FAQ: Threadbare RPG
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Is this POD (Print on Demand)? Do I have to pay more to get my books?

I'm using DriveThruRPG's Print-on-Demand service to print the books, but you will not have to pay more to get them! Your pledge+shipping covers the cost of the book and shipping it to you.

I chose DTRPG in part because they have printers outside the US who can ship the book to you for less than I can from here in the US.

Last updated: May 05, 2016 08:07

What do you mean "premium color"?

DriveThruRPG offers two color options: Standard Color Heavyweight and Premium Color. We will be using the Premium Color option for the Threadbare books to offer you the highest value we can.

Last updated: May 20, 2016 08:26

Shipping seems.... low for international orders. Is that right?

Shipping costs are based on DriveThruRPG's print-on-demand service, which will ship directly from the printer (sometimes located in that country), reducing the delivery costs.

For levels where the product needs to go first to be signed, you'll see the shipping costs go way up! That's because of the cost to ship the product internationally from my home (where I sign it) in Las Vegas, Nevada to yours, wherever in the world you might be.

So, yes. The shipping costs are correct. Enjoy.

Last updated: May 05, 2016 14:07

If it's combat-light, why do all the characters in the pictures have weapons?

I started writing Threadbare about 4 years ago. At the time, it was a much more traditional role playing game, and it had combat at the forefront. I put up a few hundred bucks to hire an artist (Emily Block), who did the preliminary artwork you see in the Kickstarter page and in the playtest materials.

Over the course of the intervening 4 years, I have worked on Threadbare and playtested it a lot. I've learned a lot as a game designer as well-- Threadbare was the 2nd game I ever made, after all. And over time, I realized this is not a game about harming people. It's a game about fixing and making stuff. It's about building things-- devices as well as connections between characters.

One of the "core things" covered by the initial funding goal is new, updated artwork, this time by Eric Quigley. Emily isn't available now, though she wishes the project well! So you can definitely expect new, less combat-oriented art in the final book.

Last updated: May 09, 2016 06:39

What kind of yarn is used in the socks?

I generally knit with wool or wool-nylon blends, but I'm willing to use a different fiber if you prefer for allergy, health, or animal-rights reasons.

This won't be crummy yarn, though. I don't like to knit with cheaply-made yarn, so you're looking at something at a Malabrigo level of niceness. I do try to make sure my socks are machine washable, though, so if you have a special request for yarn, be aware that not all superwash yarns are truly machine-safe (and some are fine in the washer, but really should not go in the dryer.)

If you'd like to see some of my knitting, I have a Ravelry profile: http://www.ravelry.com/people/mortaine

Last updated: May 05, 2016 08:38

Is this POD (Print on Demand)? Do I have to pay more to get my books?

I'm using DriveThruRPG's Print-on-Demand service to print the books, but you will not have to pay more to get them! Your pledge+shipping covers the cost of the book and shipping it to you. I chose DTRPG in part because they have printers outside the US who can ship the book to you for less than I can from here in the US. Last updated: Thu, May 5 2016 11:07 am EDT

What do you mean "premium color"?

DriveThruRPG offers two color options: Standard Color Heavyweight and Premium Color. We will be using the Premium Color option for the Threadbare books to offer you the highest value we can. Last updated: Fri, May 20 2016 11:26 am EDT

Shipping seems.... low for international orders. Is that right?

Shipping costs are based on DriveThruRPG's print-on-demand service, which will ship directly from the printer (sometimes located in that country), reducing the delivery costs. For levels where the product needs to go first to be signed, you'll see the shipping costs go way up! That's because of the cost to ship the product internationally from my home (where I sign it) in Las Vegas, Nevada to yours, wherever in the world you might be. So, yes. The shipping costs are correct. Enjoy. Last updated: Thu, May 5 2016 5:07 pm EDT

Shipping Updates

Current Estimated Shipping Date: July 2017

July 2017 is the new target ship date. We are locking down surveys on Tuesday, June 27th!

Last Updated At: 06/20/17 | See Kickstarter Update
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