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Got writer's block? Get these writers' blocks! Make writing poetry simple, fun, and enlightening by rolling 12 dice to create thousands of random metaphors for further exploration. Delivers by November 2018.
Got writer's block? Get these writers' blocks! Make writing poetry simple, fun, and enlightening by rolling 12 dice to create thousands of random metaphors for further exploration. Delivers by November 2018.
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This is likely our last update about Metaphor Dice!

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I've checked in with all the folks whose packages appeared to have some issues, but everyone seems to have received their Metaphor Dice by now (except for Jon, a former student of mine who wanted to see if the USPS would deliver his set if I stuck the address label and postage directly on the box). By all means, if I'm mistaken, and you're still waiting on your dice, reach out to me immediately (taylor "at" metaphordice "dot" com), and I will look into what is causing the delay.

As of last week Metaphor Dice is now a thing you can buy on Amazon, and they are already selling well! 

Click here if you only want one set
Click here if you only want one set

As a direct result of this increased visibility on a massive platform, orders through BackerKit have dwindled to about one every other day or two. But that's still the best place to buy more than one set at a time. There are deals to be had on two, three, six, and 18 sets of dice that I haven't yet figured out how to recreate on Amazon. And shipping overseas is still easier on the BackerKit platform than on Amazon (for the time being). All this is to say that we will probably be shuttering the BackerKit platform in a few weeks. After that, the only other place to get the dice will be our website, which will be brand new and probably buggy for a while. So if you love your dice and want more, go to BackerKit now.

Click here to order before BackerKit shuts down
Click here to order before BackerKit shuts down

We will be back on Kickstarter in April of next year with a new campaign for the first Metaphor Dice Expansion Set: SEX & POLITICS (see below)! Until then, thanks for being a part of this poetic journey!

Metaphorically yours, 

Your dice will arrive today, tomorrow, or early next week!

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Monday we received the dice you helped us create, and every day since has been a day of repackaging, labeling, and mailing! By the end of today, all packages will be in transit! Thank you, thank you, thank you! If you love what you get you can always order more. We will soon be up on Amazon, but our website will always tell you where you can get more dice. 

Metaphorically yours, 

The dice ship from the manufacturer this week!

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August and Everything After

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Hello, Metaphorical Backers!

Here is a photo of the last six sets of the initial batch of Metaphor Dice, the ones we sometimes called the "final prototypes." Anyone who backed us at an Early Bird level had that order fulfilled with these sets. We had some sets left over, so we filled a few other orders with these as well. And the free sets that everyone bought for other teachers (the "Pay It Forward" level) were also fulfilled with these sets. I could easily find homes for theses six sets, EXCEPT we have a photoshoot scheduled next week for the website, and something tells me it might be a good idea to have some inventory around for that.

The next order is being finished up at the factory in China right now and should be on its way in a week or two. This is 2,000 sets of the best dice we've ever made, with color directions, a few new words, and a box featuring photos that actually resemble the dice on the inside! It never occurred to me how difficult it would be to have the photos on the outside match the product on the inside (because the packaging is always one iteration behind the product!).

All remaining orders yet to be fulfilled will hopefully be sent by the end of August or the beginning of September, which is almost a month earlier than promised. Then we focus like a laser on the website and getting the dice onto Amazon. Do you have a blurb you'd like us to consider using on our website? After school begins and you have a chance to actually use the dice in a class, if you discover you have something nice to say about the dice that would help us sell some sets to some other folks, drop us an email at info@metaphordice.com.

Lastly, you likely have enough sets of Metaphor Dice (especially if they haven't actually been sent to you yet!) but on the off chance that you know you're going to love them, we introduced a new package (a six-pack!) for $15 each that seems to be popular! Click my name below to be taken there!

Metaphorically yours, 

Are you one of these final 16 people?

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Happy June!

Although we have almost 100 backers whose Metaphor Dice will not be sent until September/October at the earliest, Oliver and I have sent out over 300 sets since the end of the Kickstarter campaign to all Early Bird backers. Well, almost all!

There are still 16 folks who have not completed & submitted their "backer surveys," and some of them are Early Bird backers! Those folks might be sitting at home thinking, "I wonder where my Metaphor Dice are?" without realizing that I have no idea where to send them! If your name is one of these 16, then the ball is in your court!

To be clear, some of these folks are not Early Birds, and I won't actually be looking to send them anything for another two months! But about half of them ARE Early Birds, and I want to send them their sets before I accidentally do anything else with them!

If you see your name above but cannot find the backer survey that was emailed to you after the end of the campaign, please send me an email at taylor [at] metaphordice [dot] com, and I will send you another link. Otherwise, please enjoy the video below!

Metaphorically yours, 

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