It’ll go to retail, you’d just miss the exclusives, but even those with Red Raven games they put them on their store later. They aren’t like some Kickstarter / Gamefound where if you don’t get them at the time you’ll have to cough up more to get second hand later.Very close to pledging for this to get the original as well. Then I watched a 'how to play' of the original and it seems way beyond my level at the moment, as much as it looks really cool. Might still get it.
If you haven’t played any Red Raven games I’d recommend Above and Below as a good starting one to get their general style, to see if you like. It’s not a campaign (also competitive), so not as much to worry about tracking.