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If you only join one whimsical Secret Society this year, make it the Secret Order of the Black Diamond.
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    THE SECRET PASSWORD, whispered to you telephonically. Used correctly within Lawrence city limits, this pass-phrase will prompt our strategically-placed Black Diamond sleeper cells to engage you in Secret Order skullduggery throughout the month of April, 2013.

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    THE MYSTERIOUS LETTER, mailed or hand-delivered to you with utmost secrecy in a mystery-scented envelope. The Mysterious Letter will contain both THE SECRET PASSWORD and A WOODEN BLACK DIAMOND LAPEL PIN. When worn in Lawrence city limits, this pin will identify you to fellow Society members and Black Diamond sleeper cells trained to covertly engage you in Secret Order skullduggery throughout the month of April, 2013.

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    THE MYSTERIOUS PACKAGE, part II. Featuring the cast of the sold-out MYSTERIOUS PACKAGE above, but delivered later, and perhaps with an alternate mysterious object inside. Will it be paper? Will it be fist-sized? Will it be mystery scented? Only time will tell...

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    THE COURIER will receive both the MYSTERIOUS LETTER, and a Secret Order of the Black Diamond TOTE BAG in which to carry it with you, always. Your screenprinted cream or black canvas tote bag will be emblazoned with the symbol of our order, and will include a small secret interior pocket (for stowing your most precious treasures). Upon arrival, this is where you will find your BLACK DIAMOND LAPEL PIN.

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    The PRINTMAKER'S APRON is ideal for those who love prints but prefer practicality to mystery. The venerable symbol of our sacred Order will be carefully hand-screened in glossy black Jacquard ink on a durable matte black, medium-weight, stain-resistant poly/cotton blend. Ships with official Secret Order of the Black Diamond membership card hidden in the pocket. This reward also includes THE MYSTERY LETTER and BLACK DIAMOND PIN. (Please also note that the Apron is NOT bundled into any of our other reward packages. You are, however, welcome to claim more than one reward from a campaign using a handy workaround. See our FAQ in the lower left to learn more).

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    THE LOUSY T-SHIRT. All you get is a lousy t-shirt... or is it? Dun dun duuuuuuuuun

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    THE TREASURE HUNTER will join Wonder Fair in a month-long search for the Five Lost Prints of the Secret Order of the Black Diamond. Wonder Fair will provide you with training and field supplies at a special 2-hour workshop, instructing you in how to cast your own rubber STAMP and record clues in your free SOBD POCKET NOTEBOOK. The successful hunter will be prepared to seek our Five Lost Print caches, and their trove of original artwork designed by our Master Artists (identified at left). At this reward level, you will also receive THE MYSTERIOUS LETTER, BLACK DIAMOND PIN, and priority enrollment for up to two people in our stamp-making and treasure hunting workshop. A great prize for local adventurers, crafters, kids, and families!

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    ERIC DOBBINS' BLACK DIAMOND JUBILEE PRINT, a limited edition of 25 screenprints by Wonder Fair founder Eric Dobbins. The exact content of this print is and will ever remain TOP SECRET, unknown to all except their eventual owners. Those who purchase the print are strictly prohibited from displaying or otherwise broadcasting its image in a public internet forum. Each Black Diamond Jubilee Print will be embossed with the Secret Order of the Black Diamond chop, signed in invisible ink, and will ship with an ornate certificate of authenticity marked by the artists' fingerprint. Examples of Dobbins' not-so-secret work may be seen at his internet headquarters, http://www.allarecoolhere.com/. This reward also includes THE MYSTERIOUS LETTER and BLACK DIAMOND PIN.

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    THE EMISSARY will be outfitted to become a Black Diamond agent outside of the Lawrence area. Emissaries will receive all of the rewards assigned to THE TREASURE HUNTER above, but in addition you will receive the tools to create and hide your own Black Diamond cache for others to seek. This reward level includes <1> a weather-proof TREASURE REPOSITORY, <2> two LOG BOOKS, <3> a DOSSIER explaining your mission, <4> two custom STAMPS featuring your own design, and <5> the BLACK DIAMOND LAPEL PIN. This reward is ideal for adventurous Black Diamonds living inconveniently far from our base of operations in Lawrence, Kansas.

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    THE NOT-SO-SECRET IDENTITY reward will garner you seventy-five (75) custom letterpressed calling cards with your name and covert markings indicating your membership in the Secret Order of the Black Diamond. Your personalized calling cards will be printed by hand at Wonder Fair on vintage card stock, using our newly acquired mid-century Kelsey tabletop letterpress. THE NOT-SO-SECRET IDENTITY kit also includes THE MYSTERIOUS LETTER and BLACK DIAMOND PIN.

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    Members who join THE NIGHT WATCH will receive a complete variant set of the Five Lost Prints, printed with glow-in-the-dark ink: a Kickstarter Exclusive reward. These 4x6 inch prints were designed exclusively for the Secret Order of the Black Diamond by our Master Artists: Gary Baseman, Kaye Blegvad, Luke Ramsey, Randy Regier, and Brady Vest. This reward level also includes THE MYSTERIOUS LETTER, the BLACK DIAMOND PIN, and a secret BONUS ITEM.

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    THE COLLECTOR receives a complete set of every print and all ephemera created for the Secret Order of the Black Diamond, including
    <1> A complete set of the standard-edition Five Lost Prints, only available for purchase at this reward level <2> Eric Dobbins' Black Diamond Jubilee print <3> The Treasure Hunter Pocket Notebook and priority workshop registration
    <4> The mysterious package <5> The mysterious letter <6> A vial of our "mystery-scent" designed to mysteriously scent said letter <7> All letterpressed clue cards created for distribution to Black Diamonds by our sleeper agents throughout the month of April <8> All promotional materials printed for the "Secret Society" exhibition, and of course, <9> a Black Diamond Lapel Pin.

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    THE MYSTERIOUS PACKAGE, containing even more mysterious, more desirable, and more three-dimensional clues and printed ephemera than those found in the Mysterious Letter. Each Mysterious Package contains THE SECRET PASSWORD, a fist-sized, three-dimensional MYSTERIOUS PAPER OBJECT, and THE BLACK DIAMOND LAPEL PIN. A fun reward for everyone, even those stationed far from Lawrence.

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    THE COMPLETE MYSTERY BOX. It might not even come in a box. It's a mystery. And it's worth it.

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    One "SHADOWY BENEFACTOR OF AMPLE MEANS" will receive every reward below the $500 level, in addition to your flattering portrait likeness painted in oil on canvas. You will be shown surrounded by the mysterious accoutrements of the Secret Order of the Black Diamond. A copy of your portrait will hang in perpetuity in a place of honor at our secret headquarters. The original painting will either be shipped to you, or destroyed to preserve your anonymity.

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