FAQ: Dark Matter Starter Set: Science Fiction for DnD 5E
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How do add-ons work?

You can get add-ons by manually increasing your pledge by the listed amount. At the end of the campaign, you will receive a survey (via the pledge manager BackerKit) asking you to choose which add-ons you want for the extra funds you added. You can even pledge at the No Reward level, and simply pick up add-ons ala carte.

Last updated: July 30, 2020 07:05

Do you plan to translate into [insert language here]?

We love [insert language here]. In fact, we think it’s the greatest human language! However, we have no plans to translate this book at this time.

Last updated: July 30, 2020 07:19

Is this project affiliated with any Syfy shows, an Alternity RPG from the 90s, or a fundamental science concept?

Dark Matter is a wholly original property. Furthermore, we’ve had our copyright attorneys look at the name question in detail, and we’ve been assured it’s in the clear.

Last updated: July 31, 2020 09:04

Do I need the D&D rulebooks to play this?

The Dark Matter Starter Kit is wholly standalone, and lets you play up to 5th level without anything outside the box. For higher level play and the core Dark Matter book, you’ll probably want to download the completely free 5e System Reference Guide (SRD) or use an online resource to access it. Dark Matter works perfectly with all other 5e content, including the D&D rulebooks, but you don’t have to spend a dime on anything else for it to work!

Last updated: July 31, 2020 09:10

When do the PDFs get delivered?

The PDFs for the Dark Matter core book and the Starter Kit will be delivered when the Kickstarter ends in September.

Last updated: August 02, 2020 10:04

What's the difference between the Basic Rules and the Dark Matter book?

The basic rules are a 48-page softcover which includes the basics of how to play the game. It’s completely standalone, and doesn’t require anything other than some prebuild characters to get started. The Dark Matter book is a 300+ page hardcover, which builds on 5E as a whole, and provides monsters, more spells, subclasses, and much more.

Last updated: August 11, 2020 15:03

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