FAQ: The Planet Mercenary Role Playing Game
For the most up-to-date information about the status of our project, check our project updates on Kickstarter!

Will there be a PDF for the Seventy Maxims book?

No. The design of the book requires that it sometimes be held sideways, and that makes PDF frustrating. Unfortunately, re-designing the marginalia to run horizontally made the pages ugly and cluttered. Rather than accept money now to solve the problem, we decided to solve the problem at a later date, and sell PDFs then.

Last updated: May 06, 2015 22:54

Can I help play-test?

Maybe! Play testing isn't the same as early access. If you and your group are interested in play testing, and can commit to fast turn-around and a bit of structure (like issuing everyone Phubahr weapons, or stress-testing specific rule tweaks), please contact us. Email schlockmercenary@gmail.com, and in the subject line include the phrase "Play Test? I can follow instructions!"

It should be obvious why that subject line is important.

Last updated: April 16, 2015 10:21

What's in the Extended Mag?

Six dice, a challenge coin, three company pins, a backer pin, and the Seventy Maxims book. At add-on prices, thats $93 worth of stuff for $75.

Last updated: May 06, 2015 22:50

Will there be pre-release stuff, like "lite" rulebooks and sample adventures?

Absolutely, but we don't have anything ready yet. We fully intend to let backers play before the book ships, and we want to make sure that they're playing something awesome.

Last updated: April 16, 2015 10:21

The MAXIMILLIAN, Seventy Maxims, and MAXIMILLIAN with AIR DROP levels have inconsistent shipping prices.

Yes. That's our fault. If you've pledged for the original "MAXIMILLIAN" level, you're paying $5 too much for shipping. Abandon that pledge and pledge at the Seventy Maxims level.

If you've pledged for the "MAXIMILLIAN (Corrected Shipping)", know that Howard is reeling with the irony of his screw-up. EU and CA backers are saving $10 and $3 respectively. Hold on with both hands! (We locked that one. No new backers there.)

"Seventy Maxims" and "SEVENTY MAXIMS Book with AIR DROP" are correct. If you want just the Maxims book, pick "Seventy Maxims." If you want the Maxims book AND the game PDFs, select "SEVENTY MAXIMS Book with AIR DROP."

Last updated: May 08, 2015 21:36

What do I need to spend on shipping?

If you're in the US, shipping is built into rewards pricing.

If you're in Canada, add $8 for Maxim level, and $10 for the levels above it.

If you're in the EU, Asia, Africa, South America, or Australia/NZ, add $15 for Maxim level and $20 for the levels above it.

Last updated: May 08, 2015 17:13

Is this shipping amount correct? / I have a concern about shipping cost.

If you have any concerns about shipping cost, please email schlockmercenary@gmail.com The ways of shipping calculations are very complex and highly dependent on individual cases. We can give you an answer that is specifically helpful to you. Any answers that we give generally will be partially wrong for a portion of the people who read it.

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How do I update my shipping address?

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