FAQ: The Story Engine: Deck of Worlds
For the most up-to-date information about the status of our project, check our project updates on Kickstarter!

When will I receive my deck?

All physical products was originally scheduled to ship in October 2022 (+/- 6 weeks), and is currently on track for shipping sometime in November. The global freight situation can be unpredictable, so we like to anticipate the possibility of timelines shifting. See our project updates for the latest production information.

PDFs are ready now. We make them available to new preorder customers within 1-5 days when orders are locked and charged.

Last updated: July 28, 2022 00:59

When will my PDFs arrive?

For Kickstarter backers, all PDF rewards have already been distributed.

For preorder customers, all PDF rewards will be delivered within 1-5 days (as soon the preorder is locked and payment is taken, which we do at least once a week.)

Last updated: April 28, 2022 18:31

What do the PDF versions of the deck look like?

Here’s an example of the original Story Engine Deck print-and-play PDFs: https://imgur.com/a/115Gtwi

You can download a demo of The Story Engine Deck PDF here: https://storyenginedeck.com/demo

or download a demo of the Deck of Worlds PDF here: https://deckofworlds.com/demo

Last updated: April 28, 2022 17:08

What shipping do you offer?

This fall we will be fulfilling preorders worldwide using multiple fulfillment hubs.

Our US and UK hubs will be available for preorders placed throughout 2022. Our hubs in Canada, Australia, and China are only available for preorders placed by the 15 June 2022 cutoff.


US, UK, EU,* Canada, Australia, and New Zealand**: fast, tracked, customs-friendly shipping.

China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Viet Nam, Taiwan, Japan, Thailand, South Korea, and the Philippines: fast, tracked shipping. Duty may be due on arrival.

All other regions will receive tracked shipping if possible. Duty may be due on arrival.


US, UK, EU*: fast, tracked, customs-friendly shipping.

Canada: tracked shipping via the US. Duty may be due upon arrival.

All other regions will receive tracked shipping if possible. Duty may be due on arrival.

*EU fulfilled via the UK using IOSS and DDP methods.

**For New Zealand preorders under 400 NZD (including shipping).

Last updated: June 08, 2022 20:04

Can I still upgrade my pledge or preorder?

Kickstarter backers and BackerKit preorder customers can get in touch via Kicksarter DM or the BackerKit help form to request additions or upgrades to their pledge or preorder.

Last updated: April 28, 2022 17:08

Can I still update my address?

Yes, both Kickstarter backers and BackerKit preorder customers will be able to update addresses until just before we ship in 2022. For instructions, see https://deckofworlds.com/updateaddress

NOTE: If you are moving countries, or if you are changing which US state your rewards/preorder is being shipped to, please contact us for support and provide your new shipping country or state.

Last updated: April 28, 2022 16:56

Can I pay with PayPal?

Not yet. We will make PayPal payments available closer to the delivery date in 2022. Watch the Kickstarter updates for more info: https://deckofworlds.com/updates

Last updated: August 11, 2021 16:39

How will VAT and EU/UK distribution work?

We have fulfillment partners in the UK who will ship rewards to preorder backers in the UK and EU using a combination of DDP (delivery duty paid) and IOSS (one-stop-shop VAT registration) methods.

If you live in the UK or EU, all VAT will be charged when you place your pledge or preorder. Your parcel will be sent with all customs paperwork prepaid and pre-filled, so you will not owe any further VAT. In the incredibly unlikely event that your parcel is charged VAT, please contact us with the receipt and will make immediate plans to pay or reimburse those charges for you.

Last updated: July 28, 2022 01:14

How big are the cards?

Both The Story Engine Deck and The Story Engine: Deck of Worlds are 3” x 3” square.

Last updated: May 21, 2021 11:47

How many cards are there?

The Deck of Worlds (up to 240 cards) + 9 expansions (60 cards ea.) + 5-8 early bird promo cards = 785-788 cards

The original Story Engine Deck (180 cards) + 3 expansions (60 cards ea.) + 6 boosters (18 cards ea.) = 468 cards.

The 3 new Story Engine expansions (60 cards ea.) + 6 new boosters (18-20 cards ea.) = up to 300 cards.

Maximum total count for combined Story Engine = 768 cards.

See our card calculator for help determining the size of your collection: https://calculator.storyenginedeck.com

Last updated: August 11, 2021 16:40

When will shipping and sales tax be charged for Kickstarter backers?

All Kickstarter backers receiving physical rewards will have their shipping charges provided to them when they complete their BackerKit survey. Sales tax may also be due for backers in Canada, the UK, and the EU.

We will charge credit cards for all outstanding charges in BackerKit starting in January 2022. See the Kickstarter project updates for more information.

Last updated: April 28, 2022 17:08

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