FAQ

When will The Story Engine preorders ship?

Unfortunately, COVID-19 had a bigger impact than we expected on the speed of export, import, and international freight, so decks and anthologies will be shipping in the fall instead of in late summer as originally planned.

Fortunately, we have brought on experienced fulfillment partners specialized in speedy regional shipping in the US, Canada, the UK, the EU, and Australia/New Zealand.

You can get the latest details for every fulfillment region and distribution partner on the shipping page.

I bought the digital deck. Can I upgrade to the physical deck preorder?

We love when people decide they want a physical copy!

If you have ordered a digital deck and you place your new order for the equivalent physical deck bundle before midnight EST on August 31, please contact us within 72 hours of purchase and we will refund 100% of your original digital purchase.

Will The Story Engine main deck box be big enough to fit card sleeves?

Yes! The box for the main deck is big enough to fit all 180 cards + sleeves.

Will The Story Engine main deck box be big enough to fit all the expansions?

Not quite! Although each expansion and booster set comes in its own individual box, it was our goal for the main deck box to accommodate all 468 cards.

Unfortunately, the final design couldn't quite accommodate all that additional material.

The main box can fit the main deck + all 3 expansions + 3ish booster sets (out of 6).

We are working on releasing an all-in-one storage solution that will also accommodate sleeved versions of all decks. We hope to release it next year.

We provide details for constructing custom storage below.

Where can I find card sleeves for The Story Engine deck?

I reviewed 4 different compatible 80mm x 80mm squae card sleeves and provided purchase links for multiple countries and regions of the world in this blog entry.

How many cards are there?

  • 180 cards in the main deck.
  • 180 cards between the 3 expansions at 60 each.
  • 108 cards between the 6 boosters at 18 each.
  • 468 cards total if you purchase all the decks.

I want to design custom storage. How big are the cards?

The cards are 3" x 3" (78 mm x 78 mm).

A stack of 100 cards is 40mm tall.

All 468 cards in the main deck + 3 expansions + 6 booster sets = 19.5cm unsleeved.

If you want to allow room for the expansion/booster boxes as spacers, each box is a 79.5 mm x 79.5 mm square. The expansion boxes are 26.5 mm deep and the booster boxes are about 11.5 mm deep.

Is VAT due on orders to the UK and the EU?

Our cut-off for preorders with guaranteed EU/UK-friendly shipping was Aug 1, 2020. Orders placed on or before that will not have VAT due upon delivery.

For any orders placed after Aug 1, 2020, we will aim to ship from within the UK using excess stock if possible, but we cannot promise customs-friendly shipping. Late orders may have to be fulfilled by Funagain Logistics in the US and may be subject to VAT upon delivery.

Sign up for our mailing list in the footer of the mainpage to receive updates when we resume customs-friendly shipping to the UK/EU.

Are there translations of The Story Engine?

Yes! You can buy the print-at-home deck in both French and Spanish!

Do you offer wholesale rates?

Yes. Get in touch with us to ask about wholesale.

If I write a story inspired by a prompt from the deck, or from your social media, do I own the rights to the story?

Yes.