BackerKit FAQ

How does BackerKit crowdfunding work?

Crowdfunding is a collaborative way to bring ideas and projects to life. Project creators post their idea for a project, and backers pledge money to make the project possible. Backers get behind the scenes access and backer-only rewards, which can include exclusive products, special pricing, creative input, content, and more.

To become a backer, select a pledge level that features the reward(s) you would like to receive when the project is successfully completed and make your contribution.

All-or-nothing crowdfunding model: The creator sets a funding goal and a deadline to raise funds. If the project does not meet the goal by the deadline, backers credit cards are not charged and no money changes hands.

Crowdfunding projects can happen at various stages of the creative process. Make sure to check the estimated timeline of when rewards will be delivered. Project creators will keep you updated on the progress toward completion and delivery of your rewards.

Backing a crowdfunding campaign is not the same as purchasing an item from a store. When you back a campaign you are supporting the creation of something new. Rewards are almost always delivered, but are not guaranteed.

When will I be charged for my pledge?

Your payment method will not be charged right away. You will be charged for the amount of your pledge when the campaign ends and the project reaches its funding goal. You will not be charged if the campaign does not reach its funding goal.

What happens after the campaign is over?

The Creator will send out a survey that will ask you for more information about your pledge, your shipping information, additional items you may want to add to your pledge, and collect shipping fees if applicable.

The survey will be sent to the email address we have on file with your pledge.

Any additional payment will be charged when you complete your survey and confirm your order.

Project FAQ

I'm new to the Cypher System. What do I need to use the books created through this campaign?

You'll need the Cypher System Rulebook to run a Cypher System Game. Good news: every pledge level includes, at no cost, the complete 448-page Cypher System Rulebook in PDF! Even better news: You can use that CSR not just with the books from this campaign, but to play virtually any campaign you can imagine, no matter what the genre! If you love physical game books, try the Explore the Cypher System or All In: Embrace the Cypher System pledge levels (the latter contains a ton of stuff, at about $200 off the retail price!). Or pick a different pledge level that appeals to you, and choose the Cypher System Rulebook as an add-on.

Can I get these books later, or are they exclusive to this campaign?

The key titles offered through this campaign—Gunslinger Knights, Neon Rain, and High Noon at Midnight—will be available through the MCG Shop, finer game stores, and other places you buy Cypher System products. Some of the other items (such as the GM Campaign Notebook) will probably be available through the MCG Shop, but not in stores. Others (such as the zines) may be available in PDF, but not in print. We can't provide a definitive answer for every item, so if there are items you want beyond the primary books, your best bet is to pledge for them—particularly since the deals offered through these pledge levels are fantastic!

I signed up to be notified before the campaign, or pledged within the first 48 hours. How do I get my turn marker?

If you signed up to be notified about the campaign before it launched, all you need to do is back at any pledge level. You get the poker chip turn marker automatically added to your rewards in the pledge manager after the campaign. (If you backed in the first 48 hours, you'll also get the turn marker, regardless of whether you signed up beforehand. Again, it's automatic.) The cost of shipping isn't included in your pledge; you'll pay it when your rewards ship. (See the Shipping section on the main page.) The turn marker will be shipped with your early rewards, so for most pledge levels it will not increase the cost of shipping (for domestic backers, that is—overseas backers may see a very small increase). Backers at a PDF-only pledge level, for whom there are no other physical rewards, will pay shipping for the turn marker.

Will I be able to make a pledge, or upgrade my pledge, after the campaign?

We intend to make late pledges available following the campaign, and backers will be able to upgrade their pledges, and add add-ons, in the pledge manager. As always, to absolutely ensure you don’t miss out, our advice is to back the campaign even if it’s at a lower level than you want. This will ensure that you’re in the pledge manager, where you can make upgrades if you like, after the campaign closes.

How long do I have to adjust my pledge after I back this campaign?

We intend to keep the pledge manager open for at least a few months after the campaign closes.

When will my rewards be ready, and how will I get them?

Check the Timeline section of the main campaign page for details of when we expect to ship rewards. And be sure to read the Shipping section of the main campaign page. There’s a link there to a detailed description of our fulfillment process.

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