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A project to print a Million copies of the new Dark Realms Epic Adventure game and give them away to potential new role-players.

Get a cool new RPG while helping us to put a million copies of an introductory RPG into the hands of potential new role-players. Let's expand the hobby together.

We plan to distribute 1 million copies of this game for free with the goal of reaching as many new, potential role players as possible. But we need your help. The Guild of Blades has been publishing games since 1994 but we're still a small company and need your help. Together we can achieve something that hasn't been done since the early 1980s and the heyday of D&D.

If the goal sounds worthy, take a look at the rewards options we have on your right and pick the level you are able to back the project at. There is the Dark Realms core rules, 11 game supplements, custom dice, World of Chaos World Box set and other rewards. Plus every contributor will get 10 copies of the give-away edition to share with friends or pass out to possible new players.

I am sure our plan has left you with a number of questions. We'll try to address them below:

1) Why the Dark Realms?

The Dark Realms is a new game, created by taking elements of two RPG systems the Guild of Blades published in the late 90's. It is a merger of the best of those two systems. We published the forerunner to this system back in 1997; It was ideal for new players and had a retail price of just $2.00; a good deal of those sold through game stores and comic shops and into the hands of young teens wanting to experiment with role-playing.

It's been 15 years since then and the game has been greatly refined and expanded. It is $12.95 for the core rules book and most sourcebooks are $7.95, but with your help It can be free!

You can download the complete Dark Realms Epic Adventure Game in PDF.

http://www.guildofblades.com/images/DarkrealmsWebPDF.pdf

Dark Realms product information on the Guild of Blades website.

http://guildofblades.com/gobpub-ecom/GameSystemMenu.php?gamesystem=7

2) Why not Dungeons & Dragons?

Well, first, the obvious. We don't own D&D. But it's more than that. Other than the D&D brand name, we also do not believe it to be a very good "gateway" game anymore. 1st Edition D&D, was a much more basic and easier to learn system (THACO notwithstanding) than what D&D has become today. Further, its trio of 3 essential books represent an investment of $105 (SRP) to a potential new player. Even if that potential new player gets past that buy in, that's also a lot of reading before play can begin.

We believe a new approach to outreach is needed. The Dark Realms is easy to learn, uses a single D6 so they won't need to go hunt down poly dice and the entire core rules are complete in just a single 32 page booklet. We believe the Dark Realms to be both a good introductory system and one flexible enough to meet the needs of many more experienced players. Whether they continue playing Dark Realms (which we hope, of course) or they move on to play something else, either way we'll have introduced them to our hobby.

3) A Million copies is a LOT of books. What's our plan?

A million copies is a LOT!. It is more copies than Wizards of the Coast initially roll out of the D&D 3rd Ed. and its release was heralded as a massive success. The free edition of the Dark Realms Epic Adventure Game would be the complete game, including ALL the material from the standard for-sale version of the game, but to bring the printing cost down it would be printed on a mid-grade newsprint stock.

Printing a million books is expensive, even when those books can be printed for as little as a dime each. However, the logistics of giving away a million books constructively is even more expensive. Distribution of the books will include a multi-stage plan broken up into four print runs of 250,000 books. The initial Kickstarter goal represents the first 250,000 books with 3 stretch goals planned from the onset, each for the printing and distribution of an additional 250,000 books.

Help Us to Recruit New Role-Players to the Hobby!!

Below you will notice that nearly all rewards tiers offer our contributors 10 copies of the Dark Realms Give-Away Edition in addition to your commercial copy of the game, sourcebooks and other rewards. We figure everyone can find a good home for up to 10 copies (plus its the Kickstarter limit).

Yes, your contribution to the project will help us fund this mighty undertaking. If you think you can find good homes for additional copies of the Dark Realms Give-Away, above and beyond what your Kickstarter tier includes, please submit your ideas on how that can be achieved. If you have a good proposal on how you can put books into more potential player's hands in your local area, we want to hear how and we want to ship you the extra books so you can.

First 250,000 Books. Initial Kickstarter Funding Goal. $45,000

We will print 250,000 free Dark Realms Epic Edition books. Each rewards tier includes 10 copies of the Give-Away edition in addition to your real game books and other rewards.  Additionally, we will also buy a booth for Gen Con 2013 for the purpose of giving out a bundle of the free books to each and every player there that will have them, allowing those players to then take those books back to their home town and distribute them in a similar fashion. A breakdown of books distributed might look like this:

45,000 to 80,000 books to Kickstarter contributors.
80,000 to 110,000 books to be given away at Gen Con 2013.
20,000 to begin a program of sending bundles to Boys & Girls clubs. 
10,000 to 20,000 to be given away to active duty military personnel.
Remainder to be distributed through smaller conventions and hobby game retail stores.

Get 1 copy of the Dark Realms Epic Adventure Game Core Rules Book plus (10 copies) of the free edition of the Dark Realms Epic Adventure Game give-away to use for yourself and give away to your gaming friends. Includes shipping to US locations. US contributors only.

Get the Dark Realms Epic Adventure Game core rules (a $13 value) and 2 Dark Realms Epic Adventure Game supplements of your choice (a $16 value) plus (10 copies) of the free edition of the Dark Realms Epic Adventure Game give-away to use for yourself and give away to your gaming friends and generally anyone else you would like. Includes shipping to US locations. Add $16 if shipping to Canada or $20 if shipping anywhere else internationally.

See below for the line up of books that are available to chose from (all books below except the Core Rule Book and Character sheets are "supplements").

Dark Realms: Weapons and Equipment
Dark Realms: Creature Compendium I
Dark Realms: Professions
Dark Realms: Character Backgrounds
Dark Realms: Skills and Abilities
Dark Realms: Mystical Creations
Dark Realms: Taverns & Bar Brawls
Dark Realms: Undead
Dark Realms: Magic
Dark Realms: Technology
Dark Realms: Space Pirates

For all tiers, all contributors will also get PDF copies of the printed books you select for your rewards. PDF copies will be sent to contributors as soon after the funding of the project as possible, though a handful of books and the World of Chaos Box set PDFs will not be available until near the Jan 2013 delivery date.

Get the Dark Realms Epic Adventure Game core rules, 4 Dark Realms Epic Adventure Game supplements of your choice and package of 40 Character Sheets (a $51 value)  plus (10 copies) of the free edition of the Dark Realms Epic Adventure Game give-away to use for yourself and give away to your gaming friends and generally anyone else you would like. Includes shipping to US locations. Add $20 if shipping to Canada and or $24 if shipping anywhere else internationally.

Get the Dark Realms Epic Adventure Game, your choice of 8 supplements plus a package of 40 pre-printed character sheets. You also get a unique (only available to Kickstarter contributors) introductory adventure module. Supporters at this level also get (10 copies) of the give-away edition of the core game to share with their friends and throughout their local gaming community. Includes shipping to US locations. Add $22 if shipping to Canada and or $27 if shipping anywhere else internationally.

Tier 5 supporters get the Dark Realms Epic Adventure Game, your choice of 10 supplements plus a package of 40 pre-printed character sheets. You also get the Kickstarter only introductory adventure plus a set of four custom 6-sided dice with the Guild of Blades' crossed swords emblem, your name under a special thanks on the credits page in each and every Kickstarter funded give-away copy of the game printed, plus your commercial copy of the Dark Realms Epic Adventure Game will be signed by both game system designers, Ryan Johnson and Bruce Dowrie. Supporters at this level will receive  (10 copies) of the give-away edition of the game to share with friends and their local community. Includes shipping to US locations. Add $28 if shipping to Canada and or $37 if shipping anywhere else internationally.

Get (2) copies of the Dark Realms Epic Adventure Game,  all 11 supplements, the package of 40 pre-printed character sheets, the kKckstarter only introductory adventure plus a set of (8) custom 6-sided dice with the Guild of Blades' crossed swords emblem, your name under a special thanks on the credits page in each and every Kickstarter funded give-away copy of the game printed, plus your commercial copy of the Dark Realms Epic Adventure Game will be signed by both system game designers. You will also get the World of Chaos Campaign World Box Set and a full 3 months before it is released anywhere else. Supporters at this level will receive (10 copies) of the give-away edition of the game to share with friends and their local community Includes shipping to US locations. Add $32 if shipping to Canada and or $45 if shipping anywhere else internationally.

The World of Chaos Box Set comes with a 17" x 22" color map of the game world (Map above...a work in progress) plus (4) game books. A setting booklet for each of the three continents plus a race and guidebook to the world that introduces over a dozen new playable races to the game and numerous unique monsters. For more info on the World of Chaos as it develops, you can visit the Guild of Blades web page for it at:

http://www.guildofblades.com/worldofchaos.php

Get everything from Tier 6, plus they may join a special pre-release adventure to be run by one of the system designers at Gen Con 2013. You will get to keep the pre-released printed version of that module and get your name as a playtester of the final release. We wlll run two of these events at the show with a maximum of 7 players per session.

Everything from Level 6 plus you get to design a non player character with your likeness for inclusion in the World of Chaos Campaign Setting. You can choose the NPC's name, race, background, personality traits and other relevant data (subject to review) and we'll build them into the World of Chaos setting books. You will need to send us a photo for our artists to reference when rendering the NPC character artwork.

The Guild of Blades has always considered brick and mortar game retailers to be the life blood of our little hobby industry. As such we hope that retailers will support this project and this project has, in turn, very much been set up to support them. We have two retailer tiers available.

Brick and Mortor Retailer Package #1:  Get 10 copies of the Dark Realms Epic Adventure Game Core Rules, 4 copies of the Character Sheet Packages and 5 copies of each Dark Realms supplement (11 supplements for a total of 55). Total SRP of $594.65 (almost a 50% discount). You also get 1 bundle (10) copies of the Dark Realms give-away edition to spread around your local gaming community to help attract players to the game (we can get your more copies, if you think you can use them). Additionally your store will get listed on the Guild of Blades Retail Locator. Includes shipping to US locations. International retailers, we can ship by your choice of US Post Office, UPs or Fed Ex, but will have to charge actual freight charges (minus $10).

Note to our Consumers:  Some folks don't like to talk shop numbers, but we don't mind.  The above marked deal for retailers is pretty standard in our industry, so it's not some special super duper crazy deal that stores are being offered and you are missing out on. Its about standard trade terms and what your average FLAGS needs to make selling a product in our industry functional. A FLAGS joining the kickstarter is either interested in the game or interested in the broader mission of trying to expose new players to gaming, or both. We will, of course provide additional Dark Realms Give-Away edition copies to any FLAGS contributor who says they can put them into good hands, same as we will do for anyone else that thinks they can find good homes for them. Our sister company, GOB Retail (http://www.gobretail.com), is a FLAGS, so we have some experience there.

Preferred Brick and Mortar Retailer Package:  Get 10 copies of the Dark Realms Epic Adventure Game Core Rules, 7 copies of the Character Sheet Packages, 10 of each Dark Realms Supplements (11 supplements = 110 books), 8 advance copies of the Dark Realms: World of Chaos Campaign Box Set and 10 copies of the Kickstarter exclusive adventure. Additionally you get an extra 10 books, that are yours to choose (excluding the Campaign Box Set). Total SRP of $1539.90 (almost 59% off). You also get 1 Bundle (10) copies of the Dark Realms give-away edition to spread around your local gaming community to help attract players to the game (we can get your more copies, if you think you can use them). Additionally your store will get listed on the Guild of Blades Retail Locator. Includes shipping to US locations. International retailers, we can ship by your choice of US Post Office, UPs or Fed Ex, but will have to charge actual freight charges (minus $20).

Exclusive Adventures: Available to anyone. We will create an exclusive 12 page adventure with with full color covers and adventure maps on the inside front and back covers. We will work with you to design an adventure with a particular theme of your choosing, though final designs will ultimately still be our responsibility. You will be the only person to receive the copies of this adventure and it won't be given away or sold by us to anyone else.

Contributors with this reward will get 10 copies of the exclusive adventure and may use it however they please (sell it, give it away, etc, up to you). If 10 copies won't be enough, after the kickstarter we will sell you additional copies at $1 ea. up to $300 worth. After that additional units would be $4 ea in runs of 100 units. Initial reward Includes shipping to any location. Shipping would apply to follow up printings.

Half Page Advertiser:  You can help us achieve this challenging feat while getting your own name out there in front of the same audience we're striving get these games to. You get a 1/2 page color advertisement in a print of 250,000 copies of the Dark Realms give-away edition. You will need to provide us a PDF of the advertisement within 2 weeks of the completion of the Kickstarter funding period. File specifications will be sent to each contributor once the project has been funded. We will be drawing on support from many Brick and Mortar game retail stores for help in the distribution of the Dark Realms give-away, as such, we have to reserve a degree of editorial review on potential advertisements and may reject any ads that we deem would be ill suited to the players we hope to give these books to or the retail shops that will be aiding in the distribution. If you are uncertain about your advert, please contact us in advance to discuss it prior to contributing.

If you contribute and would like to see your ad repeated in additional print runs of 250,000, assuming we receive enough support to print some of those additional print runs, you will be given the opportunity to expand your contribution to have your half page ad repeated in additional print runs for just an additional $2,250 for each run. Please only contribute the initial amount for the single run of 250,000 units at first. If we hit initial funding and start trying to collect for the second print run of 250,000, we'll invite you to revise your contribution to extend your run to the 2nd print run (then 3rd and 4th if we all get that far).

Full Page Advertiser: You can help us achieve this challenging feat while getting your own name out there in front of the same audience we're striving get these games to. You get a Full page color advertisement in a print of 250,000 copies of the Dark Realms give-away edition. You will need to provide us a PDF of the advertisement within 2 weeks of the completion of the Kickstarter funding period. File specifications will be sent to each contributor once the project has been funded. We will be drawing on support from many Brick and Mortar game retail stores for help in the distribution of the Dark Realms give-away, as such, we have to reserve a degree of editorial review on potential advertisements and may reject any ads that we deem would be ill suited to the players we hope to give these books to or the retail shops that will be aiding in the distribution. If you are uncertain about your advert, please contact us in advance to discuss it prior to contributing.

If you contribute and would like to see your ad repeated in additional print runs of 250,000, assuming we receive enough support to print some of those additional print runs, you will be given the opportunity to expand your contribution to have your half page ad repeated in additional print runs for just an additional $3,690 for each run. Please only contribute the initial amount for the single run of 250,000 units at first. If we hit initial funding and start trying to collect for the second print run of 250,000, we'll invite you to revise your contribution to extend your run to the 2nd print run (then 3rd and 4th if we all get that far).

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Second 250,000 Books. First Stretch Goal. $85,000

With this stretch goal achieved, we will design and print an additional adventure module and every contributor at the $25 tier and above shall receive a printed copy of it. Additionally, we shall make a PDF of this adventure available on our website for free, so all those new players receiving free booklets will have a cost free adventure they can use right away to get them started.

To achieve our first stretch goal, this means we'll be giving more books away to our Kickstarter contributors. Additionally we will get extra booths at Gen Con and be able to afford some additional show marketing, with the hope of distributing more copies at that show. Then we shall get a booth at Dragon Con 2013 and also give away books there. Lastly, with the remaining surplus we will include more smaller conventions in the give-away and begin selective distribution of books through targeted libraries. A breakdown of books distributed may look like:

45,000 to 80,000 additional books to Kickstarter contributors.
15,000 to 35,000 additional books to be given away at Gen Con 2013.
60,000 to 100,000 books to be given away at Dragon Con 2013.
10,000 to 20,000 for expanded distribution to Boys & Girls clubs and active duty military personnel.
10,000 to 25,000 books to be given away at smaller game and sci-fi conventions. Remainder, if any, to begin distribution to select libraries.

Third 250,000 Books. Second Stretch Goal. $125,000

With this stretch goal achieved, we will design and print an additional adventure module, this one for characters EXP 350 and above and every contributor at the $25 tier and above shall receive a printed copy of it. Additionally, we shall make a PDF of this adventure available on our website for free, so all those new players receiving free booklets will have a cost free adventure they can use right away to get them started. Further, we will dedicate some programming resources to make an online dynamic character sheet where players and Realm Masters can build and save characters, with output to PDF format for ease of printing.

To achieve our second stretch goal, this means we'll be giving more books away to our Kickstarter contributors. Additionally we will get extra booths at Dragon Con and be able to afford some additional show marketing, with the hope of distributing more copies at that show. Distribution of the books will be greatly expanded to libraries plus we will begin a pilot program in the region around our sister company's store (GOBRetail.com) where we will hire some locals to distribute a free copy of the game book to each household nearby, then the store can measure the results on new player creation. If successful, this can be duplicated in other regions in partnership with other quality hobby retail stores. A breakdown of books distributed may look like:

45,000 to 85,000 additional books to Kickstarter contributors.
10,000 to 30,000 additional books to be given away at Dragon Con 2013.
30,000 to 50,000 books for pilot local home to home give away program.
Remainder to greatly expand distribution of books to libraries.

Fourth 250,000 Books. Third Stretch Goal. $175,000

With this goal achieved, we will expand our online support of the game by creating a "Gamer Finder" on our website, where players can create a profile and search out any other registered players to better enable players to link up to form game groups. We will also bundle in event listing, so our retail store partners can promote in store gaming opportunities for the game so new players can get into store hosted games and better link up with new players. We will also produce another adventure, this one for characters of EXP 600 and above and every contributor at the $25 tier and above shall get a printed copy of it. The adventure will also be put online for free download where all new players will have access to it.

Once more we'll have more Kickstarter contributors to give books to. We will get get a booth at the Sandiego Comic Con to give away bundles of the give-away book to anyone that is interested. Select hobby game stores around the country will be chosen to partner with us to create Dark Realms game days where new players can jump into a game and additional stacks of give-away books will be sent so the retailer can give them away to anyone interested. Library distribution will expand more and if the home to home pilot program proves to be working, we will expand the program to partner with those stores that will be running Dark Realms game days and seed their local market in advance by doing a home to home give away for the game and the event in advance of the event. A breakdown of books distributed may look like:

45,000 to 85,000 additional books to Kickstarter contributors.
50,000 to 120,000 books to be given away at Comic Con 2013.
3,000 to 10,000 books for give away at store game days.
More Library Distribution.
10,000 to 30,000 for additional home to home distribution.

Ultimately, giving away a million books is a daunting task. Attempting to not just give away a million books, but strategically give away a million books so they get into the hands of the most number of people likely to try the game and to try and reach people who aren't role-playing yet but might be inclined to try, is much harder. We believe we have a pretty good plan of attack and have spent the last decade or so trying to improve that plan. But you know what they say about the best laid plans. As we begin this process, we may find some avenues of distriibution are proving more fruitful than others and we may have to expand distribution to certain venues, reduce distribution through others, stop one or more approaches entirely and possibly explore new venues that we simply haven't conceived of yet. This is going to be a team effort between the Guild of Blades and all of you that contribute to the project, both with your support now and your willingness to help find good homes for the give-away books we ultimately send you. As always, ideas on how we can more effectively give these books away, both from a cost perspective and an overall effectiveness of reaching new players, is always welcome.

Lastly, if you believe it what we are trying to achieve, regardless of what level you are able to support this project by way of a contribution, please help us to spread the word about it. Post about it on the role playing and gaming web forums you frequent, pass the word on Facebook, tell your friends, etc. Any and all help in spreading the word can help make this project a success. This has never been done in gaming before: let's see what it might achieve!

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Pledging it Forward:

Our goal from the onset here has been to achieve the necessary support to print and give away 1 MILLION copies of the Dark Realms Epic Adventure Game. If we achieve that, we pledge to commit any additional funding we get beyond that point to two causes. The first is to pledge forward at least 5% of all such funds towards other role-playing related Kickstarters we feel are innovative or can also help the cause of exposing new players to RPGs. The second, of course, will be to figure out ways that provide additional rewards to our supporters and more overall ready support vehicles for new players for this game.

Thanks,

Ryan Johnson

Guild of Blades Publishing Group

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    Get the Dark Realms Epic Adventure Game, your choice of 8 supplements plus a package of 40 pre printed character sheets. You also get a unique (only available to kickstarter contributors) introductory adventure module. Supporters at this level also get 1 Bundle (10 copies) of the give-away edition of the core game to share with their friends and throughout their local gaming community. Includes shipping to US locations. Add $22 if shipping to Canada and or $27 if shipping anywhere else internationally.

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    Get the Dark Realms Epic Adventure Game, your choice of 10 supplements plus a package of 40 pre printed character sheets. You also get the kickstarter only introductory adventure plus 4 custom 6 sided dice with the Guild of Blades' crossed swords emblem, your name under a special thanks on the credits page in each and every kickstarter funded give-away copy of the game printed, plus your commercial copy of the Dark Realms Epic Adventure Game will be signed by both game system designers, Ryan Johnson and Bruce Dowrie. Supporters at this level will receive 1 Bundle (10 copies) of the give-away edition of the game to share with friends and their local community. Includes shipping to US locations. Add $28 if shipping to Canada and or $37 if shipping anywhere else internationally.

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    Get (2) copies of the Dark Realms Epic Adventure Game, all 11 supplements, the 40 character sheets, the kickstarter only introductory adventure, set of (8) custom 6 sided dice, your name under a special thanks on the credits page in each and every kickstarter funded give-away copy of the game printed, plus your commercial copies of the Dark Realms Epic Adventure Game will be signed by both system game designers. You will also get the World of Chaos Campaign World Box Set and a full 3 months before it is released anywhere else. Supporters at this level will receive 1 Bundle (10 copies) of the give-away edition of the game to share with friends and their local community Includes shipping to US locations. Add $32 if shipping to Canada and or $45 if shipping anywhere else internationally.

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    Everything from Level 6 plus you get to design a non player character with your likeness for inclusion in the World of Chaos Campaign Setting. You can chose the NPC's name, race, background, personality traits and other relevant data (subject to review) and we'll build them into the World of Chaos setting books. You will need to send us a photo for our artists to reference when rendering the NPC character artwork. Includes shipping to US locations. Add $32 if shipping to Canada or $45 if shipping to anywhere else internationally.

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    Brick and Mortor Retailer Package #1: Get 10 copies of the Dark Realms Epic Adventure Game Core Rules, 4 copies of the Character Sheet Packages and 5 copies of each Dark Realms supplement (11 supplements for a total of 55). Total SRP of $594.65. You also 10 copies of the Dark Realms give-away edition (and we can arrange to support your store with more after the kickstarter). Additionally your store will get listed on the Guild of Blades Retail Locator. Includes shipping to US locations. International retailers, we can ship by your choice of US Post Office, UPs or Fed Ex, but will have to charge actual freight charges (minus $10).

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    Preferred Brick and Mortor Retailer Package: Get 10 copies of the Dark Realms Epic Adventure Game Core Rules, 7 copies of the Character Sheet Packages, 10 of each Dark Realms Supplements (11 supplements = 110 books), 8 advance copies of the Dark Realms: World of Chaos Campaign Box Set and 10 copies of the Kickstarter exclusive adventure. Additionally you get an extra 10 books, that are yours to chose (excluding the Campaign Box Set) . Total SRP of $1539.90 (almost 59 off). You also get 10 copies of the Dark Realms give-away edition (we can arrange to support your store with more after the kickstarter). Additionally your store will get listed on the Guild of Blades Retail Locator. Includes shipping to US locations. International retailers, we can ship by your choice of US Post Office, UPs or Fed Ex, but will have to charge actual freight charges (minus $20).

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    Exclusive Adventures: We will create an exclusve 12 page adventure with with full color covers and adventure maps on the inside front and back covers. We will work with you to design an adventure with a particular theme of your choosing, though final designs will ultimately still be our responsibility. Contributors with this reward will get 10 copies of the exclusive adventure and may use it however they please (sell it, give it away, etc, up to you). You will be the only person to receive the copies of this adventure and it won't be given away or sold by us to anyone else. If 10 copies won't be enough, after the kickstarter we will sell you additional copies at $1 ea. up to $300 worth. After that additional units would be $4 ea in runs of 100 units. Initial reward Includes shipping to any location. Shipping would apply to follow up printings.

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