FAQ: Tome of Beasts: 400+ New Monsters for 5th Edition
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How much is International Shipping for this project?

Shipping outside the US varies depending on your country and which book(s) you get a pledge reward. The exact amount will be displayed when you make your pledge; if shipping costs rise in the US, you will still not pay any additional postage (Kobold Press pays any increase in postage between now and hte ship day. Generally, postage runs about $23 for both books to Europe, or $15 to Canada. It's less if you pledge for a single book.

NOTE: On January 17, 2016, US Postal shipping rates went up between 10 and 20% for shipments outside the US. This is a major factor

I love it! But when does it ship?

The dates are listed in the rewards descriptions on the right--some rewards take a bit longer than others. But here's our current schedule; which is subject to change. The first PDF extras went out in November and December, the playtest materials in December to playtester backers.

The Tome of Beasts print book and the related PDF are expected to ship in July for backers in the US. Outside the US, those rewards will take longer, likely arriving in August. Special items such as the handbound leather edition won't ship until early September.

I play a fair bit on VTT and want a few details. Are the maps gridless? Are there both DM and player versions?

Yes, there will be both player and DM versions of the maps. The DM version is labelled with area numbers and the like, just as you'd expect. The player version doesn't include that information. Yes, the maps will be offered without grids. For the Fantasy Grounds version, the grid is generated by the software and preset. For the regular versions, they're simply gridless maps for you to use with hexes, squares, etc and your favorite VTT software. Last updated: Sat, Oct 24 2015 1:53 pm EDT

What are the printed pawns that are included with the hardcover Tome? Can I just print the digital tokens and get pawns that way? What's the difference?

The digital tokens are meant to be used for VTT or projectors--they are very useful in any digital play format, and yes, you can print them at home, of course! These are circular tokens. If time permits and we can talk the art director into it, we'll try some other shapes that might work for home printing, but their main purpose is as digital tokens. The 300 physical pawns a different beast, professionally printed on thick stock that is heavier than what can be run through a printer at home. The pawns are die-cut, and similar to the Monster Vault or Bestiary Pawns (if you are familiar with those).

You'll need some inexpensive bases for them (about $3.99 from FFG) if you don't have some already.

These pawns usually retail for about $40 for a set of 300--we're very pleased to include them as part of all printed Tome reward tiers! You can also get an additional set as an add-on.

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