in the Pledge Manager?

Yes. You will also be able to purchase Add-Ons, and buy multiple copies of the Rewards.

Last updated: March 17, 2018 21:09

Can I purchase multiple Rewards in the Pledge Manager to save on shipping?

Yes. The cost for additional Rewards will have a reduced Shipping & Handling fee since they can be delivered in one bulk order. We won’t know by how much until closer to the time to do the final shipping.

Last updated: March 21, 2018 17:50

Will there be a stretch goal to upgrade the Coins to metal?

No. But we have announced an Add-On for Metal Coins! They’re 50 coins for $19. Read more in Update #29.

Last updated: March 21, 2018 17:51

Can I upgrade to the Bane of the Blight Reward in the Pledge Manager?

Backers who selected the Agent or Guildmaster Reward during the Kickstarter will be able to upgrade to Bane of the Blight in the Pledge Manager. We do not expect to offer that deal to Late Backers who didn’t support the Kickstarter.

Last updated: March 23, 2018 10:12

Shipping Updates
For the most up-to-date information about the status of our project, check our project updates on Kickstarter!

Current Estimated Shipping Date: June 2019

This represents our worst-case scenario. We hope to deliver Rewards ahead of schedule but at this time we cannot promise that.

Last Updated At: 05/10/18
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