FAQ: 📚 Alba - an Open World Adventure Book 📚
For the most up-to-date information about the status of our project, check our project updates on Kickstarter!

Are there options for removable stickers?

Unfortunately not but we can definitely look into this in future campaigns. For Alba, we wanted to ensure that the choices you make during your journey are permanent. If you do run out of stickers, each pledge will receive a printable version of the character sheet. This will include items, traits, and events you can cross off instead.

Last updated: January 14, 2021 03:50

What are the measurements for the Paperback and Hardcover

Paperback is 140mm x 215mm. Hardcover is 173mm x242mm

Paperback is estimated to be 65mm thick, the Hardcover is estimated to be 75-80mm thick.

Last updated: January 16, 2021 07:46

Can I back multiple pledges at the same time

Unfortunately, you can only back one pledge at a time. Extra copies and items can be added to your pledge via add-ons.

Once you’ve selected your pledge level, Kickstarter will give you a bunch of extra options to add-on extra copies of the book, or other Inside the Box stuff at amazing prices.

Last updated: January 16, 2021 07:46

Which font size will you be using?

We have made sure that the book is laid out to be as legible (and readable) as possible, with the font size set at roughly 11pt and the line spacing and tracking set so nothing feels squeezed! The Paperback and Hardcover will be set very similarly but the Hardcover will feel a little roomier due to it being a larger format.

All pledges include an ebook of Alba (standard or special edition as appropriate to the level), available in several standard ebook formats or as a PDF. If you’re using an ereader or ebook reading app on your device, you can change the font size to suit your needs.

We’re currently looking into solutions for large format print versions for readers with partial sightedness that may not be able to enjoy Alba in its current form.

Last updated: January 16, 2021 07:33

Which formats will the Alba ebook come in?

Epub and Mobi. Alba can be read on your Kindle, iPad, phone, you name it!

Last updated: January 25, 2021 04:45

What if I run out of recharge packs or stickers?

Each pledge will receive a free printable character sheet that can be used to track and log your journey without stickers, just a pen or pencil. Alba can be replayed to your heart’s content!

Last updated: January 16, 2021 07:46

What's the difference between a Standard Recharge Pack and a Deluxe Recharge Pack

The Deluxe Recharge Packs include extra special finishes and designs on the character sheets and stickers, they’ll also include extra content for the Special Edition chapters.

Last updated: January 14, 2021 03:50

How do I keep my Alba Sheets and Stickers together?

Each physical copy of Alba will include an envelope fixed into the back to keep all your components together neatly.

Last updated: January 16, 2021 07:46

Will Alba be available in other Languages?

Only English at the moment. This Book is an exciting first for us. Depending on how well the Campaign goes and if there’s a large demand for a certain translation, we’ll definitely be looking into publishing Alba in other languages.

If you know a gamebook publisher in your non-English-speaking country, and want to see Alba translated and on your local shelves, contact them and tell them you want to see it happen! Send them to support@itbboardgames.com with Alba Language License in the subject.

Last updated: January 16, 2021 07:46

I want to stock Alba in my store, how do I do that?

Contact us on the campaign via the Kickstarter message function and our team will respond as soon as they can with minimum purchase quantities, pricing, bulk discounts, special offers, shipping estimates and more. Alba will be made available for general release after the campaign is completed, but we will not allow any retailers or distributors to make copies available for sale until after 30 days from the fulfillment stage of the campaign to allow retailer backers a window to take advantage of their pledge early.

All retail orders made via Kickstarter will be at 50% discount from the net MSRP/RRP, rather than the standard 40%, with 50% payment up front on the campaign, and 50% due on fulfillment, to help you out with cashflow and planning. If you want to stock any other Inside the Box games or products, let our team know in your message. We’ll work to give you a great deal!

Last updated: January 16, 2021 07:31

If I grab some other games as add-ons, when will they arrive?

To simplify the fulfillment process, avoid time-consuming errors and ensure costs are kept low for you, all items in your pledge will be shipped together in a single shipment from the regional fulfillment center that serves your location. All items offered in this campaign will be widely available throughout our supply network at fulfillment of the Alba campaign. If there is a problem with your specific pledge (for example, a worldwide shortage of a particular item due to unexpected shortage) our support team will reach out to you directly to ensure you get your stuff as soon as possible.

Last updated: January 16, 2021 07:46

Where can I read a sample of Alba?

Follow this link: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1lf71cfAzxXx3-Rs8iIOat1QoDpn51BYw?usp=sharing

Last updated: January 29, 2021 09:01

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

Current Estimated Lock Order Date: August 2021

Current Estimated Shipping Date: November 2021

Current projection for campaign fulfillment for all Morag's Raft and Gaia's Radio pledges is November 2021 (9 months from campaign end). Dagger's Dagger pledges are projected for +1 month from all other physical pledges due to additional logistics relating to personalisations and numbering matching. Currently projected at December 2021. eBook files will be distributed via Backerkit's downloads feature in March 2021, for all backers. The Open World Adventure Book Library App is currently projected for completion in December 2021. All backers will be provided with a means to access the Alba edition they pledged for via the app shortly after launch. The App may only be initially available on Android devices, then later on Apple devices and Desktop devices, due to additional platform wait times and review processes.

Last Updated At: 04/02/21 | See Kickstarter Update
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