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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.

And the winner (in a landslide!) is . . .

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 . . . Erudite Vocabulary!

With almost 400 votes cast during the month of January, we are thrilled to announce that the first Metaphor Dice Expansion Set will called THE BEST WORDS: Erudite Vocab!

It wasn't even close! So figure this new set will be like doubling down on the original set, except with nine dice (instead of 12). What's great about this set is that players will be able to use it either in conjunction with an original set or as a standalone set all by itself!

No words have been 100% approved for inclusion yet, but the three that we used as "sample words" to explain the concept are pretty close to making the cut. As you will recall, they were:

The Kickstarter campaign to manufacture this set will run throughout all of April and (if funded) will be delivered in time for the holidays. Stay tuned for a special offer to those who commit early to backing the project!

PS—If you had a FAVORITE WORD that you would LOVE to see included in this set—some of mine are COLTISH, HIRSUTE, and ELDRTICH—would you be tempted by a special backing level that would allow you to do that? How much would be too much to pay for that?

Vote for the first EXPANSION SET of Metaphor Dice!

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Greetings, Metaphorical Backers!

As I write this, I am waiting to receive a shipment of another 2,000 sets of Metaphor Dice, which have spent that last 30+ days on the SLOW BOAT from our manufacturer. I've got labels ready to send six cases off to Amazon without evening bringing them up to my office, and the rest will go toward filling wholesale orders from museum stores and game shops as well as bulk orders that come in from our website.

This morning I started crafting the Kickstarter campaign for our first EXPANSION SET of Metaphor Dice, which will run begin on April 1, 2019, and run for the length of National Poetry Month! What will the topic of the first Expansion Set be? Well, we're not sure yet. Until February 1, you can go here to vote for which of the following sets of Metaphor Dice will be the first Expansion Set for which we create a campaign!

Although the results will not be announced officially until this Friday, I can tell you that there does appear to be one overwhelming favorite (you will be able to see which one I'm talking about AFTER you vote)!

All expansion sets will be nine dice instead of the original 12, but in all other respects exactly the same as the original ones (same colors & size). 

Stay tuned!

Metaphorically yours, 

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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