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The greatest work IN English literature, now in the greatest format OF English literature: a chooseable-path adventure!
The greatest work IN English literature, now in the greatest format OF English literature: a chooseable-path adventure!
The greatest work IN English literature, now in the greatest format OF English literature: a chooseable-path adventure!
15,352 backers pledged $580,905 to help bring this project to life.

$425k unlocked!


I added the new stretch goals at around 10am this morning and already we've gone past the first one and it's not even dinner time yet? This is NUTS. Thank you all for being NUTS in THE MOST AWESOME SENSE OF THE WORD.

The reward for breaking $425k was another 25 books sent to libraries and schools but I feel like it'd be nice to SWEETEN THE POT a little, so I'm also announcing that To Be Or Not To Be, when it's released, will have its text published under a Creative Commons BY-NC 3.0 license!

That is to say: you'll be free to remix the text of To Be Or Not To Be, adding in pages where you win the lottery and make out with all the interesting members of the attractive sex(es) at your leisure! As long as it's not for commercial purposes and keep the attribution, we are set. To look at this another way, what I'm doing is making all your future fan fiction 100% supercanon.

Okay that's it for now - thank you everyone! 40 HOURS LEFT. :0


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    1. Terence Chandler on December 20, 2012

      The reward list is probably being inundated with pings so people can maximize their pledges...just give it some time to load, I'm sure it'll be back.

    2. defiantcreatrix on December 20, 2012

      Just in case you're wondering why
      People aren't pledging so gosh-darned high
      No one knows what the prize is today:
      The list of rewards has gone away.

      Seriously, the rewards list appears to not be working.

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      Joshua Carmody on December 20, 2012

      'What are we even doing?' you ask?

      Well, I think it's pretty clear. We want to see you literally explode.

      Don't forget, you promised! Only $17,487 to go.

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    5. Pablo Ruiz Valls on December 20, 2012

      Can't wait for that explosion.

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      Wymar on December 20, 2012

      So, that pizza. It should have pork on it. And vegetables. A ham-lettuce pizza, as you will.

    7. Henrik Backlund on December 20, 2012

      @dora Please no on the all-hardback thing! I took the $75 package so I'd have a hardback for the shelf and a paperback for reading. I almost never buy hardbacks simply because they are annoying to read.

    8. Gavin Lambert - Tormented Dreamer on December 20, 2012

      Canon fanfiction? Dear deity-of-your-choice, the horror!

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      dora on December 20, 2012

      That's a pretty sweetened pot, Ryan!

      $450k and rising.

      Any chance that instead of you exploding, which would mean no more Ryan North which would be sad, at $500k the $55 and up pledges could be all hardbacks? I realize you'd have to really up the production run, but it would be delightful to be able to choose 2 or 3 hardbacks with one pledge.

    10. Brian Reyes on December 20, 2012

      You owe us a video or picture if you eating that pizza we just crossed 45000000 gajillion dollars

    11. segmentedExplorer on December 20, 2012

      $60 really is the magic money tier.

    12. Terence Chandler on December 19, 2012

      And to tack on to Alex's post: I believe that intent will be to sell the plush later. So if you can't contribute now to get it, you will have the option of purchasing one later. The only for sure "kickstarter only" items is the prequel, and maybe the plot device? Oh - and possibly the stickers and tattoos? The flowcharts will be limited edition. But for 60 bucks - AMAZING DEAL!! (Considering the book is now fully illustrated and printed in color....oh my gosh!)

    13. Alex Roederer on December 19, 2012

      @Timothy and @Amy Unfortunately, if you check out the FAQ all the way at the bottom of the Home page of the Kickstarter, that's not possible. If you want a cool plush skull, you've got to pledge at the $60 "I want to Put Things on My Body and Walls" tier or higher! Unfortunately there is just no other way! But really, is $60 that much when you consider all the SWEET STUFF you're getting?! Books and posters and plushies and tattoos?! IT IS A SWEET DEAL FO SHO.

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      Timothy Romero on December 19, 2012

      Amy: Just email Ryan, I bet he'll let you add one on if you ask!

    15. Amy Ramsey on December 19, 2012

      I think it would be awesome to get more of those plush skull things for lower tiers or let us add them on for a certain fee

    16. Emma Jane on December 19, 2012

      Love, love, love! Bumping up my pledge to support the awesomeness.

    17. Diana Walter on December 19, 2012

      @Risa It's like a sport, isn't it? There's a reason I've been calling Kickstarter my new fandom.

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      Risa on December 19, 2012

      (also, I'm starting to have a grand time watching the number of backers go up every couple of minutes... )

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    20. Wrapto on December 19, 2012

      Truly, this is the greatest reward tier yet!

    21. Tyme on December 19, 2012

      so awesome! Thank you!

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      Victor on December 19, 2012

      Now *that* is canon. Thank you!

    23. Martin Dickson
      on December 19, 2012

      @Denver: let's not forget that most of the 25k will be spend on fulfilling the orders that make up the 25k pledged.

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      Denver Sangrey on December 19, 2012

      $25,000 only gets us 25 books sent out? $1,000 per book?

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      robin on December 19, 2012

      So does this mean I could turn it into a porno? Not that I would of course.

    26. Michael Patrick Cutillo on December 19, 2012

      So when this hits $500K will there be a video of you literally exploding or will it be a new choose your own explosion book?

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      Mark Jackson-Brown on December 19, 2012

      Methinks that you had planned to use this license all along!