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Original sets of Metaphor Dice available at select stores nationwide as well as online at Amazon or MetaphorDice.com.
Original sets of Metaphor Dice available at select stores nationwide as well as online at Amazon or MetaphorDice.com.
379 backers pledged $25,744 to help bring this project to life.
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    Pledge US$ 20 or more About US$ 20

    One set for $20

    (1W) One set (and only one set) of Metaphor Dice delivered by November 2018 to you anywhere in the world. If you want two or three sets, look at the next two tiers for those options. This set will come in a small padded mailer weighing approximately 300 grams. Shipping charges are $5 to the USA, $15 to Canada/Mexico, and $23 to the rest of the world. INTERNATIONAL BACKERS TAKE NOTE: Although the cost of shipping is surprisingly high, note that THERE IS NO INCREASE IN COST for shipping two sets (or even three)! Lastly, the value of this package is low enough that it will probably be FREE of VAT charges, but we can't make any guarantees so buyer beware! (If you do not see your location listed as an available location, contact us and we will add it).

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    Two sets for $18 each

    (2W) Two sets (and only two sets) of Metaphor Dice for $18 each delivered by November 2018 to you anywhere in the world. If you want three sets, look at the next tier for that option. This package will be a small padded mailer weighing approximately 600 grams. Shipping charges are $8 to the USA, $15 to Canada/Mexico, and $23 to the rest of the world. INTERNATIONAL BACKERS TAKE NOTE: Although the cost of shipping is surprisingly high, note that THERE IS NO INCREASE IN COST for shipping two sets (or even three)! Lastly, the value of this package is such that VAT charges MAY be incurred, so buyer beware! (If you do not see your location listed as an available location, contact us and we will add it).

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    Three sets for $17 each

    (3W) Three sets (and only three sets) of Metaphor Dice for $17 each delivered by November 2018 to you anywhere in the world. This package will be a medium padded mailer weighing approximately 900 grams. Shipping charges are $8 to the USA, $15 to Canada/Mexico, and $23 to the rest of the world. NOTE FOR INTERNATIONAL BACKERS: Although the cost of shipping is surprisingly high, note that THERE IS NO INCREASE IN COST for shipping three sets! However, the value of this package is such that VAT charges WILL LIKELY be incurred, so buyer beware! (If you do not see your location listed as an available location, contact us and we will add it).

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    Five sets for $16 each

    (5R) ONLY AVAILABLE IN THE USA. Five sets (and only five sets) of Metaphor Dice for $16 each delivered by November 2018. Shipping is $15 and will be a USPS Medium Flat-Rate Priority Mail box.

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    20-Set Teacher Pack

    (20R) Get 20 sets of METAPHOR DICE (for $15 each!) when the campaign is over and the dust has settled.

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    1 Set Metaphor Dice (EARLY BIRDS!)

    (1EB) EARLY BIRD SPECIAL! Get a set of Metaphor Dice delivered AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE, perhaps even before mid June 2018! These sets come from the final round of samples and are the best we've ever produced!

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    1 Set Metaphor Dice

    (1R) Get one set of Metaphor Dice when the campaign is over and the dust has settled.

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    Early Birds for CANADA & MEXICO only!

    (NAFTA!) For our nearest neighbors, a special Early Bird arrangement: $28/set SHIPPING INCLUDED! Want two sets? Change your pledge to $56, and we will know what you want. Take note that there is a limited number of Early Bird sets available. If necessary, we can certainly recreate this type of backing level for November delivery if/when all the Early Birds are gone. Lastly, as ALL backers outside the USA should be aware, be prepared for surprise VAT charges that may (or may not) strike.

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    Pledge US$ 34 or more About US$ 34

    Make a Teacher's Day!

    (MTD) Buy one, give one! Not only will we send you a set of METAPHOR DICE (for $17!), we will send a second set to a teacher who really wanted one. Your lucky recipient will come from a group of teachers who have been following the project for years but have never received a previous set of samples. It will arrive out of the blue, and you will absolutely make their day!

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    2 Sets Metaphor Dice

    (2R) Get two sets of METAPHOR DICE (for $18 each!) when the campaign is over and the dust has settled.

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    Love is Like Owning (2) Dogs!

    (2D) Two sets of Metaphor Dice plus a signed and beautifully printed letterpress broadside of "How Falling in Love is like Owning a Dog," a love poem by Taylor Mali that very well could have been written using Metaphor Dice™ (except that its writing predates their invention by 20 years).

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    5 Sets Metaphor Dice (EARLY BIRDS!)

    (5EB) EARLY BIRD SPECIAL! Get five sets of Metaphor Dice (for $16.00 each!) delivered AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE, perhaps even before mid June 2018! These sets come from the final round of samples and are the best we've ever produced!

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    Pledge US$ 299 or more About US$ 299

    20-Set Teacher Pack (EARLY BIRDS!)

    (20EB) EARLY BIRD SPECIAL! Get 20 sets of Metaphor Dice (for $14.95 each!) delivered AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE, perhaps even before mid June 2018! These sets come from the final round of samples and are the best we've ever produced!

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    Pledge US$ 8,000 or more About US$ 8,000

    GOLDEN BACKER LEVEL

    (GBL) Backers at this level will be able to arrange to have teacher/poet Taylor Mali, the inventor of Metaphor Dice, come to the school, festival, clambake, rodeo, or dinner party of their choice for some combination of poetry readings, workshops, or demonstrations of how Metaphor Dice can be used (includes at LEAST 50 free sets)! Specific arrangements will need to be cleared with Taylor.

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