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We're building encrypted software to amplify the efforts of activists, journalists, & nonprofits -- anyone fighting for social change.
We're building encrypted software to amplify the efforts of activists, journalists, & nonprofits -- anyone fighting for social change.
677 backers pledged $53,110 to help bring this project to life.

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    Public Thank You!

    Thank you for your support! For $5, we’ll thank you publicly with your name or handle on a Supporters page on our website. As such, your name shall live forever on the internet, along with the likes of Augustus Caesar and Joe Piscopo. Also our developers won't starve to death in their cheap urban lofts.

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    Limited Edition Postcard!

    For $10, you’ll get public thanks and a numbered limited edition Pursuance postcard signed by Barrett Brown, unless you're Peter Thiel or somebody like that, in which case you'll get nothing and like it.

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    Sticker Pack & Signed Postcard!

    For $20, we'll thank you publicly on our website and in addition to a limited edition postcard, you'll get a Pursuance sticker pack. A fun game is to put the stickers on cop cars and try not to get shot.

    If you live outside the US, international shipping costs will be calculated and charged to your card - depending on where you live - after we have finished production. You will be notified each step of the way.

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    Join Us: Reserve Your Invite & Username!

    Ready to join the main Pursuance server, either to leverage our community to amplify your own project, or to join someone else's?

    Back us at this tier to reserve your very own invite onto our main Pursuance server *before* the general public can join, and to reserve the available username of your choice.

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    Play an Online RPG with Barrett Brown!

    Having spent much of his four years behind bars concocting elaborate rulesets and backstory for pen-and-paper RPGs, our long-suffering founder is widely considered around his apartment to be one of the world's foremost game masters. Not convinced? Put in fifty bucks and you can see for yourself.

    You'll receive a standing invitation to play from time to time in his ultra-baroque, custom-built Divinity: Original Sin II campaign alongside other backers, with Barrett himself serving as dungeon master! (NOTE: You'll need a copy of Divinity: Original Sin II, a taste for morally ambiguous political intrigue, and a high-speed internet connection)

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    T-shirt, Sticker Pack & God-like Respect

    If you give us $60, you're basically, like, a god to us. We will regard you with a mixture of love and fear.

    If you live outside the US, international shipping costs will be calculated and charged to your card - depending on where you live - after we have finished production. You will be notified each step of the way.

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    BB's Digital Works & Sticker Pack!

    For $75, you'll get public thanks, stickers, and a huge trove of Barrett Brown's past writings, much of which is difficult to find because he wasn't all that successful until he went to prison.

    Plus, you get to keep the USB flash drive the writings come on.

    If you live outside the US, international shipping costs will be calculated and charged to your card - depending on where you live - after we have finished production. You will be notified each step of the way.

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    Prison-made Shadowrun Character Sheet!

    Send us a c-note and we'll send you one of about 100 individually-crafted, color-illustrated Shadowrun RPG character sheets that Barrett made in prison. You will get something that is guaranteed one of a kind unique. Some are based on actual prison gangs, but a hundred years in the future, when those gangs have evolved into prestigious corporations, much like the Coors family.

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    Pursuance Hoodie & Sticker Pack!

    With this hoodie, you, too, can be an early 21st century anarchist hacker.

    If you live outside the US, international shipping costs will be calculated and charged to your card - depending on where you live - after we have finished production. You will be notified each step of the way.

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    Signed Copy of Barrett's New Book!

    You want a signed copy of the book that Farrar, Straus, and Giroux paid Barrett Brown an $125,000 advance for right out of prison, right? Maybe it will be really bad. Maybe Barrett is scamming them.

    If you live outside the US, international shipping costs will be calculated and charged to your card - depending on where you live - after we have finished production. You will be notified each step of the way.

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    • Signed advance copy of My Glorious Defeats
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    Signed Book, Plus Prison Memorabilia!

    With our earlier reward of pre-release, autographed copies of Barrett's upcoming memoir/manifesto having sold out faster than Paul Ryan, we're now offering the same signed hardcover volume for delivery on or around the February 2019 release date.

    To sweeten the deal, we're also throwing in one of Barrett's signed-and-numbered, prison-crafted Shadowrun NPC sheets to boot. This is less random than it seems; both Brown's National Magazine Award-winning prison column and his upcoming book include inappropriately lengthy treatises on his favorite penal pastime in general and the process by which he created these custom characters in particular.

    If you live outside the US, international shipping costs will be calculated and charged to your card - depending on where you live - after we have finished production. You will be notified each step of the way.

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    Pursuance Server For Your Organization!

    We'll set your nonprofit, company, Meetup, group, or organization up with your very own private Pursuance server that we manage for you (up to 200 simultaneous users), including all feature upgrades and security updates, for one full year.

    You'll also receive a 2-hour remote training session with our tech lead Steve Phillips, to help you get off to a maximally-productive start and learn all the ins and outs of our software's gorgeous, gorgeous features.

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    Customized Literary Cruelty

    Barrett Brown, winner of the National Magazine Award for commentary among other major U.S. writing honors, will help you with your writing. He will be cruel, but he will be just.

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    Live Shadowrun Game with Barrett!

    You can basically do anything you want to us for a thousand bucks, but we're going to get the ball rolling by offering to have Barrett Brown oversee a Shadowrun RPG game, based in the complex campaign he created from prison - or any other pen-and-paper RPG of your choice - via video conferencing. Or you can come to Dallas and sleep on his floor and you can all play there, and his mom will bring over snacks.

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