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A nine-dice "sequel" to Metaphor Dice featuring more awesome words. Can be used on its own or in conjunction with the original set!
A nine-dice "sequel" to Metaphor Dice featuring more awesome words. Can be used on its own or in conjunction with the original set!
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    Pledge US$ 11 or more About US$ 11

    GIFT TO A TEACHER/PAY IT FORWARD

    This is a magnanimous thing you are doing! For every multiple of $11 that you pledge at this level, we will put a set of the Erudition Edition of Metaphor Dice into the hands of an English teacher who isn't expecting it! Rest assured, you will ALSO have the opportunity to purchase one for yourself later if you wish, but altruism is the leading edge of this level. THERE WILL BE NO EXTRA SHIPPING CHARGES ADDED TO THIS PLEDGE LEVEL when you complete and submit your fulfillment survey (unless you choose at that time to select a few additional items for yourself).

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    GET ME ONE OF THESE ASAP!

    One set of the ERUDITION EDITION sent to you ASAP! We plan to send this reward level out first (by October, a month earlier than the other reward levels are scheduled). If you don't "add-on" a whole lot of extra things when it finally comes time to complete your fulfillment survey, you should be rolling the new set before anyone else! PRICE OF ALL REWARDS DOES NOT INCLUDE SHIPPING which will be added when you complete and submit your fulfillment survey, but we assure you that shipping costs will be reasonable no matter where you live in the world.

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    "LATE FATHER" (FATHER'S DAY SPECIAL)

    A copy of Taylor Mali's latest book of poetry, "Late Father & Other Poems," inscribed to the person of your choice, autographed, EMBOSSED, and dated on Father's Day (June 16, 2019) or the date of your choice, mailed to you before the end of May. Billy Collins says, "Not since Taylor Mali has there been a poet of the likes of Taylor Mali." TO BE CLEAR: THIS IS ANOTHER ONE OF THOSE LEVELS WHERE YOU ARE SUPPORTING THE METAPHOR DICE PROJECT BY PLEDGING TO RECEIVE SOMETHING ELSE ENTIRELY (A BOOK). Of course, there will be an option to "add-on" other items to this order later if you so desire, but that might affect the speed at which this book can be delivered. We will work it out some way! AS WITH ALL BACKING TIERS, SHIPPING IS NOT INCLUDED HERE AND WILL BE ADDED LATER. IT WILL BE REASONABLE.

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    ONE FOR A TEACHER (AND ONE FOR ME)!

    You get one of the new sets for yourself (for $15) AND you pay it forward for a teacher (whom you do not know). PRICE OF ALL REWARDS DOES NOT INCLUDE SHIPPING which will be added when you complete and submit your fulfillment survey, but we assure you that shipping costs will be reasonable no matter where you live in the world.

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    TAKE TWO (THEY'RE SMALL)!

    Two sets of the ERUDITION EDITION sent to you by mid October! PRICE OF ALL REWARDS DOES NOT INCLUDE SHIPPING which will be added when you complete and submit your fulfillment survey, but we assure you that shipping costs will be reasonable no matter where you live in the world.

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    ONE & ONE (NEW & ORIGINAL)

    Get one set of the ERUDITION EDITION and one copy of last year's original "starter set." PRICE OF ALL REWARDS DOES NOT INCLUDE SHIPPING which will be added when you complete and submit your fulfillment survey, but we assure you that shipping costs will be reasonable no matter where you live in the world.

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    (B) MY FAVORITE TEACHER

    Autographed & embossed PAPERBACK copy of Taylor's book, "What Teachers Make: In Praise of the Greatest Job in the World," plus an ORIGINAL set of Metaphor Dice, plus TEN "This is a LIKE-FREE Zone" stickers, PLUS one pullout banner pen with the entire text of "What Teachers Make" on it! All mailed out by the end of May (as long as you fill out your survey in time)!

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    TWO NEW SETS & ONE ORIGINAL SET!

    Get two sets of the ERUDITION EDITION and one copy of last year's original "starter set." PRICE OF ALL REWARDS DOES NOT INCLUDE SHIPPING which will be added when you complete and submit your fulfillment survey, but we assure you that shipping costs will be reasonable no matter where you live in the world.

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    6 ORIGINAL SETS ONLY

    Get six sets of the original 12-dice starter set of Metaphor Dice at the LOWEST PRICE EVER OFFERED ($8.33 each) mailed to you in during June 2019! You will always be able to "add on" the new set later if you want. IF YOU LIKE THE ORIGINAL SET, THIS IS YOUR CHANCE TO BUY SETS AT ALMOST 60% OFF.

    All multiples of $50 are welcome and will be interpreted intuitively. For instance, a pledge of $100 at this level would receive 12 set of Metaphor Dice, $150 for 18, and so on.

    PRICE OF ALL REWARDS DOES NOT INCLUDE SHIPPING which will be added when you complete and submit your fulfillment survey, but we assure you that shipping costs will be reasonable no matter where you live in the world.

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    Four sets of THE ERUDITION EDITION!

    Four sets of the ERUDITION EDITION. PRICE OF ALL REWARDS DOES NOT INCLUDE SHIPPING which will be added when you complete and submit your fulfillment survey, but we assure you that shipping costs will be reasonable no matter where you live in the world.

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    TWO NEW & SIX OLD

    A new reward tier created for those folks (I know there's at least one) who want to take advantage of the deal on six original sets of Metaphor Dice, BUT ALSO WANT two sets of the new ERUDITION EDITION sent to you by mid October! PRICE OF ALL REWARDS DOES NOT INCLUDE SHIPPING which will be added when you complete and submit your fulfillment survey, but we assure you that shipping costs will be reasonable no matter where you live in the world.

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    10 sets of THE ERUDITION EDITION!

    YOUR HOLIDAY SHOPPING IS DONE! Includes a beautifully printed letterpress broadside of Taylor's poem "How Falling in Love is Like Owning a Dog," which sounds as if it was written using the dice (except it predates the dice by 20 years)! PRICE OF ALL REWARDS DOES NOT INCLUDE SHIPPING which will be added when you complete and submit your fulfillment survey, but we assure you that shipping costs will be reasonable no matter where you live in the world.

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    • “How Falling in Love is like Owning a Dog" letterpress broadside
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    OWN A PROTOTYPE D20 (stress ball)!

    Three backers will receive jumbo (128mm) stress ball D-20s from back when I was trying to make Metaphor Dice less dangerous to children! There's a RED, YELLOW (because they don't sell white), and BLUE icosahedron available (which might have been my nemonic if I'd been born in Romania, Chad, Andora, or Moldova, Venezuela, Ecuador!). I have kept them long enough. PRICE OF ALL REWARDS DOES NOT INCLUDE SHIPPING which will be added when you complete and submit your fulfillment survey, but we assure you that shipping costs will be reasonable no matter where you live in the world.

    Includes:
    • Handwritten note of authenticity!
    • 10 sets of ERUDITE VOCABULARY!
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    MY FAVORITE TEACHER (A)

    Get a FIRST EDITION hardback copy of Taylor's book, "What Teachers Make: In Praise of the Greatest Job in the World," INSCRIBED to the person of your choice, autographed & EMBOSSED, plus an ORIGINAL set of Metaphor Dice, all mailed out by the end of May (as long as you fill out your survey in time)!

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    ONE NEW SET + THE 4 PROTOTYPE D20s!

    These are the original Metaphor Dice prototypes from back when I thought they would be 20-sided icosahedra (commonly called a D-20 by gamers). These four dice (R, W, W, B) are acrylic, sharp-edged, and at 55mm in diameter LETHAL! Heft one in your hand, and you'll realize how crazy it would have been to make these available to your average mischievous 7th grader! Back in early 2016, I bought several sample D-20s from my local game shop while trying to figure out how to make them big enough to be readable but small enough NOT to be deadly projectiles! These four are covered in sample words, scribblings and stickers. I have kept them long enough. PRICE OF ALL REWARDS DOES NOT INCLUDE SHIPPING which will be added when you complete and submit your fulfillment survey, but we assure you that shipping costs will be reasonable no matter where you live in the world.

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