FAQ: Ad Astra Games AVID Assistant
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I'd like minis AND the PDF bundle, or minis AND a boxed game, but there's no single option for that

Kickstarter is a lovely crowdfunding platform. It's a lackluster shopping cart. Here's what you do - set your initial backer level for the minis, and raise the amount by the level matching the PDF bundle or bundles you want to buy, then message me saying which bundle you want. If you want to get a boxed game and minis, back for the boxed game level and then raise your contribution by the amount of the minis grab-bag. The boxed game costs more to ship, and putting four minis into the box before shipping is easy! Last updated: Tue, Mar 10 2015 7:04 am EDT

Do I need to contribute extra to be able to share the app with my friends to use?

If we hit the first stretch goal, no. If we don't hit the first stretch goal, it's appreciated, but not required. One of the things I'm hoping to do with this Kickstarter is get this app circulating far and wide. Unfortunately, software developers expect to get paid, and in something other than minis. :) So I have to raise enough money to pay coders who are already cutting me a very steep discount on their services. So, again, it's not a per-seat license, but contributing extra to share the program with your friends is greatly appreciated - and gets us closer to the level of "Sure, it's not even password protected." Last updated: Tue, Mar 10 2015 7:04 am EDT

Are There Game Uses For Challenge Coins?

Yes! While some people keep challenge coins in their pocket as good luck charms, the AVID challenge coin has a specific game use: If you have one, and your opponent notices you've had a particularly bad stretch of die rolling, you can shake their hand (with the coin in your palm) and pass them the coin; you then get to re-roll the dice. This can only be done once per coin per game, and they keep the coin; they must pass it on to a different person if they choose to pass it on. It's a way to reward sportsmanship with a tangible (and transferrable) reward token. The other use of challenge coins is to pass them on to people you've demo'd the game to if they've done particularly well, or look likely to demo the game to someone else down the road - it's a way of saying "Hey, help us promote the company and products." It's why there's a 3 coin for $50 level so that people iwll have extras to pass around. Last updated: Fri, Mar 13 2015 11:53 am EDT

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